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6701 Indian Trail Fairview Road
Indian Trail, NC 28079

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September 14, 2015
This school was built in the mid-70s. K-3 is open classrooms divided by bookshelves and bulletin boards. Grades 4 and 5 are in a separate, more modern building. Everything is freshly painted throughout, bright, well maintained, and clean. The library is nice, airy and open, as it sits in the middle of the open classroom building. You walk through the library to get to the rest of the school, which is awesome to have students surrounded by books. The cafeteria food is really good with lots of fresh fruit and vegetable options. The parents, teachers and staff are very friendly.

- submitted by a parent

August 03, 2014
I am a former HB student and I have 2 boys who have already been through through HB and one entering 5th and one entering 2nd. I absolutely love all the staff at this school. It has changed in many ways over the years. I have complete trust in all the staff at HB! I know they are going to do everything they can to protect and help my children!

- submitted by a parent

July 11, 2014
Hemby Bridge was built in 1975. The classrooms are divided by bulletin boards, which extend from the floor to the ceiling creating a wall. This concept has been addressed to the school board, but because of budget cuts nothing can be done. There are bookcases due to the amount of reading material that is used to enhance learning. You can rest assure the safety of students and staff is a high priority at Hemby Bridge, as it is in all Union County schools and throughout North Carolina. Every classroom has a smart board. Teachers and students have regular size laptops and access to two computer labs to boost learning. Hemby Bridge does welcome tours. However, like any school an appointment would be preferred due to testing, summer cleaning, and the confidentiality and safety of the students and staff. The cafeteria manager takes a genuine interest in not only preparing the food, but the student s needs due to various allergies and medical conditions. The library is large and there are various levels of books that encompass all genres. The community loves this school and is very proud of the students past and present. Hemby Bridge is a great school!

- submitted by a community member

September 09, 2013
My son transferred and attended the school for 2 years before we moved across the county to another school. His first year in 2nd grade was hard because of a difficult teacher. He finally made it to 3rd grade and had an awesome male teacher. I applaud the school for having such great male role models for young children from 3rd-5th grades. I wish there more in the earlier grades. There is a lot of emphasis on teaching the students information from the EOGs. I understand the need for testing but don't understand why they put so much pressure on the students to pass this test so they can earn a title for the school. After transferring to my son's new school, I noticed a different approach to teaching from most of the teachers and from the administration. I wish Union County Public Schools would rotate their principals so that every teacher and student would be affected by a proficient and thorough principal.

- submitted by a parent

March 12, 2013
We thought Hemby Bridge was a great school because of all the reports that we had read. On paper, it looked like a great school but in reality, it's only a good school that has a lot of room for improvement. It's a shame that my child does not have a Spanish teacher, a computer teacher, or a teacher who will teach them cursive writing. When they enter middle school, they will be behind in not being able to speak the language, know the basics of Microsoft Office, or how to sign their name on a document. We had a child who had a behavioral issue. We asked for help and found nothing but conflict and resistance from the new assistant principal. Most people love the school based on their experience with their child's teacher. We have had great teachers who truly loved their job and we have had duds who had no excitement for the classroom. As a former teacher, I was required to send my parents weekly emails with lesson plans and update my website weekly. My child's teacher only sends an email when she needs classroom supplies and her Moodle site hasn't been updated in months. I wish there was more parent involvement. We had dances, carnivals and fun events our first year.

- submitted by a parent

October 11, 2010
My son loves third grade and loves school for the first time in many years.

- submitted by a parent

February 25, 2010
My granddaughter is an AIG student in Math and Reading. She is also always A or A/B honor roll student. Her sister in Middle school same thing and attended here last year. If a parent gives child help and love, and as grandparents give them, better ed to look forward too, college, better paying jobs, goals in their lives.This is why this school is such an instrumental part of Val's learning. This is an outstanding school. The field trips may not be long, but they are worth every dime.. Thank you for teaching both of our granddaughters so well. They both love their teachers. This is in my opinion, one of the main factors from being a good to a great school!!! for when a child does not like a teacher, the relationship fails. Linda Williams, grandmother

- submitted by a community member

December 24, 2008
I moved to this area just to go to this school. It's a wonderful school and very catering to my childs special needs.

- submitted by a parent
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October 29, 2008
I attended HBES and my two children now attend there. I love the school. My fifth grader is getting well prepared for middle school and my second grader is learning so many new things. The transition of a new school year minus 500 students has been a very sucessful one. I have read all the other reviews and as a parent who is very involved at HB I feel like the problems have been due to an overcrowded school and the inability to meet each individual need. Our new administrators and staff are very positive as well as the students and PTO. It seems like a new school since we are half the size we used to be. The classrooms are from 17 - 24 students, and more than enough staff to meet the needs. The PTO fills in the gaps. I love HBES and my children are thriving there.

- submitted by a parent

October 10, 2007
We moved into the district November '06. We were worried our 8-year old might have a hard time adjusting to a new school. The teachers and administrators at Hemby Bridge took a genuine interest in making his transistion as smooth as possible. The school has grown so much and the staff is doing a great job keeping 1000 kids happy, safe, properly educated and organized. Communications to parents could be improved a little bit. Website could be more informative and updated weekly. Teachers could have site so parents could keep updated on what students are learning and what major events are upcoming, etc.

- submitted by a parent

June 19, 2007
As a child I attened this school and I am happy that my children are attending this school. My oldest son just completed 1st grade and will move on to 2nd with his younger brother in K. If a child is in need of help it is readily availible. The teachers are always pleasent and represnt this school respectfully. My experience with them has been great. They truly care for and about your child. The specials classes of Art,PE,Spanish,and Music are also well. My son loves all of the teachers he has had over the last 2 years and is looking forward to moving on to 2nd grade. The parent involement is extreamly well. This is a school who cares for the child and their family.

- submitted by a parent

May 02, 2007
Our experience with this school has been mostly a negative one. Our son started kindergarten happily,but after the first day came home crying with bad report saying he was 'bad'. This continued to happen,so my husband and I had several conferences with the administration. They are overly critical of young children and not very understanding of a small childs behavior.They were expected to be perfect little robots and not appreciated for their individuality at all. If this continues in first grade,we will be transferring our son to another school. He is a sweet,sensitive five year old boy who needs to be guided not sent to the principles office for every minor infraction (talking or not paying attention). Children should be guided through their school experience,not expected to be perfect,after all, none of us are. Concerned parent.

- submitted by a parent

March 28, 2007
I had two children attend Hemby Bridge over 3 1/2 years. My older daughter was well prepared for middle school. I was very impressed with the level of parent involvement and teacher/administration enthusiasm even though it's an older school. My kids were very happy and successful here.

- submitted by a parent

November 12, 2006
My daughter has been in Hemby Bridge from kindergarten and is currently in 5th grade. My family's experience with the school has been wonderful, with only a couple of exceptions. I feel she has been challenged and is encouraged to reach her full potential. I would recommend to any family!

- submitted by a parent

June 12, 2004
This school has achieved 'School of Excellence' twice in recent years and may possibly do so again this year. One only has to track school performance to be assured of the quality of education this school provides. This could only be achieved by having teachers who are well qualified and go well beyond the expected in their instructional practices. It also speaks to the support provided by the parents and the administrators at the school. For the 'inside scoop,' visit the school and see for yourself what a great situation for learning your child could be a part of.

- submitted by a teacher

May 21, 2004
My experience has been wonderful. My child has been challenged each year to reach his potential, not just what is required. His teachers have found what he is capable of and pushed him to achieve even more. His teachers have always been open to communication. This school always welcomes parents and has excellent parental involvement. I think it's a great school.

- submitted by a parent

April 25, 2004
I cannot convey the awful experiences that I have had at Hemby Bridge during the past five years in a mere fifty words. Using my 4th grader as an example - graduated K unable to read. This has been accepted practice by one particular teacher for many years. Suffered verbal abuse witnessed by another teacher and immediately reported to me by her - principal says that things like that 'don't happen at Hemby Bridge.' Did he just call me a liar? 3rd grade very wasteful. Teacher unable to give me an estimate my son's report card grades one week prior to report card issue. I do not recommend this school. We are leaving!

- submitted by a parent

April 25, 2004
I believe this school violated my son's rights when they 'deferred' my request to assess him for learning disabilities in 11/2002. The reason for deferral was that the referral came too late in the year? They assured me that he would be tested the following year. When the following year started I inquired about his referral and discovered that nothing had been done to even begin testing and my son had fallen between the cracks. So, back to square one. In the meantime, we chose private testing which the school chose to pick apart when it came time to get him the help he needed. If your son or daughter needs any special help they will not get it at this school. After fighting to get help and getting in I discovered that the help provided is poor. The school is not capable of providing help to children w/special needs.

- submitted by a parent
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Hemby Bridge Elementary School
6701 Indian Trail Fairview Road, Indian Trail, NC  28079
(704) 882-1191
Last modified Hemby Bridge Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Hemby Bridge Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 30 reviews. Top