This is an excellent school. The principal and teachers are tireless. They greet all of the students every day with warmth and individual attention. While the general test scores are low - the school does serve many disadvantaged and low income families - the programs are able to provide for students of all levels. The school needs more socio-economic diversity and parental support (both of which are growing steadily.) Once that happens, Hope-Hill will be a solid school, providing support, education and a safe, encouraging place for all of it's students.
This is our first year at Hope-Hill and we have had a great experience. Our son's teacher and the principal has given him individual attention when needed and communicates with us frequently. Our son has a medical need and the school nurse has been amazing to work with too. The staff welcomes your involvement in the school, and by getting involved we have met several wonderful families in the neighborhood.
We enrolled our two girls into Hope Hill two years ago. It was the same year Ms Wheeler became the principal. We love Ms. Wheeler and Hope Hill so much! The school isn't what it used to be for sure, new staff, lots of volunteers and great new and old teachers!
Hope-Hill is a school that has had many transitions from teachers to principles and change can be hard. I started this school not knowing what to expect and it was a interesting change. I had read the reviews and heard the negative talks but I decided to give it a try anyway because it was blocks from my home. That was the best decision I could have made. I am not going to say it was perfect or is perfect but what I will say is that if you get involve with the education of your child they will meet you where you are at. My son's teachers were great!! The teachers listen, help, and supported me in what I needed to do to have a knowledgeable kid. The present principle Mrs. Wheeler has hit the ground running and is available if you need to talk. It is group effort to get a child through school and I am happy to be apart of a great group. We are going here again this year and again by choice.
This school is on an upward climb! The principal is on top of it and the teachers are engaged and involved. The PTA has really stepped up their game. I am very pleased with my children's school this year.
My family moved to this neighborhood around 2 years ago, we are a block away to be zoned in Springdale Park elementary school. I just can't believe the schools this close to the heart of Atlanta is so segregated. Hope Hill elementary school is 95% African Americans & spanish but the neighboring Springdale park elementary school is mostly white. My son is mixed race. We love his kindergarten teachers and they just pull of what I believed the best graduation of all schools. They did a red-carpet style academy award ceremony for the students. It was a lots of work for the teachers and a great way to motivate students. I am so happy the significant improvements of the school. But from the bottom of my heart, Atlanta schools need to do better job to include all races & cultures in their student populations. We live in the 21st century now. Especially Hope Hill is right next to the Martin Luther King's Historic site, if the situation doesn't change, let it be the black school that has the best performance please. There are some parts of this area are poor but they deserve the same education & support. The APS need to give it a better support & staffs to turn it around !
I have 2 sons that attend hill-hope elementary school.Honestly i don't think combining the two schools was a good idea.I never see the principal smile.My kids don't like being there because the feel like they are being treated differently because they are from hill elementary.As far as learning my sons teachers are good.
My daughter goes to Hope and to be honest the school is not a great fit for us. Her reading has improved while going to Hope, which is a plus. Although the homework has very little direction. If we didn't have internet at our home, she would receive failing grades. In the beginning of the school year we never received text books to work from. Thank goodness for Wikipedia and Google. Also, I find that there is a lack of discipline for the problem children that prey on the weaker students. Overall, it's not a bad school and it's transitioning along with the neighborhood. It's a big improvement from the previous years since the new principal has come aboard. This will be our last year with this school.
John hope is a blessing to the kids and the parents. This school has been around 4 a long time my dad went here so did i. The learning experience is wonderful as will. The principle is ok i liked mrs sims better ,shes more a people person that take out the time to help the teachers and parents with there concerns. Since mrs. Sims has gone, half of the teachers have left are they r on edge i donot like her much but the teaching is wonderful