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Vandalia, OH
Students enrolled: 401

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611 Randler Ave
Vandalia, OH 45377

(937) 415-3000
(937) 415-3031
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April 18, 2014
Very unhappy with this school. My step-daughter is falling below average. My son attends Dayton Public Schools, which I use to not be too thrilled with, but after this experience I'm so glad I kept him there!! The teachers fail to communicate to the parents regarding assignments, rules, etc. There is FAR too much homework for a 1st grader. And when we tried to talk to the teacher and principal about all of this they were defensive and pretty rude. Oh, and the teacher wrote a long E-mail about the whole incident and sent it to all the parents in the class (very unprofessional). If you're thinking about sending your child to Helke, don't. Unless you like to do 3 hrs worth of homework a night with your child. Or, you like being confused about your child's education and then being reprimanded for trying to figure it out.

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December 19, 2013
disapointing, This is my childs first year and so far grades are dropping and progress has stopped. when I voiced my concerns the teacher and princable became very defencive, then promised it would improve but so far has continued to decline

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May 10, 2007
I am so pleased with the progress my son has made at Helke! He attended Kindergarten at a Dayton Charter School and did extremely well! He was reading at the level he should have been by the time he got to 1st grade! The school year is almost over and he is now reading at a 2nd grade level! The teachers are great and the parent volunteers really enjoy being there! I could not be happier with this school!

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February 24, 2006
I am really pleased with Helke! Mr. Mecoli is the best pricipal in my opinion. The first time I met the man he was walking down the hall and called a child by name! You could tell that this child was not a trouble maker! I have a daughter that went to Helke through the first half of third grade! Mr. Mecoli new my youngest daughter by name and she is still not even in kindergarten! The school system really emphasises on reading! The children have to read for around 20 min each night! My only complaint is that they even in 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades have tons of home work. My daughter had on average 2-2 1/2 hours of home work a night! Where she goes now she has not near that much.

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December 25, 2003
What a great school...with excellent teachers and quality parent volunteers!

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Helke Elementary School
611 Randler Ave, Vandalia, OH  45377
(937) 415-3000
Last modified Helke Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-4
Helke Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 7 reviews. Top