Students enrolled 312
School leader KIM POWELL

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800 Point Vista Drive
Hickory Creek, TX 75065

(940) 321-1144
(940) 321-1116
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5 stars
Based on 21 ratings

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April 17, 2014
This is a amazing school!! My son started In 5th grade. I so wish we would've Made the move sooner!! By far the best school experience we've had!

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2013
The school has a strong emphasis on parental participation in academics, fundraising and social service. The teaching and curriculum quality is mixed, just like most other schools. Homework is rigorous, but not individualized. It's a good school, but parents must be very involved. It also requires keeping up with where your child should be relative to state standards, taking the initiative to be aware of different teaching styles and encouraging/supplementing on your own. If you do, your child will have an excellent school experience here.

- submitted by a community member
August 08, 2012
Vista is amazing. I have a student that is high and a student that is low to average and the school has been a perfect fit for both. The environment is calm and the teachers are creative. To those parents that have issues with state testing you need to home school.

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2012
Having been in a regular public school prior to this one, I don't see much difference. They both "teach to the test", and that disappoints me greatly. Some teachers are good, some mediocre. Again same as in regular public schools.

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2012
I have children at this school and one that has moved on to middle school. It saddens me to read some negative reviews. I've had my issues but they all have been resolved with kindness and dignity over the past years and this year. The PTO is very involved. I agree at times it feels cliquish but it's just getting to know everyone. As far as the nudity, please. I was one of the parents that got the apology letter from a sweet teacher. It was like the 3rd rainy day for recess. My son saw a scholastic movie, by a famous author, and it had a naked baby. We know it won't happen again but to persecute the school and make it sound like rated R and nude people, is a bit extreme. One of the reviewers was let go, if that helps shed some light. My older son is now in public school and faces more issues. I didn't realize that until now, the difference in what they are exposed to is much worse.. As far as academic, environment , and anything else. Go visit the school yourself. Everyone I've met works very hard and has the students best interest. Its not perfect by any means but some parents think its about them and not their children. Remember the true focus, I know I sometimes forget.

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2012
My son is at Vista, and followed his older sister there (she is now at Quest). I have heard about a few problems on the schoolyard, but they were addressed instantly and with great resolve and a single child was removed from the school by the administration for his transgressions. I find the staff loving and caring, so much so that I consider many of them family. Of special note is 2nd grade teacher Ms. Lavelle, who has helped my son immeasurably and gone WAY beyond her job specs to do so. The current principal has been engaging, and met any of my concerns head on, and to my complete satisfaction. The front staff has always been helpful, efficient, and kind in my dealings with them. the curricula is top notch, and I feel my son is at least a year ahead of his local public school peers, and my daughter 2 years, at least. If you want a day care warehouse facility, Vista is not for you. If you want a top notch education for your kids, Vista is spot on. I have no problems with a pregnant teacher who isn't married as I don't feel that it is any of my business as long as she does her job.

- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2012
Up until this school year I would have given this school a 5 star rating. However, with the new principal's lack of concern and experience, the showing of inappropriate movies- that are not curriculum related (showing complete nudity) and the push to limit parent involvement, I have been very disappointed. We were given so many promises when we started at this school about independent learning which turned out to be a bunch of lies. They have no curriculum or lessons to challenge any students that are not "average" if your child is advanced your child will be bored!

- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2012
Vista Hickory Creek is a great school with a dedicated staff and engaged parents. What more could you ask for?

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2011
The school curriculum is top-notch; the teachers are dedicated to excellence and spend quality time with each student - the kids love their teachers; student recognition as well as challenging the student to achieve greater goals are always on the forefront; Andrea is an outstanding Principal and knows every single student by name and, most times, their individual accomplishments as well as their individual opportunities for improvement; the students know most of the parents; the parents volunteer their time and expertise often in many different ways - e.g., helping to raise money for the school, or special events (i.e., Business Days), or helping out with lunch on Fridays

- submitted by a parent
December 14, 2010
You could not ask for a better approach to teaching than what Responsive Ed has created in its Elementary school, Vista Academy. The teachers and staff take the time to know each child personally. They are taught as individuals, allowed to take initiative and to be in a safe environment with adults who truly care about their potential futures. They INVEST in your children, not just teach at them. They reinforce character lessons that we teach our children at home and hold them accountable. Parent involvement is encouraged and welcomed. Staff is second to none.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 19, 2010
Vista has been a wonderful learning experience for my children. They feel welcome there and are eager to go to school each day. Their grades are exceptional and their self esteem has greatly improved. the principal there is a true inspiration to the children. Great school!

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2009
The administration is top notch, very personal, they make it their mission to make the family and student feel important. The curriculum from basic to character studies to work ethics and accountability is beyond reproach. They do not tolerate bullying, which is a problem we had at our son's former school. We love Vista Academy!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2009
A small school with a BIG heart. A heart of love for the students. The staff seem to wholeheartedly care for the students. They work diligently to meet the students where they are, then excel them to the next level and beyond. When you have a child that comes home saying, 'I love my teacher' or 'I can't wait to get to school', then you have to believe all is well with this school. We Lovvvve Vista Academy!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 19, 2009
The teachers and principal truly care about each student. Not just their education, they care about the child. That is very important in a school. On top of that, he's getting a fantastic education!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 19, 2009
Vista is wonderful for our two children. The principal, teachers and staff are excellent and provide a great environment that encourages a love of learning in the students. We are so happy to be there!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 19, 2009
Top notch education, at my child's learning level, great family closeness environment, great staff, my children love it, and don't want to leave, and can't wait to go~yeh!!

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2009
They truly care about our childrens education, and helping them succeed, the parent teacher communication is awesome, the kids are extremely happy to be there. And actualy get upset when they have to miss a day. They are like family, when we walk in the door you just know it's a nuturing learning enviroment and your child is not just a number.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
Vista academy has a wonderful staff.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
Excellent teachers, great staff, great enviorment, good teacher student ratio. Love the school

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
Love, love, love Vista Academy!...Character education, great teachers, fantastic administrators and actively promotes parent involvement. My son will be a better person attending Vista versus our other alternative.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
My daughter came from a public school, very behind in reading and math. She loves Vista, and seems to understand what they are teaching her. They are helping her in her academics!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
Vista Academy offers a great curriculum combined with a caring staff. The small school environment is great for my daughter.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
Vista Academy is a caring, supportive school environment. We have high expectations for our students and our teachers love teaching. I have 4 grandchildren at vista and I teach there. It's a wonderful place to be!

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2009
I have never worked in such an positive and enouraging environment where everyone truly works as a team and truly cares about the students and their success!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 17, 2009
I brag about Vista because they gave me a chance to teach! In that chance I have had opportunities to grow, be encouraged, refined and ultimately supported to make a difference in the lives of children. Here at Vista we do have a great opportunity to have a close knit environment, even on the hardest days, I feel loved. This school is definitely working on building a collaborative working environment that will always promote the students first!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
I love Vista Academy because it is very student centered with small classes and individualized instruction. The learning is hands on with many manipulatives and lab experiments. We have a warm family environment with very dedicated teachers and parent volunteers are always welcomed.

- submitted by a parent
September 04, 2009
Love the school. Love the smaller classroom environment. My daughter has really thrived there after moving from an overcrowded public school. The staff is great and knows everyone by name. It's just a refreshing change. Another positive about the school is that they offer ways to teach to your childs specific learning styles. Can't say enough about it!

- submitted by a parent
July 10, 2009
Our local school district wanted my daughter to pass a fifty question multiple choice test, alone with no parent nearby, to skip from Kindergarten to 1st grade. Vista places kids in grade levels where their skills and maturity match. Vista's teachers and admins have been very attentive to our child's needs and we enjoy watching her rapidly increase her abilities each year...Vista has been great.

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2009
I have to disagree with the poster with the sour-grapes attitude critical of Vista who stated they tell you anything to get enrolled. That's a total lie. This is the best school you will find anywhere. The teachers, staff, principal are all absolutely awesome! It is a very caring, nurturing place for your child. My daughter has been there since Aug. 08 and I wouldn't even consider another school. It's like Cheers 'where every body knows your name'. Parents and students alike get personal attention. You have a problem? The doors are always open for discussion. I've never seen a finer group of people in one place before! Vista is the best school, hands down!!

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2008
This school is a wonderful place to have your children. The staff and teachers are very caring and are there for the kids in a loving, nurturing way. Our childern have excelled in the time spent with this wonderful school. I hope to see the school grow and continue the excellence.

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2008
We love this school, teachers are awesome and staff too. I am very happy what my kids are learning. kids learn discipline too. I would recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2008
What a wonderful place for your child to learn and grow! They provide a very small student/teacher ratio where the children get a lot of one-on-one attention. The staff is incredibly caring and supportive. They are easily accessible and communicate well with parents. I would and have recommended this school to anyone looking for a small, nurturing, loving environment for your child to thrive in.

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2008
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- submitted by a teacher
June 26, 2008
Very interested in doing what is best for the children. Loving and kind and supportive. Has a small staff and missing some extras.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 28, 2008
They tell parents what they want to hear just to get them enrolled. They have no Reading or Math specialist or individualized learning styles as promised. Music class is a guy with a guitar singing songs with the kids. After school is a complete disaster. Their is no structure and the directors are lazy and don't want to have anything to do with the children. Too many family and friends are hired.

- submitted by a parent
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Vista Academy Of Hickory Creek
800 Point Vista Drive, Hickory Creek, TX  75065
(940) 321-1144
Last modified Vista Academy Of Hickory Creek is a Charter school that serves grades PK-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Vista Academy Of Hickory Creek Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 35 reviews. Top