We moved to Franklin three months ago from the NW Chicago suburbs, both of our sons were in private school in the burbs. I was excited and also a bit nervous when we decided as a family to return to the public sector. I am humbled, honored, and thrilled for our sons, who are in Kindergarten and 4th grade, they've been accepted with arms wide open. And, having come from an experience where the public sector is less than adequate, their private school did not really measure up either, surprisingly enough! Both of our children are behind, though the IEPs' they've both had have been enlightening. The teachers and support staff have gone above and beyond my expectations, and I can truly say that for the first time in seven years (since our eldest attended PK3), I can breathe a little easier knowing that someone (the teachers and staff at HBES) outside of my biological family wants as much for my sons as my husband and I do. The teaching style is different, the area is different, people are kinder, gentler, slower than what we are used to. Should you be moving into the area, give it some time. You will not be disappointed with this school, and with this area.
I have 2 children at Hunters Bend and am very impressed with the quality of their teachers. The missng link at this school was a strong leader, and Mr. Parman has filled that role well.
We have been extremely pleased with Hunters Bend. Very strong academically, great administration, and very active PTO.
Our daughter has been at HBES for 2 years (we moved to this area for the schools). We are very pleased with her progress - at the end of both years she was above grade level. Her teachers have been wonderful and the communication lines between parents and teachers are always open. There is a lot of involvement from the parents. Our experience has been nothing but positive.
We have given this school two years hoping that things would change. We are now sending our child to a private school. Discipline problems in our class were ignored by the administration, and I am very disappointed by my child's lack of progress. She will be have to be in remedial classes to catch up with the rest of her grade in her new school. Hopefully, we have acted quickly enough.
I am an N-3 certifed teacher from New England and have not been thrilled with this school. My daughter does have a great Kindergarten teacher, but I was expecting more of a school with such a high rating.
my daughter was also in the first grade last year. We had no difficulties with her teacher and were very pleased on how well her teacher worked to challenge her since she is very advanced for her age. We specifically moved to this part of Tennessee 3 years ago so that our children could attend this school district.
We are so thrilled that our daughter attends Hunters Bend. The teachers are wonderful, the principal is very involved and the parental involvement is amazing. Hunters Bend is going to be a wonderful experience for our family.
I'm so pleased that my child is a student at Hunters Bend Elementary. We interviewed this school before moving to this area and it hasn't failed our expectations. Our child has excelled in every area with the encouragement from the best teachers in the state!
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