Toledo Blade is an amazing school! The teachers and staff are very caring and helpful! My daughter is thriving and growing by the day there at TBE. She is in the SOAR program and making wonderful progress thanks to her teacher! All of the activities are great! Keep up the great work TBE!!!!!
The teachers at Toledo Blade are very involved. They care for the students and encourage success daily. The teachers and staff are always friendly and welcome volunteers to help with special events. They encourage parent involvement and host many events such as Science night and Family movie night. Toledo Blade is a very good school!!!
This school has come a long ways. The teachers are great and the soar program is outstanding. They need improvement on coordinating their before and after school care and with their after school functions, but academically this school has it going on. Kudos!
Truly a great experience at Toledo Blade elementary school. My son was in SOAR program at TBES and I am truly impressed with the level of education and commitment by the staff. Great parent involvement as well and Booster club rocks. I used to believe that private schools are the only way you can get great education, and we did place my son for initial 3 years in private school at a cost of 10K/year, Toledo Blade changed my belief upside down and truly educate now people about utilizing this great community resource provided by Sarasota county.
Toledo Blade is committed to excellence in education but most importantly fostering community and relationships. Relationships are the priority. The administration is excellent. The school is well maintained. The staff give their best daily to meet the diverse and complex needs of so many important young people and their families.
Love this school! The principal is awesome & Mr Coppolla is awesome! Best school ever!
My twins are now into their third year at TBES and I am extremely satisfied with the school. I haven't had any problems communicating with their teacher no matter what grade they were in. Yes, the homework does seem to be a time consuming issue at home but with a routine it works okay. I almost put my girls into Imagine school and SO glad I didn't! They were rated a C school the year they would've gone while TBES was rated an A! So glad we stuck with TBES...my kids are thriving and learning so many new things everyday. Great job, TBES!
Had my son there for kindergarden and didn't like it at all! staff very rude, teacher was very rude to my son when i was in class one time. couldn't believe it! and the way the school is set up is not safe. there are different buildings and all open so someone can just walk in to school area that don't belong there ,so i pull him out to imagine school where he has got a lot of extra help for 2 years.
Toledo Blade Elementary School is a wonderful school. Parent teacher communication is very good and I am extremely satisfied with the education, attention and care that my child receives while in attendence. Toledo Blade is going through a transition this year with the opening of Atwater Elementary School. The student population is almost half what it was last year! The Staff is handling the transiton with grace and professionalism. I can't wait to see what happens over the next year!
Two of my children attend TBES, we LOVE it. The teachers are very caring of the student's needs. The communication is great, mostly with their daily agenda's. I am a huge supporter of the school uniforms, which make my life and my girl's very stressfree. I do have one complaint and it is the amount of homework. Both my girls, 2nd grade and Kindergarten spend atleast 30 min each night doing homework, it is hard when working families, have a hard time finding QUALITY time with their children after a long day and need to sit and do more work.... The principal is so wonderful, the children love him. Keep up the good work TBES.
A total disappointment is how I can describe this school. Teachers do not communicate. It took numerous phone calls and then I actually sat in the front office waiting to speak to the principal (whom I was not able to speak to) until they were able to set up a meeting with my son's teacher. This was the final straw...I pulled both of my children out and they are now at a wonderful school Laurel Oaks Academy. If you want your children to excel beyond expectations make the switch!
I have two boys who have attended Toledo Blade. So I have been a part of the school for eight years. I have always been very happy. My children have excelled academically. However this year I had a problem with my son's teacher that was unable to be worked out. I unfortunately lost all faith in her. When I went to Mr. Renouf to talk about the problem I was told that he would absolutely not move my son to a different class and I had absolutely no business to even know anything about this situation because my child was not the one being bullied. Immediately following this discussion I moved my son to another school. Aren't we encouraged to report any unsafe practices? So why when we do are we then told it is not our business? I strongly recommend that all parents take an active role in the school.
My child is a second grade student and the one thing I do not like about this school the amount of homework. She spends way more then 30 minutes a night, 20 of which is just reading. Its just too much.
I think it is a wonderful school, the principal has a great communication with his really large school(by student count) The security is great and the teachers are wonderful communicators I am glad our girls attend, and so are they! Thank you Mr Renouf good 2007 school year.
I am amazed at how well organized this school is, considering how many children attend. The advanced class is exceptional. I appreciate that the teachers recognize the fact that the kids in these classes learn quicker and therefor find busy work unneccesary. I have had issues with the transportation system in the past but they seem to have been resolved this year. The Principal is a great leader and has had a positive effect on the school.
I am not happy with Toledo Blade Elementary at all. Miss xxxx raises her voice and is not in control of the classroom. I was told there are advanced classes available and have not seen the program in the two years I have asked repeatedly. The work the 1st graders are doing is really pre-school work. This school is way behind the times as well as overcrowded and do not even get me started on the parent pick up mess.
This is our first year here. This school is very large and I thought that would be better with more organization and programs, but it is just the opposite. There is no Student Council. The music program is behind. My son is in an 'advanced' class but had more homework last year in a regular class. The PTO seems non-existent. When there are events, they combine multiple things at once or overlap. Fundraiser orders are not sent home with the children - parents have to make a special trip to pick it up. No class programs (Christmas, etc). It seems this school doen't offer much.
My child just started Kindergarden at Toledo Blade. The school is overcrowded, but extremely organized. I am very impressed with the Principle and the rest of the staff. I really like this school so far. There are staff members all over the place during arrival and dismissal time. There is also a policeman that lives in the school property. I feel my child is save there. I love my son's teacher. She communicates with me via email and, via what they call, 'the agenda book,' on a daily basis. The Principle seems to be doing a good job keeping the focus on education. The homework has been very appropriate for my child's age. The teacher communciates well with all parents and lets us know what is being covered in the classroom. Everyday, when I ask my son how his day was at school, he answers with a smile: 'Perfect!'
They need a better system in the parent pick up program. They need a tighter system before someone goes missing...there are too many loose ends with parent pick up.
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