My daughter went to school here last year and we switched her schools this year. The staff in the front office were nice, and her teacher seemed to do a good job progressing her learning, however my daughter was miserable. She was complaining about being bullied by two kids throughout the year (I found out that these two had behavior problems with parents that didn't care). I addressed this several times with the teacher and it seemed like the teacher could care less. Glad she is in a new school.
I love my grandson's school. The teachers are wonderful and the staff is so well organized and very watchful over the students . the only way it could improve would be to have afterschool clubs.
I was a student at this school since kindergarten , I'm now in middle school . Parents who are worried dont be . The love your child gets as a student is amazing !! The teachers are amazing , and treats students as their own children .There are alot of events that take place in the school that all the children enjoyed , field day , and even little parties . How ever , the assistant principal is more of a principal .Also , I want to remind you that near the gate entrance is where Caylee Anthony was found , but don't worry , it doesn't change anything Also , the YMCA program at the school isn't the brightest , I wouldn't reccomend a child to stay over there .The Staff is very nice , but the main office might get a bit grumpy . And if your child comes home saying that the Nurse is mean , she just jokes around but in a stern tone .But I think theres a new nurse ther ... not sure . .The school is a little run down and there has been a few emergencies there , both medical , and police needed . Other than that Hidden Oaks was the best , and will bring out the best in a student .
My daughter has been going to Hidden Oaks since she was in kindergarten. She is now in third grade and I can hardly get her to say goodbye to me when I drop her off at the car line because she is so excited to go to school every day. Her third grade teacher has been absolutely wonderful and I am very happy with the amount of communication between the teacher and parents. My daughter got straight A's last year and has already done the same with her first progress report. The principal and assistant principal are both friendly and easy to approach people. Many teachers have been at Hidden Oaks for a very long time - that is a rarity in FL nowadays.
Both of my children attended Hidden Oaks and had wonderful experiences there. I have worked in education for 12 years now so I am a picky mom...and I would rate Hidden Oaks as a 5 star school. The leadership is strong, their teachers are caring and very professional, and they work hard to have a community environment at the school. I would recommend the school and surrounding neighborhoods to anyone looking for a good place to raise their family.
Hidden Oaks Elementary school is one of the best school's in Orange County,it has great staff and great students.
How does this school earn an A with such low FCAT scores? I never see anything except spelling homework come home. My son was even on the honor roll, but can't read on grade level. This is a poor excuse for a school in my opinion!!
Hidden Oaks is the best school my childs have been in.Thank you so much fir your help.
How is this school an 'A' school? No consistent communication, teachers are unhappy with administration. The school moral is very low and its sad because it wasnt always like this.
The admin needs to communicate with the parents more. I want to know if my child was having problems and was sent to the office. Admin seems to be downplaying all incidents. A suspension is super rare at this school.... which brings up the debate if suspensions count against school grades. I have heard from teachers that it is a factor when figuring out the school grade.
Hidden Oaks has the most caring staff I know. They truly put the needs of the children first!
The students are wonderful. The faculty and staff are AWESOME with the students. They get to know the students and the parents and we just help out eachother like a community should.
The teachers and staff are very dedicated to the children. They put a lot of time and effort to ensure every student reaches their fullest academic and social potential.
The rapport between parents and teachers and amongst all staff members to each other is wonderful.
Hidden Oaks Elementary School is GREAT because we work together as a team. The faculty and staff are very caring, respectful, and helpful towards each other.
I believe Hidden Oaks Elementary School has the most compassionate and caring teachers, paraprofessionals, and staff any school can ask for. They are dedicated to the children regardless of their label. The kindness that floats through Hidden Oaks in priceless. Everyone looks out for each other and each others students. You can always count on someone at Hidden Oaks. After substituting at Hidden Oaks in several occasions, I knew that this was the school I wanted to work for. After seeing the dedication the teachers and para's had for theirs and others students I prayed to become a member of this exceptional team. I've been blessed and am now part of this amazing team. Hidden Oaks is my favorite school.
I agree wholeheartedly there is a communication problem between teachers and administration. the principal does his own thing and not usually for teachers and students. You need a new admin.
I have been working with this school as a parent volunteer for 5 years now. I see this school taking a steady down hill turn. The teachers are great and they are the one keeping this school going. I feel that the admin. (principal and vice principal) need to go back to school. Their communication is really lacking. The only reason A lot of the parents know that I am always around so they come to me for information that they should be getting from the admin. The admin needs to keep a better communication open with the parents. I also agree with some of the other reviewers regarding discipline. Some things have been brought to my attention that I feel should have been handled differently but do to lack of concern from admin they were swept under the table. Parents need to keep an eye out for all problems.
Suspensions do not count against the school grade at all. The lack of suspensions comes from the thought that children that have discipline problems will not be punished at home and will just be on the street during the suspension time and not actually learn anything from the time off from school. I agree that there needs to be set standards for behavior and set consequences for students who chose to ignore the rules set by the teachers and administrators at school. Too many times the students who are behaving suffer the consequences because of the few students who do not care about the rules and expectations. Currently steps are being taken by teachers and administration to change the atmosphere of the school in regards to the discipline problems. The reality is that the student body of Hidden Oaks has changed over the past few years and changes are necessary!
Principal does not help the teacher with discipline problems. Because suspensions count against the school's letter grade, it is very difficult to get consequences for children who deserve them. He is not very involved with the children.
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