My children have been attending Serene Hills Elementary for 4 years. We came from another LTISD elementary campus, as well as the district pre-school program, and we have had an excellent experience with all of the teachers and staff at Serene Hills. Their personal attention to each child allows for educational as well as emotional growth. Our new principal is implementing fresh ideas and improving morale, as well as educational excellence. She is very approachable and has been responsive to parent concerns. This new school has grown so quickly, but teachers are adapting to recognize and meet the needs of all students. Our school nurse is amazing and attentive, always going above and beyond to look out for our kids. Our new counselor is one of the most professional and compassionate people I have worked with in the district (she has worked within our district for years, and we are very happy to have her!) The parents at SHE are very involved, and although we were at first disappointed to be re-districted from the "best school" to the "new school", we have been more than satisfied with the level of education and progress that has been made at this young school.
SHE is an amazing school. The teachers are excellent! They differentiate the curriculum to meet the needs of EVERY child in the class. Targeted instruction is their #1 priority. The 1st grade team is exceptional ( we've only been there for 1st grade). I can't imagine a better learning environment for my child. Go SHE! Go Sailors!
Underwhelmed at best with what we experienced here. Agree with past reviewer that teachers are young, inexperienced and for the most part not aligned with best practices in education. There is a lack of knowledge about how to manage children's behavior. Many teachers do not feel supported by administration. The special needs department (my daughter needs speech) is mediocre at best- they are phoning it in. We sold our house and moved into AISD so my children could attend charter/private in the city. 5th grade was a joke. They learned nothing after Christmas except how to test. Don't be fooled by the pretty campus, it's a sinking ship.
Overall not all impressed....If you are looking for a school that truly provides students with a well rounded education through the latest instructional strategies (based on research) and how students learn: data driven instruction, balanced literacy-guided reading, small group differentiation, guided math groups, REAL support for struggling students and support for those that need acceleration-in the classroom and not via a worksheet, SHE is not the one. For the majority, SHE teachers are simply inexperienced/untrained in educational best-practices. We could go on and on. We have children in multiple grades at SHE. If you want to see what real instruction looks like, go visit some classrooms in surrounding schools (including AISD) and please compare. We did, just way too late. Don't let the pretty campus fool you. SHE is not at all what people are making it out to be and I am so sad that we "drank the coolaid". SHE has a long way to go.... We can only hope the new principal makes some major adjustments to her staff and the schools approach to education.
Wonderful school, faculty, and parents. I cried when we moved my son out of state during his Kindergarten year, but I am so happy that we are moving back for his third grade year!
Every teacher has been academically great and truly caring with our children. This school is in a high quality professional neighborhood with lots of involved parents and even grandparents. Most of us look after all the children just like our own. Nearby Lakeway Elementary is equally good.
We love Serene Hill Elementary, because the teachers are very good academically and the staff is very safe, positive and well organized. My granddaughter is happy in this school. ALVARO SEQUERA DUARTE & WIFE
Love the teachers. Academically challenging, safe, positive environment. Well organized.
WE love Serene Hills. Teachers are like family. Even cafeteria workers know the kid names. Good Academics.
Love SHE! Couldn't ask for more, all teachers and staff have exceded expectations!
New school still working out the kinks. Principal nice, but OCD. There is only one male teacher on staff. We have three kids in the school and were only happy with one of the teachers. The music program and art classes were wonderful. There is a lot of room to grow, but over all my kids had a good year.
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