With the leadership of Mrs. Russell and her team, this school has become an awesome community school. My son is in Kindergarten and absolutely loves school. He is proud to be a Tiger and He's motivated to go every day - and most importantly- loves his Kindergarten teacher. The school offers all three specials (music, art, PE) as well as computer lab. The school also offers free breakfast and lunch. We never have to worry about the nutrition. There is a big emphasis on anti-bullying and showing everyone kindness. We are so glad we chose Tumbleweed over the other area schools.
This school has made great strides over the last several years. The teachers for the most part are amazing. The music teacher should probably move on though, the way she is so hot and cold and the kids never know if they are her friend or going to get yelled at. The principal is ok, not the best. The front office staff has improved immensely. The PTA is doing their best. I think there really needs to be more parents out there that care and want to help their children succeed. So if you are looking at this school as an option - The teachers are great and the school is good. Just get involved. Be a part of the PTA (as cliche as that is), even if it is just to volunteer at 1 event, or just receive the emails, and stay in contact. We as parents are as big of a part of their education as the teachers are.
My son started kindergarten this year, and I have been really happy with the school, the staff, and the teachers. My son comes home with a homework packet with around 2 worksheets to complete per day, along with some reading and sight words. I'm amazed at how much he is learning, and how enthusiastic he is about it. His teacher is amazing!! He couldn't have asked for a better teacher. The school has a very active PTA and Site Council that are constantly organizing fun events. They even have cross-country for the kids from kindergarten age. The principal, Mrs. Russel is a wonderful lady that has always been friendly and welcoming. I highly recommend this school, and am very happy that I decided to put my son into this school.
Good school overall.no school is perfect.the teachers and staff care about the students.we moved and still choose to drive my son to this school.we have to fill paperwork out and get an ok from the principal.it is worth it.we'll do the same for next year.
The school has problems, no doubt. Most of them are due to poor administration in the past. Old principal let kids get away with anything and everything, now the new principal is trying to clean up the mess. Don't look for it to be an incredible school in the next year or two, but it is definitely getting better. Teachers and staff for the most part are great, they're just adapting to a new, better way and it will take a few years for tradition and expectation to sink in to the up and coming students.
Very unimpressed with this school! We moved into this schools area at the beginning of the 2011-12 school year and I have had NOTHING BUT PROBLEMS with my sons long term substitute teacher. The receptionist in the front office is rude and short with me everytime I see her! The principal is a nice lady but I think that she has to many problems this year to effectively fix any one of them. My children will finish the school year here but I don't think they will be returning next year.
I would not recommend this school either. Total lack of communication between teacher/parent and the new principal always sides with the teacher. There is no supervision during recess/lunch time. They have 1 teacher aide who stands under the shade tree and can t possibly watch the football field, basketball courts, tether ball area, etc...Total lack of caring from staff.....