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Students enrolled: 447

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1661 Lindell Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89146

(702) 799-4205
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August 30, 2015
My son likes his teacher he said she is super nice .that's enough for me

- submitted by a community member

August 08, 2015
I was a student at Doris Hancock starting more than 20 years ago.I currently have 2 children attending. We all have participated in many traditional school functions which my children and i greatly enjoy ..BUT what is going on with the teachers not completing the obligation of an entire year? Both my children have had 2 to 3 different teachers in one school year..this is something that confuses me ,in my opinion my children are not getting the best education possible. ..my children are suffering. .. how can a child establish a bond or trust in a teacher if they keep switching all different types of teacher's and routines each teacher has? Some kids start to learn something new with one teacher's styles and then switch teachers who force them to learn another way.. can someone explain the reason for multiple teacher syndromes?

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January 14, 2015
My son has attended Hancock for 3 years. He is the reason why we still live here. He loves the school & I love the teachers. My son has needs that requires a special kind of teacher and I am proud to say; he has had 3 of the best.

- submitted by a parent

November 06, 2014
I must say how disappointed I am in what this school has to offer for the students. My child on daily basis gets thrown into subjects and sent home with a grip of homework. Half the homework he does come home with, is some print out from website with no actual instructions for parents to follow. They continue to pressure the children into thinking that it is there fault that this school is turn around. They cater a lot to the Hispanic students which is not bad at all but they disregard the students who speak English. Its a mad house there. Things are never in order. None of the staff seem to be on the same page when it comes to providing information. For turn around school, they do not offer much assistance as far as tutoring, extra school work assistance.

- submitted by a parent

August 31, 2014
My 8 and 9 year old has been going to this school for awhile now. The education that the student receive at this school is ok. The classes are overcrowded and teachers are not able to handle that amount of stress. Half way through this school year about 3 to 4 teachers quit. what does that tell you? More improvement needs to be done at this school. And why does our kids have to come home with 6 to 8 pages of homework every night? it is ridiculous at times. I hope to see changes soon with this school.

- submitted by a parent

May 14, 2013
This is not a good school. My kids hate going there. I've also had problems with the counselor Ms. Eliott. She plays favorites with some of the students and she is very hateful towards others. She made hateful comments about my child to another parent not knowing that parent and I were friends. She needs to go. I can't believe a counselor would talk about a student to another parent.

- submitted by a parent

May 06, 2012
I am finally pulling my daughter out of Hancock Elementary because it has become so horrible. The principal has cancelled all specials EVEN PE forcing students to go to the computer lab to work on skills. Students sit all day long with no movement, no fun, and utter confusion as to what is expected from them. Teachers have complained that they have no freedom to teach how they want due to the overcontrolling principal. Isn't it illegal to not allow children to have PE??? The principal cut the art program this year. Social studies and science are not taught at all. The students do worksheets all day long. Horrible, horrible school. Yes, kids can pass a test, but they have not learned anything other than test taking skills. Beware.

- submitted by a parent

September 13, 2011
Terrible school.My son is getting transferred (thank God!) to Griffin E.S after 4 years @ Hancock Because is a turnaround school,they made drastically changes that are totally wrong. They make the kids line up way in the back of the school,have. P.e at 2.45 pm wiith 106 degrees .....they are forced to do push ups ,jump rope and run .....and when they are exausted they need to request permission for standing in the "shade". The teachers,office staff and pretty much everyone is new ,and won't respect or addressed any situation .....they just simply don't care. Comunication with teachers is extremely poor. Everyone is so busy controlling time,mentioning every single regulations that they totally forgot what a school should be:.a safe and happy atmospherewhile our kids can learn with a HUMAN touch and caring for the little ones.... Don't take your kids there,you will regret it.

- submitted by a parent

May 07, 2010
This is an incredible school they have a lot of activities for the kids and are so helpful , the teacher is so nice and challenge the kids to improve my daughter is so happy and that's make me happy too.

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April 29, 2009
My son goes to school at Hancock Elementary. I am very impressed with family night activities here. The staff goes out of their way to try to include parents in the school. As for my son's education, the teachers that he has had have used differentiated instruction. (They had to explained to me what that means....) That means they are teaching my son at his level and closely monitor his level to make sure he is learning at his instructional level (not his independent level or frustrational level). They do this for every child in the classroom!!! In fact, his teachers have been very good at explaining what occurs in the classroom and how well my son is progressing. I am very impressed with this school and plan to make sure he stays until 5th grade.

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November 17, 2008
I went to this school for 5 years, and I absolutely loved it. The teachers were great, the classes were interesting and everything about it was awesome. If only this school went up to 12th grade. Even though I have already graduated from high school, I really loved this school.

- submitted by a student
no rating
October 22, 2008
yeah, i went to this school since 4th grade and now in 8th...this school is great because the teachers really help the kids (when i was them) and its fun to be there in my point of views...my point is they should look at the kids view of points on understanding the schools spirit... doris hancock is awsome!

- submitted by a student
no rating
June 26, 2008
My son attended this school for kindergarten and there is no way he or any of my other children will ever attend this school again. The office staff are not helpful, his teacher was not supportive of his ability to read, and there was terrible school to home communication. My phone calls were never returned and newsletters were infrequent and most of the time late. Many times we missed school events because they had already occurred by the time we received any information regarding them or the teacher would tell us the day before and we had scheduling conflicts. It is a poorly managed school with teachers who are more interested in their personal lives than with educating their students. I hope this experience isn't indicative of the public school system here in Las Vegas or we will be looking at private schools.

- submitted by a parent

April 30, 2007
I used to love this school, now I will do anything to get away from it. Not a very healthy environment for children.

- submitted by a parent

August 04, 2004
The teachers at this school really take an interest in children. Learning is the focus. There are many activities where families are invited and after school programs for students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
August 25, 2003
I love this school. It is small, personable and caring. I wished it went to a higher grade level. I had much happiness with this school and it very close to home.

- submitted by a parent
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Doris Hancock Elementary School
1661 Lindell Rd, Las Vegas, NV  89146
(702) 799-4205
Last modified Doris Hancock Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Doris Hancock Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 23 reviews. Top