i realy like this school it look like they realy care the theachers are great
This school is located in Vista, near many desirable resources such as Sprinter, Vista Town Center, and many children's programs.
Awesome new principle, has brought Aloha Spirit back to the school. Great teachers who dont get the recognition they deserve.
The Aloha Spirit is strong at Hannalei with great leadershio and teachers!
We have a great Principal and dedicated teachers who care for the students.
There is an active communication between teachers, staff and the parents. PTA is very active and keeps everyone well informed.
We have amazing teachers, staff and an extremely involved Principal, Mr. Hoover. He can be found every morning, greetings all students by name as they arrive to school. He visits their classrooms to interact and see what projects they are working on. He definitely makes our school an inviting and wonderful place to want to be at!
Great teachers, very nice campus, new computers, new garden, and clean rooms. Excited to have a new principle this coming year 2009/2010
I am also concerned about the communication block between the new principal and the parents. I have a child in Kindergarten at Hannalei and I don't feel that my child is dismissed safely. Teachers dismiss the children outside the school gates and act as though they monitor who the child are picked up by, but the fact of the matter is they only see who the first 2 or 3 children are picked up by ,but the rest run out like a cattle stampede. There is no way to make sure all children go to the right individual picking them up. Parents voiced their concern when school started and the principal has completely ignored us. She states the the teachers are safely handing over children to the right person, but it is not happening at all! I don't see why they don't open the gate right next to the Kindergarten building.
I submitted 3 stars b/c of principal goznell. She refuses to consider parental suggestion, has taken our school out of being a 'Love and Logic' school, has lied to me, brushes off students, raises her voice at very young children when reprimanding them (K-2), overuses the loudspeaker and interrupts classes, and pushes her 'new' agenda.However, our PTA is outstanding, our staff in motivated to teach, not just take a check for being 'babysitters'.And, our students rock!
I'm a very concerned parent who is not happy with the lack of communication not given to staff or parents by the new prinical. Everything (rules, staff duties, etc.) was changed and no information or notice was given. The principal does not walk the school to meet children. I am very concerned for the well-being of the future of this school.
I see a lot of great reviews and overall I feel this maybe a school that runs well. My only concern is the lack of communication I receive as a parent. I have had to contact the teachers to get information each year, one year even told that only one parent was allowed to communicate with the teacher. My frustration also includes having to remind someone how to contact me when it has not changed since my child started attending. I realize I am the parent and it is my responsibility but teachers have chosen this path and should be more flexible regardless of family structure.
We have been at Hannalei from the beginning. The staff at Hannalei is outstanding. They act as a well oiled machine. The office staff, principal and teachers are always smiling and greeting both parents and children by their first names. The PTA provides great programs for the children and have wonderful events to pull families together. As for the teaching abilities, both my children have always scored in the advanced level on the STARS tests. In fact, my son received 100 percent in every catagory. That tells me his teacher taught him everything he needed to know! I would highly recommend this school.
We have been at this school from the beginning. The principal is outstanding and very involved with the children. We had an incident will bullying and he addressed it right away. They adopted the Love and Logic program a few years ago. The PTA is very strong and the teachers are great. There is good communication all around. As a parent I always try to keep myself in the loop no matter what school my children are going to, especially now that we have one going to middle school.
I have a 4th and 5th grader that are new to Hannalei this year. Both of my children have had to deal with bulling by there peers and as of yet I have not been informed of a program at Hannalei that is in place to teach the students how to be respectful to each other. Changes need to be made and programs put in place to teach these children to be respectful to all their peers.
My children just started K and 1st grade at Hannalei. I personally feel that their teachers are doing a great job teaching. We do homework every night and the kids enjoy doing it.
Hannalei is a very new school with a caring Principal and some wonderful teachers. Most parents are willing to help and the PTA seems strong. I thik the environment is great.
My son received an excellent education at Hannalei Elementary. He is prepapred for middle school.
Brand new state of the art school opened 2003-04. Awesome Staff and Administration who are united in working together and putting children first. Very involved parents.
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