Tincher prep. Transferred to this school in fall 2013 with my first grader. Tincher has been very responsive to any situation. The principal has gone to great lengths to add new opportunity to the pupils. I am happy we made the change.
My concern regarding this learning institution is as listed: With all the minority enrollment that currently exist at the school. Why, and I place a direct emphasis on WHY, why are there not ONE black teacher on this staff. Not one, that is either a great peculiar coincidence or a GIGANTIC statement as to what respect the young black people are to receive by way of sincere considerations in many areas at that place of learning. This oversight is the reason for the lower rating of the Principal and teacher quality...
With 3 kids, I just celebrated my 10th year at Tincher and can honestly say "WOW". From autism pre-K programs to stellar GATE teachers...they have it all. It starts at the top with a strong principal Dr. An and a fine staff who set high standards. Tincher is a loving place to learn and grow with an abundance of fun programs.
Very well managed. Students of wide age range work very well together in a climate of respect.
Tincher has a group of excellent teachers and principal who are dedicated and determined to provide the best learning environment while focusing on the whole person. Character counts!
Tincher has a dedicated staff and families that puts children first and helps develop character, global learners and community leaders. Tincher is a place of learning, family and community. Hands down the best around!! We have the national awards, test scores and state recognition to prove it!
My daughters started kindergarten there last fall. As a parent and volunteer at Tincher I was very pleased with what our family experienced. We look forward to continuing our childrens education there.
This is school is great, I can't be happier. Communication between teachers and parents is great, I always receive some kind of feedback on how my daugther is doin at school either verbal form her teacher beacuse I inquire about or via the in class work or homework that is sent home everyday. I have received calls from the principal to inform us of major family events taking place at school, he is friendly and always out in the school campus keeping an eye on the children.
I cannot recommend this school. The teachers lack in communication skills and the principal is cold. The afterschool program which was supposed to make sure our kids did their homework before activities sorely failed our child. I don't like this school and am looking to transfer my son out at the end of the year. A bit too late now, sad to say.
My daughter has been attending this school for 4 years now. Let me first say, that the first two years were wonderful but the last two, have been less than impressive. Test scores are going down and the classroom teaching in certain grades has been deplorable. STAR testing for 2006 was jaw droping at certain grade levels and frankly I have never felt like I have had to be a fulltime school teacher at home like I have the past two years. If they don't get it back into gear this year, I am sadly forced to transfer her out.
Tincher has a fantastic staff and great teachers and is all brought together by a principal who takes great strides in creating a warm, respectable and responsible school and surroundings. The many activities keep the parents involved and up to date. My daughter had her pick of schools for middle school and chose to stay at TIncher where she has been since grade K.
Tincher is an amazing school. I new it was a great school, but I didn't realize just how great until we moved away and attended a new school. We miss Tincher - the teachers, the staff, the students. When we talk about Tincher to our new friends, they can't believe it isn't a private school. Wish we were still there.
This is a quality public school. The principal, staff, and teachers are dedicated, caring, and very good at what they do. We are grateful for having found this school and for having all of our 3 children attend.
This school has alot of electives and school activities. The k-8 set up allows children to continue middle school with the same peers. They offer an extended day k that focuses on a core subject each day for the extre time given to certain students.
While there are some great teachers and great parents at Tincher, it is severely lacking in total participation. Very few teachers/staff attend PTA meetings. Very few parents get involved all year. We have a lot of students that are bussed in and we don't see participation by those parents. The academic programs are good, but not a lot of information is given to the parents. Because we are a K-8 school, there is a lot of confusion on what is offered/available to who and which grade levels. Tincher is a good school but they need to do a better job of promoting themselves to the parents that have students there in order to make sure those students remain there...
Tincher has a wide range of academic programs all the way from GATE to Autism. I know, I had one in each last year 2004/2005. The teachers are awesome and I will miss them next year. My children learned alot and will carry that with them into the following years. They also have many musical instruments that the children can learn as well as many sports teams. Their summer program is awesome not to mention free! I see parents all the time on campus whether it is volunteering for their childs class or helping out in other areas i.e., picture day,student store,library, etc., I think that is what really helps make Tincher a better school is because they have so many parent volunteers. But, they can always use more!
Tincher has one of the best classes for autistic children that I know of.The teachers and aides and other staff are very dedicated to helping these children to progress. We have been very happy with the results that our grandson has experienced. A great school with a great staff.
Tincher has done a great job educating our daughter. We like the fact that students are able to accelerate at their own pace and encouraged to take the next step in their academic progression. For example, our daughter has completed second grade and knowing all of her multiplication and division facts. Also, the students have been taught superior discussion skills and given a broad exposure to classic literature. We like the high parent participation and think the world of the staff and school community Mr. Vogel has created.
This school can be good on some lewvels, such as the k-8 program. It makes for a small middle school experience. Right now, the education focus is too focused on the Federal mandates of NCLB. They also seem to be a school that doesn't communicate well with parents. I have felt many times like I am left out of the loop. I think they have a few people who are Tincher cheerleaders, and the rest just don't fit in. The school has a lot of potential, but unless your child has a perfect attendance record, and straight A's, the there is not a lot of encouragement. My child has attended Tincher for four years, and in many ways we are not accepted. The middle school teachers are sporadic and overly emotional, which make it difficult to get solutions and proper attention from them. Draconian rules don't help much either!
I really think that this school is great. Everyone from students, office staff, teachers, principal, and custordians are just Great. You name it Tincher is Tops!
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