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K-6
Public district
Hillsboro, OR
Students enrolled: 532
 

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4950 SE Davis Rd
Hillsboro, OR 97123

(503) 844-1610
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November 02, 2014
My children have attended this school for the past 3 years. The staff is amazing and genuinely care about the students. I have loved all their teachers and the attention they give to helping our children succeed. Schooling isn't just up to the teachers and parents need to be involved as well, I love how this is encouraged at this school. The principal is a great asset. And is always around helping and overseeing things. He is a great reputation with all the kids. We also love the diversity of backgrounds at this school. A vital thing for all children to learn is how to interact with people of a different background and Witch Hazel affords that opportunity. We love Witch Hazel and cannot understand why it has gotten bad reviews.

- submitted by a parent

April 25, 2014
My kids have been attending this school for the past 5 years. We have loved every teacher our kids have gotten. The school is very diverse and the dual language program has been great for my kindergartener. The principal cares about all the students and tries hard to get to know all of them. Every month they have assemblies were they recognize good character traits and give classroom awards such as the golden book, golden whistle, and golden broom. One challenge of this school is the lack of parental involvement. Many parents step up and help out, and I always feel appreciated when I'm there to volunteer. But sadly many parents do not help. The PTA, Watch DOGS and the principal work hard to get more parents involved.

- submitted by a parent

November 04, 2013
Not a good school. Administration is really lacking, and if you're child is having difficulty forget about getting anywhere. Emails and calls to teachers go unanswered, office visits are useless as the principal is always unavailable or unresponsive, and no one knows anyone's schedules. Communication about a child's behavior which can easily be worked on at home is not communicated to the parents. What's the point of a red, orange, yellow or green card if the parent is not notified? I will revisit this review in the near future if things change.

- submitted by a community member

July 10, 2013
After two years of attending this school I have unfortunately decided to move all of my children out of not only this school, but the school district. My first issue is that they were all in high reading, math, etc., yet my 6th grader can't spell words like "church, automobile, scissors, and many more words that an almost 13 year old child should know how to spell. She struggles in math and doesn't know her multiplication tables, and her writing skills are pretty weak. I kept in contact with her teacher but it's hard to follow what they are learning because very little of their work is sent home. This has been an ongoing battle. This summer is being spent homeschooling and working with tutors to get them caught up so they can attend their new school in the fall and be successful. My other issue is the bullying problem and lack of attention being spent on this issue. I can't go into great detail of what the circumstances were, but I can say it was handled poorly by both the school and the school district. Great teachers but poor administration and weak leadership. I feel like this school's priorities are not where they should be and unfortunately the students are the ones who pay.

- submitted by a parent

August 06, 2012
After years of trying and hoping we finally transfered our child out of Witch Hazel. While we have had a good teacher we have also had ones where burn out seemed to be a factor in them giving their all.

- submitted by a parent

April 10, 2012
This is a great school. Quite a few teachers truly care about their students. They try to give as much one on one attention to their students. The principal has amazing relationships with his students, when they do great he gives them prizes and it encourages the students to do better. The programs that the school offer are great! The communication between staff and parents is amazing they also have great help for bi lingual parents English/ Spanish. All the events that the teachers put together to involve parents would be great if more parents would participate. The staff put together movie night, spirit assembly's, sporting events, and a Christmas meet with santa clause. I think Witch Hazel has everything put together well. I love this school and the staff. I am a parent who requested to volunteer at Witch hazel elementary before applying my child and they immediately said yes. I look forward to my child attending Witch Hazel Elementary.

- submitted by a parent

October 10, 2011
This school could have great potential and I hope they can pull it together. I find they don't challenge their students enough. All of their programs lack support by teachers. My child loves to learn but is not challenged enough to make it worth going there.

- submitted by a parent

April 05, 2011
After many years of trying to work with this school, we finally had to transfer our children out and into better programs. Although there are a few fantastic teachers, the lack of principal leadership and genuine care and concern for all students does not make it worthwhile. Infact, the education and safety of the students declined more each year. I truly hope this little school can pull itself together, it is sad to see it do so poorly.

- submitted by a parent

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Witch Hazel Elementary School
4950 SE Davis Rd, Hillsboro, OR  97123
(503) 844-1610
Last modified Witch Hazel Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Witch Hazel Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 11 reviews. Top