We moved to this district a couple of years ago and have been very happy with the new leadership/principal. Except for a couple of instructors that should not be in the teaching field - we would think this is the greatest school in Texas. Both the PE and Art teachers are not very good 'kid' people and my son dreads going to either classes now...
Our famiy moved to Lucas last year when my son was beginning first grade and we are now in our second year at Hart. We have been very pleased with his classroom teachers. They have had good instructional skills and my child has really liked them stating they were "very kind". I do have a concern with the specials teachers for art, P.E. and music. At my son's previous school, he enjoyed these classes but now tells me he does not like them or that the teachers are not friendly. I've heard this from other parents as well which is sad since these are the subjects that should complement the core curriculum and be FUN. We are pleased with the Spanish teacher who projects a positive, warm attitude towards parents and teachers.
The teachers are very good, but what makes this school stand out is the parent Involvement.
We moved to the district 3 years ago and realized in very short order knew that we were in the right place. Our son did not get involved in the past but since moving to the lovejoy community, he has flourished. What is unique is the combination of access to the administration, teachers, and other parents combined with smaller communities means you can raise a well-rounded student - both inside and outside of the classroom. Something that is hard to do with a large district or too small a district or too large a city or too small a city supporting the district. The Lovejoy ISD has a rich heritage in both the partnership with Allen ISD in the years leading up to the secondary program and in the partnership the district enjoys with its parents, civic leaders, and community support organizations today. Unique is the way I put it.
I cannot speak highly enough about Hart Elementary. We moved to LISD from nearby Allen ISD and the smaller school environment has been a blessing for us. The teachers and administrators at Hart have been wonderful. Both of my boys have very different learning styles, yet each of them have excelled in the very supportive learning environment we have experienced over the past several years at Hart.
Both of my children attended this school. The teachers are great and my youngest was diagnosed as ADHD. They have always cooperated with us and worked with us in a helpful manner to accommodate our child s needs and learning difference. Several of his teachers have followed his struggles and progress and our child is now on the Honor Role and thriving in High School.
My brother attends this school. And I am hoping my daughters will too. My brother is serverly mentally retarded after brain surgery. If not for Hart, I don't think he would be able to read, not even 4 letter words! They helped us keep him educated every step of the way. The teachers recongnize him in stores outside of class. Excellent levels of attention to students! Taks is given, but not the only thing taught. Very impressed.
We moved to this school from a Blue Ribbon school in a larger neighboring school district and have found this school to be far superior. At this school you will find experienced teachers, smaller school size, Spanish classes during the school day for all students, great extracurricular activities, and excellent parent communication. The level of personal, individual attention given each student at this school is much greater than you will find at a larger school in a larger district. A full-fledged GT program is available to fill this important need for students who qualify. Campuswide teachers also have a system in place to regularly devote extra time working with students who need extra academic attention. This school and district are to be commended for going beyond the TEKS to truly teach all students.
As a parent that was employed by another ISD in Texas for many years and a parent of a current Hart teacher, I am amazed I what I have seen and what our daughter (Teacher) has experienced at Hart. Just to list a few things that make Hart great in our eyes: Parent Involvement, Continuous and Revelant Traning for Teachers, Extra Curriculum activites for all students, Supportive PTA, and well maintained facility.
Excellent teachers but curriculum is questionable. My oldest child was a year behind in math when he started going to Allen's middle school. This was common with his other Hart classmates. My other child has ADD and was basically ignored and not helped at all. I don't think they have the resources.
Our child's in Kindergarten; his 6th week he was reading with some writing as well. Class sizes average 16 students making it very personal and most classes have class moms (parent volunteers) assisting the teacher with everyday tasks. (all volunteers have background screenings). The Principal, Vice Principal and every teacher I've met are on a first name basis with my son. The level of parent and teacher involvement is UNBELIEVABLE. We're moving but refuse to leave the school. The children are brought to there buses in groups or individually walked from class to there car(an efficient and safe procedure). 2 middle schools are being built and the high school opened this year and is state of the art and beautiful . Most homes in the district are required to be on acreage with a wide price range. Lucas and Fairview are great small towns 10 min. to ALL 30 to Dallas.
Great school with tons of parental involvement. High academic standards.
Love the school. We have been very happy with it. The only complaint I have is they do not have enough resources for children that are struggling.
We are very pleased with the Lovejoy School district! Our kids are getting quality education and the district is growing by leaps and bounds. Many families are moving from neighboring Allen just to be in the Lovejoy district, we see it all the time. Lovejoy School district is the best kept secret around! With our new high school and other secondary schools being built, the draw to be within this district will be phenomonal and our home values will reflect that!
District is financially sound, with the highest rating in the state first audit. Taxes are lower than most surrounding districts, specifically Allen and McKinney. Great school, great teachers, wonderful families with lots of parent involvement. Class sizes have been growing as the district grows and as recapture (Robin Hood) rises, but are still lower than neighboring districts. The new middle/high school will open in 2006 (grades 6-9), and families are very excited about the new school!
Poorly managed district. Currently having financial troubles. Board will not work with parents or disclose the extent of the problems. Scholastic scores are poor especially in light of the wealth of the district. We've pulled our kids out and put them in private school as have many other parents. Taxes are already high, and will probably max out at 2% of home value.
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