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Hoffmann Elementary School5
Posted April 17, 2014
- a parent
Our 2 boys have attended Hoffman Elementary for 3rd, 4th and 5th grades. The school is very well organized, the principal is always approachable and helpful as is the office staff. The teachers my children have had have been very hands on and push the students to do their best. It has been a great, positive learning environment for us. I would recomment this elementary school highly to anyone who asks.
This school does nothing but lie! If your child has any kind of learning disability beeare! The principle and special ed coordinator will paint this awesome picture but the truth they do very little to accommodate or modify for the children! The IEP's are vague with little info. The goals they set are just pulled off of websites! They don't get the gen. Ed teachers the extra spec. Ed support they need to work with these children and it's frustrating to have to continually meet over and over and call them out on what they are not doing for the children who have special needs but if you work with nisd superintendents office you will get quicker results but ultimately the trust that they comtinue to follow the rules is not there so behind closed doors it usually isn't getting done so you have to continually do drop in to check on your child or children to ensure they are getting the support needed!
We are a military family and last year my twin son and daughter entered 3rd grade at Hoffmann ES. They had attended foreign schools up to then, so it was their first time in American school. The teachers and staff at Hoffmann made their transition unbelievably smooth. Both children are doing well, working hard, and very happy due to the special attention from their teachers, especially Ms. Dallahan and Ms. Crockett that first year. Both teachers worked so hard to get to know each child individually and identify their strengths/weaknesses and work with them to achieve their maximum learning and social potential. Now, they are very happy 4th graders who again have wonderful teachers at Hoffmann. The teachers and staff go out of they way to ensure the kids have an enriching learning experience. The atmosphere is very open and welcoming as the front office is there to answer any question you may have and make parents feel comfortable. The extracurricular activities are amazing, too! The choir program with Ms.Noblett, as well as the jump rope and Young Astronauts program are all great. As a parent, I could not be more pleased with everything about Hoffmann ES.
I just have to say again that this school and everyone in it has been great! My children have attended Hoffmann since it opened and the staff, teachers AND the Principals have done an outstanding job! I also am a substitute and love working with them as well as the students. If there is a problem or just a difference they are completely willing to get it worked out. I can't say enough good things about the entire school! Thanks!
This school really dropped the ball on dealing with my son's special needs. Said that "they" did not consider ADHD before 2nd or 3rd grade yet were continually confused that their behavior charts, detentions, or suspensions of a Kindergartner did not have any impact on him (he was diagnosed over the following summer break). They also did not meet their obligation to him under Child Find. The principle is condescending, and everyone involved absolutely flipped out and scared my child for using the anatomical name for a body part he felt was touched inappropriately by another student, because "some parents don't teach their children those words"--not my problem or my child's.