Hedrick is one of the more- established schools in the district. The teachers are experienced and have the kids best interest at heart. At first glance, because of an older building and majority-minority student population, one might hesitate -- but I have loved every minute my kids have gone there. A new principal has added a freshness and can-do atmosphere that really shows. I have many friends whose kids go the the "good" schools in the areas and many complain of many problems, disinterested teachers, over zealous PTAs, constant fundraising, etc. I only give four stars because a newer building would make it a five-star school. I still have eight years at the school and I am looking forward to each one.
My kids have been at Hedrick since kindergarten (they are in 4th grade now). The teachers and staff are some of the most caring in the district. My kids consistently score well on standardized tests, so I know they are learning at the same level as students at any other school. They have loved their teachers every year and are always sad when they have to say goodbye at the end of the school year. Hedrick is a great school and I would recommend it to anyone!
My children attended Forest Vista Elementary before Hedrick. We are extremely pleased with Hedrick, its teachers, staff, and principal. It's a wonderful school with some of the most caring teachers available.