We have had a wonderful experience at Hazelwood Elementary. We had children in K, 1st, 3rd, and 4th during our time here. There are some amazing teachers, and the PE department is outstanding. The teachers are excited about their subject matter, and spend a lot of personal time and resources to offer additional activities such as after school clubs and computer programs to enhance the learning experience. We noted very little change when a new principal took over mid-year, and the office staff and administrators are attentive and polite.
I hate this school. My daughter was in this school for half a year before i pulled her out to do homeschooling it was so bad. She was being made fun of for her glasses along with other things. When i talk with the teacher and principal no one cared or did anything. My daughter went from an A student to a C student it was getting so bad.
The new principal makes such a huge difference. He is very focused on education and keeping everybody in sync.
This school, like all has its challenges. But, there is now a new principal. My children have had some WONDERFUL teachers and some that aren't so great. I think that you find this anywhere. I would agree that under the old principal parent involvement wasn't welcomed much, but it seems to be better now. I hope that this is the case next year. I encourage all parents to be as involved as possible. You should be welcome in the school and don't take "No" for an answer. The more you are there and the more you say, the more that you will be accepted in the school.
My daughter is a middle of the year transfer. They did not get outside time all winter. The teacher sends home a coded conduct folder 1- interrupting class 2 not following directions 3 not keeping hands to self. Etc etc. no feed back other then that is given, have to harass the teacher into telling me what is going on, half the time she has actually had to ask the children in her class what my child did that got her in trouble in the first place or will mark down conduct off the world of a child she didn't actually see it. She sends home homework that has no bearing on what they are covering in school that week. It's awful!!!
The staff is awful. My kids have had a very horrible experience with this school. The teachers are mean and disrespectful to parents who are involved.
I agree with every bad review given to this school. If you are an involved parent, BEWARE. They do not like parental involvment. They indeed treat the kids more like they are in the army than a school. There is no understanding or kindness. The punishments are extremely harsh even for the youngest kids. They often don't even investigate the situation before they issue a punishment. The administrations is ruthless and apathetic. The kids have absolutely no freedom or individuality. They expect perfection from these poor children. AVOID this school if you can help it.
My daughter went to this school it was a nice school but the teachers are the most awful teachers i have ever seen they promote favortism and bulling . One teacher inpaticular was the worst she help the student who didnt need help but egnored the ones who needed help.She was the most horrible teacher my daughter still has promblem with adults beening scared of them . Even though we have move because of army , and she makes all a,s and bs and has top scores on the crt test.I am thankfull we moved away form the teachers there. before they did any more damage
Great School! My son was at Hazelwood from K- the beginning of 3rd grade and we loved it. We moved due to a duty station change in the Army. I would highly recommend this school. Great teachers and the principal Ms. Sanford is wonderful!
I have to agree with the last couple of reviews. Where did all of the teachers go that have been at Hazelwood for years??? It amazes me that so many have bailed out on the sinking ship. I think the captain and 1st mate have something to do with it.
I am not very pleased with this school, my son was enrolled here and we had relocated from another state. So you know every state and school does things differently. Yeah hazelwood doesn't understand that , they don't take the time to help the kids. I am not happy with this school, thank god I moved out of there school district.. I do not recommend this school to anyone
This is not a good school in my eyes. The kids get treated like they are in the army. They should take an example on the school system in europe and also let the kids be kids sometimes! Would not recommend!!!
This school is a wonderful school! Great teachers! My daughter is getting a wonderful education! The teachers and staff are awesome!
I was wanting to know about this school, I am relocating there in a few weeks..due to the military can anyone help with schools..
Truly outstanding school. We have a daughter and son who attended North East Elementary two years ago and both transferred to Hazelwood last year, and both couldn't be happier, and neither could we. Less crowed, smaller class sizes, newer facilities, devoted teachers involved parents, and a principal and administrative staff that are professional, accessible and responsive. The special programs, art club, and especially Mr Hadley's music department are incredible. Hazelwood is a great school with terrific students, parents, teachers and staff; we would recommend it to anyone.
My son has attended Hazelwood for the past 4 years and we have been very pleased with his academic and social growth and development during that time. The principal and staff are very professional and set high expectations for their students. Children learn from their environment and they set a great example for their students. The music department run by Mr. Hadley is fantastic! Their support of military families is outstanding. The very active PTO is another asset to the school providing great special programs and teacher/student support.
This is my daughter's third year at Hazelwood and my son's first year. The teachers are wonderful, the principal is very loving towards the children and parents! I'm love this school so much that when we were considering moving this summer I wouldn't look at any houses that were not in the Hazelwood area! I want my children to go to a school where I know they are cared for and where they are safe and most of all they have a great education! I had to pick a child up from another school and they way they did pickups were very unsafe! Hazelwood cares about the safety of your child!
My third child is now going through Hazelwood. Not only has the school and its atmosphere been a kind, caring and nurturing one, my children (one still @ Hazelwood, 1 in middle school and 1 in high school) have all academically exceeded and matured developmentally. The teachers are wonderful and I truly recommend this elementary school. We have been a part of the Hazelwood team now for 11 years and I have never had a problem or concern with anything or anyone there.
worst school my son has been in he was part of the rezoning, and since day 1 I have had nothing but trouble from the school.
My child has attended Hazelwood for 6 months now and so far it's been just ok. I have to constantly fight with the teachers to recognize my daughter's disabilities. Each child deserves 100% from their teacher no matter how well they are able to learn.
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