Had opportunity to sit with the principal, Mrs. Davio, regarding my grandson in both one on one and in IEP. She had excellent insights and suggestions regarding helping my son and effectively engaged the teacher and other support staff in his support.
I love this school, the staff is personable and friendly just like the principal. Every parent I speak to feels like a small school parent in a ritzy school. Principal Davio will sing school messages to you and keep things entertaining. Their STEM program has inspired my son and he is embracing newly found academic curiosities. The recent investment to build up academic programs here is the reason we moved. You can't go wrong with Hillview Middle School.
This is the second year my son attends Hillview MS. He has had nothing but a positive experience at this school. There is good and bad in any school your child attends even at a school that rates a perfect ten! But our children's interest in school all depends on our children's effort to learn and also their parent's support. My son's teachers have been great and what I love the most about the school is they way we as parents are able to keep up with our kids through the parent portal on the school's website. It's our responsibility to keep an eye on our children and keep up with the school if we feel there's a problem. Overall, Hillview is a wonderful school.
In regards to the "Teacher's" review that was posted; that is scary! Grammar is Important for crying out loud! As a "teacher", you should have proof read your review!!! My daughter has 2 more years before starting middle school... I just don't know where to send her. I need to do my research & pray for an answer.
I have read nothing but negative reviews about Hillview Middle School and I thought people needed to hear the real truth. My son is currently attending his 6 the grade school year there and has had a very positive experience. The School's Principal Ms. Cadena and Vice Principal, Mrs. Torres are both awesome. They hold the students accountable for unacceptable behavior and the school is a safe place for our children to attend. The teachers who my son has this year are all wonderful and passionate about teaching. My son loves all of his teachers. There of course are bad apples at any school you send your child to. We love Hillview!
Hello parents out there i am a teacher at hillview and me and the other teachers are trying our hardest this year to make this school a better place for your child. I will admit some teachers would not pay as much attention,but now we are stepping up our game. We are putting our foot down and showing those kids whos boss. We are having more consequences and privalages, we will be fully be supervising this school we will make sure that your child is safe.Secondly we will make all of those test scores improve higher!!! Hillview we will make it to the top . ! So please give us teachers credit......we are trying our hardest this year and we will not give up!! We will be here day and night to make your childs scores higher if we need to.....so send your child here.
This school is terrible. Do not send your child here unless you want them to be bullied or turn bad. As a former student of this school I can say so myself that it was easily the worst time of my life. I got in trouble a lot, teachers didn't help much, I got blamed for loads of things, and got caught up in some pretty bad messes. Lots of gang members are at the school too. Also there were after school fights going on every day. Teachers won't care for your children if you send them here, and if you do send them here, they'll make your child feel like a troublemaker, no matter how well behaved you think he/she may be. There has only been a handful of teachers that have actually helped me during that time. The worst part isn't even the classroom, its during break, lunch, and after school. That's where all the real mess happens. There are no clubs at this school and no one pays attention to the after school teams. If you want your child to have a poor experience in their life, hillview is the school for you.
This school is one of the top in my book. I have seen several over the past many years and this school is right up there. I would have given 5 stars if there where more parent involvement. I know the PTA is spot on and those that do get involved, this is not for you. This is for the parents that have children that fail then turn and blame the school and say you didn't know. I guess it is the swing of the social pendulum to push blame to the school and teachers and everyone else when you stood by and let it happen. I have watched this administrators, teachers and staff work feverishly to get your children to pass. I applaud Hillview for doing what they can with what little budget is left. I have even watched teachers take money away from their families to spend on your children. It warms my heart to know that educators like these still exist. Hillview, stay the course and fight the good fight. You guys do a bang up job.
I used to think this school was going downhill, until we moved to La Habra and I transferred my kids to Washington Middle School in April. BIG MISTAKE!! There are kids affiliated with gangs there and drugs, which they have seen among other kids. Some of the kids at the school tell them " You are the white girls from HIllview" We are hispanic, I guess just not mexican enough... When you compare this school to HIllview, there is a big difference. I know every school has their strengths and weaknesses, but HIllview is way better than where my kids are attending. I should have never taken them out. We hope to move back to Whittier by next school year.