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Heritage Elementary School5
Posted January 08, 2015
- a parent
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!
My family has thoroughly enjoyed having our kids at this school. It's a hidden treasure off Cross Creek Blvd. The teachers are dedicated and loving to the children. I witness the teachers having solid relationships with children in their own classes and many other children of other grades. The administration and staff are also so friendly. Mr. Alvarez and Mrs. Stover are solid leaders and their office staff are wonderful and friendly. The whole school environment feels like a family. We are honored to be apart of it! The PTA is strong and hardworking as evident by the awards recently received at district level.
This school has been a blessing. My family moved to this school this year and my kids had problems at other schools but the teachers here have helped them especially my boys 5th grade teacher mrs.beckman. She somehow has my boy liking to go to school and wanting to do good. I hope my girl gets her for a teacher next year
We moved to this area a year ago. Heritage is a great school! My son has had a fantastic experience and loves school. The teachers and staff are great! They are very friendly and it is easy to see that the students are their first priority. I always feel welcome when I am visiting the school. This is a great learning environment. Class sizes are great too! We are very happy to be a part of the Bobcat family! I would recommend this school to anyone moving into this area. Compared to other schools in the immediate area, this one has smaller class sizes and a very attentive, friendly faculty and staff whose love of children is apparent in all that they do.
They should rename this school the nightmare of New Tampa. The absolute most unprofessional school I have ever seen in my 27 year career. Staff members fighting each other in the parking lot. Teachers backstabbing one another. Administration at this school does not care or support the students and staff. ESE teachers screaming in students and staff member faces. A complete disgrace to the teaching profession. The few remaining great teachers have moved on. I will do the same. I hope parents in New Tampa area will see this and find a decent school. My three years of horror are over. If you must stay pick your cheek teachers wisely
This is our first year at this school and I cannot express my disappointment in the lack of leadership that administration shows when a teacher is failing to properly teach a class. I have been to speak with both administrators on several occasions and they have both denied that what I say is happening is happening even when I have shown cell phone video ~ how can you deny it has happened when a parent has shown you a video of it happening? I have 3 children at this school and we have issues in two classes, however only 1 teacher is really bad and inept the others are trying but without administration backing our teachers we are setting our teachers up for failure. there is virtually no parent involvement and I would say administration likes it that way they have expressed several times that they would prefer me not be at the school so often, unfortunately I will continue to come until we are able to change schools hopefully before another lost year of education occurs. if you are lucky enough to get a good teacher and don't come to the school you will have no problems but if your involved I'm sure you too will be asking to be changed to another school
I must say it is sad that the reviews of parents are deleted when they r not saying how great the school is! The principal does nothing to make sure the teachers are taking care of their classes, call parents and students lairs . Our kindergarten teacher was great ! But I must say that is about it. My child has not moved forward at all this year. If u are able to choice to a different school that is your best choice for your child.
I have two children at Heritage Elementary. My oldest daughter has attended Heritage Elementary since Kindergarten. She graduates this year. She is already dreading her last day of school. I also have a 3rd grader at Heritage Elementary. My girls are very different learners yet Heritage has helped them both achieve straight A's. My daughter also has incredible bonds with many of her teachers. They care for her personal well being as well as her academic well being. Class sizes are small so each child gets personal attention. Only the best teachers teach at Heritage. I a nephew at another public school in Hillsborough county and he does not have the individual attention my child gets at Heritage. In fact, we are moving out of Hillsborough county this year and I am choicing my 3rd grader to Heritage for her 4th and 5th grade year. I cannot say enough about Ms. Donley and Ms. Lilius. They watch over my girls at school which makes me feel like they are well cared for in my absence. I feel my voice is heard at Heritage and will be very sad to leave this school in two years.
THIS SCHOOL IS GREAT MY SON "JESSE" HAS ATTENDED HERE FOR 2 YEARS AND THIS IS THE BEST SCHOOL IN HILLSBOUROUGH COUNTY. THEY ARE SO HELPFUL AND KIND. "JESSE ENJOYS HIS TEACHER "MS. CORDER" SHE IS A GREAT TEACHER SHE KEEPS ME WELL INFORMED ON HIS PROGRESS AND HE HAS COME A LONG WAY SINCE BEING IN HER CLASS!!!