We moved to FL from NY. I can say that this school is probably the best you are going to get in South Florida but is subpar to anything you would get in NY. The facilities are pretty much brand new and the kids have several apple computers in every room. The experience, like many other schools depends on the teacher your child gets. Some teachers methods here are questionable and others are honorable. There is no communication between staff and sometimes wonder how the principal is leading his staff. They seem very disorganized at times. Car line is horrendous and now they are dealing with the issue of overcrowding. If you buy a home here the boundaries may change and your child may be sent to another school or even bused miles away to a lower rated school. If you plan to live here save money for private school otherwise the education is not great due to the Florida curriculum.
I believe Heron Heights Elementary is one of the best school in Broward County. The principle is an amazing person. His cooperation with parents is outstanding. He is a problem solver. School is very nice and clean. Teachers and office administrates are very helpful. I love this school.
It is my daughter 2nd year she started in Kindergarten and she loves the school and her teachers are very good
Our son attended Heron Heights since its opening. He just graduated 5th grade in May. It is a great school and he had great teachers. I cannot say enough nice things about Ms. Balbier, Ms. Brown, and Mr. Gibson. They are phenomenal and he learned so much despite his slight Asperger's. He is now breezing through middle school because he was taught such good study habits. The front desk staff is so sweet and always knew us even though we were not able to volunteer hardly at all. I am glad that he received such a good education, and I wish them continued success. We have now moved to Tampa, and are also having a great experience at the new school.
Does anyone else have a problem with parking or an hour line to drop off children? I sold a home to a client in Heron Bay and they don't get busing so they are upset that the situation at this school is dire. I know Forbes magazine rated Parkland schools #1 in the US so I gave Parkland 5 stars not to mention I raised 2 boys from kindergarten to college in Parkland.
I have my daughter in second grade and son in kindergarten are super-happy! super friendly people found many friends. I am very happy with the school! facilities management staff and highly qualified teachers
My daughter had attended this school for four years and I can't wait to move! There is inadequate parking.. or should I say NO parking to pick your child up. The teachers seem unenthused and should have retired ten years ago. Front desk secretary is rude and uninformed. Five stars to deputy Ware! We love you!
We took our son out of a private school to attended Heron Heights for 1st through 3rd grade and it was an excellent school. The teachers were excellent, the front office ladies are awesome and the principal is one of the best I ever dealt with. The school nurse took excellent care of my son who suffers from Asthma and the police officer is so kind and sweet... It is a very dafe school. Parents are very involved in the school and I met lots of nice parents which is unusual in South Florida... We moved out of the area last year, and I still drove 30 miles back and forth for my son to finish out the school year. If we had not moved, my son would still be at Heron Heights. I highly recommend this school for any parent moving into the area.
My child joined this school in 4th grade and the teacher was pathetic..There are some good teachers ..but there are bad apples too. This particular teacher is Mrs. Srebnik. Not at all interested in teaching. The principal doesn't respond to your emails. If you get a good teacher, the school is good..New modern facilities.
This is one of the best schools in Broward County. A+ Staff, Administration, Students and Parents.
I am interested in any community activities at Heron Heights Elementary School. My sister will be teaching there this year.
Coming from New York, this school is the best around. Parents are very involved and the teachers are very well experienced. Foreign language is offered as a special. I know in New York a foreign language was not an option in elementary school. Also, there are numerous clubs after school to further your childs education. Overall, a great school and community.
2 stars is based on only one year in 5th grade, at this school in the "gifted" program. Being a New Yorker and comparing to prior years learning there...I can tell you that there is NO COMPARISON. Waste of a year for us. As someone said...looks new and pretty on the outside - no substance on the inside. Parents are definitely very involved...but must not really realize what's going on here.
Good faculty that goes out of their way to help their students and is very proactive , especially with gifted students.
Overall,I am impressed by the teachers at this school. The teachers keep parents informed and have the students best interest in mind. Great P.T.A. as well. However,the administration is inadequate. The principal does not respond to e-mails or telephone calls. Good luck in dealing with the principal!
My child is in the gifted program. Each child is given an individual gifted plan, however, to my knowledge all are taught the same. My child never brought home different assignments from the rest of the class to highlight areas of giftedness. I feel my child could have been more challenged and am disappointed with the program. No foreign language is taught which is also a disappointment.
Useless and arrogant administration. All politics and no substance. Throwing money into a situation does not correct the problems.
We have two students at this fantastic school. The facility itself is less than two years old, is full of amenities, and provides an inspiring place to learn. The parental involvement is very high, which is always a positive in my opinion. The administration is open to ideas and is able to recruit top teachers. Both of my kids have first time teachers this year, something we were concerned with going into the year. Both have been great. Again, the administration was able to recruit top new teachers and did an excellent job setting up a mentoring program for them. The school attracted and retains some excellent and very experienced teachers as well. Many top teachers jumped at the opportunity to work at this new school, in an affluent area with a great reputation. The school offers several after school enrichment programs for every grade level. As a graduate of Florida public schools I can only imagine how much more successful I would have been in life had I attended the great schools of the northeast. But for those of you that choose to live in lowly Florida, it would be difficult to find a better school than Heron Heights.
If this is your first school and you have nothing to compare it to, you will probably be happy with this school. Or if you are comparing this school with other Florida schools, you will likely be happy, because it is better than other public schools in FL. However, if you have had any experience in a decent school in almost ANY state outside of Florida - you WILL be disappointed. Though there are some wonderful dedicated teachers, the education level is 1 to 3 years behind other state's public schools. There is good reason why families leave this state, in mass exodus, in order to give their kids a better education. If education is a family priority, run like the wind.
The best elementary school in broward and palm beach counties,on par with the North east schools
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