This is a great school. The majority of the staffs I've met were great. The school offer TAG, which my daughter is in and I'm just really content about that. They really do care and recognizes your child's level
We couldn't take it any more...we felt that we had to leave AHE, for our child's sake. I agree with other comments that much of the "history" that is taught is left-leaning. I would prefer neutrality. Also, it is a shame, but there is truth in the comments about the CRCT. This truly is the priority, and not the children. They are learning how to take tests...when are they going to learn how to think? We were also disappointed with the parent-teacher conference(s): this was basically an 8-minute slice of time (because the teacher was running late) dedicated to a one-way information flow about our child. No chance for conversation. No room for compassion.
My daughter just passed out from Abotts hill school. My son is in 2nd grade. We have been associated with the school for 6 years. We have come across various types of teachers. Some of the teachers have been exceptional and take a lot of pride in their student's achievements. Then there are some who are just average and do not get involved in betterment of their students. Therefore it depends on what teacher you get in Abootts Hill.
Abbotts Hill now ranks in the lower tier of schools in the surrounding area in terms of achievement scores. Of course, this is despite a protraced and laborious effort on behalf of the staff to have their students focused on CRCT achievement to benefit the staff and funding. The school is the most politically correct of all of the local elementary schools which is a dubious distinction even amongst public schools. It is not uncommon to find classroom walls covered with photos of Cesar Chavez, Frankling and Eleneor Roosevelt, Thurgood Marshall and various other liberal icons. Students spend a great deal of time learning about racism and focusing on identity politics to the detriment of any actual depth of understanding of American history in it;s entirety. There are many well intentioned teachers but at least an equal number more dedicated to agenda politics and their status than developing balanced and learned minds.
Abbotts Hill has been a wonderful place for my children. We have been at the school for 4 years. Both of my children have had fantastic, warm, thoughtful and creative teachers. As an educator myself, I have been pleased with the level of education that my children are receiving. The administration has worked hard to provide a warm environment that focuses on consistency and community. Parents are invited and welcomed to take an active role in the school. We are blessed to have many great schools in the area, and AHE is one of them!!
THIS SCHOOL IS AMAZING. The school is great because the Teachers are dedicated and they want to teach you.another thing is that the principal and vice principal are focused on improving the student's learning experience.If you have a child in TAG you should not hesitate to move here because they have a great TAG program and two outstanding TAG teachers.
I rate this school as below average because it is comparing it to the other schools in the area. Both of my children went to Abbotts Hill and my daughter's experience was mostly good but my son's was not. His final two years were awful. Bad teachers and the principal, while I actually enjoy talking to her, doesn't treat the boys fairly in my opinion. The assistant principal is much better but I spent too much time talking to her because of his teachers. At least his fourth grade teacher left the school, which is a definate plus
We moved to this area with high hopes for the school system and started our son at AHE for kdg. We are very disappointed in the experience thus far. The amount of worksheets is unbelievable for K-1, there is no opportunity for creativity, and if your kid happens to not respond well to a teaching strategy consisting of nothing but worksheets, then you better be prepared for them to tell you that he/she must be adhd. We will be pulling our child out of this school to make up valuable time lost from his education over the past year and a half. The bottom line is that the school only cares about teaching to the CRCT so that they look good and get more money from the school system. It has nothing to do with reaching the students and truly 'teaching' them.
Abbotts Hill is an excellent school, my daughter is in kindergarden and attended the school. She loves this school, the teachers, and her friends. I have so much respect for the principal and staff especially her teachers. Recently we had to relocate for family emergency and I had to put her in a school in upstate NY, she has told me everyday that the food is not as good as abbotts hill she doesn't like the teachers or the school building. She cries everyday when I leave her and I am going to make sure I bring her back for 1st grade. Thank you to everyone at Abbotts Hill.
Abbotts Hill is an amazing school, dedicated and caring staff. If you have a child with special needs, this school does consider all factors and has been instrumental for my daughter's success. I would highly recommend this school. She is having a wonderful 2nd grade experience...
Abbotts Hill is a wonderful school. This is our first year with the school and we're loving it so far. My son is in kindergarten; the teachers are amazing- energetic, enthusiastic, loving, caring, motivating, and encouraging. They have a wonderful curriculum. My son has learnt so much already in three months. They have exciting activities during the class hours that the children enjoy very much all while learning and acquiring new skills. I'm very pleased with the school.
The teachers, prinicpal and community are great. They care about the corriculum, progress and our children's future. They care about them once they leave leave the school and that is very important to me.
I have had no issues with Abbotts Hill since we started 4 years ago. So far, I found th eteachers to be great and the whole school to be a warm envirnoment. Both my kids are very happy.
I agree that the Vice Principal is awesome but the Principal is failing to realize that her overall attitude has lead many to dislike the school. It seems she fails to realize that her actions has affected the schools morale and feel. Compared to other schools this place is cold and uninviting whereas other schools are warm and inviting. I went to Lake WInward to see if I could transfer my son, I was told many people have tried to transfer out of AHE. That should tell her and her staff something but they continue to show no regard for anyones opinions. The teachers are good and I've heard no complaints and all have had great experiences with them it is more the administrative staff that puts a bad taste in parents mouths.
The Teachers and Vice Principal are Awesome. I agree the principal is disconnected and doesn't know what the students need. She is not very receptive to new ideas. There can be lot many extracurricular activities which the other schools in the area have but are not offered here.
Abbotts Hill gave me the greatest time of my life. I just graduated and it is awesome! The teachers try thier best to help you understand the curriculum and are really nice and student council week was great! You have fun activities all year long and if you are entering 5th grade, you will have a great time in 5th grade week and you will have fun ecspecially on the last day, because you have a blast! This school is safe and encourages learing and education. I loved this school and will totally miss it.
This school is really fun! One week we get to have crazy hair day,twin day and more! There is a certain program where you pick alot. In 5th grade they have slips which are warnings and this also gets you ready for middle school because the pink slips are like detentsion slips. Our teachers are nice and supportive! Our teachers help us alot when we don't get a thing. Our teachers gives us packets that gets us ready for CRCT! Our school has lots of programs too. I really recomand this school for kids!
This school is lots of fun! Our teachers are nice and supportive. We have alot of programs. Our teachers help us alot when we don't get things. Sometimes the teachers have something like a group to help people who dont get anything at all. 5th grade teachers really get you ready for middle school.Our councilors help us alot too. I really recommend this school.
Teachers and admin staff is awesome but the principal is way out there somewhere. The principal seems to be disconnected from students and staff.
I love this school i think you rock you have great teaching methods!
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