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Union Hill Elementary School4
Posted October 08, 2014
- a parent
I love this school! This is our third year at Union Hill, and it is exactly the type of school where I want my children to be: diverse, welcoming, full of opportunities! I am a substitute teacher here as well as a mother of four, so I have really gotten to know the teachers, staff, and volunteering parents. Currently I have two first graders, a third grader, and a fourth grader at Union Hill. All of the teachers are amazing and work SO HARD for their kids! The special education team works TIRELESSLY! The TAG teacher is awesome and has expanded the minds of my third and fourth grade boys who are in that program. The principal, assistant principal and other staff are super nice and friendly, and they know and love the kids. My kids love the P.E. coaches and they always have some new fun thing planned like the "Turkey Trot" or "In-line Skating". The art and music teachers are extremely talented, and they go above and beyond! My kids are always impressing me with their artwork and the songs they sing. This year the school has added after-school enrichment programs, of which my kids have taken part in Sewing Club and Newspaper Club! We have found a "home" here at Union Hill!
This school has changed for the worst since the previous principal left. The new leadership and many of the newer teachers don't seem to care about academics or student progress. They seem oblivious or just apathetic to the fact that Union Hill has regressed immensely under this new leadership. I deeply regret not transferring my child elsewhere prior to the start of the school year.
We love the staff at Union Hill Elementary. They are excited about learning and they are ever present before and after school. The principal, teachers, and PTA do a great job of involving family in the school. This is the second school district we have experienced, and this school is an excellent example of how a campus should be run!
What a refreshing change of pace the new administrative team has brought to UHE. In their second year they have turned around staff morale and increased parent support. My family is blessed to be a part of this community. World class educators that love our students and have a passion for education. Thank you UHE staff for always giving 100% and pushing our kids to be all that we know they can be.
I have become very disappointed with the way the school has gone downhill in the last two years. It has a lot to do with the administration. Very unprofessional. I is sad to see that when new schools open up and the staff and teachers move on, that they are replaced by sub standard staff and tons of 1st year teachers. This used to be a fantastic school, but times they do change. Find somewhere else to go.
This school has been good to our family. Our son started with their Pre-K program and is currently in first grade. His teachers have been just amazing. The principal is super nice. I even stole her dedicated spot once for a few minutes (not my proudest moment) but she was very professional about it. I stopped by the talk to the assistant principal about my son's attendance and a letter received. As usual, she was at the front of the office and quickly discussed the attendance situation with me. If your child has any disabilities at all, this is probably one of the best schools in RRISD to take him/her. Just a great school with great teachers and staff.
This school is incredible. My son has been attending here for the past 4 yrs and absolutely everyone there is wonderful. Everyone is so eager to work with him through any obstacles he has. We have been in the special education program for the past 2 yrs and w/ a speech therapist the past 4. All the special ed people are wonderful. Each yr I go in thinking the new teacher can't be as great as the year before and I'm proved wrong each and every time. The principal is fantastic. She is always available to talk to me and answer any questions I have and help my son in anyway possible. We may have to leave due to boundary issues next yr and I'm so sad to leave. If you are looking for an exceptional elem. school, this is it. Exemplary indeed - not just in TEA ratings but in the staff too!
I would say that this school is doing very well in acedemics. My daughter started the school year testing at 33 in reading by the spring taks test she made a 92. All of her teachers and support staff have worked very hard with her.