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Develops character: Strongly disagree


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



- a parent
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


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

Amount of homework: Agree


- a parent
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


- a parent
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.



- a parent
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.



- a community member
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


- a parent
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


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

Develops character: Strongly agree


- a parent
The small school atmosphere helps promote community. The STEM program has helped students bond and become in-tune with each other. There are many programs which help students of different grades and ages meet and learn from one another. This helps students develop relationships that extend beyond their "classes" and form friendships that are meaningful.

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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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