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  • Harpeth Valley Elementary School9

    Nashville, TN | Davidson County

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    December 8, 2014


    Academically amazing! Wish it would have more afternoon activities art etc. Teachers provide a loving environment.Great school!

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    August 20, 2014


    I agree with you 100%. My son has a behavioral problem, but he isn't abusive. The principal said my son intentionally slammed his class room door on a girls fingers over and over. But from the teacher and classmates, it was a complete different story, and was an accident. He closed the door once and didn't notice the other childs hand was in the doorway. He was suspended from Kindergarten for 2 days. :(

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    August 19, 2014


    Hopefully with the new adminstration appointed to this school for the upcoming 2014-2015 school year this will make this a great school to attend. THe previous principal (Haliburton and her puppets were rude,unfair & did many unethical things. However, some of the teachers were great obviously the ones who were not imtimidated by the adminstration staff. Hoping the changes with the adminstration for this year is to clean things up & run the school as it should.

    Submitted by a parent

    July 30, 2014


    school and teachers are great but principle Kimber Halliburton is awful. Never replied calls or emails

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    May 12, 2014


    Excellent school. Good education. Nice teachers and staff. The buildings and the grounds are well-maintained.

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    October 24, 2013


    Excellent school. Nice library. Good cafeteria. Someone in an earlier review complained about the restrooms, but I strongly disagree. Currently they are being well maintained. Thanks.

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    April 19, 2013


    My daughter will be completing her 4th year at this school; however we still have our 1st year son attending, currently. This was great for my daughters education. The advance classes has challenged my daughter in many ways and help her to excel in her education/knowledge where I don t believe other school in the surrounding areas could have. She has been selected to enter Meigs for her middle school education next year and I believe her study at HVE was a great asset in her preparation for Meigs. And, as I understand, it too, is an academically challenging school. Thank to all the HVE teachers and its PTO for their contributions!! Go Houndogs!!!

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    February 11, 2013


    It's ok but the bathrooms are nasty and some of the teachers are mean ok.

    March 8, 2011


    I am very pleased with this school. I think it says a lot about the community as a whole!

    Submitted by a parent

    January 19, 2011


    My little boy has a teacher who is terrific; she is smart, supportive, and he is learning and enjoying it. She is challenging him in areas where he is already ahead of his grade level. The principal & office staff have been great too, they are available and caring.

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    April 14, 2010


    Our child transferred as the result of being re-zoned from another school. As the result, our child had a 'rocky' start. It would have been better if our child would have been zoned for this school from Kindergarten. This is part of Nashville's 'ugly' 30+ years of busing history. Thank goodness this is improving. However, overall we have been pleased with school once our child's needs were identified. We haven't been pleased with the library. It appears that children don't receive a lot of guidance from the librarian in terms of appropriate 'level appropriate books' that they need to choose. This responsibility appears to be left to the classroom teacher which already has 'enough on her plate'. We have NEVER seen the Principal. She was MIA from the Christmas program which we thought was not in appropriate. The VP is Awesome!!. The VP should be appointed as the main Principal.

    Submitted by a parent

    April 7, 2010


    We have had 2 teachers here so far, and both have gone to considerable lengths to hold back a gifted child. Our first grader was reading 3rd grade level, yet spent three months in AR reading 1.5 level, while testing 100% on 20 tests in a row and not being allowed to advance. Not a great school if your child is advanced or gifted. Too much focus on sit down and shut up. Given Study Island over Christmas vacation, completed entire first grade math and reading in two weeks - it took over 2 months and numerous phone calls and emails to get permission to advance to 2nd grade level.

    Submitted by a parent

    July 1, 2009


    This school is fantastic and has a very involved PTA. I loved that the teachers invited parents to be involved and found things for us to do. My son had a difficult transition into Kg and had a tough time with his teacher, but the school counsellor was great. My daughter had the best 1st grade teacher, Dr. Stewart and we would highly recommend her to everyone.

    Submitted by a parent

    December 16, 2008


    Overall, my daughter had a wonderful experience. All of her teachers (with the exception of one) set high expectations for everyone. She really learned a lot. The art and music programs are wonderful. I would love to see the P.E. program every day with more of a focus on learning new sports skills, etc.. Although I do believe the P.E. teachers do the best they can 2 days per week. I would also have loved for my child to learn some foreign language. This school is more truly diverse than most in Nashville. My daughter's good friends had parents from Russia, India, Jordan, China, and Iraq. All of the parents expect great things from their children. The principal, however, is not my favorite person. She can be very sour and unfriendly. The only time I went to see her in 5 years she was not helpful or understanding.

    Submitted by a parent

    September 15, 2008


    My daughter attends Kindergarten at HVS and has had the best experience. The school community is like a large family. The teaching staff is amazing in their ability to reach out to their students and get results not only in reading and math, but also higher level thinking skills and character education. I would trust my children to any teacher in the school and I know my daughter will flourish at HVS. There has been some school construction lately to add a wing to the main building, so look past the portable classrooms in the front yard, they are temporary. This school is great, and my daughters and I look forward to many happy years at HVS.

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