i was in 7th grade when this school opened and was sent there. i liked this school as one of my favorite that i've gone to. Although i was only able to be there for 2 years, i enjoyed it. Most of my teachers were great, especially the band teacher. The dress code was a little strict, but as an alumni, i'd recommend this school. Go Ospreys!
All academic opportunities are exellelent here, you get only the best with this school. The arts are also a big part of the cirriculm, and the children get music and art twice a week as an 'elective' class. The teachers are all qualified, and I've yet to see a 'bad' teacher at oak hammock. Parents have many opportunities to be involved in their children's education, and the phycility and staff are also very helpful.
I believe this school has improved enormously in the last 3 years, my kids started this school year, and I have no complaints. However, negative media toward this school has put this great school in a bad position. Some people are just out for personal gain. The SRO's are wonderful to work with and so are the ESE teachers. I am grateful we have such a wonderful school locally.
I would say that the school is great but you better pull your child out of there by the time they get into middle school. They need the full experience and the whole pod thing is not the best idea.
My daughter is going into 3rd grade, she has been at this school since it first opened. She has flourished so much in these few years. I have never had any issue with the school, the teachers so far have been wonderful.
Have never had a problem. Teachers are very helpful and understanding with kids. They take there time and you can see they enjoy teaching and it shows threw the kids.
Oak Hammock is going down the hill. Lets start with the people in the office, they don't help, they are only worry about keeping their job. the principal doesn't even know what is going on , she is clueless. Please change the administration soon.
My children have attend this school since it opened and all I can say is that this school is so focused on what the children wear its disgusting! I'd rather have my child attend a school that's focused on education. I think the only reason they have their SAC meetings in the afternoon is so whomever is on the committee can have their way with what they want in the school. Personally this meeting should be moved to a better time for those parents who work that way not only do the teachers get their opinion, but so do the parents. The school is so into parent involvement, but why? The administration and teachers are never consistant always wishy-washy. I've encoutered the staff talking to children in my opinion, rude and direspectful manner, no wonder these kids have no respect for some teachers, when you've got teachers rolling their eyes .
My child has attended Oak Hammock since the year it opened. It has been disappointing thus far for several reasons. First, this is his last year there before high school and I see absolutely nothing in the way of preparation for high school - including no homework. He is going to be in for a rude awakening once he hits high school. 2nd, every instance I have encountered with the office staff has been quite negative. I find these people unpleasant and unfriendly. My child gets very good grades on his report card, yet performs below average on his FCAT. How can this be? I am afraid for him when he gets to high school.
I went to this school last year and personally thought it was overly strict, and instead of treating the 6-8th graders like 6-8th graders, they treated them as the emelemtary kids, and gave them no freedom. This results in not being prepared for highschool. Its a good school if your 5th grade and under, but if you have a middle school child, i suggest you look into other middle schools.
My child went to this school in the matter of two years. He was treated badly, by both his teachers and his pupils. I was very disappointed in the way the administration treated the situation.
I personally love this school ,my child goes to this school ,and has learned many things there and has had lots of fun and many friends.
the teachers and administration have favoritism towards certain parents and children. they treat some better than others. they dont apply rules on everyone. most teachers are horrible. many dont teach.
this is a hit or miss school. my son has been at oak hammock for 3 years. I tink it all depends on the teacher you get. He had a horrible teacher last year, and this year he has an amazing one! The 2 major problms I have, is 1= my son being exposed to teenagers and thier cursing and bullying. And 2=the lack of cirriculum for children that are more advanced than thier grade.
My children were in first and eighth grade, both had an overall positive experience at this school. Administration is sometimes difficult to deal with. They have an exceptional band program and director. They need to work on communicating with parents (ex. dates to remember, award ceremonies, special activities in class).
My daughter just finished Kindergarten and she had a fabulous teacher. My son just completed 4th grade and had a great teacher as well. Teacher to parent communication has been great all year. The Technology is great. and the calss sizes in both grades were small. My kids love going to Oak Hammock. I just wish there were more Extra curricular activities and the school should do more to let the parents know about the activities
The school is gorgeous and very high tech but soo overcrowded. my 6th grader has 37 students in her class and 4th grader has 26. The administration is very unorganized, under staffed. Some of the teachers are outstanding but other just don't seen to care. Extracurricular activities are slim and notices are always late about activities, have even gotten notices after the activity date. band program is very good. Parent involvement is usually just the ones who like to complain but never help out. Biggest issue is teacher student ratio and administrative staff.
My daughter is in her first year at Oak Hammock, the school is a very nice school. My only problem is that my daughter currently has 35 students in her class. The school has only been open for 2 years and they have already run out of room. St Lucie West is growing very fast and I know that Manatee is going to be converting to a K-8 school and hopefully that will help illimiate the over crowding. I also think that her teachers are very frustrated with the amount of students that they are trying to teach.
This is a good school for students. However, they should have more advanced programs. Some students have already taken some classes from somewhere else and wouldn't like to take the whole class for another year. As an example, I have already taken Algebra 1 Honors in another school, but has to take it again because they don't provide a geometry class. It frustrates me bit that I can be learning something instead of the same things over again. Overall, it's a good school and worth taking a look at.
This is a very good school. Although they need to improve the services for children with learning disabilities. The teachers are very professional. They do need to implement more after school activities. sports, clubs, etc.
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