Overall is a pretty good school but the principal Mrs. Wheeler is horrible! She is harsh and uncaring. Not nice at all to the kids. It's clear that she sits on her high horse feeling like she is superior to everyone. The school nurse is also rude and uncaring. I have never met a meaner principal in my life. My son has gone here for 2 years now and it's been great all except when he needs to go to the office for something. His teachers have been great and the office staff/receptionists are nice. The cafeteria lines are insane though. If a child is towards the back of the line he/she may only get 2-5 minutes to eat before lunch is over.
My son started here this year after having a bullying issue at a different elementary school. He enjoys this school much more and when he first got there we thought the bullying had started again but we talked with his teachers and the principal and it stopped. We are happy with the school and knowing he is safe is great.
Just finished reading the "stats" on LHE. Although I pulled my children due to the lack of leadership and management of staff and students I can tell you that in the past several years my children attended they NEVER had 16 students in a classroom! There were always at least 25 if not close to 30. Either these stats are just plain wrong or they are counting something other than regular classrooms with regular classroom teachers.
Well, being very familiar with Lydia Hawk elementary school and having gone their myself as a young child. When we moved back to this area and my children started attending school here, I would say that the school seems to have a new enthusiasm and better identity of itself. The children that attend are from a very diverse background and MOST of the staff are very friendly. For the most part I would say this school is going in a great direction and if all teachers could teach like Ms. Rottle all our schools would be doing way better :o)
Although I was pleased with about half of the teachers at this school, the principal is another story. He was not helpful with anything, my son is gifted and Mr. Harrington told me he doesn't have room in his school for my son. So I did what any parent would do, I removed all 3 of my children and went accross town to a better school where they care about their students future.
My daughter is in the 6th grade her teachers are Mr. Jones and Mr Hashimoto. She is thriving in their class learning so much! Mr. Hashimoto gives out Hashimoto dollars to the children that gives them an incentive to learn more and use better english when speaking. My daughter will diffinitely be prepared to go to middle school next year because of her wonderful teachers!!!!
My grandson attends Lydia Hawk Elementary, and is more than a hand full for anyone! He is 5 years old and very intelligent, but also has behavior issues. He has probably pulled more stunts than anyone else has ever done at Lydia Hawk. However, from the principal , the teachers, the assistants, to the conselors, I could not have asked for a better setting, while we tried to get a diagnosis. Their patience, supportive attitudes, and actions, and awesome efforts have been more than I would have thought possible!Any parent/guardian who sends their child to Lydia Hawk could not have made a better choice, when looking for educators who really care about the children they serve. This is a very lucky community indeed
I am pleased with certain aspects of Lydia Hawk. The student body is very diverse, which I like. The teachers are enthusiastic and friendly for the most part. However, I wish there were more support for gifted students and that organized sports were available.