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  • Hope Hill Elementary School3

    Atlanta, GA | Fulton County


    January 13, 2015

    This is our first year at Hope-Hill and we have had a great experience. Our son's teacher and the principal has given him individual attention when needed and communicates with us frequently. Our son has a medical need and the school nurse has been amazing to work with too. The staff welcomes your involvement in the school, and by getting involved we have met several wonderful families in the neighborhood.

    Submitted by a parent

    November 8, 2014

    We enrolled our two girls into Hope Hill two years ago. It was the same year Ms Wheeler became the principal. We love Ms. Wheeler and Hope Hill so much! The school isn't what it used to be for sure, new staff, lots of volunteers and great new and old teachers!

    Submitted by a parent

    June 12, 2014

    Hope-Hill is a school that has had many transitions from teachers to principles and change can be hard. I started this school not knowing what to expect and it was a interesting change. I had read the reviews and heard the negative talks but I decided to give it a try anyway because it was blocks from my home. That was the best decision I could have made. I am not going to say it was perfect or is perfect but what I will say is that if you get involve with the education of your child they will meet you where you are at. My son's teachers were great!! The teachers listen, help, and supported me in what I needed to do to have a knowledgeable kid. The present principle Mrs. Wheeler has hit the ground running and is available if you need to talk. It is group effort to get a child through school and I am happy to be apart of a great group. We are going here again this year and again by choice.

    Submitted by a parent

    June 4, 2014

    This school is on an upward climb! The principal is on top of it and the teachers are engaged and involved. The PTA has really stepped up their game. I am very pleased with my children's school this year.

    Submitted by a parent

    May 27, 2013

    My family moved to this neighborhood around 2 years ago, we are a block away to be zoned in Springdale Park elementary school. I just can't believe the schools this close to the heart of Atlanta is so segregated. Hope Hill elementary school is 95% African Americans & spanish but the neighboring Springdale park elementary school is mostly white. My son is mixed race. We love his kindergarten teachers and they just pull of what I believed the best graduation of all schools. They did a red-carpet style academy award ceremony for the students. It was a lots of work for the teachers and a great way to motivate students. I am so happy the significant improvements of the school. But from the bottom of my heart, Atlanta schools need to do better job to include all races & cultures in their student populations. We live in the 21st century now. Especially Hope Hill is right next to the Martin Luther King's Historic site, if the situation doesn't change, let it be the black school that has the best performance please. There are some parts of this area are poor but they deserve the same education & support. The APS need to give it a better support & staffs to turn it around !

    Submitted by a parent

    September 21, 2009

    I have 2 sons that attend hill-hope elementary school.Honestly i don't think combining the two schools was a good idea.I never see the principal smile.My kids don't like being there because the feel like they are being treated differently because they are from hill elementary.As far as learning my sons teachers are good.

    Submitted by a parent

    March 13, 2009

    My daughter goes to Hope and to be honest the school is not a great fit for us. Her reading has improved while going to Hope, which is a plus. Although the homework has very little direction. If we didn't have internet at our home, she would receive failing grades. In the beginning of the school year we never received text books to work from. Thank goodness for Wikipedia and Google. Also, I find that there is a lack of discipline for the problem children that prey on the weaker students. Overall, it's not a bad school and it's transitioning along with the neighborhood. It's a big improvement from the previous years since the new principal has come aboard. This will be our last year with this school.

    Submitted by a parent

    August 17, 2008

    John hope is a blessing to the kids and the parents. This school has been around 4 a long time my dad went here so did i. The learning experience is wonderful as will. The principle is ok i liked mrs sims better ,shes more a people person that take out the time to help the teachers and parents with there concerns. Since mrs. Sims has gone, half of the teachers have left are they r on edge i donot like her much but the teaching is wonderful

    Submitted by a parent

    June 15, 2008

    Hope Elementary School, and its surrounding neighborhood, has made numerous changes in the last few years, resulting in significant school improvements. It has been named a Title 1 Distinguished School, having made Adequate Yearly Progress consistently. Additionally, the school has made the targets set forth by the Atlanta Public school system at large. Part of what makes this school special is its sense of community. Small class size allows the students to receive small group instruction, enrichment, or remediation if needed. The teachers work to meet the needs of every student who enters the classroom, using differentiated, research based best practices. Our new principal's vision is to prepare students to be professionals in the future. To that end, professional dress, behavior and academic rigor/achievement is expected. We have found that our students are willing and able to rise to that expectation. T

    Submitted by a teacher

    August 11, 2006

    I think hope elem. has a great school atmosphere. I have a sone that is special needs and they have always been there to help and to show me how to learn with my child and his learning. I do feel that the teachers need someone in the class that is better equipt to handle the childern and to encourage the kids to want to learn without you hearing something from other parents and staff memebers. I want to say that my sons teacher Mr. Townsend did great with the resources that he was given in the class room and outside. I think more acemdemics are needed as well as communication with the parents as well.

    Submitted by a parent

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