All I can say is, if you ever have any problems or concerns do not waste your time on the Vice Principal. She is very cold and short and will only talk around subjects instead of finding answers. The Principal is great if you can get to her.
My son attended two yrs at Harvest Hills, I also went to the school as a child. His fourth grade was terrible, the teacher called every day it seems like or the principal wanted him to be picked up! The teacher lied on him the first week of school and had other teachers and some of the staff involved in the situation. My son was very upset. The principal later in a the week apologized for it and said she spoke with the teacher. Since that first week it has been down hill. These teachers these acts as if they don't know what to do in a situation. This past school year was horrendous for everyone involved. Also if you see a black woman with a white man please do not stare its rude. I will say that there were about four staff members who really cared for him and want to say thank you!
I have two children attending HHES this year and could not be happier. I love the communication that the staff offers the parents. I have no complaints about the school staff or the curriculum. If you have an issue, the staff is always eager to help find a resolution.
My child started going to Harvest Hills this year and she is in 1st grade. There's a teacher at the door every morning greeting the kids and parents but most every time my daughter and myself come in we have to say good morning first or they don't speak. Some teachers look directly in my face and just turn their head like they don't see us. She have been blamed for doing things she didn't do.Her teacher called her a thief on the slide and a liar. She also labeled my daughter as a bully, so anything she do is always magnified. Great curriculum but the teachers need to learn how to deal with little ones.
Our son just finished pr-k at Harvest Hills. Our son's teachers (1 teacher & 1 teacher' assistant in the class) were horrendous. I've never seen people who outwardly appear to hate children decide to become teachers. Neither ofteacher teachers were warm or affectionate towards the children. Towards the beginning of the school year I watched my son walk into class (we were a few minutes late), and he was looked at and ignored as he stood in the middle of the room unsure of what to do next. The teacher then yelled at the students (who were not being loud or unruly, but rather sitting in their chairs talking and coloring) the way a police officer would yell to order someone to the ground. My biggest complaint is the security of the building. The doors by pre-k have been unlocked and propped open during EVERY visit to the school. I went to pick up my son from school a few weeks ago and the teacher told me, in a very unconcerned tone, that he had not come to school that day - which I knew to be false. After searching the school and asking other students, he was found on the playground. He had been unsupervised on the playground for who knows how long.
I cant say enough great things about this school. The teachers and all staff are amazing!! I now have four kids in this school and i wouldnt have them anywhere else. I saw one of the comments that there was "gang activity" This is NOT TOLDERATED there. No school can help if they have a couple of bad apples, but they do deal with them immediately. No violence is tolerated, any student involved is suspended with out question. I have two sons that are ADD/ADHD and borderline "Bi-Polar", While they do not have "Special" classes that i am aware of, the teachers bend over backwards to help in the aid of their learning and are sensitive to the extra needs, time and patience needed for these students. We love Harvest Hills Elem.