A good school, in general. My children have had mostly good teachers, and parents here are very involved. The current principal (2009-2012) is kind and loving toward all of the children but is unfortunately not a leader. He seems incapable or unwilling to make difficult decisions and has on occasion shown incredibly poor judgment. Example: a certain emotionally disabled child would throw tantrums, and the principal's answer to this was to tell the lunch moms that if there were any issues, they weren't to say anything to the child, but to instead go tell the principal about it. Well, they can't leave all the kids unsupervised just to handle one issue, so the kid in question would get away with anything, including hitting or taking things away from others. Even when the principal was called, there were zero consequences. It was scary for the other kids. (I wish I had room to describe two other examples of his poor judgment.) Furthermore, in my personal dealings with the principal concerning my child, he always rambles on and on pointlessly (adult ADHD?) and I have to continually steer him back to the topic at hand, but even then nothing gets accomplished. It's beyond frustrating.
So far the year is going well. The new principal seems to be on top of things and genuinely interested in the children. Love our kindergarten teacher!
Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.
The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.
To start a new list, click OK. Otherwise click Cancel.
Thank you! You will begin to receive newsletters from us shortly.
Great work! Only one more step. Now we just need you to verify your email address. Please click on the link in the email we just sent you to complete your registration.
Great work! Only one more step. Now we just need you to verify your email address. Please click on the link in the email we just sent you to submit your review.
Please click on the link in the verification email we just sent you to complete your change of email address.
Whoops! It looks like we still need to verify your email. To do so, please click on the link in the email we sent you. Can't find the e-mail? Click the button below and we'll send you a new one.
Thanks for registering. Welcome to GreatSchools, the largest online community committed to improving educational outcomes through parental involvement.
Thanks for verifying your updated email address.
Oops! You haven't verified your email address yet. To do so, please click on the link in the email we sent you. Can't find the email? Click the button below to receive a new one.
Oops! That email verification link has expired. Please click the button below to receive a new one.
Create an account to submit your answers.
Sign in with an existing GreatSchools account or using Facebook:
Your review has been posted to GreatSchools.
Share with friends! Post your opinion of Hamilton Parsons Elem. School on Facebook.
Welcome to GreatSchools!
For principals and school officials, we offer a special Enhanced School Profile (ESP) which allows you to update and add information about your school, as well as respond to reviews. If you are a school official, click Continue to start.
Please note that it can take up to 48 hours for your comment to be posted to our site. While you're here, we'd like to invite you to fill out a survey on your school's programs, activities, and extracurriculars. It only takes a few minutes and will help parents get a full picture of your school.
Get started now! You have successfully registered and can now start updating your Official School Profile. The information you provide is extremely valuable in helping parents and students learn more about your school, so thanks for taking the time!
Thank you for registering as a school leader. We just need to verify your email address. We've sent you an email - please click on the link in that message to get started editing your school's information!
Thanks! We just sent you an email – please click on the link in the email to post your answers.
Get timely updates for Hamilton Parsons Elem. School, including performance data and recently posted user reviews.