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Rainbow Hills Baptist School

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Posted October 8, 2014

If I could rate this school lower I would. I am a former student. I attended rainbow hills grade 2 through 9. 7 years of hell. 7 years of absurd rules and a mild form of brainwashing. I was able to convince my parents to send me to a public high school. It was the best decision I could have made. There is so much more opportunity at a public school than you could ever have coming out of a private school like rhbs. You are lucky if you graduate that school free of the influence of drugs or alcohol or teen pregnancy. Do not trust that your child will always be safe from those things at a private school. I speak from experience and insight. Do not send your child here.

Posted February 5, 2013

My son has attended this school since Oct of 2011 in Pre-K and he has made so much progress within a short amount of time going there we moved our daughter there as well. I love that the teachers are firm and direct with the children, but show them the love of Christ as well. This school is awesome. It's not perfect neither is any school and I've overheard parents complaining about certain teachers. I questioned some things myself, so I volunteered to substitute sure enough what the teacher was saying was substantiated. The children whose parent's they talked to including my own weren't listening or being respectful at all yet when their parents were there they were "perfect little angels. " Children are children and some are mischievious some are not. I trust this school with my children to guide them, instruct them and also discipline them when they need it. We will keep both of our children here at Rainbow Hills. My only gripe is the Sports' program. It's not up to a private school standards, in our opinion, but we partcipate to show support for the school and to keep our children active.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 1, 2012

I agree with the last parents comments. At my parents request, I enrolled my child at rainbow hills kindergarten class. The teacher has fussed continuously about the most trivial things. She is elderly and everything bothers her. She shouldn't be teaching anymore and much less 5 year olds. she also suggested I have my child evaluated for "behavioral" problems. I believe her dream kindergarten class would be a group of comatose 5 year olds. I'd say, skip kindergarten at rainbow hills and save you and your child alot of stress.
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Posted April 30, 2012

I advise any parent who is considering sending their child to kindergarten to "interview" the teacher before hand. We made a "big" mistake by not asking for further information about this teacher. On the second day of school, I was told he would never make it to first grade and that I should have him tested for ADD because her grandson is the same way and needs medication to function. A few days later she places him in a desk by himself away from the other children and tells him he is "bad". Due to medical reasons, this teacher was out for 4 months. The substitute moved our child back with the other children and though she also had rough days, she did an excellent job in preparing him for the first grade. Unfortunately, the original teacher came back and on her second day back, placed our child in a desk away from the other children again. My son came home telling me he is bad and not "good enough" to sit with the other children because his teacher told him so. I am very disappointed. There are other teachers who are very caring and have been very willing to work with my son. I'd say overall, this is a good school. I cannot say the same for the kindergarten teacher.
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Posted June 7, 2010

My two girls went to RHBS for the first time this year, (2009-2010). I have been impressed with the loving, caring, but firm teachers they have had. God has given the director a lot of wisdom. She takes action on situations to come up with the right and godly solution. The curriculum is challenging, however, the school allows students to have Wednesdays and Fridays to be free of homework in order for the kids to spend more time with family or at church. Teachers also reward students for good behavior and discipline those that need it appropriately. It has been a blessing to have my girls in this school.
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Posted May 10, 2010

My daughter is currently attending RHBS. I find her teachers and principal to be wonderful and caring. I love the small classroom environment and attention. I also love the diversity in the student population. I truly love the biblical seed they are planting. I believe they celebrate the appropriate Christian holidays. I plan on sending all of children to RHBS. They are laying right foundation a child needs in this day and age.
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Posted April 12, 2010

We have been very pleased with Rainbow Hills. The teachers seem to care about each student and their well-being as well as their academic progress.
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Posted March 29, 2010

This is my son's first year in this school. He has improved his reading skills. The teacher's and his tutor are wonderful. I strongly recommend this school.
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Posted April 1, 2009

This is my first year at RHBS and so far I like it a lot. Im in 7th grade and they have taught me a lot since the first day of school. Some of the rules I don't agree with but other than that I like it and will come back.
—Submitted by a student

Posted May 22, 2008

Parents, beware...there is a reason why this school has one of the, if not the, lowest high school tuition. If you want a quality education for your child and accountability from the school, send your child elsewhere.
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Posted April 8, 2008

I am both a parent of a current student and a graduate of RHBS. I attended the school from Pre-K thru 12th grade and would not have my child anywhere else! The faculty and administration care about each and every child. Over the years, RHBS has continued to uphold strong Christian principles and Biblical values...which they pass on to our children. I am one of many successful graduates from RHBS who now send my child there...what better testimony to a school than alumni coming back with their families.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 30, 2007

i am in 7th grade now and have been going to rhbs since pre-k.i don't agree with everything in the rules,but overall it is a great school. GO RAMS GO!!!!
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Posted August 20, 2007

i'm a student and i've been going there since 7 th and i am now in 9th its a really good school good environment for learning and i have alot of fun there not very many extracurriculars but still a very nice school.
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Posted May 23, 2007

This was my daughter's first year and she has improved so much from the beginning in her alphabets and numbers. I am very pleased and she had a wonderful teacher. She is returning for second year at the school I am very satisfied with the school and curriculum. Even though it is a private school they had their fair share of events and field trips. The tuition is reasonable.
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Posted February 8, 2007

The price and teachers are great. They do involve the kids with class participation and field trips. The only thing I don't like are the strict rules regarding tennis shoes and celebrating holidays such as Halloween. They also do not offer any kind of tutoring for struggling children.
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Posted August 21, 2006

Best kept secret in San Antonio. A Christian school with a Christ-based world-view. Motto: Bring children to Jesus, so that He may bless them. Wonderful teachers who work with the students, great principle who cares about the students. Extra-curricular activities: Soccer,Basketball,Volleyball,Cross-country,Softball,Baseball,Cheerleading,Band,Praise Band,Drum Line, Worship Band: TAPPS 2A-6. Students learn discipline, respect for authority, and Christian Leadership for work,home, and school.
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Posted August 5, 2006

Great school! Teachers are the best, they really work with the student. Principle was wonderfull and worked with us. Best choice for our daughter.
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Posted July 12, 2006

The price is great.But teachers not willing to work with problems child may be having with curriculm.Very strict rules.Not enough extra-curricular activities.
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Posted May 22, 2006

The school is very strict about uniforms and rigid about the rules. The teachers are nice. The price is excellent, but the school is not generally willing to work individually with your child's abilities. Everything is done by the predetermined lesson plan.
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Posted May 18, 2006

Outstandig school! Both of my children have been enrolled since pre-K. My daughter is now in 7th grade and I intend for her to continue until college.
—Submitted by a parent

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Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 55% 47%
White 36% 37%
Black 9% 14%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Two or more races 0% N/A
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San Antonio, TX 78227
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