The best K-5 education in the Savannah area, ranked equal with or even above the private schools available. A true neighborhood school representing a cross-section of the community- from the affluent to the modest of income-with outstanding teachers, administration, counselors. We came from out of state. One of the primary factors in choosing our home was to live in this school's district. We have not been disappointed.
Unfortunately, Hesse has become victim to political correctness. The children who excel or are doing marginally over the average are grouped together in 'Search Clusters' while the rest of the average and below average children are grouped together. There is not peer pressure for these children to improve. The teachers assigned to these classes are just as good as the others but as a result of this grouping, they spend more time disciplining the disruptive students with what little power they have and the well behaved ones are falling through the cracks due to the lack of attention. The principal does not support his staff and therefore the teachers are powerless to do what is necessary to take control of their classrooms. Check out the private schools! Many parents are pulling their children and putting them there. Most teachers at this school have their own children in private school. Ask them.
I currently have 2 children who attend Hesse and we love the school. I have had no problems over the last 4 years at all. The principal is very involved and it shows. My children adore their teachers and look forward to going to school every morning. I am very pleased.
We love this school. Our oldest daughter is currently attending Hesse. She has been there for four and a half years now. We have never had any problems with the principals, staff or students. We would recommend this school to anyone. However, they have been taken off the magnet school program. Which is really sad becaus that program was working so well for us military moms and dads. We were really heart-broken because our younger two children could not attend Hesse. They are at another school, and yes, we can tell the difference.
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