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  • Micha Hill
    512-779-2872

    Walnut Springs Elementary School8

    Dripping Springs, TX | Hays County

    May 1, 2014


    We moved to this district because of it's reputation and have been sadly disappointed. The principal has behaved as if she is a high school student questioning parents about their Facebook pages!! Last I checked Facebook pages can be private and are free speech and if someone is saying they are not satisfied with her school, schedule a meeting to find out why and quit being immature and defensive about it. No communication Advanced kids are looked over and more focus is on lower performing kids How this principal still has her position disappoints me. Parents have been lied to about their child's education, information about teachers leaving has been secretive in order to "keep parents calm" is unethical and is dishonest. How are we supposed to trust this district? There are zero consequences for bullying behavior at this school. Why have an anti bullying flow chart when it isn't going to be utilized? My child had been been hurt by other students putting their hands on my child's body- no consequences. Volunteer at the school, it protects your child from getting in trouble for their bad behavior.

    Submitted by a parent

    September 3, 2012


    My kids have been at WSE for several years now and they both love it. What frustrates me the most is the amount of coloring / worksheets I see being used in the primary grades. I see a lot of 'busy work' and the amount of differentiation / hands on learning is lacking. The teachers are positive and devoted, although parent communication could be improved. My kids rarely cause trouble, therefore, I never hear anything at all from the teachers. A positive phone call every grading period could really improve the parent / teacher communication.

    Submitted by a parent

    June 26, 2012


    The school alone is not bad, but the administration could be more involved with the students. If your child has a learning disability this probably is not the district for you. Their are just not enough programs implemented for children with disabilites. Also, the parent teatcher communication is very poor. That's the biggest thing I hear from other parents as well.

    Submitted by a parent

    May 8, 2011


    This school is lovely. The administrators really care about the students and are very approachable. Most of the teachers are wonderful, caring and work hard to inspire their students. That said, there is one teacher to avoid. She is emotionally abusive to students. Difficult to work with. The principal needs to remove that teacher...she is the one negative about an otherwise wonderful school.

    September 28, 2009


    The teachers are the best. They work hard every day to make sure they provide a quality and creative education.

    Submitted by a parent

    September 17, 2009


    I was afraid to take my son back to school after having his tonsils and adenoids removed last week, but the Walnut Springs Elementary School staff was awesome. The nurse called me early this morning to confirm his care, and his teacher was vigil. What was I thinking??? We are blessed.

    Submitted by a parent

    September 17, 2009


    Great school system and community. Can't beat it.

    Submitted by a parent

    September 17, 2009


    The staff, parents and most of all kids are amazing! Not to metion the exemplary ratings WSES gets. Go Walnut & Go Tigers!!!

    Submitted by a parent

    September 17, 2009


    I love Walnut Springs because the students are wonderful, the parents are supportive, and the teachers are dedicated.

    September 17, 2009


    Teachers work hard to make sure the kids are having fun learning. When they have fun with it, it sticks for a long time. What a great staff. I couldn't hand pick them better than that.

    Submitted by a parent

    September 17, 2009


    WSE has an incredible staff and awesome parents. Everyone is anxious to help and love on our kiddos.

    Submitted by a parent

    February 2, 2009


    My son is in 3rd grade and my daughter is in 5th grade at WSES. After attending this school for 6 months, my children have gone from loving and being excited about learning to not wanting to go to school at all. Between the bullying (by teachers and kids) and lack of challenging cirriculum, we are sorely disappointed. They teach to the lowest standard and have no interest in helping find a place for kids who are ahead. They just ignore them until they are on the same low page as everyone else. There is absolutely no communication from anyone at the school and TAKS is their main concern. We should have never put our kids in this environment and are actively looking for alternatives.

    Submitted by a parent

    December 11, 2007


    I love WSES... My 3 children are getting an excellent education here. The teachers are caring and creative. I do not see the daily TAKS drilling that I have seen in other schools. I feel like my kids are prepared for whatever test comes their way because of the quality of instruction. Both the principal and assistant principal are involved and visible. The entire staff at WSES seems excited about their job everyday. My youngest daughter is in special ed. and I have been very impressed with the level of service and the expertise of the staff.

    Submitted by a parent

    October 24, 2007


    WSE is awesome!! We love the new principal and the staff is great. My 3rd grader is a GT student and all of her needs are being met. She is in love with school. My 1st grader is thrilled to go to school and loves his teacher. TAKS is a reality and we just have to live with it until more people get involved in education in this state. If you're not involved you really can't complain. I feel as though my kids are getting the best education possible (including private schooling).

    Submitted by a parent

    May 17, 2007


    I am in total agreement with the majority here. This school IS test driven. There are too many 'PC' people in this town.

    Submitted by a parent

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