Students enrolled 710
School leader Francisco Ramos

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627 Joshua Tree Street
Imperial, CA 92251

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4 stars
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August 22, 2013
This is a great school. Very involved in the students learning and development. Plenty of events to keep the kids involved and interactive.

- submitted by a parent
June 13, 2013
I think TL Waggoner is a fantastic school. My daughter just finished Kindergarten and learned so much! Her teacher was tough but we liked that about her. We want our daughter to be smart and work hard. Teachers can only do so much. As parents we need to take responsibility and work with the teachers to make sure OUR children grow to be strong independent hard working adults. I agree with the previous poster. Your attitude and approach make a big difference.

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2013
Both of my children have attended TL Waggoner. Their teahers have been very caring and informative. We have had no issues getting our youngest the extra help he's needed. For thos who've had issues maybe it's your attitude and the way you approach things. My oldest was being bullied and when brought up to her teacher it was dealt with the same day and now my daughter and the "bully" are friends. All of the teachers that my children have had have been wonderful and caring. Maybe to the previous poster you need to teach your kids how things arent handed to them and that they actually have to work for their grades and rewards. TL Waggoner staff does expect a lot out of their students and grades are not just handed out and students are not just passed onto the next grade because of social issues. If you want a school where the staff is caring, wants to be there, and your children are actually expected to work for their grades and rewards TL Waggoner is a great choice.

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2013
I have 3 of my kids in this school, and think that I made a big mistake transferring them here. My kids are in Kindergarten, 1st and the last one is in 4th grade. Two of my kids have horrible teachers while one of them has the best teacher ever. My kindergardeners teacher has the most horrible attitude, she has no patience whatsoever, to the point of these kids being scared to attend her class. A few of us parents have complained to the principle multiple times because of certain incidents that occurred. The principles response is always the same, why didn't you tell her something when we saw it. We personally think that its his job to handle these type of issues. Then he starts to blame the parents, kids, etc. Hes always making excuses for them and does nothing about it. He defends his teachers no matter what. Like every other school, there are very sweet teachers and horrible teachers. This school really needs a principle who will stand up for these kids and not allow these horrible teachers to get away with everything.

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2011
My son went to this school, 2nd and part of 3rd grade. Teachers had bad attitudes, principal supported bad teacher attitudes. Teacher would offer friday 'Fun Art Day' as reward for good behavior. 'Bad kids' didn't get art day,they sat in detention instead. Teacher delighted in telling me my son was getting all failing grades, except in P.E. Teacher refused to let me keep a chapter book at home forson to read. When we did it anyway (why not right!) she refused, actually refused to let my son take the STAR test he had prepared for. Met with principal and her to discuss, principal told me he supported teacher, 'no books at home is policy'. Wow, after my son kept coming home asking why he is stupid, getting bullies beating him up (teacher would blame him!) I finally pulled him out and sent him to Ballington Academy for Arts and Sciences...only regret is that I didn't move him sooner. He gets C,B, A's now- no failing grades. Small class sizes, and reasonable teachers- and great principal! Don't go to T. L. Waggoner- this school suffers from classic bad educational policy- undereducated teachers, and high class sizes. Imagine, no art or science everyday! horrible school, stay away if can

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2010
Mr. Shiffer is the BESTEST 5TH GRADE TEACHER EVER!!!! I FINISHED 5TH GRADE 2 YEARS AGO!!. OUT OF ALL THE TEACHERS MY FAVORITE IS MR.SHIFFER ROCK ON MR.SHIFFER!!!!!!!

- submitted by a community member
June 14, 2010
My daughter attend this school and she love it, the teachers are awesome!!! We love you Miss. Singh, thank you for all you've done!!! Ale will always remember second grade and all the fun she had!! The teachers, honestly care about the academic well being of their students and the role that parents play in their education, The Principal is really cool.I will miss this school very much,My daughter must go to another school,overall this school is excellent and competitive,thanks for everything!!!

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January 05, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
July 29, 2009
This is a wonderful school. I have 3 kids - one just finished 5th, one going into 4th & one about to start kinder. They've all been at TLW since they began. The staff is excellent - very caring. There are a very few teachers I would stay clear of, but they are the extreme minority. There has been a lot of turnover in the principal's office considering how new the school is, but each has been dedicated to quality education. There is an excellent PTO as well. They encourage new parent involvement and have many activities that bring families together and raise money at the same time. We're very happy here.

- submitted by a parent
December 22, 2008
The teachers go out of their way to provide a wonderful evioronment for the children to learn.

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September 22, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2005
Teachers and staff are very professional. They care about your kids! High expectations are evident. Your children will be pushed to do their best. Parents are welcome at TL Waggoner. Most classrooms have parents that volunteer regularly.

- submitted by a administrator
July 11, 2004
T.L. Waggoner has provided an excellent educational opportunity for my daughter. Her teachers have all looked at her individual needs as a learner. Lessons have been well planned and focus on state standards. Teachers at the school work well as a team of professionals. My son will start school next year, and I'm looking forward to more exceptional school years ahead for him.

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November 22, 2003
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T. L. Waggoner Elementary School
627 Joshua Tree Street, Imperial, CA  92251
(760) 355-3266
Last modified T. L. Waggoner Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
T. L. Waggoner Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 14 reviews. Top