My son has been going to Tynes for almost two years for Special Education Preschool. He has thrived and made so much progress. Their curriculum is great and the teacher, Mr. Rucker, is fantastic. They communicate regularly with the parents and have regulr meetings. The little ones also get involved in some of the activities sponsosed by the school as a whole such as the book fair, jogathon, etc. The school lunch program is great as I am able to send a check for my son's lunches on a monthly basis. I can't wait for him to go here for his other grades.
We have a 5th grader in GATE and a 2nd grader. Academically, our 5th grader is being challenged and loving it. And our 2nd grader has blossomed as well...now a voracious reader. We have been thoroughly impressed by everyone and everything. The NEW Principal, Mrs. Silverman is fantastic. She is warm, friendly, communicative, sharp, extremely competent and has already made amazing changes to our school. The students, parents and PTA have already greatly benefited. We have everything: AR, Ticket to Read, ST Math. The PTA has really pulled together and is communicative, friendly and making a strong impact. There is so much parent involvement this year which has been wonderful! We are very glad we are here.
We moved from neighborhood Lakeview elementary to TYNES last yr & couldn't be happier. My son has Mrs. Frederick for 4th grade gate. Could not believe there is such a teacher who still genuinely cares about teaching & motivating the kids.
As a new Tynes parent of a 1st & 5th grade GATE student, I am highly pleased with several aspects regarding this campus. The staff is highly trained & extremely motivated, often going above & beyond what is expected of them. Next is the principal & her relationship with the PTA, who have an incredible support system & unity that truly makes a difference for the students under their care. Furthermore, the test scores have gone up significantly & this school feeds into Kraemer Junior High & Valencia High School (with its IB program/current wait list). Lastly, the modernizations have made this school more aesthetically pleasing, safe, & a pleasure for children to be instructed in.
Wow! Impressive gain in test scores this year. Love all the new accelerated programs too.
This school is great but there are a few major problems. My daughter goes to this school and gets bullied alot. Also some maybe most of the kids wear inapropriate clothes like REAL short shorts. Also i heard my daughter say one of her classmates kissed a girl! THAT IS UNACCEPTABLE! I mean the kids are having girlfriends and boyfriends! OH AND the kids that are trying to be all like that and having boyfriends and girlfriends at such a young age are A BAD INFLUENCE ON MY DAUGHTER! ONE OF THEM ASKED MY DAUGHTER OUT!!!!
Test scores did not meet state level again. Teachers are great, but they need better support from a Principal that will work to place academics at the top of the school's priority list, in addition to special needs and ESL students.
Tynes is a school with an dedicated group of teachers who are highly professional. They truly care for each student and their individual success. Parents are very supportive and we have a great PTA that does a tremendous job. Students don't just develop academically, but grow in all areas.
25 years ago I started 2nd grade at Tynes. My 7year old started Pre-K in the Neighborhood Kid Program in 2005. This program pairs up 'Normal' kids with Autistic and other special needs children in a preschool environment and is just one of the many outstanding programs that make this school exceptional. We had to be approved for an interdistrict transfer when the district was split to keep her in Tynes. Both my daughter and I are very proud to be Tynes Tigers and my two younger children can not wait until they get their chance! Although the school is going thru a much needed remodel and all the classes are in portables the staff is doing a phenominal job working together to make everything as easy as possible and keep us parents informed. We look forward to the future of this truely outstanding elementary school!
Great staff, great eviroment, got an inner district transfer just to get my kids into this school.
We have been extremely pleased with John O Tynes elementary. The teachers have really gotten to know my child well and communicate with me regularly about his progress. The staff and administration have been professional and caring. We truly feel Tynes offers both an academic and caring environment.
Tynes Elementary School is an excellent school. They have a wonderful staff of dedicated teachers, administrators, and volunteers. Everyone is focused on meeting student needs, and ensuring a sound education.
We've been very pleased with the level of education that students at John Tynes Elementary School receive. The staff is excellent, and the school offers a tremendous amount of activities and programs that greatly benefit those students. We highly recommend John Tynes to parents seeking a solid academic and nurturing environment for their children.
It looks like Tynes is making great strides and improvement in their academic programs. The school is in the process of trying to become a Gate/Magnet school. The schools API scores have improved dramatically over the past few years. In addition, the school is undergoing a physical renovation of the next summer, improving classroom facilities.
The attention that my child received at Tynes was beyond excellent. It is an environment that we will sadly miss.
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