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Hodges Elementary School1
Posted August 21, 2014
- a parent
YES MESQUITE ISD PRIDES IN PLACING KIDS IN SPECIAL ED! WHEN THEIR ARE NO RESOURCES TO OFFER THIS IS WHERE THE NIGHTMARE BEGAN FOR MY KID NOW WERE IN A DIFFERENT SCHOOL DISTRICT AND THEIR OFFERING SO MANY RESOURCES ACADEMICS WERE EXTREMELY BELOW AVERAGE MISD PRIDES ON FAILURE !
I had problem after problem, meetings with teachers, principle, etc. Trying to solve the issues my child was having there, to no avail! I was determined to sell our home and get them into another district! My youngest that I had so many problems attending Hodges when asking her what is going on and why all the behavior problems she continuously told me that they were very mean to her and the teachers taught the same thing over and over and had already new the material that is why she would talk, ..etc to occupy their time while in class, like I said I tried to tell them over and over with no avail, the last conflict is when they requested me to have her tested for special education! This is actually when the transfer took place out of HODGES!! Now with her attending a new district we have not had any problems with behavior and she was state tested and she scored so high on the state test she doubled the average child on the charts, to add she also won the spelling bee this year for entire grade level plus last year in the 3rd she was reading on a 7th grade school level......HODGES WANTED HER TESTED FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION...THIS IS HODGES AND I WAS SURPRISED THE GOT A 5 OUT OF 10...
Our family is now entering into the third generation at Ed Hodges. It has wonderful teachers, principal and staff that care about their students. Recent remodeling has made it an even better learning facility. Have one gifted child and one with dyslexia, they both receive all the tools they need to succeed.
As a student of this school myself, I have the best memories. My children also attended, as well as currently my granddaughter. The teachers do there job & they make sure you have a great learning experience at the same time.
This is a good school. A lot of the teachers are very involve with the subjects/students that the teach. I feel the Teachers/Principals are there for the love of their job and the students they instruct on a daily basis.
I have had 3 students at Hodges. It is a wonderful school for all children. I have a Gifted child and 1 that struggles. They have both been treated with the respect and challanged on thier own level to reach the next level. Awesome leadership and wonderful staff. Very friendly and easy to comunicate with.