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1 Eagle Hill Rd
Tolland, CT 06084

(860) 870-6860
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September 05, 2013
The Tolland public schools have been fantastic to my children. I have to say I have no experience with the special education department, where most of the criticism on here seems to be. Outside of one person who is OBVIOUSLY and painfully conservative, nothing like making a school review your a political platform. That being said, the teachers do not "beat feet" out of the school. The people he/she sees leaving the school at dismissal are the cafeteria workers. And if I made minimum wage in the cafe, I would be running at the end of my shift too. My son stays after frequently with many of his teachers, sometimes for tutoring, other times just to talk about literature or art or to do extra work in the print shop. His teachers are nothing short of a wonderful resource to the community! And my daughter who just completed TIS and moved to the middle school could not have had a better experience. What a WONDERFUL school with devoted teachers and staff. The principle and VP and positive and motivated and keep the kids on track and in high spirits. We have met some of the most amazing teachers at TIS who have changed my daughters outlook completely on math and science. highly recommended!

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March 03, 2011
I regret to say that Tolland Schools are just as bad as any other public school these days. What used to be education has been replaced by liberal indoctrination. Every subject integrates art into the curriculum. Even for HS seniors in AP classes. Collages, poster boards, mobiles, sculptures, dioramas, it never ends. My kids sit through "An Inconvenient Truth" every year at least once. My kids were taught what to think, not how to think critically, by these leftist elites. At 1:30 every day the driveway outside the HS looks like a drag strip for expensive imported cars as the "teachers" beat feet outta there. Thank goodness my kids are soon to graduate.....

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April 03, 2010
I loved this place. it was more than just a school to me, I considered it my home. The greatest 4 years of my life

- submitted by a student

November 18, 2006
I agree that if you have a special ed child then Tolland schools would be a good fit, however, for those looking for something extra for their academic child, you will not find the support beyond grade 2. Nearly all families with gifted children end up choosing private schools, even when it comes at quite a sacrifice. If you have a college bound child, you must be vigilant in the academic guidance and course selection especially at the high school level. The vast majority of the academic core classes are not academically rigorous enough to qualify as college prepatory. Tolland is a beautiful town, but buyer beware!

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January 27, 2005
I have been thoroughly impressed with the quality of education at Tolland High. In particular, the support staff really invest in the students and make parents feel heard and empowered. My interactions with the school psychologist as well as the principal have been positive. My son, who attends, feels the same. I would highly recommend this school to other parents, especially to those who have kids with special needs.

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November 15, 2004
I have two children in the Tolland system, one of which has significant special needs. The system was willing to consider outplacement after a few years, which was the best choice for my son. I am a bit biased with Tolland, since I graduated from the system myself several years ago. But, I have seen significant curriculum enhancements since graduating. I made little effort and was a member of the national honor society... today, students are addressing higher level concepts at a much younger age. Qualifying for graduation is much more difficult than it once was. I have not been 100% thrilled with all of the teachers my children have encountered. My least-favorable comments would be toward the tenured, skating-toward-retirement category. My daughter went from hating 6th grade math to having it be her favorite in 7th grade(today her teacher is young and full of enthusiasm). What a difference a teacher can make!

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September 26, 2004
I found the lower grades seemed excellent but as the children progressed to middle school & high school, the quality digressed greatly. The teachers stress it is the parents' responsiblity for the child to excel-when the opposite is true. They lack enthusiasm and creativity to spark young minds to 'strive for excellence' (the schools' motto). Some teachers in the high school cannot handle discipline in the class but there are a few very good teachers who can. Others make the mistake of giving opinions strongly in-class when both sides need to be taught indiscriminately. The vice-principal is great in the area of discipline but is not supported in her efforts enough. Guidance counseling is terrific. Drug sales, cigarette smoking happen though forbidden in the rules. I will be glad when my children are graduated!

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Tolland High School
1 Eagle Hill Rd, Tolland, CT  06084
(860) 870-6860
Last modified Tolland High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Tolland High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 16 reviews. Top