Hidden Hills is a wonderful school, were an extremely diverse mix of students and teachers interact to learn not only the 3 Rs, but also important creative, cultural and physical skills. It is more important than ever to give our children the foundation they will need to succeed, as we are now competing in a global economy. An economy where diverse perspectives and achievements will give our country an advantage - if schools can properly fund programs to accelerate these skills. Our students have tested exceptionally well and deserve the advantages that $20,000 could bring - their hard work and dedication is amazing!
The principal, teachers, students, parents & community are fantastic!
Great school! I was first impressed by the good education background of my sons teachers. Their teachers all graduated from well-known colleges such as UC Berkeley.... Good education background ensured them to be good role models of the kids. My husband and I believe the outstanding school and the beautiful environment of this community is worth the 1 hour commute to work everyday!
My first was in Danville, and my next two are at Hidden Hills. Clearly a top notch school, with excellent leadership and teachers. Parental involvement is high, but could improve. Additional cost is about $400, but at least it goes to school vs government. Also, the additional funding is well spent.
I like this school very much! Before we join Hidden Hills, Principal interviewed both my daughter and me. She is great principal. She knew every single family and student. Teachers are very nice and very updated. Our family moved from a private school. We are join Hidden Hills pretty much.
We have been at Hidden Hills School since it opened and could not be more pleased with our decision to move into this community. Donna Yokomizo is an amazing leader whose primary goal is making sure all students are set up for success. As noted in an earlier parent review, many of the families are dual income so a lot of the parent volunteerism happens at night (grading papers for teachers) or during the weekend (setting up fundraisers or events like Family Fun Night, Carnival, Talent Show, etc.). My husband and I spend a significant amount of time volunteering. In the end, results speak for themselves. This school is the highest ranked elementary school in the distict and families are waiting in line to get their kids into this school.
We have had our children in four different school system in the US from Private schools in Louisiana, and Southern Ca. and public schools in Houston and found Hidden Hills to be the poorest of all. Parent involvement is poor. School field trips are poorly planned, and are demanding on the double income families in the area. School funding solicitation is excessive. Try to get in one of the other local schools.
Fantastic principal, excellent curriculum, dedicated teachers, fabulous community with tremendous parent involvement. PTA is exceptional.
AWESOME school! Great principal: organized, strict and very carring. Teachers are sharp and driven. Lots of great programs for both parents and kids. Parents are asked for about $450 per student per year in donations, but that is well worth it (less than $2.00 per day) There are extra assistant teachers, and lots of extra part and full time staff that these dollars pay for. (Not to mention great school supplies!) Totally worth every penny!
This is my daughters second year with Hidden Hills Elementary. Though we pay additional fees for extracurricular activities during the year (approx $425/yr), It is well worth the extra expense. I do question the need for a teachers work day which causes some scheduling problems with work. The principal is exceptional and very creative and seems to have a good team of educators who enjoy their work. Parent involvement is higher than I expected as there are plenty of stay at home mom's. The quality of the education material is somewhat questionable especially with some of the math problems which requires a lot of deductive reasoning by the parents to determine what is actually being asked. A syllabus for the year would be helpful. Otherwise, there is plenty of activities and challenges that my daughter enjoys so she looks forward going to school.
I am a parent of a kindergarten student this year. My experience from the very beginning has been an exceptional one. Back-to-School night allowed all the parents the opportunity to learn about the teachers, the standards, the expectations for parents. I am able, as well as my neighbors, (who also have children in kindergarten) to communicate with my child's teacher. During conference time, I was informed that my child was not meeting standard. The teacher provided me with resources to help my child at home. I am extremely appreciative that my child's teacher is doing her best to insure that not just my child is successful academically and socially but looks for the best in all her students. I am glad that any concern regarding my child is honestly and thoroughly brought to my attention. I know that all the teachers at Hidden Hills have their students best interest at heart.
Hidden Hills is a beautiful new school but I have many concerns. My Husband and our son have not felt comfortable at Hidden Hills. And since Hidden Hills is a new school in a new community, I would think they'd be extra communicative with parents and especially the students in letting them know what is expected, where to go, standards, testing, homework, etc. Plus give the students leeway to figure their new school out. Our son is in Kindergarten and has been labled below benchmark when at home he is reading writing and numbers to 30 etc..his teacher has marked him below benchmark on her report card. We as parents are concerned about the breakdown of communication and the relationships between parent and teacher at that school. We do not see a real connection and feel that our child picks up on that to, therefor he is not performing.
Hidden Hills has a very energetic principal and outstanding teachers. The students are inspired to do their best. There is still a room for improvement on parent involvement.
the teachers seem to want to teach but do not have guidelines that make sense. there is too much interference from the unions as well as the school board and district. unions should stay out of politics and teachers should do the same.
My son is a kindergartener at Hidden Hills and when he started, I have to admit I was a little intimidated by the curriculum. I thought it was way too much for a 5 year old. But now that he's 3 quarters of the way done, he can read books, do addition/subtraction, measurements, write short stories and discuss scientific inquiry and experimental methodology. He's not big on music but loves art and enjoys doing art projects. The parents are very involved in our community here at Windemere and it shows whenever there is a school or PTA function.
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