My daughter is 4 and studied in Ms. Terrys speech class last year and LOVED it! My son starts Kindergarten there this fall and we are VERY excited. The staff was wonderful and the speech program is top notch!
It is important to not just rely only on the school for your child's success. As a parent it is our job to be actively participating in our child's success. . It is easier to throw everything back on the school then to hold ourselves as parents accountable. As a parent and a previous educator I have seen both sides of the spectrum. There are around 20 plus kids in a class. As much as a teacher would like to, they can't devote all their time to one child because there are 20 other kids needs that are not being met. The reasons test scores are pushed so much is because in some grades students can't go on to the next grade if they haven't met the standard. Parents need to judge their own child's growth and understand that it isn't something that happens over night. It takes time. Before you point the finger at someone else, as a parent it is important to ask what we are doing to help out child be successful. Being an advocate for your child is only part of it. Don't be your child's crutch, let them learn to stand on their two feet. If the grass was truly greener on the other side life would be pure utopia.
This School caters to their best students. Unfortunately if your child has any learning disability this is not the school for them. My son was not given the tools to succeed by this school until I got involved. They don't care about all of their students equally. They definitely know how to keep their task scores up but when it comes to helping any child with dyslexia and other learning disabilities they don't really care. Everything I have learned that is available for my son has at some point been promised and not followed through. They honestly do not care about my child, I am currently looking into other schools because this school has basically set my son up for failure. Also the office staff is rude, not just to me but to other parents I have spoken to. Once you voice a concern about your child they will completely deny your parental rights, and if your child has any type of learning disability be prepared to fight for his/her rights because they are understaffed and will not help your child. Very sad but very true, I have never been more disappointed in a school system in my life.
Both of our children attended Hall and all I can say is WOW, this is an incredible school. Our oldest split time between a private school and Hall and I would say that they better time was spent at Hall, academically and socially.
Very good school Princibal and Teachers are very active in supporting the children My son has learned allot and enjoys going to school. The academics are chalenging but is taught very well and is helping our kids to get ready for middle school.
Walter Hall is an excellent school. If your child is lucky enough to attend Hall they will have the tools to succeed in life.
We have to children at this school and one just finished 5th Grade. All I can say is that if our child had a problem, the staff and teachers were all great help. They all listened and were approachable. The curriculum is excellent and the teachers are excellent.
I feel so lucky that my kids have had the pleasure of attending Hall. It is a great school, both my kids are loving school and are doing wonderfully. My oldest is now at Junior High in all PreAp classes and making As. I owe it all to Halls great group of teachers. They are the best.
Where do i start? My kids have gone to hall since kindergarten,now 3rd & 5th.I was totally supportive of this school until this year.I can't say i hold hall staff totally responsible.The school district's lack of forsight on the growth of the area and new policy changes on homework,among other things,has really got me mad.The kids are the ones that are suffering from the changes.Current parents and any new parent(s)looking at hall should really pay attention.Also,we've had a few situations with altercations towards are kids and friends that we feel have not been handled by the principle and the v/p well at all.This school talks of zero tolerence but doesn't act when needed ! i can't say loud enough 'parents get involved, in what your kids tell you about school and their school classwork !!'
Being that I attended Hall Elem myself (first Sixth Grade class at Hall) and now have had 1 child go through, 1 attending now and 1 that will start next year, I consider Hall an extraodinary school. When searching for our new house we made sure our kids would attend Hall. The best group of faculty and staff. Long live Walter Hall Hawks!
The kindergarten is great!! two of my children have so much interest in reading now and love school. The principal, mrs. Fernandez, is outstanding and a fantastic leader and educator.
My child came from LISD in TX to CCISD and she has lost so much enthusiasm, interest, musical talent, and there is no phonics program and I could go on and on. It is said that CCISD is rated one of the best, but our family does not agree with this statistic.
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