HILL COUNTRY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

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12124 RANCH ROAD 620 N
AUSTIN, TX 78750
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Phone: 512-331-7036
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 0
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Not Reported
  • Type: Private
  • Grades: Preschool - 12th Grade
  • District:
  • Students/Teacher: 13:1
  • Students/Grade: 37.2
  • Number Students: 521
  • Number Teachers: 70
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: N/A
  • Poverty Level: NOT REPORTED
  • Principal: Ms Joy Young
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  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
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School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (66 ratings)
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    School Reviews (66 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-04-26
    "Capricious, Duplicitous, and Revenue Driven. That is how I would describe the administration and leadership at this school. I stumbled onto this site today as I was searching for a new school for our children. Although there are positive reviews posted below, our experience at HCCSA aligns to the many negative reviews that have recently been posted. As a departing family from this school, we have experienced numerous issues that cause us to question the foundation of HCCSA's belief statements. The bottom line experience for us is that this school does not truly care about the well being of its students and we are leaving this school heartbroken. We have spent endless hours trying to make this school work for our family, but we receive no reciprocal response from the staff or administration. Their focus is purely on organic growth and not on a Christ-centered environment that values relationships, grace, and excellence in education. If you want your child to be a number that contributes to HCCSA's growth plan, without any commitment that they will actually receive a first class Chris-centered education and experience, then this is your school."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-04-25
    "We are leaving the school this year after 3 years of waiting and praying for change. We have seen the school take on behavior problems and bullies and pass off their issues to our kids, telling our kids to simply "model good behavior" and pray that the kids will eventually come around without real consequences. IT'S NOT WORKING! People are really disgusted with this method and it caused a mass exodus last year and another this year. The enrollment last year was stable because new students kept numbers EQUAL but growth was minimal. I wonder if the same will happen this year. We were also very disappointed in the standardized testing scores and the lack of explanations for the dismal scores and the fact that it appears that our kids can memorize but not synthesize information. Other schools use the AR point systems as a mandatory tool, but HCCSA doesn't - there is not reading comprehension REQUIREMENT. The critical thinking component at this school is lacking at both the student, administrative and PARENT level here. Unless you're a big donor ... If you're a person of privilege, then you're good. Enjoy the Kool-aid, Knights!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-04-23
    "Hill Country has been a blessing to our children. The school offers a challenge in a Christian environment, and both of our children have thrived in this setting. Teachers approach children with a variety of methods to accommodate different learning styles, and the administration has been responsive to parental feedback. I am confident that our children are better prepared for college than their peers from other schools largely because they have been taught to study and have developed the discipline to achieve their academic goals. It is also ingratiating to have teachers affirm Godly values. We have not regretted our decision to put both kids into school there. In response to the assertion that it has become a school of privilege, I don't see it. If money made the difference in influence, then I would be first one out. On the contrary, I see the parents as a community who huddles together when an individual goes through a trying time - thankfully for me."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-04-23
    "We decided to enroll in HCCS after a very traumatic experience in public school. We have been very pleased by the commitment to our children's education, spiritual journey, and self confidence. Our children are excited about their experience here and so are we. Some reviews bring up concern about bullying, declined quality, annual fund and elite groups. No community is free from bullying not even a Christ centered community. However, the teachers are easy to communicate with and the parents have been supportive in conflict resolution. The kids become more confident. The quality of their education is apparent in my children's growth. My children come home with a serving heart, great self-esteem & a passion for Christ and learning. As for the Annual Fund ,they don't pressure you to contribute nor do they suggest a contribution amount. You will not have a scarlet letter for not participating in the annual fund as some reviews have made it seem. The families here have been great. The teachers are great. HCCS provides a great foundation for our children and we see our children blossom everyday. That's priceless and worth pouring into positively! Proud to be a HCCS family!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-03-07
    "Our kids have been at HCCSA since kindergarten, and as we have progressed into high school, we have noticed a steady decline in the quality of the education and a lack of sincerity by the administration. HCCSA has turned into a school of privilege. If you have $$ to donate, and the administration recognizes you as a top contributor in the annual fund, you and your kids are supported by the administration and the trustees. If you do not, then you are noticeably ostracized and left feeling as second class members of the HCCSA community. In addition, we have also noticed a dramatic change in how discipline is handled at HCCSA. If your child is in the privileged tier, then they can do whatever they want without regard to their impact to other students. If your child is not in the privileged tier and has any issues, they are dealt with by staff and administration that are cold, arbitrary, spiteful, and in many ways, degrading to your child. It is obvious to me why there are so many bullies in this school: they learn from the administration that they are entitled to treat others as viciously and as cruelly as they want without any repercussion."
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