My second grader was beat up by a gang of kids during recess. He tried to tell on duty recess staff, but they were too busy to listen. During the next recess he again attacked by these students. No one at the school seems to be interested in actually doing anything about violence. This is not the first time, but it is the last as I am taking my son out of this school.
Not sure yet to early for true review, so far so good, our son is now enrolled in "K" And I have yet been to any public meeting at the school outside of parent teacher meeting which I'll be attending today 11/12/2013.
My sons teacher is amazing BUT the parent involment SUCKS!! The event I have gone to there are only maybe 30 families that show up out of a school of 800! Are you kidding me, There is no staff at lunch and the safty of the students is not great! I'm looking into other opions for next year but Im not rich and cannot afford private school. This is America so what happpened to our education system. Why is it you eith have to be rich to give your kids the educatio they deserve or you have to fight tooth and nail just to get some education. Land of the free? We are no longer educationaly free, I can't beleave we spend more money on prisons then school. NO ONE ELSE SEES A PROBLEM WITH THIS. Why as parents are we so passive about all this, were is the fight of our forfathers!! No one seems to care anymore about our childrens education. WHY???
My Son Has Gone To Highland Since Pre School And I Believe The Teacher's Are Doing A Great Job With What They Have To Work With. I Not Think Any School Is Going To Be Perfect Now Days. It's All About Money And Our Kids Have To Deal With Not Having Band Class And Art Class Like When We Were In School. They Don't Even Have Money For Simple Supplies. I Don't Remenber My Parents Having A List To Go By For School Supplies? Do You ? But Highland And There Teacher Try Very Hard To Make It Work And I'm Very Thankful For That.
My daughter, now entering the fifth grade, has attended Highland since the first grade. The Principal cares very much for the students and goes above and beyond the call of duty in making sure their needs are met. The PTA does have only a couple of active participants, and the parents who are complaining above would do well to get involved. Schools only provide the opportunity for children to learn, and the rest of the work is up to the parents. They need to ensure that homework is being completed and encourage them to read and learn on their own. If the parents aren't doing that then there is little the teachers can do but babysit. Highland provides the tools to make sure that students can and do learn. Our experience has been very positive, and the teachers and administration are to be commended.
I so far am not to happy with this school there is know music class or after school program. The children seem out of control. I think if considering a school in vallejo dont choos this one because of lack of programs and lack of good teachers!
Involvement by principal is minimal. PTA has 4 parents involved on a regular basis. No continuity in rules and reactionary disciplinng based primarily on the principal's or teachers' moods for that day.
My son has attended highland since preschool, where he was also enrolled their day care program. He is now in the second grade.I think the academic are good, they have a great reading program and i have found that the teacher and staff have always been supportive and available.
Highland School has just been remodeled thanks to the citizens of Vallejo. Our city passed a 134 million dollar bond to do this. Highland looks beautiful on the inside now.
My son has been attending this school since grade K. He is a diabetic and the office staff has taken great care of his needs. His K & 1st grade teachers were great. I really can't complain.
I live one block from this school and my kid goes to Wardlaw, the leadership at this school stinks.
Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.
The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.
To start a new list, click OK. Otherwise click Cancel.
Thank you! You will begin to receive newsletters from us shortly.
Great work! Only one more step. Now we just need you to verify your email address. Please click on the link in the email we just sent you to complete your registration.
Great work! Only one more step. Now we just need you to verify your email address. Please click on the link in the email we just sent you to submit your review.
Please click on the link in the verification email we just sent you to complete your change of email address.
Whoops! It looks like we still need to verify your email. To do so, please click on the link in the email we sent you. Can't find the e-mail? Click the button below and we'll send you a new one.
Thanks for registering. Welcome to GreatSchools, the largest online community committed to improving educational outcomes through parental involvement.
Thanks for verifying your updated email address.
Oops! You haven't verified your email address yet. To do so, please click on the link in the email we sent you. Can't find the email? Click the button below to receive a new one.
Oops! That email verification link has expired. Please click the button below to receive a new one.
Create an account to submit your answers.
Sign in with an existing GreatSchools account or using Facebook:
Your review has been posted to GreatSchools.
Share with friends! Post your opinion of Highland Elementary School on Facebook.
Welcome to GreatSchools!
For principals and school officials, we offer a special Enhanced School Profile (ESP) which allows you to update and add information about your school, as well as respond to reviews. If you are a school official, click Continue to start.
Please note that it can take up to 48 hours for your comment to be posted to our site. While you're here, we'd like to invite you to fill out a survey on your school's programs, activities, and extracurriculars. It only takes a few minutes and will help parents get a full picture of your school.
Get started now! You have successfully registered and can now start updating your Official School Profile. The information you provide is extremely valuable in helping parents and students learn more about your school, so thanks for taking the time!
Thank you for registering as a school leader. We just need to verify your email address. We've sent you an email - please click on the link in that message to get started editing your school's information!
Thanks! We just sent you an email – please click on the link in the email to post your answers.
Get timely updates for Highland Elementary School, including performance data and recently posted user reviews.