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Hilltop Elementary School8

Lynnwood, WA | Snohomish County

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March 11, 2015


Horrible school, with a lack of communication on the school officials part. Make sure your child does not miss all of the 10 days allowed with doctors note. Your child's health records will be needed at some point during your child's tenure at the school, have those ready at all times. Watch what your child watches and repeats, if the school has an issue with you or your child they will not tell you until they feel the situation is out of hand rather than confronting the issue when it is first verifiable. Be careful here.

Submitted by a parent

May 3, 2014


My daughter has been at Hilltop for three years now and I really appreciate the focus on character building and creating a supportive school community, as well as keeping high academic standards. While I can't volunteer regularly, there are a number of parents who give considerable time and energy to the school which I think makes a big difference.

Submitted by a parent

September 27, 2013


Hilltop Elementary This is our sons 1st year at Hilltop and we have been very pleased with our experience so far. We are impressed with all staff, especially his teacher.

Submitted by a parent

April 9, 2013


Great school with teachers who care about their students. There are fun events planned throughout the year that seem to help keep the parents involved.

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February 9, 2013


I simply love Hilltop and have loved my child's experience there. Mrs. Ross and Mrs Parkhurst are some of the best Kindergarten teachers hands down! And my son has love 1st grade with Ms. Austin. I think there has been some ups and downs with changes in the last 2 years but they are truly a great school and wonderful staff!

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December 3, 2012


this school is just wonderful. i am a 6th grader and i love it some of the staff members are RUDE! but overall i think the school has taught me couarge, perserveance and many more.... i came to this school with no math skills or reading skills my 3rd grade teacher mrs. jansen was VERY kind and taught me the right ways of math and reading... if u have her for any classes u are lucky ps. ms.v is very RUDE u cannot trust her i defintly recommoned this school :)

August 20, 2010


Terrible school. There are several teachers that absolutely should not be teaching. A majority of the office staff is nothing but rude. I would not recommend this school to anyone.

Submitted by a parent

November 27, 2007


I have two children at HillTop and truly appreciate their attention to detail in helping all their students to excel. Ms. Smith keeps the formula engaging and rewards students and teachers alike. We are very satisfied!

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April 22, 2007


My son has attended Hilltop since kindergarten and he is in 5th grade now. His teachers have all been wonderful and his 4th grade teacher really encouraged my son to be a reader. Several teachers started a Boys Book Club that meets after school. Hilltop has received national recognition for its character education and they have a value of the month they work on. My son serves on justice league (a peer review group), safety patrol, band, etc. The Hilltop Dancers are a great dance performance group for children. I like the principal Penny Smith -- she is very fair and responsive.

Submitted by a parent

February 21, 2007


I have 2 children attending Hilltop and I love it! We have been at the school 4 years and have had quality teachers and have enjoyed all the activities the school has offered. Great staff and great families!

Submitted by a parent

June 20, 2006


Our son is just a day away from finishing full-time kindergarten and we feel the experience has been great at Hilltop. We also have him in the extended day program, which is an after school care program for kids in any grade. Despite a switch in teachers around the beginning of April, Kindergarten lessons and daily activities were continued with the same quality and schedule. I am not completely happy with the reading program as the books are sometimes so old the language is even obscure. Additionally, the woman in charge of tracking their progress is very nice, but english is her second language and it is unfortuantely apparent in her spelling and pronunciation - both of which I feel are extrememly important when teaching a child to read. THe principal ond office staff are great and the PTSA is not pushy or maffia-esque.

Submitted by a parent

August 20, 2005


My son just finished his kindergarten year, and honestly I must say that it was a disappoinment all around. The teacher was OK, the staff was OK. I must agree with the other parent this school is OK. I would NOT reccomend this school, especially for kindergarten. It has alot of room to improve. Everyone that I have talked to hates the 2 days a week kindergarten. It was very hard on our son! Overall we were very disappointed!

Submitted by a parent

June 15, 2005


This school seems to me to be exteremely average. There is nothing terrible about, but there doesn't seem to be anything that great about it either. My daughter seems vaguely inhappy there and quite bored. I would not reccomend it as a stellar learning institution.

Submitted by a parent

January 20, 2004


Both our children went completely through this school over the past 9 years. It is top notch. Excellent staff and management. Quality, involved parents. Decisions are made based on what is actually best for the students. We have made many family friends through our experiences at Hilltop.

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