HVE is a school that is committed to excellence. A wonderful environment for learning and top scores. The staff and administration are dedicated to the students, and are amazing.
I have been very happy with my child's educational experience at HVE. He has been blessed to have excellent teachers and assistants both years. His teachers not only address his educational needs, but foster a loving and nurturing atmosphere. He has grown academically and socially while attending. Also, the principal is responsive and involved and makes sure to know her students, teachers and parents. We are very fortunate for our child to attend HVE.
We left this school because although many of the teachers were wonderful, the administration was unwelcoming and unresponsive to concerns.There was a rigid, punitive atmosphere, rather than a collaborative attitude and willingness to hear feedback. When asked why the gym teacher never (not once) took the children outside, the assistant principal said "because it's easier to control the children inside."
This school is a blessing for us and our daughter! The Principal and Teachers are wonderful and my child has done so well her 2nd and 3rd grade years. I feel very welcomed and the office staff greets me with a smile every time I show up. This school is Top Rank! :)
I am so blessed to have my child attend HVE. The principal, teachers and office staff clearly go out of their way to foster and nurture a positive learning environment. Never have my questions and or needs been brushed aside or made trivial. In fact, the follow up to even the basic of inquiries has been simply amazing. This is a true reflection of the principal and staff. Thank you HVE
My son entered kindergarten this year and at first had trouble adjusting. His teachers were so helpful and understanding. He is now excelling in school and loves going. I contribute that soley to his teachers, they have really been fantastic. I only wish they could move up to 1st grade next year and be his teachers again!! We have been so pleased.
This is a very unwelcoming school to parents. They worry more about tile 1 kids and making there overall scores than the average child who wants to learn.
The principal seems oblivious to much of the goings-on in the school. She initially showed interest in helping resolve a situation with a teacher not showing my son with special needs much attention and allowing children to bully him, but did not follow up with it. The situation is worse now. Many of the teachers have a 'it's-my-way-or-the-highway' attitude, as well.
The principal is distant and runs an agenda with her own career very much in mind. The curriculum does very little for the gifted child; they are the ones being left behind. The PTA has allocated funds to areas not sanctioned by the state PTA and involves a dozen or so parents who can't get others involved.
The principal's office is unwelcoming and seem to be bothered by questions or the neccessity to help others. I believe the staff is teaching the students how to take tests instead of the skills needed for success.
Since the new principal took over this school year it seems that Hominy Valley is concerned more about rules and procedures than about educating children. This school is not only unwelcoming to parents (with the exception of fund raising $)but has implemented procedures that make it inconvenient for parents to enter the building and/or be involved in the school. It is a big beautiful facility with some wonderful teachers, but a school should be family-friendly and focused on a love of learning -- and this school not.
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