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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
excellent school in oak hill area. Education is very good. Teachers are great!! my kids love this school
The teachers are wonderful - my daughter has been happy here since he was in kindergarten and is in 4th grade now :)
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.
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!
Oak Hill is the little school that could. We have a diverse population and the most fabulous teachers.
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.
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'.
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!!!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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