This is my first experience with Hunter B. Andrews School. After hearing such negative views of the school from previous years, I must say that I am impressed with the new direction of the school. The staff is helpful and friendly and the school's administration is supportive. I am an involved parent and work with the Family Engagement Specialist to volunteer at this school. Thanks for being a great school Hunter B. Andrews.
Wonderful! My son attended a private christian school for kindergarten and first grade, which is a more sanitized environment, so my wife and I were concerned about our son's transition to public school. Upon meeting the principal and his teacher, I quickly realized that he would be in an academically challenging, and safe environment. The staff is engaging and polite, and they exhibit a lot of pride in the school. This is due, largely, to the leadership of the principal. My wife and I are extremely satisfied with our experience Hunter B. Andrews School.
As a parent of two daughters, I am very impressed with this school. They are not only being prepared academically but the same values we teach at home are being taught. There are clubs sponsoring various things but one of our favorite is "Tie Day". The young men dress in ties and the ladies in bows to foster professionalism. Both of my daughters teachers hold them accountable to the highest standards and communicate with our family about ways to continue learning. We have attended many wonderful events at this school as a family including the most recent Superhero Night. We are always impressed by the opportunities families have to connect with the school both in the building and in the community. We receive text messages, phone calls and emails reminding and inviting me to upcoming events. We are so thankful to have a school that tries so very hard to establish the foundation of education we want for our daughters. We look forward to watching our young daughter grow in this environment. Keep up the great work teachers and staff!
My autistic child has been pushed to be mainstreamed since he started at this school. He has been bullied horribly, to the point of being cut with the bent metal end of a pencil, having his lunch thrown away by other students, slammed into walls and was even kicked by one of the teachers aid's. After going to the school the teacher was still kept on staff and left with my child again, after assurances that he wouldn't be. This is only elementary school. When he's went to the teachers about bullying while physical incidents were happening he was told it was "just a game", when it obviously wasn't. There are some great teachers there like others have said, but over all the school seems out of control. Bullying and no discipline, also not following his IEP has been an issue for the past 3 years and getting worse every year. He will not be attending anymore. It would be great to see a school like this institute a technique to deal with all the bullying, such as nurtured heart therapy that has shown great improvements in other inner city schools with similar issues. It seems as if the school is turning a blind eye to the out of control student body.
this school needs improvement with the student and better discpline its not that good with language and still needs improvement i WILL NOT send my child here
No school is ever going to be perfect for your little one....unless of course you have a lot of money to pay for private school. I feel that the school is what you make of it and it is very important to have parent involvement these days. Teachers here have always been cooperative and very helpful. I have had very pleasant experiences at this school and my child will be entering the 3rd grade and has been attending for 2 years now.
There are only two reviews for this school and unfortunatly I have to second the review dated 8 March 2012. The students are out of control, total disrespect for the teachers, my son is bullied verbally and physically and I dont think the staff has control of the situation. We chose this school because it supposedly has an engineering track for students showing that aptitude, he was chosen from a lottery to attend. I now believe the "engineering program" is a scam to try to bring up the schools SOL stats. My son will not be returning. That being said I have respect for several of the teachers, to bad they are stuck in a re-make of "To Sir with Love" wit Sidney Poitier.
This is a horrible school, despite its shiny, brand new, state-of-the-art exterior. Students use the N-word and F-word freely and the teachers say there is nothing they can do. My child has been bullied and some teachers act as if I am over reacting. And two of my child's teachers have called her class "a bunch of retards" and one called them "buttholes." Bad behavior is the norm. My advice to any parent considering this school is to RUN, don't walk, as far away from this school as possible.
I have a child in pre k and kindergarten. My son had some behavior issues when he was in pre k. The staff from the asst principal, guidance office, and other school officials worked with him, along with his new teacher, and got him on the right track. This school, in my opinion, offer some great programs and opportunities for my children. They are currently zoned for another school, but because I had such a great experience with this school, my children are attending this school out of zone.
Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.
To start a new list, click OK. Otherwise click Cancel.
Thank you! You will begin to receive newsletters from us shortly.
Thanks for verifying your updated email address.
Oops! That email verification link has expired. Please click the button below to receive a new one.
Create an account to submit your answers.
Sign in with an existing GreatSchools account or using Facebook:
Your review has been posted to GreatSchools.
Share with friends! Post your opinion of Hunter B. Andrews on Facebook.
Welcome to GreatSchools!
Thanks! We just sent you an email – please click on the link in the email to post your answers.
Get timely updates for Hunter B. Andrews, including performance data and recently posted user reviews.