Tons of potential. There are a many great teachers, but this place seems to have some underlying issues. There is another new principal this year, but so far she is doing better than the rest. There are plenty of programs, and parent involvment is high. With the right leadership Hometown could be an A school.
I have to say this school has improved greatly in the last 3 years. The office staff is very nice and the quality of teachers being hired has greatly improved. I am impressed how much is being taught at the Kindergarten level. My 3rd grader seems to be enjoying school as well. I like where this school seems to be headed. They seem genuinely concerned about the well fare of the students. It seems much more nuturing and inviting with out sacrificing a quality education.
Hometown elementary is a great school.I moved to hometown the summer before my oldest son started kindergarten.He hardly talked,had many Developmental Disabilities.He was screened right away in the beginning of the year.and as placed in his home school in the right class for him...Hometown also has a great speech teacher she worked really hard with him back then at the end of the year everybody was able to understand him she is great..the ptp class in special ed is great and also the principle can be a bit tough at times but she does do a lot for this school and is doing a great job Thank you
I am very haapy with this school. My son was a kindergarten student last year, and I can not believe how much he has learned. His teachers were so kid friendly and made the experience very pleasant. Our school has a lot of great teachers and parents who really care about the students. The principal on the other hand, very few people like her. She does however run the school with very few incidents. She does not tolerate bad behavior! She does need to loosen up a little. Especially with the parents. She is not an easy person to talk to. Curriculum is awesome! Aside from the principal, the school is a very good place to send your child to learn and achieve!
The school is nicely located. The principal leaves much to be desired. She is bossy and pompous. There are a handfull of teachers that are nice and have the childrens bests at heart but, most of them have a is the side of the principal. The PTA is very involved but never really gets much done because it is nixed by the principal. The school is over crowed and their lunch room/gym. Can not hold all the children at the same time. I would not let my child go there but I have no other choice.
IMHO, This school is very student orientated. My child flourishes there. Since first grade he has been an Honor Roll student. Last Year (third Grade) he left as a High Honors student. The teachers recognize this, they let the students help each other also. I rate this school a 10!
Hometown Elementary is a very good school. The teachers do their best so their students can reach their full potential. I went back about mid-year this year for school and I found the only thing that really changed besides any new teachers were the walls because they just got it remodeled. I'm a senior in high school and I still love to go back and see all of my old teachers and they're all surprised by how tall I've gotten. If anybody is planning to move to the 123 district area, move close to Hometown, it's worth it because everybody is awesomely nice.
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