Congratulations Timber Point students and staff 2011 for 34 point gain in API scores!!! 841 overall with huge gains for subgroups ... so proud to be a part of this school "family"!!!
We love this school! My children recently completed Kinder, second and fourth grades. They all had amazing teachers with excellent communication. I felt I was involved in all their successes and struggles. My children were able to participate in lunch time violin lessons, art, chess club, GATE, student council and one of my children was involved in the magical castle learning center.
This school has some great teachers, however, there are also many who are not so great. There are little to no additional activities, no PE for lower grades. My daughter has had problems with reading for over 3 years and was just tested. Once we got the test results, it still took over 2 months for her to be placed in the appropriate "literacy group." There is a huge bullying problem at this school and though many parents have complained, it still is rampant. The principal tries but is very ineffective.
My son has attended Timber Point the last two years. His teacher the first was absolutely fantastic - she was an excellent teacher and very communicative - we all loved her. The experience this year has been the exact opposite - just a plain bad teacher and non-communicative we are not the only parents that have had problems with this teacher. The principal and others at the school are great to work with but, unfortunately they are far too tolerant of poor teachers.
Excellent! Love everything about this school!!! :) Teachers are amazing and helpful and keep great open lines of communication!
I have two kids in this great school, the teachers are superb and both of my kids are doing well academically. Parents are well involved, safe environment and I appreciate Mr. Burnright, approachable and visible around school. I am very happy where my kids are and cant wait for my lil one to be there soon!
This school has an amazing staff and it really works for all students. Flexible reading groups allowed my child to improve her level, and it allowed for students of a different level to also improve.
I love this school! My kids are happy here! I love the new parking lot. It really makes pick up and drop off so much easier and safer for the several families that walk each day. The teachers are wonderful. The principal is out on campus talking to parents and kids every day. This is a great place.
I love this school and I look forward to next year nbringing my chnildren back for another great year !!
I think Timber Point is a great school. I have two daughters, k and 1 grade. They are both excelling and thriving in the academic environment that is provided there. I'm not sure what the previous parent review (dated January 29, 2009) is basing his/her assessment of the school having low academic level. If they are new to California, they should check the other school districts in the area and compare them to Timber Point. We were in another school district for about 4 months last year and that is enough for me to gauge that Timber Point is well above that districts' level of academic excellence.
My kids were in different schools in Atlanta, Ohio, Kansas and now in Timber Point, I can tell the school academic level is very very low, even though the state funding to this school is much more than any other school I know, the school programs and gym and other services quality range from very poor to non, school get ~$7600 per student I wonder where this money go, efforts from teachers and principle is not enough to improve the school API score and at least the quality time that student should spend at school.
I think the teachers at this school do a great job with the kids. However, the parking is unbearable. They have not yet figured out how to regulate the school traffic. I live one block from this school and it still takes 15 to 20 minutes just to get in and out. The School needs to figure out a solution soon. All the teachers park in front and back, so theres nowhere to park in the morning and afternoon. If your the type of parent that likes to walk your child to there destination, this school is not for you. They have no clue how to solve this traffic problem. Also if your child gets hot lunch from the cafeteria, prepare him or her to wait in a 10 minute line and miss most, or all of there lunch playtime. They only have 1 lunch person working at the register.
My daughter loves Timber Point. The PTA is amazing with all new, motivated, creative and outgoing parents and teachers. They have put together a movie night, a parents night out, an evening at Taylor Ranch and more. It is so nice to drop my daughter off knowing she will be cared for. Her teacher is in constant contact with me and she truly enjoys my daughter being in her class. I receive a weekly email from the principal with updates. He is friendly and welcoming. He even came to school wearing Elvis hair on crazy hair day. I feel I am always welcome on campus and there are so many opportunities for me to help. Timber Point is an amazing school in a warm and cheerful community.
The level of parent involvement is high but the parents are very cliquish. Academics they are standard. Hit and miss with teachers. Music, art and sports and other extracurricular activities are not available. Because of the small community you are limited to activities for your child. No art or foreigh language. I agree with a previous reviewer, the pick-up and drop off precedures are unsafe. It's an accident waiting to happen.
The best part about this school is the parent involvement. It is a fairly new facility and does not have a great art, sports or music program or much in the way of classes of this sort. The quality of academics is good with most classes in the lower grades being 20 to 1 ratio. There are computers in all classrooms and a nice large playground. The actual layout of the school is nice with there being a center courtyard and all classrooms surrounding it.
This school is a big disappointment. Unless your child fits the wasp stereotype, they will feel left out. My child has attended this school for 2 years and has been in 3 different classrooms. None of the teachers made a difference. The academic programs are rudimentary and there is no cultural diversity. The homework does not correspond with the learning objectives in the classroom. Volunteers in the classroom are routinely ignored or sent home. The dropoff/pickup procedures are unsafe. Academic programs - below standards. Music - does not exist. Art - does not exist. Sports - does not exist. Extracurricular activites - do not exist. Computer Access or Instruction - does not exist. Positive Attitude and Safe Environment for students - does not exist.
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