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PK-5
Public
Austin, TX
Students enrolled: 842
Before care: No
After care: Yes

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8601 Tallwood Drive
Austin, TX 78759

(512) 414-2369
(512) 346-2169
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May 29, 2014
Hill elemtary is Awesome sauce like my kid's say, I have two 2nd graders now going to 3rd grade Thanks to the Great Teachers. Nice and Welcoming office staff, And let's not forget all the Great Volunteers, And the people behind the scenes maintenance/janitors.. We will miss this Great School. Hope to see everyone soon. Love The Capetillo Family

- submitted by a parent
March 05, 2013
This is a wonderful school that has great attention to its students. The programs are challenging, the community strong, and the atmosphere conducive to great learning. The teachers are excellent in every way. Way to go, Hill!

- submitted by a community member
May 03, 2012
Hill is a great school!! We are so lucky that our child gets to go to the best school in Austin. Although my child is not in special education, the special education teacher often goes out of his way to provide advice to me and to help my child learn. He is amazing!!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2012
Although this is not our home school, we chose to put our son in the Pre-k program there. The teachers are great and the parents are VERY involved. My son has a speech issue (articulation). The speech therapist is amazing. My son s speech improved much in his year there. I would definitely recommend the school!

- submitted by a parent
July 18, 2011
Ok, so I have been reading the past four reviews (sounds like the 'learning disability' review was written by a parent who was demanding too much out of a public school) and I disagree!!!! If a child has severe learning disorders, put them into a special school that helps to work with their problem. You can't expect a public school to fix that problem. The two June reviews written back to back was obviously written by a parent of a child who got in trouble for bad behavior. They are trying to justify it by writing 2 bad reviews back to back. Not to be mean, but check out the literacy on the June 1st review. That's all I'm saying. I moved from Crestview neighborhood to put my child here, and we were so pleased with his writing/reading skills in just a matter of a few months!! We love the Principals!!! The parent-teacher involvement is amazing! If you're a parent trying to send your kid here, and not care about their schooling, go elsewhere! They do NOT tolerate bad behavior/fighting! It's amazing!!!!!! Gullett, Brentwood, Wooten, Lamar, McCallum, Austin High-horrible because of the influx of transfers. Hill does not have alot of transfers. It makes a HUGE difference!

- submitted by a parent
June 02, 2011
I Love this school but... some staff I find like to demote my kid's self respect.

- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2011
this is one of the worst elementaries in every way posible that you can think off.i can not believe that it is rated ''10'' that's a big lie.it shoul be a 1 .we had a lot of bad experiences in this horrible elementary.kids say bad words in front of the teachers,there is no homework,teachers have no work ethic,etc.

- submitted by a parent
March 23, 2011
Hill is good for students in the "norm". I agree with a recently posted review in that Hill does not cater to students who have learning disabilities. Our son has ADHD, as do so many other children, and the staff at Hill was unable to cope with that. Our daughter is at the other end of the spectrum, and is bored with what is being done in the classroom -- the classroom environment is not flexible enough, because of the large class size (25 kids with 1 teacher in Kindergarten!), to be able to challenge students who are doing well. Our discussions with the staff and teachers have always ended up with them telling us that "this is public school, and that they do not have the time and people to accommodate outside the norms". And, the counselor is not helpful nor caring. Again, Hill is great if your child does not require any special educational accommodations. We are moving our children to a smaller private school with a better teacher-to-student ratio and a more personalized learning experience.

- submitted by a parent
March 22, 2011
This school is great if your child DOESN'T have a learning disability like a moderate form of dyslexia, they act like they have never heard of dyslexia & do not have a plan in place to teach a dyslexic child to read! They don't have a diagnostician full time, nor do they have any current dyslexic specialist! Ten to fifteen percent of the US population has dyslexia, and Hill acts like they missed those stats! They (the Hill staff) expect the parent to know what questions to ask & how their child should be taught when the average parent has no experience in this! I can only imagine how many poor kids are falling through the cracks! I have talked with a number of other parents that have LEFT HILL b/c of the lack of resources & interest in helping their dyslexic child!

- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2011
We have been nothing but pleased with all teachers and staff. The principal is very receptive to parents and always seems present at all activities. Our experience has been a good one and we will have another kindergartner starting next year. We are lucky to attend Hill and have many friends that are looking to move into our area, for the school alone!

- submitted by a parent
November 11, 2010
Ok, ok, everyone has there own opinion on a school, and how their child fits into the school's flow. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE this place!!!! Austin only has a handful of great public schools left (Hill, Highland Park, Westlake, Lake Travis, and Leander), and we landed in a great one! My son started the PreK program and already is advanced with writing and reading skills! The school staff is AMAZING, the parent involvement is superb, this school is great. They are very involved with getting children to excel to the highest point possible, and yes (duh!) they want their school to be top rated, which it IS!!!!!!!!! Check out those scores from 2010! They have a zero tolerance policy, which is the best idea ever, we want our schools safe! I love this place, and hope it stays amazing for a long time!

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2010
Very good teachers who seem to care, the principal seems more concerned with social climbing than with the students though.

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2010
Mostly good teachers, a few who don't belong in an elementary school. New principal is annoying, doesn't seem to know what she's doing, after a year still isn't very familiar with the school. Packed classrooms and not a lot of resources. For a public school, a decent school, but we're not as impressed as some of the other reviewers.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
Great teachers and staff- Friendly environment- Involved PTA - Good kids

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 16, 2010
Best teachers, best kids, best all-around school in the area!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 16, 2010
The teachers, the staff, the kids - I love it all!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 16, 2010
Because my grandchildren go to Hill and love it - there is art, music and physical exercise, plus great teachers who love their students!

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 15, 2010
This entire school...from principal to teachers...love these students. They set up special opportunities for them to have social and learning times with the entire community of parents, children, and teachers...always fun times for learning and working together. The school culture supports a student-centered focus; rooms are engaging and fun; conversations are kind and supportive. This is the best example of America's schools...

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 29, 2010
Better than any of the private schools in Austin. This is the best elementary school in the city. From administration to staff to teachers to PTA, this school has it all. We've been at multiple elementary schools, and this one is head and shoulders above them all.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 03, 2009
I love Hill because when I substitute there all of the students are very respectful and great learners. We have fun together and are always mindful of the rules. I love the students, teachers, and office staff. It's a great place to be.

- submitted by a teacher
June 02, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2007
This is beyond the best elemetry school around! We are very happy there the satff is amazing! The teachers are ecellent and the extras are amazing!

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2007
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- submitted by a student
May 26, 2006
we moved to austin a year ago and through research we were so blessed to find this amazing school. hill elementary was a wonderful environment for my daughter to grow and learn. i can offer nothing but praise and admiration in hopes that someone will benefit by choosing this school for their child. it has definitely set the bar high for other schools to meet my expectations. as you can gather, i highly recommend this beautiful school. it's an encouraging, peaceful, and nurturing setting. my kindergartener had a rotation of music art and pe each day. the artistic development was highly encouraged.

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2006
Hill Elementary is a great school. They have very high standards, and the students live up to those standards as a result. The teachers are of great quality.

- submitted by a parent
April 05, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
February 09, 2006
Hill Elementary is an exemplary school with strong PTA/ parent volunteer involvement. The teaching staff is very experienced and cohesive. The school art and music programs are well implemented and complement the academic program very well. The class size is approximately 21 per class which is a little large considering the classroom sizes.

- submitted by a parent
January 09, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2005
We just started this year, but so far so good. My child's teacher has been very helpful in making sure she stays on point and has made wonderful suggestions in improving her work. Awesome music program and Afterschool Enrichment programs!

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2005
Wonderful diverse community....excellent staff and caring parents....very involved PTA...my children loved it here and received a lot of personal attention.

- submitted by a parent
July 12, 2005
Great school! The staff is excellent and friendly. Recommended!

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2005
This school has an excellent music program; the teachers are friendly. The food in the cafeteria appears nutritious however it is not vegetarian friendly. I think it is one of the better public schools.

- submitted by a parent
March 06, 2005
Great music, art and sports programs. Excellent parent involvment. Good quality of teachers who have options to get additional training.

- submitted by a parent
January 13, 2005
Both of our children have attended Hill. It is a fabulous school. It is very family oriented and student focused.

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
March 13, 2004
The climate at Hill is open, warm and friendly. The teachers are very dedicated, knowledgeable, and interested in the individual learner. The general curriculum is above grade level, but tailored to meet the individual student's needs. Everyone, from the office staff, to the custodians, is friendly. 'Village' atmosphere- an oasis in AISD.

- submitted by a parent
December 18, 2003
Hill was a very dissapointing experience for our whole family.My sister and brother both went to this school ten years before and had problems with discrimination.I was told that my child could not read and would have to go special classes so being the skeptic that I am I went to the School to talk to her teacher only to find out they had my child in 'problem' class she was removed from the school and placed in another AISD school were she is in the top of her class and has never had a problem reading or writing!Hill Elm.has only one good thing about it Mrs. Rossi who is always understanding and helpful.

- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2003
I went to Hill 6 years and graduated this May. I learned so much and every day was joy. Over the summer I missed it, it's teachers, and my friends so much. I absolutly loved it. The teachers we're just exceptional never a bad one. Also the majority of my friends moved to Hill from other schools. For some reason kids fit in really quickly at Hill. If you choose this school I'm sure you'll be just as pleased as I was.

- submitted by a former student
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Hill Elementary School
8601 Tallwood Drive, Austin, TX  78759
(512) 414-2369
Last modified Hill Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Hill Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 38 reviews. Top