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  • Micha Hill

    Great Oaks Elementary School10

    Round Rock, TX | Williamson County

    September 11, 2014

    I used this website to decide what school to send my children to. As a parent of a student that has been there for over two years I am saddened to say this school does not deserve 9/10. My daughter's second grade teacher told her that if she were to take medication she would be able to go to University of Texas. Insinuating that if she did not that she would fail. She made her entire second grade year The principal is just a "Yes man" he just agrees and soon as you walk out that door nothing will change. The traffic to drop your children off is unlike anything ever seen. Keep that in mind before choosing this school because all traffic is directed to one small area and dropping off your child can take up to 30 minutes. I wouldn't be surprised if the previous review was by a teacher considering they are actually that childish, rude, and at times condescending. It is sad to hear other parents also have issues with this school and their "methods" of "teaching." As the previous review mentioned, putting your children in a private school is probably a far better idea considering this school teaches to the test. They even tell students, do well or we may be fired! Unprofessional.

    Submitted by a parent

    April 19, 2014

    I think you're a little off with your remarks. The first question you need to ask yourself is, "Does my child want to be In advance classes to begin with?" Most parents think it's the right move but don't think that it actually takes away from the child learning at his level. To be honest most kids are not ready for advance classes. It's the parents that push them to do it. Kinda reminds me of the show "Toddlers and Tiaras". So many over zealous mothers with faded dreams living their lives through their children. Very sad. With that said, the principal does a great job communicating with parents and children. My son has been there for 2 years and have no complaints.... Except for some of the parents who do not follow rules when dropping of their children. If you feel that your child is not getting the education they need at a public school maybe you should think about paying for a private school. There are plenty here in town that may fit your child's academic difficulties. It will just cost you some $$$.... But that shouldn't matter considering the motivation you have for him/her to learn at an advanced rate.

    Submitted by a parent

    April 18, 2014

    Terrible school!!! Actually I think it is just part of the Texas public system. They don't push the advance students. Yes, there is the TAG program, but if they don't get in then they just sit there bored. The principal is worthless. All he does is say " Yes, that is a good idea but we can't do that". This school is run like a day care, instead of an academic challenging school. There is no communication with the teachers. They don't want to have parent conferences unless they are failing...

    Submitted by a parent

    January 12, 2014

    My son went to Great Oaks from KG to 5th grade and my daughter is in 5th grade. We are very happy with Great Oaks Elementary. Teachers are awesome. My kids love to go to school. Both of them actually missed their teachers and school during vacations.

    Submitted by a parent

    December 26, 2013

    I am curious as the if the other parent review on November 15th is a kinder teacher. This school is wonderful for my 4th grader, not so much for my kinder. He went from being enthusiastic and WANTING to learn before starting GOE to being in tears when I try to teach him at home now. He is totalling shutting down. Handwriting has gotten horrible also and the correct way to write I have taught is being reversed somehow in the classroom. I do agree with the advanced kids not being pushed academically and recommend TAG classes. It also has to do with who the teacher is as well. Do not hesitate for constant communication and if that is still refused go to principal.

    Submitted by a parent

    November 16, 2013

    Great Oaks has given my kids a wonderful community to support and encourage their education. So many parents are active in supporting the school, and the PTA Carnival in the spring is amazing, both as a fundraiser and as a fun time for kids. The principal is friendly, energetic, and positive. He know kids and often parents by name, and he and the assistant principal are always visible and engaged with the school community. I LOVE the teachers my kids have this year. There are a few teachers who aren't as strong, but on the whole, the teachers are on top of their classes in terms of curriculum and class management. The school also offers excellent support services for kids who need additional assistance, and most teachers are quick to consult with other staff members and talk with parents if they think a child is struggling, so they can get the child back on track asap. I am so happy that my kids are Geckos!

    Submitted by a parent

    November 15, 2013

    The teacher is new so she may just not know her way around the school yet, but I must say, I am very unimpressed. My son was transferred from Bluebonnet ES in hopes this school would be better academically, and it's not. In fact, it's FAR WORSE! At Bluebonnet he was given special attention because he was much farther advanced, but in this school he is left sitting bored in class, and is falling behind!

    Submitted by a parent

    June 29, 2010

    We moved here from Louisiana where my children went to a private school. GOE has them beat hands down!! The teachers are passionate, caring, intelligent and go above and beyond any I've seen. They have set the standards for education.

    Submitted by a parent

    June 2, 2009

    My kindergartner is excelling at GOE. Teachers and staff really show they care about the kids. As a teacher in another school, I can easily recognize good teachers. There are a bunch of them at GOE! Mr. C. and the Wellness program is superb. I would not want my daughter anywhere else.

    Submitted by a parent

    April 28, 2009

    Great school and teachers. They're always coming up with new and interesting ways to teach using field trips, parent involvement and community resources. I bought my house in this neighborhood specifically for Great Oaks.

    Submitted by a parent

    January 2, 2009

    YOu can't beat Great Oaks! It has been the best learning experience we could have ever asked for. The teachers are great, the staff is wonderful, and the enviorment is incredible.

    Submitted by a parent

    December 19, 2008

    Great Oaks is the best Elementary School in one of the best distrists in the state. The teachers and staff are second to none, and the parental involvement is incredible. My children are getting the absolute best education they could recieve; public school, or private. We are never moving out of this neighborhood until our kids have finished middle school!

    Submitted by a parent

    August 3, 2008

    GOE Has been a great experience. The entire school is involved your kids learning experience. The staff makes you feel welcome. I am happy to have my family be appart of the Great Oaks Family.

    Submitted by a parent

    August 28, 2007

    Private school quality at a public school. This is my sons 3rd year at Great Oaks and we have been consistently impressed with the schools operation and its teaching staff.

    Submitted by a parent

    July 2, 2007

    Great Oaks is a community oriented school with strong leadership and a vision to meet the needs of all students. The staff is excellent!

    Submitted by a parent

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