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Hopkins, SC
Students enrolled: 577

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517 Horrell Hill Rd
Hopkins, SC 29061

(803) 783-5545
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Amount of homework: Don't know
July 08, 2015
For the most part, my kid did theirs at school. My biggest complaint is that with all the online tool that Richland One has, not one was fully utilized at Horrell Hill. I'm kind of impressed they don't still use stone and chiseled with the level of development they seem to have socially. I'm a single parent. Being involved is tough, this is really my only way of staying in touch effectively, so usually I knew very little.

- submitted by a parent
Develops grit: Strongly disagree
July 08, 2015
It's message is that adults are the end all and be all and kids just don't matter. Whatever you say is probably a lie, so don't bother. A rare gem in this was LeBlanc. I finally got to see some of the deep love of learning rekindled under his direction. He was truly the best teacher in the whole place. I wish he was there to just handle all of them. He treated them like they were wonderful and mattered.

- submitted by a parent
Develops respect: Strongly disagree
July 08, 2015
They would have to be treated as people to understand respect. Cows don't respect the cowboy, they just fear the prod.

- submitted by a parent
Develops empathy: Disagree
July 08, 2015
No. The last year my kid was there the day could be summed up by recess being constantly taken away, kids constantly being told to sit down and shut up. The last conference I had with two of my kid's teachers I realized they suspected my kid had a serious behavioral problem, because they did not interact much with their peers. Most of my kid's peers talked about sex and the opposite sex, much like they did when I was kid. It makes them feel big as much as it makes them look stupid, but hey my kid wasn't interested and just avoided them. Not a bad thing to me. But if you are going to limit any and all interaction like they are automatons, how can you expect any lasting relationships to develop?

- submitted by a parent
Develops honesty: Disagree
July 08, 2015
Between 2014-2015, they put up buzzed lock and card scanning all through the building. I'm sure the PR mantra is "for the safety of the kids." The problem is that most of those locked doors are around the administration. They don't fear FOR the children, they just fear children. Bulletproof glass and prison-like conditions are not something I want my grade schooler to get accustomed to as the norm. Why are our kids deemed so dangerous when they are already doing so much better than the generations before?

- submitted by a parent

November 06, 2014
This school is horrible. The staff are rude. They don't keep you up dated with anything going on with your hlchild. I do not believe my child is getting a good education. I can't put my child in ano there school district because of where I live. I can not stand this school

- submitted by a parent

May 23, 2013
My child attended this school and he was getting in trouble and I wasnt notified by the teacher until months are weeks later after the situation happen, Then he was blame for things thay nobody could prove but would pull him out of class and not the other person I honestly believe that my son was being picked on a target in his class, my son begged me to not send him back to that school and he is only 7 he should love n enjoy also feel comfortable at school...The staff is not thay bad but they are not very concerning to my child needs I would tell all people if you drive ill have my childern go to another school

- submitted by a parent

January 09, 2013
This is good school as a parent just stay involved with the events and be supportive! As a parent i notice other parents dropping and picking children up coming in the wrong directions as a parent we also need to follow the rules! We need to be mindful the school is growing because new homes are on every street but coming together as a community so we can talk with the superintendent about coming up with better parking at the school and the safety for our children. I believe that all schools doors should stay locked.I feel that the principal do care about students and parents my child is A second grader and any concerns we had it was addressed in a timely manner.We are zone for Horrell Hill so we got to do our part to make it work.

- submitted by a parent

January 05, 2012
i agree this school and the staff are horrible! You can't blame the parents nor the children with how grades come out when in reality they aren't learning much in the class room. The staff at this school have bad attitudes i have seen them yelling and pulling at children if these were my children believe me i would be in jail no one has the right to treat children the way these so called teachers do. Also the coach at this school is like 400 pounds are you serious if your going to be a PE teacher shouldn't it require you to be fit???? So confused why my children went to this school they started private school after the break i refused to let them go to a place like this again..mother of a 2ndand 3rd grader

- submitted by a parent

September 11, 2011
My son's 2nd grade teacher some training in etiquette as far dealing with a parent is concern on an Open House.I was embarrassed in front of other parents. I hope I'm not the one to let loose. You just do that to any parent like that.

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June 24, 2011
I went to this school for k-5 I HATED IT!!!!my sister didn't learn about the civil war until we changed schools and one kid named Jamal Walker had it out for me. Also i didn't learn how to divide until 5th grade. The lunches were very bad, an example would be a got an undercooked hot dog from the lunch ladies and they didn't even care until i came back to get a new one. All in all it was a horrible school. The kids have no respect for the teachers in some classes. The only place the was peaceful was the library

- submitted by a community member

May 03, 2011
How low can you go? That may be a fun song and dance to many out there, but it is an awful realization to those who must deal with the monotonous lies from this school. The bottom has no end here. My child has been in and out of in-school suspension and not once have I or any member of my family been called. We found out from our neighbor. How can we resolve something that we do not know exists?

- submitted by a parent

May 03, 2011
This school is run like a farm. They do everything donkey backwards and those are the results they get. I drove by during recess time to check on my child and the whole playground was filled with fighting kids and some rolling down a hill. I wanted to scream "who came to learn today?'. It looked like a prison compound during lunchtime.

- submitted by a parent

July 23, 2010
Principal, Vice-Principal, and most teachers do not listen to the children or parent's concerns. The teachers are dealing with crude and unruly children on a daily basis and have little tolerance for even a honest question from a student. It is sad that my oldest son comes home frustrated because "it is impossible to learn in that place". For the most part, parents are not involved with their children's education in this school. It is evident that the apple did not fall far from the tree when meeting the parents of these unruly children. I have lost all faith and confidence in the public school system and will be home schooling my children until I can find them a school where they can actualy learn.

- submitted by a parent

March 25, 2010
Horrell Hill has been a major disappointment to my child the last two years. The principal does not get back to parents in a timely manner, my child talks about fights daily. Ehen I talked to his teacher she seemed timid about voicing concerns as if a backlash would ensue. Needless to say, this will be my child's last year at Horrell Hill Elementary!!

- submitted by a parent

March 13, 2010
This school has definitely gone downhill. My child comes home everyday and tell how the teachers are disrespected, cursed, or touched by students. Race is not the issue. All races here seem to come here as a last ditch effort to stay in school. When I tried to encourage a teacher, she was afraid to say anything. It's obvious that they are not supported. My son says that when the students go to the office, they come right back and learning is over for the day. He also says that the students are very comical towards administration. There is no respect. I watched 2 years ago as 11 new teachers came in. I was glad my daughter was going to middle school. 11 teachers leave in these trying times? Something is most definitely wrong. Everything at the school is last minute. Confusion. No leadership. Period.

- submitted by a parent

March 12, 2010
In one word, this school is AWFUL! There is no communication from the faculty and staff to the parents. There is NO organization whatsoever. There is also a MAJOR bullying issue that is not being addressed. I am relieved that my children no longer go there even if it does increase my rent, it is money well spent!

- submitted by a parent

March 12, 2010
This school needs to really improve the communication between the teacher, administration, and parents. How can a parent talk to administration and they don't even know what has been occurring.

- submitted by a parent

November 10, 2009
This school needs to really look at their teachers because it takes a special person to teach and handle young children. If the teachers can't handle the small stuff then how do they expect to handle the bigger problems.

- submitted by a parent

November 08, 2009
I went here K5-5, and my children now attend. Lets just say since Ms. Satterwhite becaame principle 24 years ago this school has went downhill. There is now a big race, and bullying issue at this school.

- submitted by a parent

August 11, 2009
My son has had a great experience at Horrell Hill. His teachers were knowledgeable and creative and he loved all of his classes K-5th. My questions and concerns were addressed in a timely manner. The school administration was quite accessible and friendly. His test scores have been at the highest level and his social development has been equally as strong. He participated in many school related activities including the science club, student council, and drama. No school is perfect but I would not trade his elementary school experience at Horrell Hill for anything.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
May 24, 2008
This school needs to help support the teachers in their endeavor to teach by following through on discipline. The students seem to be out-of-control. Students who do behave accordingly are missing out on their education.

- submitted by a parent

July 28, 2007
This school needs to beef up the expectations of their students. Students need to have more homework and classroom workbooks, and work that expects high expectations. Gifted programs need to be online with other high quality schools in the district. They are not very challenging.

- submitted by a teacher

July 23, 2007
This school is spectacular and hard-working staff and fellow students because of the loving principal Ms.Satterwhite.And keep up the excellent work. Verdell Nixon

- submitted by a parent

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Horrell Hill Elementary School
517 Horrell Hill Rd, Hopkins, SC  29061
(803) 783-5545
Last modified Horrell Hill Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Horrell Hill Elementary School Rating: 2 out of 5 based on 27 reviews. Top