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Do you feel this school develops honesty, integrity, and fairness in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Disagree (2 responses)
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Do you feel this school develops compassion, caring, and empathy in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Disagree (2 responses)
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Do you feel this school develops respect in its students?
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Do you feel this school develops persistence, grit, and determination in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Disagree (2 responses)
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How do you feel about the amount of homework given at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Not enough (2 responses)
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How effective do you feel the teachers are at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Very effective (2 responses)
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Is there someone at this school who you want to say "thanks" to?
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Currently, most people answered Staff member (1 response)
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There are 36 reviews about all of the school topics.

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Van Hise Elementary School
Grateful to: Staff member

Posted March 07, 2016
- a parent
The principal and support staff (social worker, psychologist, etc) are phenomenal at helping kids where they are at and finding individualized approaches to help each kid reach their potential and grow. The academics at VHE are good, but it's the social and emotional education given to the kids that struggle that blows us away. We appreciate this attitude (instead of a punitive approach) more than words can express. It works, and it's incredible to see kids mature and become the kind and responsible school citizens they can be.

Van Hise Elementary School
Teacher effectiveness: Very effective

Posted March 07, 2016
- a parent
Of 6 classroom and 4 specials teachers so far, we've had only one I didn't feel great about. The rest have been overwhelmingly fantastic.


Van Hise Elementary School
Amount of homework: Just right

Posted March 07, 2016
- a parent
Third grade is 20 minutes reading plus some writing, and about 10 minutes of math each night.

Van Hise Elementary School
Develops grit: Agree

Posted March 07, 2016
- a parent
Most of my kids' teachers have expected great things from them. The school also does a great job communicating to parents how we can help at home.

Van Hise Elementary School
Develops respect: Strongly agree

Posted March 07, 2016
- a parent
Students are taught to be an ally and stand up to bullying, and my child talks about this happening at recess when the need arises.


Van Hise Elementary School
Develops empathy: Strongly agree

Posted March 07, 2016
- a parent
A buddy bench on the playground is used by students who need a friend at recess. A community atmosphere is very strong in the building.

Van Hise Elementary School
Develops honesty: Strongly agree

Posted March 07, 2016
- a parent
Students get Second Step curriculum for their social emotional learning. The Positive Behavior System includes a theme and assembly each month.

Van Hise Elementary School 5

Posted March 07, 2016
- a parent
Fantastic staff and administration who see each child and what they need to be the best learner they an be. Racially, if not very economically diverse. Active PTO. Awesome families and students. Many opportunities to get involved. My kids love school here and we feel lucky they have VHE to help them navigate the social and academic challenges they sometimes face.


Van Hise Elementary School
Teacher effectiveness: Ineffective

Posted July 28, 2015
- a parent
The teachers at this school are burned out, unhappy and yell at kids. The teachers that are good, are few and far between. The building is not conducive to learning, it is overcrowded.

Van Hise Elementary School 1

Posted July 28, 2015
- a parent
Teachers are burned out. The building is not conducive to learning. The principal is very defensive and unable to create a growth oriented environment. The student make-up has changed with school choice and there are students from bad areas that bring a very poor attitude to the school. VH used to be a good school, but things have changed for the worse.

Nearby schools

Van Hise Elementary School
4747 Waukesha Street, Madison, WI  53705
(608) 204-4804
Last modified Van Hise Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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