After attending this year's Open House, we are thrilled with this school and all it has to offer. The new principal is friendly and has a passion for the students. The teachers were supportive and the music program was incredible. My daughter is in first grade and I would never change schools as long as I live in Redding.
My son has attended Turtle Bay School in Redding since the 2nd grade, he is now in 5th. I thought last year was bad but with the change in principal this year was definitely worse. TBS is supposed to be a science and technology school but the 5th grade apparently has no science program. They watch way too many movies in class, that is not teaching. They use common core math but cannot seem to teach it. My son was a B student in math and this year F's are coming home. They change math books often and create confusion in the students. My final straw was last night's open house. We were invited to "see what you child has been doing in school this trimester". When we arrived neither one of his teachers had any of his work to show us. Only his science project was on display, but we had just completed that a home. His English/writing teacher looked surprised I asked for writing samples. We will not attend next year.
My daughter attends kindergarten and she thrives at Turtle Bay School. The teachers provide an excellent education and provide lots of enriching experiences. She has many friends and we feel welcome to involve ourselves in the culture of this school. We could not be happier with her first year in school.
Worst school in area! Principal has no people skills. Bully's teachers, so they quit or fires them. Doesn't make decisions in the best interest of children, all about $. I'm not the only parent who feels this way, if you were to ask 6/10 parents are not happy with the administration at this school. If you need special education resources, DO NOT choose this school! I know from experience...
Terrible experience, terrible Principal. She's very rude and hard to please. Try to stay on her good side or else god knows what's going to happen. Good luck if you choose to enroll your child(ren) here. Make sure they don't run on campus!
Turtle bay shool is the best school.I think that because the teachers and also the staff are nice to all students and also parents.I like it because all of the students get to use ipads and chrome laptops.Also you get use so many more different electronics.The office staff are so nice to everyone.
This was our family's first year at this school and it has not been the best experience. In an effort to not overstep my boundaries, I will strongly encourage parents to check out the teachers that your child could end up with.
I have attended Turtle bay since kindergarden and I am now going into 8th grade. Going to Turtle Bay has been truly wonderful and I only wish that I didnt have to go to high school so I could watch as it gets bigger and better with each passing year. The teachers are amazing as well as the staff and I have learned a lot through these years and hope that this review encourages students to attend turtle bay elementary/middle school!