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Hill Country Christian School Overview

12124 Ranch Rd 620 N, Austin, TX 78750 , Tel: +1 (512) 331-7036

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Hill Country Christian School Ratings & Reviews

August 16, 2016 Submitted by a parent
Many concerns raised in past reviews were valid at one point. But over time the school listened to these complaints and made changes. For example, parents complained about the previous Lower School Principal. Well, she left over a year ago. Parents complained about the Headmaster. He left in Spring 2016. Parents had valid concerns about bullying that were chronically dismissed (mainly due to the policies of the previous Lower School Principal who, as I mentioned above, left over a year ago). The school handled these complaints by replacing the Lower School Principal and hiring a full-time Counselor. The Counselor created a zero tolerance anti-bullying policy in 2014. You can submit a confidential bullying report to the Counselor, and meet with her for help. The "Matthew 18" policy used in the past is no longer in effect. The Counselor meets with parents/individual students, and mediates between students. Some complain about a promised Upper School campus that has yet to materialize. Well, the school actually purchased land in 2015 and have plans to start construction soon. Parents have complained about the homework load. These complaints were heard. The homework load (specifically in Lower School) is significantly less than it was 2-3 years ago. Basically, many of the complaints posted to this review site pertain to a version of HCCS that no longer exists. My child has been at this school for 4 years, and I've never heard of a "Dean of Discipline" or a "Mr. M". It would be helpful if people posted concerns that are up to date. Staff and students come and go over time. Even reviews left 2-3 years ago do not reflect what the school is like right now. I do think more policies need to be in place regarding how teachers are expected to respond to bullying complaints. There are some teachers who take bullying complaints very seriously. If your child has one of these teachers, you can bet the situation will be handled. But then there are teachers who handle complaints with a very dismissive attitude. I suspect these teachers are the reason why the school is getting negative reviews in regards to bullying. Parents and students should be able to expect the same standard of behavior regardless of which teacher their student is assigned to each school year. Finally, some negative reviews are posted by the same person, over and over. Your writing style gives you away.
July 05, 2016 Submitted by a community member
Here I am, a graduated student and the question seems to be, "What's the real deal with Hill Country Christian school of Austin?" I attended all 4 years of high school at HillCo and had my younger siblings attend various lower school grades as well. Is the bullying in lower school (k-8) a real issue? Absolutely! Children are children and we all grew up hearing naughty words, seeing kids shoved around and the teacher coming in to save the day. But there's little to no punishment for delinquent or misbehaving kids. The daily special is always a slap on the wrist and a prayer. Although there is a system for dealing with misbehaving children, it seems like the teachers themselves are afraid of sending a child to the Dean Of Discipline's Office. Don't get me wrong, the Dean is a tough guy, but from the tears on my sibling's face, none of the bullies were going to see him! What you see is teachers more afraid of their 4th-6th grade students! Regarding the Upper school, previously Mr. M... was both the principal and headmaster for the entire school. Now it seems with the addition of an Upper school principal the high school and Main school are two separate entities. The upper school teachers are what you really want in a private school education. Kind, firm, and always helpful, these teachers are the salt of the earth and continue to assist your child after they graduate! (Sometimes I need a little math help, okay?) Non-existent musical dept. Great theater dept. If your kid doesn't like Yearbook Sports, or Theater then there's nothing to do. The sports program for all sports aside from football are phenomenal. Not to make it seem like the football program is bad (its actually quite terrific, stellar, and incredibly succesful) it just seems that the conditioning and muscle therapy is non-existent. In any given season only 70% of the team is healthy enough to play, the others are recovering from a variety of injuries (some incredibly serious). All in all, I think that the lower school deserves a 69% overall score. And the upper school deserves an 88% (genuinely consider it for high school). P.S. They've been promising a new building now for 5 years. If you think your highschooler is going to learn anywhere but portables... think again.
May 26, 2016 Submitted by a parent
We attended HC for 2 years and each year got progressively worse. The worse part was that every time we went to the staff or the principle situations were never handled. There is a blatant disrespect for others. There is more gossip than a High School in the valley among the parents. The politics in this school are worse than you can ever imagine. They also have a bullying problem that they refuse to address. (which goes hand in hand with the politics, as others have stated) Bad enough that our children did not feel safe. I wanted to leave this review so other parents would at least get a glimpse before they invest as much as we did. Not just with money but our time. It got to a point where we felt like we were having a weird horrible dream that we could not wake up from. Hoping next private school is nothing like this one. :(
November 05, 2015 Submitted by a parent
The GREATEST asset of this school in my experience: the teachers. The average class size is also a major plus! The general environment is "fun" in the lower grades. The parents are very clique-ish which sadly carries over to the children and does not represent the school's intended values. The academics are average compared to 2 other schools we've attended, judging by amount of homework, curriculum, as well as my childrens' information retention and standardized test scores.
September 22, 2015 Submitted by a parent
We are a new family, but feel like the school is definitely headed in the right direction. Our children have been welcomed by friends and teachers alike. This is not a perfect school, but my experience is that the commitment to academics, athletics, fine arts, and spiritual growth is right where it should be. We did have some challenges with homework, but the school addressed those concerns immediately. We have been very pleased.
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Before you start packing, make sure Hill Country Christian School is really the best option for your child. To recap, Hill Country Christian School is a well-known private PK-12 school in Austin. It is located at 12124 Ranch Rd 620 N, Austin, TX 78750 and it is the second home of 619 students. Please note that available apartments near a given school are filtered by proximity, not by attendance zone. We advise parents to visit the schools in person and contact the admissions offices for further information on school performance and attendance zones before making a final decision.

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