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K-5
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Trenton, MI
Students enrolled: 532
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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3201 Marian Drive
Trenton, MI 48183

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(734) 692-4563
(734) 692-6355
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December 10, 2014
I love Hedke.. My oldest child had went there from 1st grade to 5th grade with the exception of moving while.he was in 3rd, the school my children attend that year, they were bullied.. We moved back to Trenton, my children wre very excited going back to Hedke.. My 2 daughters have been at Hedke from k-5 With the exception of my youngest being in 4th this year.. My children love everyone on the staff.. We always have had positive experiences with alll of the staff.. Mr.Porecca and all of the teachers have always helped resolve any issue we've brought up to them.. I highly respect the Mr.Porecca, all the teachers, and all the staff at hedke.. Thank You Hedke Staff for everything you have ever done for my family...

- submitted by a parent
January 17, 2014
I would also have to say that this school is good academically. However, we have had more negative occurrences with the staff rather than positive. Proper policies and procedures to any situation are non existent. I would also agree that their is not enough adult supervision and kids become subject to being bullied. I was shocked considering they are suppose to have a zero tolerance for bullying. After making it known to my child's teacher and principal that my child was being bullied, no action was taken. Very disappointing.

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2013
Hedke is a pretty awesome school.I have a third grader and a kindergartner going there.The kindergarten teacher Mrs Pilgrim is the BEST! Mr Porecca is very helpful and genuinely cares about the kids.My daughter was having some issues in kindergarten and they let her call home to calm her which I thought was really nice.I also however did have some issues with bullying by a specific student but after a while was semi resolved.I guess there's only so much the staff can do though.It takes help from home too.So overall a wonderful school.

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2013
This school is pretty good academically but there isn't enough adult supervision and kids end up being bullied. There aren't bus aids so the kids are loud on the bus and teasing does occur. Even further when these things are brought up to the principal he doesn't show much concern and doesn't have a proper and effective system set up to problem solve conflicts among the students. They are left with a ...............lot of room to resolve conflicts however they see fit which leads to bullying and violence. I would not recomend

- submitted by a community member
January 26, 2010
I can't say enough about the caring staff at this school. The principal is the best I have ever encountered. Rain, shine, or snow that man stands outside the front door every morning and afternoon to make sure all students get where they are going and are not left without an adult. The staff and teachers at each grade level are highly focused and caring of all situations. My entire family attended parochial schools and I had not been involved with public schools. This particular school should be modeled everywhere !!!!

- submitted by a parent
October 26, 2009
I definitely love the school from the principal, to all of my son's teachers, the office staff, volunteers and everyone who makes this such a great place. My 4th grader has been here since K and just loves school thanks to everyone there. People who work with our children should be those who are dedicated and actually want to teach or work with kids. I've had a few bad teachers in my past and know what a difference these teachers can make!

- submitted by a parent
March 16, 2009
I think Mr. Porreca is an excellent Principal and the staff is professional! My son loves this school and it has been a positive experience since he started there in Kindergarten.. Keep up the good work!!

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September 17, 2008
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no rating December 13, 2007
My daughter currently attends Hedke and she truly enjoys going everyday. I have had an opportunity to assist in the classroom and the teacher/student interaction is wonderful. All of the staff that I have encountered are great - I am very happy wiht this school and would recommend it to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2007
Best school in Trenton. I went to Hedke K-6th grade and now my children are attending. The entire staff is extremely nice and a well knit group.

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2007
I think Hedke is the best school in Trenton. All of my kids have loved this school and the ones that are in it love it!! We bought a house in the Hedke area specifically so they could attend Hedke!! From the Teachers to the Principal to the Staff that help out..........you cant put in to words how awesome they really are! They really care about each and every child there!

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 19, 2007
This school is an ok school ihave had many complaints from my children.i wold only give this school a score of 4 through 10.

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2006
I have the opportunity to be in all of the elementary schools in Trenton. However, I must say that in every aspect, Hedke 'has the edge'! There is a different spirit about the school. I truly enjoy watching the children and the teachers interacting. They seem to enjoy each other and respect each other at the same time. I am very troubled that the bond didn't pass. I believe that too many people in this city choose not to deal with reality! That is a very unfortunate thing for all of our children at this time. I only can pray that things will change, and very soon. These kids are our future! Let's wake up Trenton! We need to take a stand.

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April 03, 2005
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Richard C. Hedke Elem. School
3201 Marian Drive, Trenton, MI  48183
(734) 692-4563
Last modified Richard C. Hedke Elem. School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Richard C. Hedke Elem. School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 14 reviews. Top