This a great school with dedicated staff. I have had kids attending for many years. The Staff are up against great odds. Very high poverty, lack of parental involvement and very wordly kids that are a handful. They use a positive behavior system and have many ways of helping all kids. They have a Gifted classroom for those who show they need more advanced work. The media people are very good at thier jobs. The newer State Standards or Common Core standards make it hard for the teachers in ALL schools to teach the way us as parents may have been taught. The VAM is a downer to all teachers regardless of the school your kids attend. The biggest concern at this school is the behavior and language displayed and used by some kids. But the school does try very hard to instill good values onto these children. The amount of testing is the same at all the public schools. We stay at HSE because other than a private school costing 10k+ a year, the grass would not be greener.
My daughter's school schmidt elementary is one of the best schools they are very dedicated to My daughters need in learning and they show they care I really Grateful for the teachers as well as the staff.
My daughter loved this when she went but we relocated since army doesn't stay in one stop but compared to Virginia and Texas she loved this school.
This is my son's first year at this school. He is attending 2nd year with Mrs. Chambers as his teacher. We transferred our son from Limona Elementary and are so glad that we did. From the moment you walk in the office you can tell a difference. The staff here actually enjoy children and actually greet you with a smile (unlike some other schools). Our son dreaded going to school last year and now he really looks forward to it. Mrs. Chambers is very patient and seems to really care for the children. Our son is on a 504 plan for health issues and Mrs. Chambers and the staff at Schmidt made it a really easy transition and are knowledgeble about these sorts of processes. Word cannot express how relieved we are that our son is now at a better school!
My son has been in H.S.E since Kindergarten, he's in 4th grade now and I have NO COMPLAINTS! I LOVE this school. Every year we were blessed with AMAZING teachers. Mrs.Sperling, Mrs. Chambers and Ms. Martin hands down is what all teachers should be like. My little one now in first grade and I'm excited for him.... Now I'm worried about Middle school
this is my school... I love it 4th grade is gonna b ez this year i got ms.bates she is the nicest teacher ever never the less, student- ~mia~
We love this school! Mrs. Gray is the best kindergarten teacher in the world and has helped our son achieve so much in a very short period of time. He is reading solidly at a first grade level and is excited and inspired at school. There is great communication and parent involvement and a feeling that the staff truly care about your children. Great school!!!!!
My son attended this school for 3 years. He is in need of services due to learning and behavioral issues. This school does not have the qualified staff to handle children that are in need of ESE services. Even when the paperwork and evaluation was done it was not done they way this school did not do the right thing. Now we are at a new public school trying to complete what needs to be done. This is a good school for a regular student and not fora student that might need more individualized attention or special instructions.
We are very lucky to find a great school like H.S.E. We always be very thankful to H.S.E. staff for all the dedication they always have with all the kids. Our daughter is being attending H.S.E. since first grade and now she is in 4th grade and the improvement have been better and better each year. We would like to reccomend H.S.E. to every parents this wonderful school for the wonderful teachers and the great principal. H.S.WE. school has done a lot for our daughter and we Thank's to everybody that has been making the school a so wonderful school for all the kids and parents . We will reccomend H.S.E. School asm the best school in Brandon.Thank You to all staff for making our daughter better and better each day.
My son goes to Hugo Schmidt. I'm very happy that he goes to this school. The teachers are excellent and overall I think this school is up to date with the ciruculum and activities. Staff is very friendly and I would definitely recommend this school.
I wrote a review back when my son started Kindergarten. He is a third grader this year in Mrs Ellis/Mrs Thompson class and I am extremely happy not only in his performance but those teachers are really getting the best of of him. They provide personalize input, they are on top of their development providing the parents information on their development on a weekly basis or as needed. This is being a great year and I am looking forward to another year at Hugo Schmidt elementary!
This is my daughter's 2nd year here at HSE, and I have to say that we both are very happy with that school! The teacher's are always encouraging her to be the best that she can be. I only hope that my son is just as fortunate and is able to attend HSE next year also! Thank you Hugo Schmidt!
I am so pleased with this school. The school is new & modern. The principal and the teachers are active in student achievements. PTA and parents is also active and constantly supporting teacher and student activities. The school is proactive in encouraging student values with Sailor (mascot) expectations.
Hugo Schmidt Elementary opened in 2003 and already operates as a well established school. The principal and staff are progressive and creative. In addition to the normal cirriculum designed to help students achieve benchmarks and pass state and county tests, they promote character. It is not common to find in the school system, a that educates, promotes and rewards excellent character traits and behaviors. Not only are they teaching the children, they are molding responsible and respectful adults. They participate in continous progress cirriculum. They also provide after school extended learning, FCAT writing workshops and a fun learning academy. Hugo Schmidt Elementary is a model school.
Hi Parents, If you are contemplating on Hugo Schmidt Elementary, I have my two cents worth on it! At the outset, HSE, is a very good school. To my knowledge, it got the new school building just within 15 months. New as it is, the entire academic staff over there are new but experienced from other schools. Principal Bonnie Bullard is an excellent administrator. The discipline and standards she maintains is very commendable. This school has regular parent - teacher meetings, field outings, classroom level, school level and district level competitions for children to compete. While my knowledge about the rest of teachers remains unknown, we found Mrs. Chambers an excellent first grade teacher. She poured her hours and heart to encourage all her class students and was always there to help them in their strenghts and weaknesses. If I relocate to Brandon, my son will go back to HSE.
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