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Hesperian Elementary School5
Posted October 15, 2014
- a parent
I volunteered a few times and i like the school alot i went through alot to get my kids in this school due to interdistrict transfers and stuff and itsvworth it. My kids are learning english fast here, the teachers are caring and kind, the only complaints i have are the morning time in the parking lot, they dont have anyone out there atleast ten minutes after 8:00 for late comers. They need to keep staff out later because parents speed through the parking lot and thats not ok because parents and students are still getting there and if they are getting out of the car and another car is speeding through the people could get hurt by the speeder. And also people are always parking in places they shouldnt be parking causing traffic jams and arguements around the children its a zoo and needs to be under control. Other than that i love this school.
my children have gone here for 3 years now and every year we get such great teachers. I love the community here and the parent involvement, my children have had some of their best memories here and I love the Boys & Girls Club after-school program...the staff is awesome! This school may not have the highest test scores, but the people here make it a high rating for us.....parents who are very involved in their child's education and daily homework, don't need to worry about what the overall schools scores are! Love this school...a hidden treasure! I do agree that there should be more security on the school grounds however.
I have 3 daughters attending Hesperian coming in almost 2 months after school resumed, we moved nearby so it was only natural to put them in Hesperian , my overall take on the school is that it is alright although the last school they were at was superb and am very very mad I had to transfer them. There is one thing I absolutely do not like at Hesperian at all and that is the safety issues for the children, literally anyone can be on school grounds whenever they want to be, now I can t imagine dropping my kids off there and not knowing after that whoes on the grounds without going crazy. They do not lock the doors and anyone is welcomed they dont even ask what they are doing there like our last school (wont name names) There can be a terrorist and you would not even know.
Hesperian School is much better than I expected. My son came in the middle of the school year from a private school and I was afraid that the work would be too easy. The teacher addressed my concern right away and makes sure that because he is at a higher learning level, that his work is more difficult. For a teacher to take the time and do the 'extra' says alot.
My 2nd grade nephew does poorly in reading, and is beginning to resist it because of the feeling of failure. I'm worried about his math as well. He's only attended Hesperian, and only late last fall was he referred to the Step Up program, when the red lights were flashing since early in 1st grade.
I currently have 2 children attending Hesperian and will not hesitate to enroll my 3rd into Kindergarten there next Fall. The principal, Dr. Jackson, is an extraordinary woman and acknowledges the special needs of each child as an individual, as does her staff. She is a great example of a leader. The Teachers, Grounds Crew, Cafeteria Staff, as well as anyone else I have encountered, have not only been proficeint and professional, but also a pleasure to deal with in all aspects. The PTA is incredible, involving Parents, and the students, in community affairs and fund raisers. The teachers are examplary and should be commended. I am delighted to say the entire Hesperian Staff deserves a standing ovation. Thank you Dr. Jackson and Hesperian School, I know my children are in good hands with you!