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This school has an effective approach to homework:
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I love being part of the Heatherwood community -- where students, parents and teachers are all working together.



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The neighborhood feel and community involvement is great. However, the class sizes are too large and communication regarding academic progress and behavior is poor. My child has had a couple wonderful engaging teachers, but has also had disengaged and unorganized teachers. The open floor plan can make concentration difficult for some children. I volunteer in the classroom and find that I am anxious most of the time due to the noise and commotion going on.


Amount of homework: Disagree


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Homework is a good way for a parent to track a child's progress throughout the year and intervene with additional help if needed. It also helps children gain a sense of personal accountability by completing it on time. I fear that the lack of homework is going to have negative effects in later years.



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Heatherwood has a great neighborhood-school vibe and, rounding-out our second year there now, we have been pleased with the focus on academics. Having said that, we are thrilled that every week our son is experiencing art, music and a healthy amount of outdoor time. As parents, this school checks-off a lot of boxes on our education wish-list. It's not perfect – for example, we could use more foreign language studies – but it's a fantastic public school. We've met great people, our son is thriving and we are grateful that we find ourselves in such an engaged, invigorating community.



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Amazing parent involvement makes this a great school. Brent Caldwell is highly engaged as the principal and ensures that the kids are well cared for and growing their minds.


Teacher effectiveness: Neutral


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Class sizes have been large for our kids (31-32 kids with one teacher) for the last 5 years so it's hard to judge what the teachers could get done if it were a smaller class.



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Great teachers! Pre K teachers Ms. Gurrentz and Ms. Brenda are the best! They work so well with the students and make sure that they use all resources available to really enrich the student's learning experience. We have really enjoyed our time at Heatherwood so far thanks to these great educators and the wonderful front office staff.



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We love Heatherwood. We love Heatherwood because the staff loves my daughter. We truly feel kids learn best when they feel loved, safe, and a part of the community. Ellen E. in KE is truly exceptional- she helped students learn through play, cooperation, and love. The entire Kindergarten team is wonderful and was the perfect start for my daughter's journey in education. My daughter has also flourished in 1st grade. She has loved the job-share between Lynn Sullivan and Amy Siemel. They teach with peacefulness and compassion- and truly make learning fun. My daughter is reading all over town because of them, we are so grateful. We love the community feel - the bbq's, design thinking, walk and roll week, running clubs, and monster math- as a family we feel like we are part of the school community. We love Heatherwood.




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Heatherwood starts with the excellent leadership. Principal Caldwell encourages his teachers, provides excellent resources, and offers too-notch special needs support.

Develops character: Strongly agree


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I have been part of the Heatherwood community for 8 years and have had a great experience! Teachers and staff members really care about all the students.

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Last modified Heatherwood Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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