i used to go their when it was called hilburn drive elementary it wasint bad and wasint great but idk what its like now it doeint seem great to me though
All I can say is WOW. This school has it all: an amazing program, tons of current technology, really passionate and dedicated teachers, very involved administrators and huge PTA involvement. Hilburn is so much a family-like environment and I love having my child attend there. He is absolutely thriving with all that Hilburn has to offer.
What a wonderful place. This is our first year at Hilburn Academy. The Administration is excellent. Our son's second grade teacher is enthusiastic, creative, and caring! The entire staff is wonderful. By the end of the first month of school all staff knew my son's first name. Each morning he is greeted at car pool by his name. The PTA is very involved and committed to enhancing school life. Looking forward to many wonderful years here.
I'm surprised to see no ratings on Hilburn since 2008, so here I go... Our experience at Hilburn has been outstanding-- it is an excellent school. The teachers and staff are upbeat and engaging. Since moving to Hilburn mid-1st grade, my daughter (now ending 2nd grade) has not only improved 1-2 Levels in reading, writing, math AND science, but is actually happy to go to school now. They brought her from well below grade level in reading (Level 1-- don't get me started on the previous school...) up to grade level in 4 months. I find that truly amazing. The school seems to have a knack for understanding each child's individual needs, tailoring their education as such. The Principal and Vice Principal have infectious enthusiasm. It is a pleasant and inviting place when students arrive each morning. There are many enrichment activities sponsored by both the staff and the very active PTA.
As a substitute teacher I see a lot of schools. I get to be a fly on the wall and see what parents and principals won't. Hilburn is, in my opinion, middle-of-the-road. The kids are good, the support staff is very friendly, and they're learning what they should- but I've been to other elementaries that were moving a lot faster than they do. The biggest thing that bothers me is that the teachers are just plain mean to the kids. They shout a lot and they're openly sarcastic. There's a lot of tension between various teachers as well.
Hilburn is a very fine school. I've had four kids attend there and have always received excellent attention from teachers and administrators alike.
The atmosphere of this school is outstanding! Students are valued and encouraged to reach their learning potentials. Excellent leadership and staff which is reflective in the overall moral of all who work and learn there!
I have three children who attend Hilburn Drive. I have been very pleased with the personal time and attention. They really know each child at this school. The acadamic programs are very good. Each child is encouraged to reach his/her full potential. They are involved with Spanish, Art and PE. There is a very active body of involved parents and a very successful PTA.
A superior school, with a caring competent staff. A bright, safe, and cheerful place to learn.
My child is performing well at school here and she loves the school. She looks forward to going each day. The faculty and staff really care about the students. I feel fortunate to be in this district.
Excellent school which focuses on the individual needs of the children.
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