This school is a sorry excuse for a source of education. Let alone to claim to be Talented and Gifted. Ha! It is so mismanaged, it is ridiculous. The dress code is disgusting, to say the least. We will def. not be returning. No one is on the same page curriculum-wise,either. It's a pathetic excuse for a school. Not even parent involvement could save this school.
When we first came to TAG we believed that it would be a great school for our kids. We learned that we were very wrong. It is in serious need of some serious staffing and policy changes. It lacks proper manangement that is required to run a successful k-8 school. We were amazed at the total lack of professionalism, discipline, and quality staff at this school. It's chaos in the classrooms. And as far as a dress code..it does not exist. Everything from very short mini-skirts, chains, offensive shirts, and body peirecing is allowed. They certainly do not have our child's education as top priority. Needless to say, we no longer attend.
I have had my boys at tag for the last 3 yrs. I have been very pleased! the kids know their principal, love their teachers and really love school. When one of the boys needed extra help, they were quick to provide the (free) extra tutoring he needed. I am very impressed with how well the teachers communicate with me. I want to thank every one at tag, especially the office ladies, mr. Ross, mr. Mehan and mrs. Lux. And mrs. Murray. Keep up the great work and dedication!
My son is in the sixth grade at TAG. He has been there since the first trimester of kindergarten. The teachers, staff and director are wonderful. Anytime we have had an issue it has been resolved quickly and immediately through open communication. I wish it would go through the 12th grade so my son could stay there after the 8th grade.
I have 3 children at TAG. I am very happy with the school and contrary to other review I have read is very easy to talk to the principal. He was very helpful when I had problems with discipline with my kids even gave me ideas. This is my second year there the young one are in first grade they both have wonderful teachers (the happened last during kindergarten). My oldest last year in second grade had a wonderful teacher, this year he is in a mix of third and fourth both teachers know how to use his mind. I also talk with other teacher from fourth to eighth grade. My kids will stay there for awhile. One thing I notice is the lack of volunteers, I understand everyone works, but spending time in school will help your child(ren) to grow. Try to make time.
I have two children that attended TAG. One in third and one in eighth grade. I am so disappointed with the staff and principal. I have had a few meetings with the principal about concerns that I had. In each meeting it seemed as if he did not care to hear or do anything with my concerns. I thought this school would help my children learn at an accelerated pace. Instead, my children have been cheated out of a proper education due to lack of computers, music and sports programs Please, parents, read TAG's mission statement and then check out the school for yourself. You'll be surprised about what you don't find that they say they have.
Well my daughter is only a kindergartner at Tag, so we have not had too much experience. My daughter seems to love it. She makes friends very easily with the other children at Tag and has not had any social problems there. I would not keep my daughter there past 1st or 2nd grade, but for little ones I think it's a great school to attend.
I had my son at TAG from Kindergarten to middle of 3rd grade. I had to take him out because I couldnt afford to drive 40 miles a day anymore plus cover the cost of meals. While he was enrolled at TAG his education level far exceeded the public school I ended up having to put him in. We both really miss TAG. I was excited to hear that TAG has extended the school to include 6th thru 8th grade. If I had the means to take him back there I would in a heartbeat! If they ever decide to have transportation to and from TAG I would put my son back in TAG in a flash. The only thing I didnt like was no extracurricular activities. But who knows they may have changed that since 2003.
I have had my daughter at TAG for almost a year. Her teacher is wonderful, however the Director of the school is a sorry excuse for leadership. And the PTA is non-existent since the President went missing. We will be pulling our daughter out at the end of the school year.
I think TAG is a great school. My children love attending school there.
My daughter went to TAG for two years before going on to middle school. She really loved the school and wishes she could go back. She misses her friends. They are a great group of kids which she still sees on the weekend. She learned alot from her teachers and really enjoyed everything about the school especially the staff. Everyone there has always been friendly and helpful and still asks about her eventhough she is no longer a student. She especially enjoyed and respected Senora Herring, the spanish teacher.
This school has gone down, there is 8th grader girls walking around with there pantys hanging out, 6 new teachers this year and on 1st grade teacher already quit, just over all not happy any more, this school also has alot of bullys this year, 2 weeks of school and my son has been hit in the face 2 times and called bad names, school dont nothing! playground isnt very good for kids, they have the 7-8th graders inside the gate and the 5th grader outside the gate. Im not please at all this year! kids are pulled!!!!!!!!!!
The School doesn't offer music or art classes. It does have Spanish classses for students.
Tag is an excellent school. My daughter has been challenged and is getting a's.
TAG seems to be a great school so far. The children are getting a wonderful education, much better than the public schools. Most of the teachers are very dedicated. The school is lacking a few things, but they are working hard on improvements, such as a library and computer lab. The director has always been very open to discussing different ideas with me and other parents I know. Sadly, the school's biggest problem seems to be some of the parents. A lot of them do not take responsibility for their children and expect the school to act as the children's parents instead. This year brings a lot of new families, and I hope that they are more responsible than some of the ones who have been at the school in the past.
TAG is disorganized and chaotic, the office is not a source of information for anyone, and often left unattended. The playground is a dirt lot behind a hazaardous storage house (eye-sore in front of the beautiful mountain view) and there is not lunchroom, library or computer lab. There are a few good teachers still working at TAG, and for that I'm grateful; but good teachers are more scarce each year. We're not returning to TAG next year.
This school lacks organization from the Director. The school succeeds because of the commitment teachers have for their classrooms.
The school is excellent. The teachers really care about the kids, they have different programs that help my kids learn and interact with the world, and the building itself is very nice. I was really impressed by the technology in the computer lab. Although at the moment the playground is lacking, the PTA and the administration said that they were trying to build it up. I would most certainly refer any parents with young children here.
I found TAG to be a wonderful school where each teacher has a deep concern and appreciation for every student. The children on the campus are very well behaved and actually very polite. I have seen very few instances of any negative behavior( other than running in the halls ) The children I have encountered have always seemed very happy and so are all of the other parents that I have talked to. I am really excited about moving to the new location on E. Speedway. The school will be brand new and layed out much differently then the old site on 22nd st. The principal is a friendly man who has an open door policy for anyone who would like to talk to him anytime. I find that to be very reassuring. You always know where to find him and I did not have that at the last school my kids attended. I really like the idea of the schools self paced learning. I think that any child would benefit from attending TAG.
Our child entered Tag elementary this past year as a kindergardener. The first half of the year went very well. In January we started noticing changes in our childs behavior concerning math and the stress level. Kindergardeners are taught adding, borrowing, multiplication, division and fractions whether they are ready or not. They maybe at a level of subtracting 2 digit numbers but are expected to learn what is being taught in the class such as multiplication, division or fractions. In reading children are not broken up into groups for there own reading level, they are all reading at the same level. Parent voulunteers are welcomed as long as they do not question policies or how the classroom is being taught. It is hard to communicate with the director and teacher about implementing positive changes for the benefit of the child . The Kd area is surrounded by a fenced in area but the rest of the school is opened to anyone coming through. There is hardly no dicipline outside the classroom. Children that misbehave on a daily basis have no repurcussions accept for how the dicipline is handled in the classroom. Our child learned alot this past year, but with a lot of stressed involved. We have deceided not to return to Tag Elementary this coming fall.
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