I have witnessed discrimination towards the students and staff including those with disabilities. Administration retaliates against their own staff regarding the mistreatment of the students and teachers to keep them from reporting the truth. Administration is totally immature and unprofessional. As a former faculty member , I can assure you they had many complaints made to the Hillsborough County School Board and the EEOC.
By far one of the worst schools in Hillsborough County as far as academics professionalism and overall school performance. Some of the teachers are not able to teach on the level that parents are expecting. Our children deserve so much better than this elementary school surprised the school board hasn't cleaned house yet starting with administration which is horrible. Parents choose wisely there are much better schools in New Tampa.An absolute disgrace to the teaching profession.
Tutors (paid by parents) help some students DURING SCHOOL HOURS AT THE CLASS!! Also these students get additional advantages and privileges during the tests. During SAT and FSA tests the students, who were signed up for tutoring, were taking to a separate classroom (from the rest of the students) and were allowed to use DICITIONARIES! The rest of the students on their own. Looks like their achievments are not so importants to an administration and teachers, since the good grades are achieved by students with tutoring programm, so the School's students grades overall look good. It seems like this School achieved its good "B" rate by udsing this unfair "Tutoring system". I don't know if the Schoold Board approved this practice. Maybe it's in whole Hillsborough County.
We relocated from Northern VA- July 2014. I was very nervous about my daughter starting 5th grade at a new school- where she did not know anyone.. However, after just a few days she adjusted well and started making new friends and loves her new school. Her teacher- Mrs. Beckmann is superb! She truly cares about each student and has excellent communication with me regarding my daughter's progress! Heritage also offers various clubs and programs- which my daughter loves- Chorus, Running Club and Peer Mediator. Thanks Heritage Elementary and Mrs, Beckmann for making my daughter's last year of elementary school an awesome experience!