My children have been at Hesse for the past six years. I have found the administration, faculty and staff to be among the best we have experienced. I am thankful that we attend one of the top ranked and most well-run schools in the County. Mr. Butler & the other administrators are fair and work hard to meet the needs of the children and very often meet the wants and requests of parents. With having a school of over 1,000 kids, I know it is impossible for Mr. Butler and his team to meet all requests and wants of the parents, but I know that they work very hard to listen to the requests and do what's best for the children and families they serve. I am thankful for the leadership and instruction my children receive and know that they are being well prepared higher education. Thank you Mr. Butler and the Hesse staff!
Hesse is a terrific school with an awesome faculty/staff. My children have experienced tremendous success since being enrolled. My family is very happy with how the school functions.
Hesse elementary school in savannah ,ga they have great teachers, but the principal is not a very good leader. He shows favoritism he is always talking about being over crowded yet he lets his friends send their children not in the attendance zone all the way from the other side of town to attend. He is only concerned about statistic and test score if your child is average or above you are in luck, if you are below average and Hispanic the first thing he does is send your child off to Windsor forest elementary. This school has an ESOL program for foreign children to learn English. My children know English they were just struggling with reading comprehension, no one ever told me they were doing bad until the situation got so serious my children were failing. I signed them up for tutorial all they needed was some more attention in the reading part but this was enough to send them away. Not to mention the fact that this principal took my child out of the class room to question her regarding where we lived, after he was told where we lived. Also saying why are the children late "it looks bad for the school" he has NO right questioning a child disrupting their learning.
My daughter has attended Hesse for the past 2 years. The teachers we have had have been great, the administration is so so. My daughter is advanced but doesn't like the gifted program because she is pulled from class. Her teacher's have done their best to helo her stay ahead but I'm not sure how much longer it is going to work. If I could afford it she would be in private school.
Hesse Elementary school in Savannah, GA has really great teachers but is lacking in administrative leadership.
My boys attend Hesse, and I have been very happy with the school. The teachers are great - they challenge the students, but they are nurturing, as well. They keep parents informed and are constantly available. The PTA and Booster Club is active and supports the teachers. I would love to see a school-wide Field Day at the end of the year to blow off some steam after the CRCT - that is my only suggestion for improvement!
Hesse is beyond disappointing. The principal is not a leader and most of the the teachers only do the minimum. It was a major mistake sending my children to Hesse.
I absolutely love Hesse School. My kids have been to many schools and Hesse has been the best! My kids have their issues and the teachers and principal are very helpful and caring!
I use to love hesse before my chiildren came home and told me the principal was prejudice. sending all the other kids to barlette for shoes lance not tied. But want do anything to his son for hitting other kids and talking back to teachers while children are trying to learn. Telling parents the school is over crowd but let his friend 3 kids from private school in telling them they are not over crowd. Wow can't wait for my child to move on to high school.
We moved back to Savannah and moved to Hesse district for this school. We heard it had a great reputation. From the start it was a disaster. My child hated school. What a mistake. Need less to say we have change schools. The administration is horrible and unavailable. I wouldn't leave my children in the care of this school. I assume at some point it had a great leader but not now.
Mi hija dejo la escuela de Port Wentworth hace 2 anios pues nos mudamos para el lado Sur de la ciudad. Como madre sola, tuve temos de que mi hija fuera mal vista por ser Hispana y porque su acento no le permitiera seguir desarrollando sus habilidades en el aprendizaje del Ingles. Hoy en dia, despues de 2 anios de estudios en Hesse, sineto que mi nina ha aprendido mucho y sobre todo veo que sus profesoras no soloamente le ensenan Historia, Matematicas, etc tambien le ensenan a liderar y a respetar a los demas. Me siento muy orgullosa de los logros de mi hija como estudiante pero sobre todo , como ser humano.
We love our parents and teachers at Hesse, the problem is the administration. We have been at Hesse for & years and it has been just the last few years that we have been dissatisfied. It would be great it the principal would care about his students, teachers and parents as much as he cares about the numbers on test results.
We have 2 children at Hesse (K & 2nd) and have been extremely pleased with their academic growth over the year. The principal and teachers are excellent. We are content knowing that our decision to take our child out of private school and give the public school a try was a good one!
I have had a terrible time with the newer principal at Hesse. He is not supportive and unconcerned about the children s success. Granted he talks a good game as long as it is his way on his terms. He doesn't return phone calls and seems too busy to deal with parents. For children that have absolutely no issues I am sure Hesse is a great school. If your child is average good luck. As for me and my children (K & 1st) we are going to Private School this year, at least they hear me and want what is best for my child.
My son goes to pre-k at Hesse. We pulled him out of a private school we thought was much too focused on worksheets and less on the overall learning experience. We couldn't be more pleased. Communication from the school is very good both via phone and by notebooks from the classroom. Parents can be as engaged as they want and encouraged to participate. The teachers are experienced and there is a good feeling at this school. My child is very happy
First of all the students in the 'gifted cluster' have been identified for the gifted program, which is a state mandated program with state guidelines. Those students deserve to have their academic needs met. They are 'peer tutors' and often in classes with students who are performing below grade level that is what they are used for. They are often made fun of when they are not with their academic peers making school a miserable place for them to be. Hesse is trying to provide the best learning environment for every child. Unfortunately, with classes allowed to reach over 20, that is very difficult but it is not Hesse's problem. I applaud Hesse for not leaving the gifted or academically high achievers behind as they try to meet the requirements of No Child Left Behind!
Hesse Elementary has an outstanding reading program. It encourages students to read and their reading levels seem to be high for most students. Our daughter is in 1st grade and has a reading level of 3rd grade. The teachers are great to work with and encourage parental involvement. We highly recommend Hesse Elementary.
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.
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