We moved to Texas from out of state so my daughter transferred over to Hubenak in December. So far the transition has been wonderful. It's safe to say I'm very happy with the school. The staff and teachers have been very helpful and friendly. My daughter loves her teacher and the students seem to be so polite and well behaved. (I pick up and drop off my daughter everyday and I occasionally join my daughter for lunch, so I get to observe the students.) I couldn't ask for ask for things to turn out better.
My son is Autistic Non verbal and it was reported to me by a another parent at the school that on 1/22/2014 she observed my son being forced fed in the cafeteria, and they had him walking in the cafeteria without his shoes, I have reported it to the school, the district and the TEA, no response!
This is my daughter's first year at Hubenak and so far things are going well. The only complaint I have at this time is the attitude of the receptionist in the front office. She is not friendly. When I walked in the door and she looked at me I smiled and walked up to the counter and waited for about 1 minute before I was acknowledged and it wasn't from her...some nice lady came out of the office with the glass window and asked if I had been helped. I felt the receptionist could have atleast acknowledged my presence so I figured maybe she was having a bad day......the next 2 times I visited the school the same thing happened. I sat down and witnessed it happen to another visitor standing at the counter smiling waiting for some type of response. Again someone other than her was kind enough to ask if everbody had been helped in wbich we both said "No". I feel like she is a representitive of the staff at the school and her attitude should reflect as such but the impression she give is that she is not having a good day, don't like her job, and does not want to be bothered.
They needs cameras in the Special Education classed especially classes with Non-verbal Autistic students, school and district will not investigate child neglect and endangerment incidents, they have been reported to the media, every time I post a review they are deleting them so parents are left in the dark as to what is really going on at the school.
Principal and assistant do not listen to parents. The teachers help students with TAKS test. They made my son stay longer and go over his work.
This school is great! The principal is cruel and rude to the students, treats them like soldiers. There isn't any socializing allowed inside the building at all, not even breakfast or lunch. There aren't any skill activities allowed in the classrooms. My child is in 2nd grade and never has anything good to say about her day at school, though she gets great behavior charts and grades, she should be allowed a little excitement in her day.
This school is located in Lakes of Bella Terra, and our daughter completed Kindergarten and is now in 1st grade. We are so pleased with her progress, and attribute that to the wonderful teachers who have rallied behind her and constantly encourage her to push forward. Her test scores have been excellent, and she consistently has a can do attitude when it comes to homework assignments. She's gaining a strong academic foundation at Hubenak.
My child has completed kindergarten and first grade at Hubenak. She has had excellent teachers who have loved on her and kept her challenged. I have seen consistency in a high level of quality in her classes as well as those in upper grades as evidence by their very high test scores. Hubenak has provided fun academic programs to help get parents involved. Her music programs have been excellent and all specials classes seem to have the same high level of excellence as the academic classes. I look forward to four more years at Hubenak, watching my little husky grow!
I am a parent of a fifth grader at Hubenak. While I am not happy with several things ie. school rules, admin- at this school there are a few things worth mentioning. My child performed betterbthan ever on TAKS, we have been blessed to have good teachers this year and last. But what I need to mention is a teacher that has taken the time to get to know my child as a person and I know she Ioves my kid. From what I hear, the kids love her and respect her bc she treats them as her own. Mrs. Wells has given my child the self confidence they were lacking and taught my kid that reading isn't so bad or hard after all. I have chatted with Mrs. Wells at several school functions and can tell you that you should consider yourself lucky if your child gets to be in her class. I don't wantbto focus on all the negatives I see at this school but did feel the need to praise this teacher and to mention that my child has also enjoyed science labs this year.
This school is very quick to act in cases where a child qualified under a 504 (Special Needs and Disabilities Act). I'm happy with the way his main teacher, Mrs. O'Donnell, responds to his individual ways of learning. He finally is reading, loves math and RUNS to do his homework every day. Thank you AP, for taking him under your wing and recognizing the unique little person he is underneath his mental conditions. Thank you, principal, for being patient, professional and thorough, and also for recognizing that he does have unusual patterns of great potential and intelligence in areas he chooses. Thanks, Tiffany, for the love and kindess you offer to him. He needs a break sometimes from loud noises and overstimulation. Thanks Nicole, for making him giggle and distracting him when he's in "angry mode". Thanks Mynette, for working so quickly with Dr. Trani to make sure everything is in place for his 504 needs coming up very soon and for calming him down when needed. The only thing I would change is specials. Autistic kids have very different needs and cannot be forced to conform to singing in groups of sticking to the less challenging eras of art.
My son attended kindergarten here last year. He LOVED it! It is a quiet, safe, well-run school. He had an excellent teacher, Ms Pallat who gave him a very strong foundation academically. He now reads at the top level possible for his grade level and can sound out any word because of his fine knowledge of phonics.
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