This is a safe place to share your honest opinions of a school, whether good or bad.
Highlands Elementary School5
Posted September 14, 2013
- a parent
Highlands is a wonderful community school. This is my child's 4th year at Highlands and it has been very good to us. The teachers are phenomenal! I can't imagine my child having better teachers anywhere! There is so much love and dedication given to the students at Highlands. My child is advanced in his learning and every year his teachers have made sure he is challenged in his studies, They have done a great job meeting his personal needs as a student. The PTA works hard to bring special events and activities to the students at Highlands. Over all we are very happy at Highlands and we are so happy that our child attends this special school. In the spring, the school gives tours for new students. Make sure you take a tour!
What a friendly school! The teachers are all very dedicated to their students. Every teacher we've had has an open door policy for parents. They also do their best to reach each child's academic needs. It's a very special school and I can't imagine a better staff anywhere!
I'm not sure why this school is rated so low. We have visited a lot of schools in the area, and Highlands was by far the best! There is a great sense of community at this school. The teachers, principal and staff are very accommodating and welcoming. I've never been turned down a visit to my kids classes. There is a good balance of hard work and fun. The staff works very hard to teach the kids and challenge them, preparing them for testing. They are also rewarded with award ceremonies recognizing not only academic achievements, but outstanding citizenship as well. The kids are constantly reminded of proper behavior, and how to be a Peacebuilder. I absolutely love this school, and disagree with the low rating it has received.
Highlands is an excellent school. It has great teachers, a great principal and always includes parents and families in activities throughout the year. My grandaughter (now in High School) graduated from Highlands and still goes back to visit. My son who graduated last year received the President's Award for Academic Achievement signed by President Obama. My youngest son is in third grad at Highlands this year and loves to go to school. Highlands is the best and should be rated a 10 in all areas
Highlands Elementary is an excellent school. The principal and teachers all work very hard to provide a safe, clean and supportive environment for our most precious resource - our children. The teachers and the principal are very responsive to parents and students. They spend a great deal of time and energy in supporting a very extensivev 'reward' system for the children. It is obvious that the entire team embraces the 'reward the good' and support the students that are trying to achieve - they recognize there are some students who need extra academic guidance, and they provide it. They recognize that there are those students who have behavior issues, and need some retraining or guidance - they provide it. The entire employee team of teachers, principal, engineers and volunteers all seem to be moving in the same direction - towards excellance! I'm delighted my child has had five beautiful years here.