If your child has a learning disability and requires an IEP or 504 Plan, you should consider sending them to another school. Half the time they do not follow the IEP, they just wing it, and then have the gall to blame your child for their failure. If you bring this up to them, they tell you that it is not their problem or that they cannot accommodate every child with a disability. The principal refuses to work with you, especially if you are complaining about a teacher, he would rather insult you and tell you that you and your child are the problem, not them. There is no discipline at all for students who bully other kids, in fact if you complain about it, you are told that there is nothing they can do because it is your child's word against another student. They tout their zero tolerance bullying policy and sweet talk you into thinking they are working on the problem and investigating it, but in reality, they are just trying to placate you so that you shut up and go away. Unless you plan on volunteering at the school five days a week to make sure they are following your child's IEP or 504 Plan and/or have enough money to hire a lawyer, do yourself and your child a favor and send them to another school. This is not the place for you.
The special education teachers in particular are terrible. These are the teachers who are supposed to be the ones who are helping the most vulnerable of all of the students when in reality they treat them like they are nothing but a burden. They are rude and disrespectful to parents and students, and if you dare to question their actions when you suspect something is wrong, you are told it is your fault, or given some excuse about how that part of an IEP does not apply to them or their classroom.
My children and now my grandchildren attended Hanson. The faculty is sincerely interested in helping to teach our children to be the finest adults and citizens they can be. Our children have great pride in Hanson and maintain relationships with the faculty long after attending. Hanson is a blue -ribbon school!
I was not happy at all when my child started Hanson Elem. She was being bullied and there was nothing being done about it at school, Her teacher was not nice at all, and she made no friends at all. After a year at Hanson, my child left to go to Greenville Elementry School, she is getting along with aa lot of students and is now making strait A's. All the teachers are as sweet as can be and the pricable Lee Freeman is the best princable any school could wish for. Although hanson has good test scores, i still belilve it needs some improvment. -Josh-
Hanson is the best school in this area!! They received Blue Ribbon status for the 05/06 school year. The teachers are wonderful and they truly care about your children. My child is now in first grade and is already reading on a third grade level. The teachers and staff work with the children so they can achieve their very best. I truly believe that if it was not for the parent volunteers this school would not be what it is today! I am a parent volunteer and I can see first hand what all our teachers have to do though the day and there is no way they would be able to have time for our kids or to have a life outside school if it was not for the parent volunteers. This school is the best overall in all subjects and that is because of our wonderful teachers.