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PK-5
Public
Austin, TX
Students enrolled: 778
Before care: No
After care: Yes

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6101 Patton Ranch Road
Austin, TX 78735

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(512) 414-2336
(512) 892-2279
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November 17, 2014
We just started kindergarten at OHE this fall, and it has been a fantastic experience. My daughter comes home everyday talking about school, her teachers, and her friends. She has been academically challenged (her teacher did a great job leveling her so she is learning at the rt level), and is having a great time learning new things and meeting new friends.

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2013
At first I didn't know if I should enroll my child in a private school or public. I am so glad we chose OHE. The teacher's are exceptional, caring, and offer great tips and extra work. The class ratios have been lower than required. Parent involvement is through the roof. There are so many free clubs, extra activities and events because parents volunteer their time and talent. I am proud to be an OHE parent and couldn't be more pleased with the education my child is receiving.

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2013
Our daughter just finished her first year at Oak Hill in the dual language program. We found her teachers to be perceptive, nurturing, and focused on their curriculum. The parent support from the community is excellent, as is turnout as school events like global culture night and the fundraising carnival. We are pleased with our experiences to date.

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2013
My kids love this school. The teachers are great and the parent involvement is one of the largest in the area. We love that kindergarten has it's own building.

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2013
OHE is an excellent school with wonderful and progressive leadership. We are happy that the Dual Language program is in place!

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2013
My daughter is going into 1st grade after having a seamless and great kindergarten year in the dual language program. A lot of thought went into deciding whether to send her to Oak Hill, and I am confident we made the right decision. The school population is diverse and the parent involvement and support is OUTSTANDING. We are lucky to have so many parents volunteering their time for the kids, teachers and community. It is wonderful to always feel welcome in the school. We love it, and my 4 -year old is so excited to be a student there next year since she has been to so many of the community events the school has sponsored!

- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2013
We were thinking of sending our child to a private school, but really, why, when this excellent school is right here under our noses! I cannot think of a better place for our child. The school is safe, with amazing teachers, creative teaching (at least in the lower grades, before testing begins). My child came from a Montessori environment and continues to be challenged and curious at Oak Hill Elementary. Specifically, she is learning and using new vocabulary words every week, she gets to watch chicks incubate and hatch, she is excited about math, she plays in the park-like playground, and is loved by her teachers. What more could you ask for? I am almost scared to see what happens in the older grades when testing starts and ruins the creative process of teaching, but for now, it's great!

- submitted by a parent
March 01, 2013
Very very impressed! My child's daycare was top notch, and she walked into Oak Hill kindergarten reading. On day 3 she was already tested and the teacher stated the goal is to have my child one grade level above her starting point. WoW! she is already there and we are pushing ahead. Go ahead take the private school tours, we were planning to go private, but ask yourself are you impressed with the building or the teaching team? Life lessons of ethics, self-discipline, and tolerance are taught daily at OHE in an enviroment that is fun and exciting. You do not need to write a tuition check to get a great education in Oak Hill! PS: bus service is a wonderful, on time, so you are at work on time.

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2012
My sons love this school. My oldest just started 5th grade and has been at OHE since Kinder. The faculty and administration care about the students. They strive to teach each child at his/her level. At OHE, it is about the student! The parent involvement is phenomenal and the OHE PTA was ranked in the top 6 PTAs in AISD last year. That is amazing. They do amazing things to help all of our students and faculty. Not only are there many opportunities for children during the school hours, the after school programs are great: Lego Robotics, Choir, Volleyball, Gardening Club, Mad Science, Sports and much, much more! Love this school!

- submitted by a parent
December 08, 2011
Wow...after reading reviews from 2004, I want to know when are they going to start handling their communication issues because all those issues that are in the negative reviews are the same issues I have been dealing with also! Some of the teachers I have come across are good but, like others have said, if your child is "normal" or a "cookie cutter" version of a child this school seriously can't do much for them. Most parents look for excellence - not mediocrity. The school, teachers, staff, etc. needs to step up and "soar to excellence", themselves.

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2011
Wonderful school in Southwest Austin - challenging, close knit, diverse and fun. New principal did a fantastic job her first year and we look forward to another EXEMPLARY year at Oak Hill Elementary under her leadership. Student population is now 775. The teachers go above and beyond - holding writing camps that the kids love on Saturday mornings which inspire them. While the school is not new (built 1974) the campus is large, secure and has much to offer. Kindergarten has its own building, garden areas for science curriculum, large playground with shaded track, soccer field, volleyball and basket ball areas. A FANTASTIC library and librarian that does so much more than simple story time and book check out. She arranges amazing book fairs, weekly lessons, summer camp. After school programs continue to amaze: LEGO robotics, choir, garden club, basketball and more. Also Math Pentathlon and Scratch computer club. The parent volunteers and PTA are fabulous. AMD has become an invaluable partner as well as other supporting area businesses. Looking forward to our children assigned to amazing teachers that challenge as well as nurture a love for learning!

- submitted by a parent
June 03, 2011
Oak Hill is not just a wonderful school academically but it is a great place to be a kid. The school's administration works hard to make it a welcoming and nurturing place where kids come first. Teachers are top-knotch and the PTA does an amazing job bringing the whole community together. My daughter loves school as a result!

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2011
My son is finishing Kindergarten. Everything his teacher has been doing is beyond and above my expectation. I am so glad that we chose Oak Hill over private schools. Amazing teacher, staff and PTA!

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2011
excellent school in oak hill area. Education is very good. Teachers are great!! my kids love this school

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2010
The teachers are wonderful - my daughter has been happy here since he was in kindergarten and is in 4th grade now :)

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2010
Both of my sons attended Oak Hill and received a quality education. The best part about the school is how they really try to match the teachers to the childrens' needs. Fabulous teachers and very supportive faculty and staff.

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2010
We have the best teachers!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2010
Both of my children have had wonderful teachers at OHE! The school has fabulous teachers and they do an amazing job of meeting the needs of our diverse population. There is also a fabulous, tight-knit community of families at OHE which makes for an outstanding school atmosphere!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 10, 2010
Oak Hill is the little school that could. We have a diverse population and the most fabulous teachers.

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2010
Last year was our first year at OHE. My son went to private preschool and private kinder at another school. I was very nervous about such a large school and large class. He did fantastic better than ever. The teacher they matched him with really understood him. She "turned the light on" for him. He is reading at a much higher grade level and his writing has come so far thanks to his teacher at OHE. It seems they really care about the kids.

- submitted by a parent
March 05, 2010
I have 3 kids at Oak Hill and my oldest son is in 5th grade and gets great grades, but every Friday is in 'detention' for things like not showing work on homework, or forgetting to put his name on a paper. My son feels he cannot do anything right and feels like he can't please his teacher no matter how hard he tries. I NEVER get any notes or anything in regards to how well my son is doing...even on his report card the teacher can't take the time to praise him, but surely has the time to point out all the 'bad' things my kid does. My son loved school up until he went to Oak Hill. We came from an exemplary school in Round Rock and I am very disapointed in Oak Hill. This school is probably great for the 'cookie cutter kid'.

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2009
My daughter graduated from Oak Hill in 2008 and because the education she got there she is a great student. Mrs Thompson was her second grade teacher and the one that identify and corrected a few things and now we are greatfull to her for all her effort. All the teachers there work hard to help the students but parents need to be more involve if you want your kids to succed.Go Eagles!!!

- submitted by a parent
June 03, 2009
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March 28, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
November 25, 2008
My son is a fourth grader at O.H. He has nothing but wonderful engagement. We have been here since kinder and he is excelling in everything. He is challenged on every level. I have been so impressed with absolutely everything about it from the principal to the counselor to the librarian to the teachers. Way to go Oak Hill!

- submitted by a parent
September 02, 2008
This is an amazing school! Both of my children have learned a lot. My children have had very kind understanding teachers. God Bless you Mrs. Baxter, Mrs. Rogers & Mrs. Ritter.

- submitted by a parent
July 11, 2008
Amazing school! The kids are the focus at the school. The principal's main concern is the student. If each student is getting everything they need, she is happy! I had concerns about my son and each concern was addressed and fixed to my liking. I know that I used too much of Mrs. Whistler's time, but she never made me feel this way. She was unusually helpful. Even though there are some teacher I heard bad things about (as you would anywhere), for the most part the teachers go above and beyond. Great school!

- submitted by a parent
May 30, 2008
The teachers are wonderful but the school is a big let down when it comes to the safety of the students. They have to request parental volunteers to watch the children at lunch and on the playground because they have not allocated funds for this. If you have a child who has special needs of any kind you will not get any help from the school.

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2008
I agree with the opinion's of the parents who believe it's all about the teachers and how they interact with your child. My daughter has been at Oakhill from Kindergarten and currently closing in on the end of her fifth grade year; she has had certain teachers who have identified her uniqueness and helped her achieve higher goals and then there were those who simply chose to let her slide by. I am extremely grateful to those who took the extra step and pushed her to be the student they knew she was capable of being particulary her fourth and fifth grade teachers who have never given up no matter how exasperating she may have been. God bless you Ms. P and Ms Ledbetter!

- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2008
We have been fortunate to have great teachers in our years at the school but this is not the case for everybody. Like everywhere there are great teachers and bad teachers. The playground is great and the library is well managed. However the principal leadership is far from what I was expecting. There is very little communication comes from the principal and there is no innovation at all. Principal seems have open door policy on a personal basis but does not really address any issues that do not benefit the scoring of the school or if your child is above the norm. Extracurricular activities are simply non existent.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 01, 2008
My experience at Oak Hill is that if your kid fits the program, it is a great school. I have read the bad reviews and they all have a similar theme. If your kid does not fit Oak Hill's definition of normal, the school does not do a very good job with them. I don't have any serious issue with my son or the school. However, communication leaves something to be desired. They could do a better job of understanding that all kids are different.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2007
My daughter has been there for two and a half years now. I have never had a worse experience. One bad teacher is understandable, but all three she had have been unenthusiastic and unwilling to provide the proper skills needed to pass to the next grade.

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2007
My child was in Eanes ISD for 1 year (Kinder), but is in Oak Hill Elem now for first grade. It is an excellent school, as rigorous as I hoped, with diversity, high standards, and excellent teachers. The principal Ms. Whistler is omnipresent and approachable. I feel that my child will get an excellent education at this school. Also, it has a great playground (much less congested and chaotic than what she had last year) and enormous library. The leveled library for reading is implemented well.

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2007
My daughter has been at Oak Hill Elementary for only a year, but what a bad experienced it was. I had heard great things about the school and was very disappointed. I also think it depends o the teacher. She got the worst second grade teacher. Actually the worst teacher ever since Pre-K. I am hoping this year will be better. We are keeping our fingers crossed.

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2007
My kids have gone to Oak Hill Elementary since kindergarden. My daughter is now in 8th at Small and my son is in 3rd. Great schools both of them!

- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2007
It's all about the teacher. Had good to great to fabulous teachers for my children. Know others who weren't so lucky. However......... The principle is difficult to work with and needs more education or training about tolerance on issues involving childrens health and more current thinking on issues involving differences in children. I have to agree with the previous writer on k-roundup, the school is not very welcoming. Sorry.

- submitted by a parent
December 13, 2005
We love this school for our children. The teachers are friendly and responsive to parents. My childrens teachers have really gone the extra mile in working with them to become successful. The principals are both approachable and available. The music and art and PE programs are great. There is a good level of parental involvement. We transferred from another school to Oak Hill and are happy that we did so!

- submitted by a teacher
November 07, 2005
Have had multiple communication problems with different areas, including, prinipal, vice principal, school nurse, and teachers.

- submitted by a parent
June 20, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
October 08, 2004
Oak hill elementary - rocks!! parents why send your kids to a private school when they cannot compete with the great well rounded education and social development that our kids are and have recieved at oak hill. Rather than pay the extra money, give some of your time and invest that back into your kids as many/most of the parents do at oak hill elementary and watch you child soar with the eagles!! great place to learn and great place to grow. Don't just judge the facility from the outside. Go meet with the staff and find the diamond inside.

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2004
Unfortunately our son experienced a very stressful and demeaning fourth grade year with very little sensitivity or awareness of our child's needs demonstrated by the staff throughout the school year. We were left feeling no one was listening to our concerns and we never experienced any sincere attempt to understand our child's learning needs. Our child whose learning style is to physically move to integrate information and who is a verbal learner had to sit still and be quiet to be accepted as a 'good' child. Having an advanced degree in education myself, I expressed my understanding of our child's learning style and needs to the staff and found a lack of comprehension and even awareness of child-development needs and individual learning styles. This greatly disturbed us and points to a lack of importance placed on the the needs of the child and the professional sensitivity of the staff.

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2004
I went to Oak Hill for my fourth and fifth grade years. My teachers were both great, and also the accelerated program was a great help, not to be put behind by the other kids. I learned so much while I was there. All the students are very welcoming to any new students, and the atmosphere is very kind.

- submitted by a former student
no rating May 12, 2004
I've heard great things about Oak Hill and have been looking forward to my son attending. But we attended Kinder. round-up and were very disappointed that kids weren't invited into the classrooms, we didn't meet any teachers or the principal, or learn anything about their kinder program or the school. I know of other schools who provided a warm, interactive, kid-friendly welcome for kinder kids. We basically just filled out paperwork and were walked around by parent volunteers who were nice but told my son to not touch anything (even books in library) and not enter classrooms etc. I was very disappointed, but hope to see great things once we get started there.

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2004
We have been part of the Oak Hill family since our son was in Kindergarten. He is now a 4th grader. I cannot say enough positive things about this school. The teachers and staff are awesome. Their professionalism, skill, and caring are unparalleled. An environment of respect for self and others is fostered and expected of students and staff alike at Oak Hill. I have seen one teacher quiet 800 kids in about 10 seconds by raising her hand and saying 'give me five'. Our kids are among the best and the brightest. And last, but not least, parental support at Oak Hill is incredible--just ask, and it shall be done. With a heavy heart, I look forward to our last year at Oak Hill. We have been truly blessed.

- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2004
I have two soon-to-be former Multiage students at Oak Hill. (Multiage is being disbanded at the end of 2003-4 due to TAKS classroom requirements.) While the teachers in that program are terrific, I have also heard consistently good things from non-multiage parents about the program at Oak Hill. Oak Hill is a strong, positive community -- and teachers, parents, staff, and students all work together for its success.

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2003
We transferred to Oak Hill to enroll in the Multi-age program. This progam is wonderful, but we will probably lose it due to the TAKS testing. I am very impressed with the school & think we made a great choice. My 5 yo has completed an oral report and is working on a science project. Her teacher expects great things from the kids and gets it!

- submitted by a parent
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Oak Hill Elementary School
6101 Patton Ranch Road, Austin, TX  78735
(512) 414-2336
Last modified Oak Hill Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Oak Hill Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 47 reviews. Top