As a former student at Hinton Area Elementary from K-6 grades and now as a parent, I can't say enough about what a GREAT school HAE really was and is. My daughter attended HAE from K-3rd grade and loved it, then we moved out of state. She now attends Va schools along with our son and our other 2 lil girls soon will start. Words just can't describe this WONDERFUL school - EXCELLENT teachers, staff, faculty, etc. HAE made learning fun. Virginia schools can't even start to compare - they are far below the bottom of the list in my opinion. Nowhere near the education quality received at HAE. I'd love to see my children go to HAE, middle, & high school, I'd even drive them 2 1/2 hours everyday if it was allowed from state to state. HAE students, you don't know how lucky you are! BEST OF THE BEST!