My daughter was a student at Hickory Ridge Elementary for Kindergarten, First and Second grade. She was also in the gifted program. Her teachers pushed her even though she working above her grade level and in 3rd grade she got perfect scores in math for the TCAP. My husband and I never had any problems and the principal was always friendly and professional.
The school is very good it's just need another principal she has a very nasty attitude and she has her pick with children and she never return your phone calls and she's always talking bad about someone child other then her the school is good..
I am a parent and my child has been going to this school since Kindergarten and now going to 5th grade. The school's atmosphere has changed since the new Principal came she is not friendly at all. Most of the teachers are still there since my daughter started and they are very professional and care about the children and their success so I give the school a four. If more parents got involved to have the teachers' back this would be a good thing.
This administration is disorganized. There are some good teachers but I've tried to contact the principal 3 times unsuccessfully. Cafeteria monitors yell at kids on a mic. Very intimidating even frightening. Kids caught talking too loud are made to dump their lunch in the trash and stand against the wall. Very degrating. I wouldn't yell at my dog the way they talk to those kids.
This has been a wonderful school for my children. There are so many programs available for the children. The staff is always friendley and knowlegable in regards to all activities going on within the school. The sponser of the school supplied all the children with backpacks and school supplies. As a single parent with two children this was a wonderful gift! This was one of the best transitions that we have experinced within the Memphis City School System.