I have 2 kids that have gone to first grade here. We loved their teachers. They were very caring and dedicated.So was the principle and other staff we met. There is a pretty good pta. The problems that we had were that my kids weren't challenged enough and got bored with lessons a lot. I think there are quite a few kids in the community that may not have a family with a great educational background. They had been trying to cater to these kids some which may not have been the best thing for the school. It is apparent that they are working on improving the educational quality of the school. With a little more time I think their rating will certainly improve. They have a great staff that can get the job done.
Hopkins Elementary School is a public elementary school in Somerset. 651 children attend Hopkins Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 65% of the 651 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Hopkins Elementary School is 16:1. Pulaski Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.
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Both my sons attend they love it. In K & 1 and can speak some Chinese.
My son attends the 4th grade at Hopkins. This is his third year there. The teachers are very compassionate about their jobs and it is a very safe school. They have neat activities like the Dr. Seuss reading day and an outstanding Fall Festival. The principal and assistant principal are very focused on students' academic progress and keeping the school safe and positive. This school has the most attractive displays of student work in each hallway that I have ever seen. Good work folks! NN
I have two children who currently attend Hopkins Elementary. Both of them are excelling academically and socially. Not enough good could be said about the quality education and the wonderful teachers and staff at this school. At Hopkins children are cared for and cared about.
My son has attended Hopkins since Kindergarten. He is a 3rd grader and loves it. He has had wonderful teachers that have not only taught him a great deal but genuinely care about him as well as all the students. The academic programs grading system testing incentives etc. are great! There are plenty of extracurricular activities. No one can ever say 'I'm bored!' Parent involvement is more than welcome and if needed appointments to speak to a child's teacher is not a problem. I enjoy having lunch with my child too. There is simply a pleasant atmosphere when you walk into and out of the school. I not only feel that my son is being well taken care of educationally I believe he is very safe there. That's very important to me.