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Boca Raton, FL
Students enrolled: 898
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8400 Southwest 8th Street
Boca Raton, FL 33433

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(561) 477-2200
(561) 477-2250
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October 21, 2014
Not happy with the kindergarten teacher my grandson has this year. Does not communicate well between home and school. Always tells us about the negative behavior and never says anything good about his day. Hasn't had a one on one conference with us and the first nine weeks session is over. Contacted administration about some issues with this teacher and didn't even get any response from them till I sent a second email a few days later and they said it was still in their draft folder. Not very professional. Never told us what was done about the situation just that they talked to her. Haven't seen any changes since emails went out. Uses a sticker chart and sends home for it to be signed but you have no clue why he received the stickers or for what . Should be telling us about the chart and how he earned the stickers as we can't reinforce positive behavior or praise for the day at home. Very horrible first experience for my daughter and myself. New to this district and doesn't give us a good impression of how things are being run.

- submitted by a community member

August 18, 2014
Great school !!! Left for a 1/2 semester and had to return. Was not pleased with my change.. Hammock has the staff that truly love what they do!!! My Daughter is very happy in her environment and that makes me one happy parent. Thank You Hammock Point

- submitted by a parent

August 17, 2014
My first child attended this school 15 years ago and I was so pleased with the quality and care that I am looking to move back to this area to educate my 2nd child. South Florida is a difficult area to raise a child and the staff of this school made it much easier. Thank you

- submitted by a parent

April 08, 2014
Great School. this school is very involved with the my child's education, the teacher quality is 100%

- submitted by a parent

May 12, 2013
This is in response to the parent who wrote a review on May 9, 2013. The parent said, "the neighbors think they own the street." I respectfully disagree with this statement. I attended Hammock Pointe Elementary School when it first opened 20 years ago. My family lived in the neighborhood across the street (our town house faced the school). Instead of properly waiting in the pickup line, parents would illegally park in our development - on the grass, the curb, and in our assigned parking spots. They did not pay attention to the students walking home from school. I don't know if this is the neighborhood you are referring to. If so, the neighbors do "own the street" inside the development. Are there other neighborhoods that were built since that time? I am just writing about my family's personal experience.

- submitted by a community member

May 09, 2013
The teachers are wonderful. The picking up line it's terrible! You cannot do u turns and the neighbors think they own the street. When a student need ESE , it's never tested unless parents request it, or scream on school board. They are raising their school level and kids are not following. School it's overcrowded . No many clubs for kids, and the ones they have are not offered to all.

- submitted by a parent

May 09, 2013
They waited until end of the year to send red flags. Parents are not welcome in the school

- submitted by a parent

August 24, 2012
i was a student at hammock ponit since 2nd grade and i just graduated 5th grade and im so happy i came to this school all the teachers are wonderful and the staff is polite and very nice. I love this school and i recommend this school to everyone. the best teacher in 5th is Mr.Burrage... i miss him so much.

- submitted by a community member

October 04, 2011
A very supportive staff has helped both my sons, one of which who might be autistic. Teachers are good and both my sons are doing great

- submitted by a parent

April 18, 2010
My child goes to this school and she has been bringing home so much information and learning material it has been great. They really inform parents.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
April 07, 2010
I have to agree with the last two reviews. The schools lack of communication with the parents is the worst. The school changes the way they are doing things in the last 2-3 months of school that they have left. What took them so long to make these changes? When you tell the school staff that you weren't notified of any changes or new things going on they say that notices were sent home or you get the notices way too late. I have received notices the day something is due. This is something that they need to talk to the teachers about. My son got switched within the first 3 weeks of school and now he has a teacher that is horrible and nasty. You can't talk to the office staff because they are just as nasty. I hope next year is better!

- submitted by a parent

March 25, 2010
Hammock Pointe does not communicate with parents like it use to. I agree with the last posting in that you only find out about a problem when it is too late. They trust the children to bring home all relevant information. They have high expectations which is great when the child can meet those expectations but some children that haven't been properly evaluated for various reasons might (as the expression goes) get left behind. My daughter does really well but when she makes a mistake or forgets something the consequences are too great. They should be working with the children to build them up, not shoot them down when they don't quite meet all expectations.

- submitted by a parent

March 24, 2010
My daughter has been at HPES for 3 yrs now,, We loved her K teacher, she was the greatest, always there! When it came to 1st and 2nd grade, well, we started t see and feel a change going on. She was struggling with reading, and it wasnt until mid term report cards came out, is when we became aware of the problem..Wouldndnt u think u would get aletter or something before if there is a problem gets worse???? Well it happened again in 2nd grade, the same thing, but this time, when we found out again, we sprang into action, giving the school a piece of our minds, then sent her strat into tutoring, and the school has put her into a reading program, and she is improving...Let hope it doesnt happen again next yr!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 20, 2009
The teachers are wonderful-they know all the kids and treat them all well.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 08, 2009
My child goes to Hammock and I think is it a good school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
February 02, 2009
Hammock Pointe Elementary is an awesome school. My son attends kindergarten there he is thriled to be in school. Teachers keep the students motivated to learn and to behave properly.

- submitted by a parent

February 25, 2008
we just recently said goodbye to Hammock Point as we have moved to central florida. My son so enjoyed his 1st two and a half years of elementary school and I enjoyed volunteering! This school appreciates parental envolvement at any level. They are very organized and have many fun activities that involve families to participate. It will be hard to find a school to compare to this one. Hammock Point you will be missed.

- submitted by a parent

January 22, 2008
My son and daughter both attended hammock pointe and i was beyond impressed, with the teachers and staff. I have never encountered a better elementary school than hammock pointe.

- submitted by a parent

December 02, 2007
Excellent school. My daughter is in 2nd grade and is doing very well.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
July 02, 2007
Hammock Pointe Elementary School presents a wonderful learning environment for students. Parents are encouraged to participate in the many activities that occur during the day, at night and on weekends. Hammock Pointe is a School of Promise. This commitment on behalf of administraiton, faculty and students creates the inter-generational program at Regents Park. The positive atmosphere at the school makes it a great place to attend school, go to work, and volunteer. You can't beat Hammock Pointe.

- submitted by a community member

January 11, 2007
My daughter has been at HPES from k-5 and I have a daughter entering in 2007. The school is extremely safe. Teachers are awesome. It's a shame some parents feel the need to switch to a school that provides gifted programs when this school exists. I had the opportunity & turned it down to stay at HPES. As my childs years go on, fewer parents get involved. In 5th grade the after school & during school activities are incredible. This truly is a non-bully school whereas you feel as ease knowing your child is in their hands. Sad to see Ms. Veiga leave the school.

- submitted by a parent

February 08, 2006
A lovely community school with a great student body. Recently added new classrooms with the building of a whole new facility. Very nice.

- submitted by a parent

January 01, 2006
I love the school, the teachers are wonderful, sadly I am seeing a decline in the number of parents volunteering this year. There should be more parental involvement since the paid aid position doesn't exist any more. You couldn't find a more involved principal anywhere!

- submitted by a parent

September 06, 2005
My son has been in the school since kinder.The principlal and vice principal takes the time to know all the children at school.My son's third grade teacher took the time to help him after school with math. When I spoke with the counselor about problems at home,she helped me and my son. I feel the school is my extended family. My son feels safe at school and knows he can talk to anyone there. The P.E teachers and music teachers are wonderful. Last year the P.E. teacher was aware I was going through a divorce and knew my son was upset. The P.E. teacher gave my son a dolphin football jersey. However, the dynamics with the students are changing. I have notice there are more children this school year which consider english as a secodary lang. and there are more children in the classroom. It's still a great school.

- submitted by a teacher

April 26, 2005
My daughter is in second grade in this school. She seems to be doing well, but is not as inspired as she has been in her previous school. Hammock Pointe seems very business-like. My daugher complains that the students do not get much play time, or down time. The homework seems appropriate for her level, and she does not complain about mean kids, or mean teachers.

- submitted by a parent

November 25, 2004
Hammock Pointe is a wonderful school because of its wonderful teachers!

- submitted by a parent

August 19, 2004
I am not thrilled that they've started construction with little to no communication with the families that have their children attending the school. They need to revise the parking/traffic circle situation there. It's awful. When the police are there to watch for speeders and those that don't make proper turns, etc. it's much worse. It shouldn't take as long as it takes to drop a child off on the premises. And there is little parking. Not nearly enough. Perhaps they should have flexible start times. Grades K-2 start at 8:30 and 3-5 start at 8:00. Or something along those lines...

- submitted by a parent

July 20, 2004
Hammock Pointe is a wonderful elementary school. They have initiated several programs to encourage more involvement at home, especially in reading and math. Because my daughter read 20 books a month, the principal actually came to our house, gave her a book and read her a bed time story. The problem at Hammock Pointe is overcrowding, which I assume is now rampant in public schools. A new auditorium/cafeteria is underway, which is a good thing because only about 1/3 of the students can fit. The teachers get involved to raise money for activities including putting on a 'spaghetti dinner' for parents and students. Hammock Pointe encourages participation by the parents, and invites parents to have breakfast with their kids at the school bimonthly, and the family is given a book to read to the kids. Finally, the school is an A school. I would recommend it.

- submitted by a parent

March 03, 2004
I didn't go to school in any Florida school. I've had 2 older sons who have gone through school in Nebraska and Iowa. Compared to my experience in Cedar Rapids, IA, and my sons' experience in Omaha, NE, the quality of education at this school is substandard. With the introduction of trimesterly report cards, it is more imperitive than ever that mid-term report cards (with letter-grade evaluations like those on final report cards) be issued. The way it stands now, it is near impossible for a parent to correct for deficient performances. Both my two older sons were classified as 'Gifted' as was I. I know what it means to be 'gifted'. This school has yet to even evaluate my youngest son for giftedness. I have pretty much given up on that idea, since it would mean that he would have to transfer schools anyway. This system is screwed up. But then again, the entire state of Florida isn't exactly known for quality public schools.

- submitted by a parent

January 27, 2004
My son is in Kindergarden and has a wonderful teacher! The principal is very involved with student activities. This is an excellent school.

- submitted by a parent

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Hammock Pointe Elementary School
8400 Southwest 8th Street, Boca Raton, FL  33433
(561) 477-2200
Last modified Hammock Pointe Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Hammock Pointe Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 48 reviews. Top