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This school has an effective approach to homework:
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This school develops strong character in its students, like integrity, compassion and respect:
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This school effectively supports students with learning differences:
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4 years in and we love it. The children get more outside time than many other elementary kids.... the teachers take them out for breaks often. They are encouraged to bring snacks other than lunch as full bellies means better learners. Tons of extra curricular stuff to do, loads of parental volunteer opportunities... whatever floats your boat. Principal is great... she is even keeled and listens. Dr Montello Asst Principal is very hands on and knows each student and parent well. Teachers for the most part seem to love teaching. They expect a lot from the kids but so they should - that's life and the real world. Kids are loved, respected and given every opportunity to excel and excellence is recognized accordingly. No school is perfect - private or public. It is what the parents make of it and how involved they choose to be. Negative comments usually come from hands off parents who are not there and do not know what exactly is happening. Each to their own. The school is a gem and compared to many other ES in the area, it does a great job. So glad we lucked out and found this place.

Develops character: Strongly disagree


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The atmosphere is getting very competitive, which does not tend to foster honesty, integrity, and fairness in students.



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We are not very impressed by Sagamore Hills Elementary. We picked Sagamore because we wanted a small community school. The standardized testing is getting out of control And the children seem over-scheduled. The Principal, Julie Taylor, is conflict-avoidant and will not take a stand on anything. The Assistant Principal, Mark Montello, is fairly responsive. My son loves science, but the STEM program is lack-luster. The children are over scheduled and don't have time for play. There are some nice parents there, but the overall feel is very snobby if you're a newcomer. If you have not been there since kindergarten, it is difficult to break into the social scene.

Teacher effectiveness: Strongly agree


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My son is excited to learn. That is because of his teachers. They encourage him in discovering his interests.

Amount of homework: Agree


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My son is in first grade. He has homework each night, but no more than 5 minutes of effort. It is about teaching kids to be organized and prepared. I wish I had learned those skills at such a young age.

Develops character: Strongly agree


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My child's teacher recently told me that her number one goal for this year is to teach her students to be kind. The world could use more of that.



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I am surprised at the recent negative reviews. This is my son's second year at SHES and he could not be happier. He loves his teacher and has made great friends. The more I get involved and volunteer in the school, I realize what a special neighborhood school we have. Teachers, staff and parents work hard to make this a supportive and enriching environment for all.



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they're ok .... My kid likes it so that's all that matters. Last year was interesting to say the least. Hopefully this year is better

Teacher effectiveness: Strongly agree


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Teachers in smaller schools can effectively communicate and have access to training and support. Less likely to be lost in the crowd. Sagamore teachers have gifted-certified teachers at each level.

Amount of homework: Agree


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There are projects and daily homework in the older grades and appropriate work for the lower grades. No unrealistic expectations, but it is challenging.

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Last modified Sagamore Hills Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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