As a former elementary school teacher, I can honestly say that I am impressed with this school and the staff. I could not be happier that my child attends kinder here. The office staff is very friendly, the school has a great PTO, the administration seems very involved and my duaghter's teacher and aide are amazing. There also is always parents volunteering for various things through out the school. You definitely get a sense of school pride and a warm leaning environment as you enter the hallways. My daughter absolutely loves going to school and is thriving academically!
I love this school! Everyone has been so welcoming from the preschool teachers up to and including the admin staff!
I have 5 children. This was by far the worst elementary school any of my kids have ever been to. I recently pulled my 4th grader out and started homeschooling her. She was being treated bad by her peers and her self esteem was getting worse every week. Her teacher Mrs. Givler, was wonderful and tried helping with these issues, but it just wasn't enough for my daughter. The office staff was rude the majority of the time making it to where I didn't even want to have to deal with them face to face. My husband and I were shocked when we enrolled her how rude the staff was. On top of it, most of the time she felt as though she was in prison. Someone getting after a child for every little thing. The kids for the most part just seemed scared. This is no way for children to feel at school!! My daughter wouldn't even go to the school nurse if she felt sick because she was scared of her. We are military, so we have been to countless schools......by far the worst experience! I never would have thought I'd be homeschooling. My daughter is a new child now!
Two of my children currently attend Rockhill Elementary and have been at the school for the past 3 years. Overall I have been very pleased with the school and believe they are getting a good education. The teachers have been great and do a wonderful job. I do believe parent involvement is very important both at the school and at home for your child to be successful.
This is our second year at Rockhill. I continue to be impressed with the staff's level of dedication to the kids! The office staff is extremely professional and especially warm and friendly to all who come in. There are so many staff members that genuinely care about the success of my kids, it's unbelievable! Again this year, my kids have the most amazing teachers that seem to be a perfect fit for my kids. Now I see why many families flock to this paticular area of Stafford.
Rockhill Elementary School is an amazing school, my little one has been attending two years and loves it very much! I myself love the teachers and their kindness. I think this school is great, the friendly environment makes any kid and his/her family feel welcomed. Thank You ROCKHILL ELEMENTARY !!!!!!
I am disappointed with this school. My son's teacher has been great that's about the only good thing so far. This is my first year. The office staff is rude especially Mrs. Rogers. I find she's very rude to parents and I witnessed her being rude to the principle.
I was not impressed with Rockhill at all. My child brings home WAY too much homework due to lack of classroom time. Adding that on top of my daughters tutor classes each week is a little much. A 2nd grader should only have 1 homework assignment. Any class work not completed is sent home along with the everyday spelling homework routine. The teachers negligence to manage enough classroom time for all students to finish their work is something the school really needs to work on. I feel that some of the staff there are unprofessional and unaware of how to communicate with parents. I enjoyed the school much better when Mrs. Butters was the principal.
RES is a wonderful school. As for the lack of lunchroom discipline comment-not true. They allow the children to talk freely at lunch so that they are less inclined to do so in the class later in the day. Also, kids will have homework. If a teacher is unable to finish a lesson in class it is due to time constraints. Happens in all schools. If you are a parent deciding on your choice of schools based on the reviews of a dozen parents and not on something more substantial, you are clueless.
My daughter starts 2nd grade this autumn and has been going here since kindergarten. The teachers have always been focused on learning in a caring and exciting way. I would recommend this school to anyone especially those transferring here due to military commitments. As for the ratings I made - For parental involvement, that is a commitment YOU have to make with your child to get interested in their school activities. The RES PTO is a great place to start.
The school as a whole was ok. I was greatly displeased with the lack of supervision in the lunchroom and the lack of discipline overall. This sets a tone for the school, which indicates poor leadership. My child brought home too much homework with notes from the teachers indicating they ran out of time and couldn't get it all completed. This, on occasion is acceptable, but it was a daily ritual. I was teaching my child at home more than she was learning at school.
All 3 of my boys have attened Rockhill. My oldest is ADHD and every year Mrs. Butters made sure he was with a teacher who could help him get through the day. He also had a stutter and he was never teased about it. The teachers and staff do not tolerate meanness. I always felt that I could go to Mrs. Butters with any concern and she would make the right decision for my boys.
I cannot say enough about Rockhill Elementary!! It is an amazing school!! Two years ago, a military transfer brought my family to Stafford. Initially, because of the Great Schools scores, I was concerned about my children attending Rockhill. Mrs. Butters and her staff have proven me wrong! We are all known on a first name basis, my children are constantly challenged in a fun, pro-active environment, and the extra-curricular activities are abundant. Mrs. Glaeser, Rockhill Guidance Counselor, does an amazing job supporting the military children with the new Raccoons Club. Miss Boyce, Rockhill music teacher, has an abundant amount of energy and continually produces an amazing Rockhill Singers chorus. Lastly, Rockhill provides an amazing staff for monitoring and identifying gifted and talented children. Rockhill Elementary is the best!
Anyone moving to Stafford should feel confident that their child will receive a top-notch education if attending Rockhill Elementary. Being a military family, I understand how hard it is to chose a new home based on info found on the internet. You often find yourself judging communities and schools by how they look and are scored online. With Rockhill you can do neither. This school has far exceeded my expectations and is the best elementary that my children have attended thus far- they have been in 4 others. Despite the 'older' looking facade, Rockhill contains a great learning environment within with many caring teachers.
Mrs. Butters fosters an excelling environment from the top down to the staff and parents. Rockhill is a wonderful school!
This is a great school! All of the staff, the principal included, are very friendly & accessible. The school is well maintained, & decorated with fun murals. The PTO is great. My daughter has attended for the last 3 yrs, & has had wonderful teachers. She has learned a lot, & had fun too. I recommend Rockhill.
This school is one of the worst schools my children have ever attended. If you are planning to move to the Stafford area I suggest you stear way clear of moving to any home in this area that requires you to send your child here.
My child went to this school for several years and has since moved on to Junior High. Rockhill is a fun school where there is a mixture of education, discipline and fun. It is a school that is made for the children. The principal and staff are wonderful and available when you call. The teachers are firm but loving and the kids that go there benefit from this nurturing environment.
My grandchildren and neices have gone to this school and everyone has loved it. The teachers are great,the staff is excellent. My grandson starting kindergarten this year and we look forward to a great year at a great school.
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