We moved from IL last year and were worried about the FL schools and their ratings. My son excelled in IL and hasn't skipped a beat since moving here. I've read some of the reviews about Heritage and can say of the cmoplaints that have been written, I have not noticed. What I have seen is caring, respectful and friendly people on staff. For those that complain about the 'teachers' and 'staff', perhaps instead of living in a 'blaming' society, you should realize YOU need to be more involved in your kids lives and not dump all their troubles on the teachers. Teachers are there to help and guide your children, not take over. No child will excel without your involvement. There is some lack of communication, but other than that, I have NO issues with my child at Heritage.
We recently moved from FL to TN. We had been at Heritage from day one. We absolutely loved the school. The staff is wonderful. Everyone there cared about your children even if they weren't the teacher. I really miss that school and all the help that was available to my kids. People really went out of their way to make all the kids feel safe and welcome. I would recommend this school to anyone with elementary aged children.
Recently moved from CA. My daughter is in 1st grade. She seems to be doing good in the classroom. great management.
My student attended first two years at Heritage and is now atending second grade in Canella Elem. Heritage showed very poor communication and lack of concern from teachers and staff. No help or guidance offered for my ADHD student from teachers or guidance. I saw little to no academic progress at this school but have seen improvement since relocating. Glad I got him out before it was too late.
Poor cooperation from teachers and staff. My child was allowed to slip significantly with his grades. He almost failed. I contacted the guidance counselor as well as the vice principle and nothing was done. My son has since been relocated and is now achieving far more than he ever did at Heritage. I feel this is because his new school did everything possible to bring him up to speed with several programs available to public schools. These programs were available to Heritage elementary school as well; they just chose to do nothing. My son was tested at Pride Elementary and a specialized program was made for him. His self esteem has improved and he is doing very well. I attribute this solely to the intervention of the teachers and staff of Pride Elementary. Don't send your children to Heritage Elementary, YOU WILL REGRET IT!
Beautiful, new school! Small classes. Knowledgable teachers and staff. Teachers always have children's interests in mind.
Heritage Elementary School is a great school especially if you like a low student/teacher ratio. The students enjoy art, chorus and etc. for extracurricular activities. Both pareents can be seen volunteering at this school. The teachers provide not only great education but they also meet their students emotional needs as well. The only problem I see for the 2005-2006 school year, is the fact that Heritage will not only house their students but they will be accomodating the students that are zoned for Sand Pine Elementary. The reason for this is that the construction will not be completed til 1/2006. To have twice as many students as they had this year seems to me to be quite a big problem for everyone.
I love the staff at Heritage, very caring. Principal has open door policy. Diverse student population. The academic performance has been a huge disappointment. New Tampa schools are supposed to be the best but so far Heritage has not measured up.
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