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Thomas Taylor

Hillpoint Elementary School5

Suffolk, VA | Suffolk City County


March 13, 2015

I read the other reviews. You know how there is always one that...that would be me. AND I felt I needed to speak up for the few of us seen in the front entry that were not smiling. The building is new and lovely, the teachers are capable. BUT if you are a parent that has a difficulty or that has a 'less than great' child, especially Special Ed., and you say, Hey, not my child or stop what you are doing, then the story rapidly turns ugly. They have moved the front 'greeting station' CLOSE to the door--not a horrible thing but it best symbolizes the thought that they have the child and you are not welcome. I trusted them to get it right and as a result, a very bad thing happened. My child will be left behind and the best statement-as a parent, you have to assume responsibility for your child's learning. There are no five stars due here but I allow that the building and the front barrier look great. I also know that not everyone will fit like the perfect pea. I am though angry and embarrassed that I did not push my way in and often. Please do so before you choose.

Submitted by a parent

June 17, 2014

This school is fantastic!!! We love everything about it. As a military family relocating, we have been blessed to have our kids attend such a great school.

Submitted by a parent

May 10, 2014

This school is new which is a plus and the teachers and staff seem very good!

Submitted by a parent

April 18, 2014

We all love Hillpoint Elementary the school has everything in place and very organized. They keep Childrens and Education at the front of the line and really keep the children motivated in different ways of learning material and resources as well. I have been impressed with the results of both my boys that have been students here at the new school. I have nothing but high hopes that Hillpoint willbe consider a Great school as it already has proven to be for us in our opinion. Keep doing a great job Hillpoint.

Submitted by a parent

February 13, 2014

My son attended HES from Kindergarten to 1st grade. Wonderful, well-organized school with great leadership and devoted teachers. I felt as if the teachers provided my son with ample amount of individual attention, as well as a great overall classroom environment. Very please with this school!

Submitted by a parent

February 12, 2014

Before you post ill-mannered comments, please be responsible enough to tell the complete story. The secretary was speaking with the parent on how refreshing she looked after retiring from the military. She said that you don't look "strung out" as meaning stressed since the parent with small children has retired from a very demanding military position. The secretary has had a wonderful relationship with this parent for 6 years. It is very disheartening to post negative comments about a person that keeps the entire school running smoothly. You should be ashamed.

Submitted by a parent

February 7, 2014

One of the secretary's said to a lady "she didn't look strung-out anymore" what? I don't understand how someone can be so unprofessional & work for the public school system.

October 18, 2013

Hillpoint is great! I have a special needs kids they have been great and he has improved A LOT!!

Submitted by a parent

August 9, 2013

My daughter has attended HIllpoint going on 6 years. 5th grade being the last grade Hillpoint has. I have nothing but awesome experiences all the way up. She loves this school and it will be a bittersweet day when she advances to middle school. Great teachers, staff and leadership here at Hillpoint!!

Submitted by a parent

July 17, 2012

This school is a so wonderful. The teachers, principal, and all staff that worked with my child (Kindergarten) were so involved and available to me at all times. My son went to a special needs school prior to this one, and then was mainstreamed here. I could not asked for a better school for him to be placed. Not to mention it is new and clean!

Submitted by a parent

August 21, 2011

My daughter is going to hillpoint to the 5th grade. She had been here since this school ever opened . She loves it there and so do i! :) If anyone one came here looking for a school i will recommend this one.

Submitted by a parent

August 18, 2011

HILLPOINT IS AN EXCELLENT SCHOOL!!! I relocated here in 2010. The staff is professional and the teachers are very concern about the children's education. Teachers devote their time after school to help tutor children and they interact with parents very often. EXCELLENT SCHOOL!

Submitted by a parent

December 13, 2010

I don't feel that the "3" rating for this school is in anyway indicative of the quality of this school. First, it's a brand new school, opened in 2008. My child began kindergarten there in 2009 and I have absolutely no complaints and much high praise. The teachers are wonderful, most rooms have aids. The classrooms and building are well-laid out. The staff is kind and helpful and supportive. Hillpoint also has a strong PTA. Having made comparisons with other parents, this is one of the best public elementary schools in the area, perhaps one of the best public or private.

Submitted by a parent

August 27, 2010

Driver Elementary is a wonderful place to work or go to school! I have been there for many years, beginning when my child attended school there and continuing as an employee. The staff is like a family working together for the best interest of our students. We share ideas to improve the educational experience of our students, work together to be sure ALL students are reaching their potential, as well as supporting each other through good times and bad. I highly recommend Driver Elementary to anyone considering a move to Suffolk!

Submitted by a teacher

February 20, 2010

Nothing but positives. Great teachers, aides, and support staff that really care about the children. Debated private versus public and cannot be happier with the decision to go with public because of Hillpoint.

Submitted by a parent

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