One of the main reasons why I chose Nob Hill Academy to take my daughter to, is the good references I got from mothers who had brought their children to this center. And they were not wrong, my oldest daughter attends VPK this year and so far, we both have felt good, the attention of all the staff are always friendly, the teachers are attentive to students and willing to address any concerns. Clearly there is a real interest in the academic progress of children. Without hesitation, when my second daughter take VPK will attend to Nob Hill Academy.
My child started this school in the 3rd grade. At first I thought this school was great but as time went on I notice there's lack of communication. If you want to know what is going on you have to forced to go to PTA meeting, unfortunately I am a working mom that cannot make it to these PTA meetings. The front office people have their days sometimes they can be nice and sometimes VERY rude. When they get to know you is when they are nice. I am disappointed this year with the lack of communication between the teacher and other staff members this school year.
Stear clear, the school is getting worse every year. The lack of communication from administration is horrible. My son's teacher left half-way through the school year and the school didn't tell parents about it till the new teacher started. The administration had notice she was resigning for personal/medical reasons but chose not to tell the parents this was going to happen at all - we were just blindsided by the change - unacceptable. It is one thing to provide your student and the teachers with the supplies they need for the school year, i think as parents we have all accepted that they no longer provide our kids with pencils, crayons, paper etc... but then the school starts requesting cleaning supplies for the janitors?! What! The amount of money I am spending sending my child to public school I might as well just send him to private school. There are amazing teachers at this school but I feel that the moral is low and many of the good ones are looking elsewhere. The #1 problem I feel starts from the top ( the principal) seems when she took over everything just went South.
My daughter began NHA's part time VPK program this year. She has gone from knowing very little to reading more then 30 words. It is, truly amazing, how much she is learning at this place. My oldest daughter went to a different VPK school and never learned half of what my little one has learned in the last 3 1/2 months.
I have sent both of my children to Nob Hill Elementary and they have had a wonderful educational experience. It is not a perfect school, but the teachers care about the kids and everyone is friendly. I wish other parents would get more involved with the school and school events.
School administration is rude and disrespectful. The teachers so far have been very good. The principal needs to become more parent-friendly. I understand the desire to do the best for the student body as a whole, but it seems there is more focus on 'my school' than making the parents and students comfortable. There is the usual politics involved and it just depends on which side you get on what your experience is. As a parent, I do not feel welcome. And I know a large percentage of others who feel the same.
My child goes to Nob Hill Elementary and we LOVE the school. The principal, teachers and staff are very dedicated to the students and find creative and inspiring ways to teach even with the state wide pressures of FCAT that all public schools are facing. Nob Hill is an A school for the 10th year in a row! The grade says it all! Nob Hill is a great place to be! Go nuggets!
As a past student of Nob Hill myself, I sent both of my children to the school with high expectations. The 2008-2009 school year left me disgusted with the principal and teacher to where my son was so upset he did not want to attend school.The school is so focused on FCAT teaching, they forget how to teach the regular curriculum. My child is very bright and eager/quick to learn but this last year was so stressed out with the teachers constant push on the FCAT that he would wake up sick not wanting to attend school,then be punished in the principals office with the FCAT book to study from all day.My childs grades suffered & I decidely moved him to private catholic school, where he has been student of the month and maintains all 90's and higher with daily praise from the teachers and staff.Shame on you Nob Hill!
The teachers and staff are wonderful! The educational program is outstanding. All of the office staff is very friendly and always willing to assist when they are needed. The PTA does an outstanding job which just helps make the school so much more exciting and fun as well as educational. The teachers and staff all set a great example for my children. Our family loves Nob Hill. Way to go and grow on the HILL!