We have been very impressed with Timber Trail. The teachers are engaging, motivated, warm and very qualified. Also, the leadership is open minded, flexible and responsive. Next, the extra curricular programs are becoming more pronounced thanks in part to a wonderful parent/teacher organization. Finally, the office staff is helpful and friendly. Overall, a wonderful environment that our family is thankful to be a part of.
We moved here 2 years ago for the school and we could not be happier. My 3 children have thrived under the leadership of a great principal and the attention of wonderful classroom teachers.
We have two students at this school with two very different teaching needs. Timber trail has done a fantastic job of meeting our children's needs and fostering a wonderful, caring, and great academic environment. Our children are enthusiastic about school and their teachers.
My wife and I have been very happy with this school. Our daughter has been attending TTE since half of 2nd grade and she is now in 4th. When we arrived at TTE she was behind grade wise and holding her back was discussed. Luckily we did not hold her back because thanks to the extra help given to her by the TTE staff she is now caught up.
We have a current student at Timber Trail and have been pleased with all of our interactions with her teachers as well as the administration. Everyone has been responsive to questions and requests. The BASE (before and after school) program is fabulous. We highly recommend this school if you are looking the Castle Pines area.
The parents at this school are snobby and clueless. If your child is average he may do well. If your child is above average, send him somewhere else. We pulled our son out after 2 years because they only teach to pass csap. That is not a well rounded education. The parents running around there could not be more full of themselves. It is ridiculous.
teaches only to score well on standard tests. Education is not well rounded and everyone is obsessed with scoring high on csaps. Your child will leave here able to read, write and pass a math test AT GRADE LEVEL ONLY. they don't teach ahead at the risk of not scoring high on csap. If you want your child to work at full potential and work ahead, this school is not for you.
I have been so disappointed in this school. The overall attitude from the staff is one of apathy. We have had one strong teacher out of 4 years at this school. When you try to raise concerns with the principal and vice principal it falls on deaf ears. I truly wonder if they are even in the classroom enough to have a handle on what is going on. They do not challenge the higher achieving student what so ever. They barely teach science and the everyday math program is a complete joke, it does not establish the basics necessary to be successful in math.
I totally disagree with the previous poster about TTE being for the average student. Their tests scores speak volumes...they have some of the highest csap scores in Douglas County including scoring higher than American Academy in almost all areas including math/sciene (which is suppose to be a math/science school) in 2009! TTE was also named in the 5280 magazine as one of the top elementary schools in the Denver Metro area and the only other school in Castle Rock was Flagstone Elementary. WTG TTE!!!
Our daughter finished k-3 before leaving for a private school. The reading at TT is wonderful, but our daughter is behind in Science and Math. She was put into a remedial math group at the new school. We became frustrated with the lack of communication at this school. In comparison to other neighborhood schools, this is a good one, and well suited to the "average" student. If your child falls above or below the "status quo" I would continuously monitor their academic progress and look for outside testing.
This summer my family moved from out of state to Castle Pines North; we chose this community because of the reputation of Timber Trail Elementary and have not been disappointed. My child is challenged daily and is given a great deal of individualized attention. My daughter's teacher is phenomenal; I credit her with the fact that my daughter is now reading two grade levels higher than when she started at Timber Trail eight months ago. I also volunteer at the school and am impressed with the professionalism of every staff member I have encountered at Timber Trail.
I don't agree with the negative posts at all. We have been at this school for two years, and the teachers and administrators have been wonderful. They have taken time to meet with me and my husband on several occassions to discuss our child's academic performance and to formulate plans specific to his success as a student. They work extremely hard to ensure this, and the hard work is showing in our child's success.I cannot say enough about their dedication. So I am very sorry to see these negative comments. It has not been our experience at all!
I agree with previous postings for TTE. This school started out so well but made very poor choices in new Principal and Asst. pricipal and the school has suffered greatly because of this. I to am suprised more parents don't demand more accountability from seriously lacking administrators.
We are very diappointed with the direction that Timber Trail has moved in the past few years.
I completely agree with the previous post. Being new to this school I am so disappointed with my child's teacher, she does the bare minimum. There is nothing exciting or challenging in this classroom. The teachers I have worked with do not seem to truly care about the kids as people. When I discussed these issues with the principal, it was brushed off and not taken seriously. There are many other parents that feel the same way and are looking to move out of this school as well. If you have a choice don't attend Timber Trail!
As a parent of two children that have attended Timbertrail and a teacher myself I am extremely disappointed in this school. The administration does not seem to have a vested interest in the students, and the teachers we have experienced are doing the minimum to get by and the administration accepts this attitude. I am simply shocked that more parents aren't taking a stand to demand a higher level of education at this school. We will be going elsewhere.
My son has been attending this school since it opened in the community. I am proud of the administration's ability to grow the academics and the community's participation in the school. The students attitudes to learning and the teachers accessibility make this the best school for me and my children. I hate to see my son leave for middle school next year.
An excellent, caring teaching staff is led by an Outstanding principal. Their efforts have created a highly effective learning environment where the kids also have fun. All the staff is very visible and accessible for parents and students. The caring, professional nature of the staff helps the students exhibit the same behavior. Very well behaved kids. Excellent school!
Timber Trail has a warm, caring staff - fantastic teachers and experienced, involved administrators - as well as a variety of after-school activities and first-rate academics. Our third grader has been there for two years. He enjoys going to school and he loves his teachers. The teachers reinforce the need for the children to be kind to each other, and we've seen no bullying. We could not ask for a better start to our child's education.
Timber Trail is and was a great school for me. I am now a 6th grader at RHMS. Timber Trail i ssuch a loving school the whole school is like a clossal family. I really love this school and always will be. P.S. Mr. Greene thank you so much you make learning fun. When i was in your class i didn't want to stop learning and that has never happed to me once again thank you and all the staff at Timber Trail! Thanks, Bailee Givens
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