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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
Have had multiple communication problems with different areas, including, prinipal, vice principal, school nurse, and teachers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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