I can't day enough about this school. The environment is a safe and nurturing to students and parents, it's not about who makes the most money going to our school, it's about making our children feel like they have a home away from home. Nothing is perfect at our school and we like it like that, we are full of diversity and kindness for everyone, just like a family. Wouldn't change my child's school for all the world. GO HCE!!!
Hollywood Central is an AWESOME school. It has a family oriented atmosphere that stems from administration, PTA, teachers, and families.
HCE is a great place to be!! My children have all attended the school. We were always happy with our childs teacher and the environment the school has. Its a very cozy, family oriented school. Its not like the new institutional buildings they build now - it reminds me of when I went to school :) The staff is always helpful and friendly. All my children have been happy there.
You can't judge a school by it's shiny new computers, desks, playgrounds or test scores. You need to judge it by the teachers, staff and how they treat your child. Keep in mind that test scores are based on a handful of students. One thing that has hurt HCE the past couple of years is the transition of students leaving and coming back to HCE. We are a transient school which means we get students who move to the area in the middle of the year and don't speak English as a first language. The standardized tests are given in English which makes it difficult for them. Don't overlook HCE when deciding on where your child should go.
HCE has a great staff that truly care about the students. It has a diverse student body. I feel that it is preparing my child for the real world.
I never thought that I would send my children to a public school but I figured I would give our neighborhood school a try! Hollywood Central Elementary really surprised me with its wonderful sense of community and its fantastic teachers and staff. I am an involved parent and feel very at home and welcomed at HCE.
Hollywood Central Elementary has teachers that truly desire to teach. HCE does buddy reading which allows the older, more experienced readers to set time aside and enhance the younger clesses. This school is the fondation for many of our up and comming polititians, doctors, biologists, and who knows, maybe our future President. The warmth that eluminates HCE's classrooms and disipline through structure is what this school is made of. Students are happy to go to school at HCE which makes learning enjoyable, yet challenging, which the teachers do A fantastic job keeping the class growing together. Academically, socially, emotionally and physically this school is balanced. HCE uses positive and exciting ways to enrich each and every student on each and every level. As A proud parent and volunteer I like that HCE has A wide range of students from ethnicities to disabilities and all the students are treated fair. HCE could improve by intergrating Art since the students love to express their creative side. HCE could also use improvement with the landscaping.
We are grandparents who have a student at Hollywood Central and have attended many activities and programs there. We have always found the principal, staff, teachers AND teachers aides to be very friendly, interested in the students and positive. Our student's parents have found the staff to be most helpful. She is a serious and good student who loves her school and takes pride in supporting it.
First off, I'm not sure what the parent below in the comment is referring to. My daugther has never been used to sell anything. If I don't want something they are selling at the school I tell my daugther we are not doing it. I have an her in Hollywood for 2 years. My daugther has improved in every subject. So to the defense of Ms.December and the school they are doing their job. Perhaps you should have gone to the office or when you received the yellow page that states why your kid was absence you should have sent it back.
The principal is one of the most phony individuals that I have ever meet as well as the most revengeful individual. This principal and the PTA use our underage children as advertisement tools to raise money GOD knows for what (without parent consent). After we asked the principal to stop such practice she turned us in because our child (who is an math superstar, accelerated reader and very well-mannered student) had 5 unexcused absents (school refused to excuse them after our above complaint) . Only in my child s class are students that took 2 weeks vacation to Disney , or went for 10 days to Mexico without excuse and were never turned in). If the principal will retaliate and bully against the parents who file complaints I am questioning her ability to be in charge of our children and lead the public schools that we paid taxes for . Join me in my complaint against the Hollywood Central Elementary principle (directed to Superintended and school board)) if you had similar experience
My interactions with the staff have all been positive. My child has progressed well in his time at the school. I appreciate that the school has maintained language, music, and phys ed when others have cut those programs. There is homework even at the K level. We get regular feedback from our child's teacher; the staff strikes me as very committed and accessible. I am not sure what the gripes about "improve" mean. The state obligates teachers to focus on testing to the detriment of education, but that is a problem throughout the state, not a Broward- or HCE-specific issue. It would be nice if more parents were involved, but there is a committed PTA. It is all around a good school, and I have no qualms about my child being there or recommending it to others.
If you take care your kids....find better school.... I would never recommend anyone to go to this school... My kids were there and it was not good. I have to changed them...
This is a bad school. Some teachers are slow and the students don't improve. They need tutoring to get their grade level. The school need to change the system and have to motivate the students. The kids go to school to learn .... LEARN !!!!!
This is a great school. I find all the staff to be helpful in any way they can.
My son transfered into first grade half way though the year. I was very worried about the change, but the teachers and staff have made him feel very welcome. He has integrated well with the class great and the best part is that when I pick him up and ask him how his day went he says "AWESOME" with a big smile on his face - its more that what I can ask for - WE LOVE IT!
Awesome school with a super giving and involved PTA and a forward thinking wonderful administration. You couldn't ask for more in an elementary program for your child.
We have had the best, most attentive teachers we could have asked for. The PTA is also very active. There is accessibility to our teachers via their classroom website, email, etc.
becacuse my child has been happy since he began to go at this school,he enjoy the clases and his teachers.
My son is in 1st grade this year. It is his second year at Hollywood Central Elementary. I was very nervous sending him to public school, being a product of private school my entire life. But as a single mom, I didn't have many other choices. I can honestly say that I am very pleased with the school's teachers and administration. My son actually looks forward to going to school. I'd definitely recommend this 'A' school.
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