First of all, I don't know where they get eleven students per teacher. It says that on multiple websites and it can't be true. My son is in second grade and they are over twenty and last year was close to twenty. Hope is a nice, clean school with good kids and nice teachers. They lack innovation and excitement. My son is bored most of the time. The communication style is out dated. Many teachers don't use email. If there was another option around I would pull him out and send him somewhere more innovative.
It was such a great pleasure and relief of my son having a teacher being so considerate and loving. She has brought out hidden qualities and has made him more assertive of himself. As a kindergartner, he has truly learned so very much from her in basic skills and social behavior by games, handicraft, etc.