I think this school is great. My oldest son went to the school and enjoyed every minute, he has moved on to another school. I currently have 2 children enrolled and they love their teachers. The staff is caring and positive. The classrooms are lively and encourage learning through fun activities. Great PTA events, Great field trips, Great communication. Teachers have telephones in the classroom and you can contact them anytime. They usually respond right away via phone or email. The school is clean and the playgrounds are nice. The classrooms have a couple of computers for interactive learning. The students are held to a high standard and are expected to show respect for their surroundings and their peers. I absolutely love this school, it is a pity we will be moving this summer, wish I could take this school with me. Perhaps the student/ teacher ratio is tad high, however the teachers show genuine care for the students. I never write reviews but I had to express what a wonderful experience my family has had there.
I love this school.Great teachers and staff.I wish the SOL would go away and they had more time for Art.Over all the school is excellent.
My son in in Kindergarden and although I do not agree with SOL testing I can say that the teachers are very attentative as well as the staff.
Excellent elementary school. We toured several of the local options for Kindergarten and were most impressed with Hugh Mercer. We are glad we enrolled our child here for Kindergarten as his teacher has always been attentive and caring. We are very satisfied with the progress our child has made. Several of the Kindergarten classes have newer interactive teaching equipment which began this year. The children are well-behaved and very disciplined. We have been very pleased with the level of education and the attention to detail. Everyone else in our neighborhood who sends their children to Hugh Mercer is also very happy with the quality of education. Rather than making a decision just based on online reviews, visit the school yourself and you will be equally impressed.
we just transferred 2 of our daughters from Conway Ele. And our experience with the admissions staff was less than pleasant...almost like we were bothering them...plus...they refused to let us walk our girls to their 1st day off class...nor give us their teachers names..and refused to give us any email contacts...we felt VERY apprehensive even leaving our children in their care and we are certainly looking at other options.
This school has great teachers and a great administration. However, it is an inner-city school! My son went to Kindergarten there, and I would never send him back despite the fact that he had a wonderful teacher. All the kids are behind, and the parents just don't care. It is a typical Title 1 school that gets lots of funding and for families who don't appreciate any of it. I think my son was the only one who ever paid full price for lunch, too. PLEASE do your research. This school looks great on paper, but you don't want your child to come home from Kindergarten asking questions about why so-and-so's mom/dad stabbed their boyfriend/girlfriend. True story. :(
Huge disappointment. I've heard and read lovely things about this school, I wish had good things to say as well. But I don't. My daughter's kindergarten year has been one big disaster. She was given candy daily, no comments on the report cards or interim reports, she was sent home on the bus when she was supposed to stay for an after-school event, she was told she couldn't move the front of the class when she was having trouble seeing, they were told to "run wild" at field day, the list goes on and on. But to top it off, the class was told, (at an event where my husband was present) and I quote, "some kids need to learn from pier pressure and humiliation". I am appalled. Thank goodness the year is over. We will not be returning, and I will NEVER EVER recommend this school to anyone.
Hugh Mercer is a fabulous school. My daughter enjoys all her teachers, and especially enjoys her computer class.
We moved here from Florida last summer and i was extrmely nervous about sending my son to a Public School as he had been going to a charte school which was much smaller. But from the first day that i went to register him the staff at Hugh Mercer made my son very comfortable which was one of the most important things to me... his comfort level. He is almost finished with second grade and it has been an exciting and rewarding year for the both of us. All the teachers are awesome and there is a fantastic PTA which i try to be as active as possibly in. BEcause of the foundation that Hugh Mercer has set for my son he is soooo looking forward to third grade and all the opportunities and new challenges that he will face. Kudos to the team at Hugh Mercer.
Our daughter began at Hugh Mercer in Kindergarten and is presently in first grade. I went to a Catholic school for 14 years and was very nervous about a public school for my only sweet pea. We had only lived in Virginia for a year and that made it an even tougher decision. I chose Hugh Mercer because of their principal. I was comfortable from the moment I met Mrs. Tankersley. Her words to me after a wonderful tour were 'I am always a phone call away.' I new at that moment that it would not be a private school for our girl and I am happier every day with our decision. Trish Williams
My son has been at Hugh Mercer since the 1st grade and is now going to the 4th. Hugh Mercer is a wonderful school that has an outstanding staff of teachers and office personel that are loving and caring and always helpful. My family loves Hugh Mercer, we are looking forward to our 5 year old attending there in the fall!
Student-Teacher ratio is closer to 18:1, vice what is posted on this site. Excellent overall quality & curriculum, however rapid growth in the Fredericksburg area is taxing school resources now.
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