Family environment..teachers and staff that really care. I can honestly say that my overall experience has been good. Communication and technology have increased since my children began years back. New leadership and counselor are helpful.
What comes to mind to me when rating this school is the following: Let me tell you some examples. When the quarter ends, the grades they earn are never the same as the ones viewed on Edline, the grading website, which makes it very confusing. To add, the honor roll recognition list is emailed to parents more than a month after the semester ends, which leads me to believe that many parents at the school dispute their child''s grades. Also, is it a coincidence the children of most or all the teachers there always or almost always earn honor roll, HMMM. As far as the principal, I will make this short because I can write on and on. She is not approachable. She promises things and doesn't keep her word with the students. She doesn't even mention academics, only sticks to things pertaining to collecting money or religion related. I know it is a Catholic school, but education should come first. She worries about tardiness but yet doesn't care that the students aren't being taught at the level of the rest of the schools in the area, private and public. She doesn't answer emails in a timely manner. She micromanages everything in the school. The teachers seem miserable and lost. They are no longer motivated from what I can tell. There is a lack of activities in the school to promote teamwork and also for all students to come together as well as the parents. Only a select same few are always chosen as far as who participates. The middle school curriculum seems weak and does not challenge the students. The teachers do not seem to be well trained in the areas of common core in certain subjects and still stick to the old traditional ways of teaching which makes it boring for the students. In the parent handbook there were things addressed that parents agreed to and were promised by the school but yet things mentioned in it are not followed through. At the beginning of the school year the middle school students were introduced to a new teacher that taught Religion. He came from another private school. Apparently, this teacher had been in trouble in the past, but yet came to teach again at another school. There was word of something that occurred at the school with this same teacher this year and all of a sudden he was not there, my question, why was he there in the first place?
The Elementary/Middle School Academics curriculum has not been addressed or implemented all school (2015-2016) year. The Honor Roll guidelines are beyond ridiculous unless the student and/or parent are the teacher’s favorite friend/relative. There is a long gap of time between the end of the quarter/semester and when the report cards are received as well as Honor Roll recognition. In many instances, the grade last inputted by the teacher on Edline and the average shown does not match with the final grade on the report card. In a nine week quarter/semester many teachers won't post any grades for weeks … which does not allow a student room for improvement. This does not allow enough time for the student to raise his/her grades. As far as the I.T.B.S. testing there is no formal preparation given for this test. The curriculum does not seem to match the material cover in the test. The results of this test do not have any connection to how the student has been performing in his/her academic subjects in school. I could go on and on but I will leave room for another reviewer to continue. Overall, I am happy that the students are receiving an education and are strengthening there catholic faith but there is a lot of work to be done in comparison to the neighboring catholic school. Back in the days, St. Timothy Parish School was one of the best (probably top five) schools. I can no longer agree if they are number 10 they are very lucky.