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2051 West McMillan Rd
Meridian, ID 83642

(208) 855-4285
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June 06, 2015
We have 2 children w/8 collective years at Hunter (K-5 K-1). They both tested as gifted this year, but teachers/counselor treated them as problems & didn't identify this nor their challenges. Overcrowded. Focus of school is fundraisers/appearances. Teachers only care about tests, don't enforce homework to be done. Bullying is tolerated. Staff is negative and likes to gossip. Rooms are filled to the brim w/stuff and the environment is overwhelming and stressful. If your children are creative/gifted, this school will do everything to kill their self-esteem. We pulled our son out after this year, he tested in the 99th %ile for math, but his 1st grade teacher didn't challenge him nor suggest that he could be gifted. The teachers would rather the students be medicated rather than challenge them. Our daughter after completing 5th grade truly believes that there is something wrong with herself and we aren't going to let the narrow-minded teachers at Hunter do the same thing to our other child. If you are thinking about pulling your children out of Hunter, I'd suggest checking out the other schools of choice in the area. We found a few better options around this area- schools that have a much better philosophy on educating children. We chose Barbara Morgan STEM Academy because it is a school with the philosophy of teaching children to think for themselves and appreciating individual strengths. This is a concept which seems to be lost on the teachers at Hunter Elementary. Hunter is testing and results based before all else.

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August 24, 2014
My children have been here for 3 years and we have been more than happy with their education. The teachers really care for their students and want them to succeed. That is what makes a difference for them. I would definitely recommend this school to others.

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April 05, 2014
Not a good school. Over crowded, large class size, low expectations of students. We went here, and then pulled our kids. Parents had no clue and didn't care how poorly their kids were performing. Don't care about high achieving kids either. It's been overcrowded and poor reputation since it opened. Very disappointing.

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February 19, 2014
My kids are in their second year at this school and thus far the teachers have been amazing. The downsides? Overcrowding in class rooms with 30 plus kids.

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March 15, 2012
The other 2 star reviewer nailed it on the head. Teachers are hit and miss and there isn't enough communication between the educators and parents. Put quite simply, I am sorry to say I am disappointed and it wasn't what I was expecting for my child. Really wished I would have looked into charter schools more carefully. PTA does a lot of good things, but that is simply not enough.

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August 07, 2011
I think Hunter is a very good school. i have been impressed by the teachers and their willingness to go the second mile. I am pleased with the administration and very pleased with the extracurricular specialist ie: Music, Lunch workers and PE

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June 05, 2011
I have been nothing but pleased with the education my children are receiving at Hunter Elementary. I can't believe the disdain in some people-those poor children who aren't being pushed enough in school are probably being overly pushed at home. My children are excellent students and if they are struggling in a subject, we work on it a little more at home. The way it's supposed to be. But that's just me, a gap-toothed hick product of the Idaho educational system.

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January 06, 2011
Minimum standards met, not much else. Hunter is not a poor school but its about mediocre. Teachers are hit and miss and the general faculty and leadership seem to lack the desire to push students to succeed at higher than the minimum standards, which in Idaho are not very high. Overall we are disappointed with 2nd and 3rd grade at Hunter. One thing is for sure, Great Schools has it right when they rate schools, 9s and 10s are excellent (i.e. Seven Oaks Elem.), 6s are just average like Hunter.

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May 07, 2008
Overall very good...but P.E. on two days a week is awful. No child left behind (Bush Admin.) is responsible for this. We have two kids here, one in first grade and one in third.

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Hunter Elementary School
2051 West McMillan Rd, Meridian, ID  83642
(208) 855-4285
Last modified Hunter Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Hunter Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 9 reviews. Top