My son transferred from a top school to Timber Trace. Timber Trace has been an awful experience for him. Totally agree with poster that if you do not conform to their "box" you get ousted. They do not care about your child's individual needs. Planning to transfer as soon as possible.
My son has ADD and has been going to TTES for 2 and a half years now and our experience there hasn't been at all good. First he got a teacher that wouldn't help him at all with the transition from one school to another, her words exactly were "I won't baby him, he has to learn to get used to it". Then next year he got a teacher that were constantly yelling to the kids and use bad words around them, I actually heard her at the Thanksgiving dinner, and on one occasion, she grabbed my son's face and pushed it away. Went many times to the asst. Principal and principal too but they didn't do anything until last month of school when they put my son with another class.Then last year he got one teacher that treated him so bad he had to go to therapy and got diagnosed with depression. Again went many times to the principal and she did absolutely nothing and blamed everything on my son. His homeroom teacher was great though. One day he got yelled at by the asst principal in the cafeteria in front of everybody because he was pushed and bumped into another kid, next day she had to apologize to my son because it was an accident. Overall this school sucks and surely doesn't deserve an A.
First off I wish I could have not even rated this school with 1 star. We parents of 3 gifted kids who attended Timber Trace. The school lacks leadership and teachers who are properly educated to teach truly gifted students. If you don't fit into their "box" of thinking you are ousted. The kids whom I've interacted with are pompous and narcissistic, just like their parents. This school is loaded with bullies We have since pulled our kids out of Timber Trace and moved to Wellington. I've never seen our kids more happy and looking forward to going to school at Binks Forest. If you are parent please look at Timber Traces FCAT 2014 results, you will clearly see that 70% is not a "A" rating.
I was new to the Palm Beach area (coming from Denver) and needed a very good school for my 1st grader. After much research and comparisons of other school my husband and I choose Timber Trace. We received a lot of guidance from everyone in the school months before actually making the move. At TTE a parent can get involve as much as they want to be in the school. All parents are encouraged to participate in their child's education. The school is very proud of their many accomplishments and constantly strive to do better with the students.
Top notch learning center! Kids have fun, learn, and they love the teachers. Great neighborhood feeling. Lots if clubs and activities. Reading and math scores very high, Parents volunteer in classrooms.i SAC is very imp, but somewhat dominated by principal. That would be only area of improvement.
my grandson attends this school. He is now in the fourth grade. Every year he learns more and more. The teachers really give him a great incentive to learn. I'm so happy that he attends this wonderful school and know the staff encourages him to do his very best! Sincerely, Sheila and David Smith (Grandparents)
Timber Trace is a fantastic learning environment! I did not want to send my daughter to public school, but I am glad I did. They have excellent parent participation and involvement. Parents are everywhere and helping. My daughter gained six reading levels in first grade. They have two wonderful parking officers and school police and the school is very well- kept. I am at the school during working hours, so this is my third year seeing how it runs. I never heard a parent not happy. The speech and language and gifted program are also superb! My daughter talks about speech like it is a priveledge to attend. Due to so many local neighborhoods- tons if kids and parents walk or rude their kids to bike by school. Garden Lakes and Shady Lakes have a nature path to school! Best times with all the kids.
My daughter started Kindergarten at Timber Trace and she has excelled wonderfully. Her teacher is excellent and school personnel have always been very pleasant. The math and science nights that they do in the fall and winter are nice and well organized, but more space is needed for the amount of parents and students that attend. Otherwise, great job, teachers and staff at TT! We are very pleased.
i went to Timber Trace for second grade and third. It is the best school to go to. It has excellent teachers and great educational events k- 5. If i was a parent, and i had two choices for schools, i would defiantly pick Timber Trace!
My daughter started kindergarten this year and I don't have anything bad to say about the school. My daughters teacher is great and my daughter loves going to school at Timber Trace.
2010-2011 was my sons first year at TT. Wasn't real impressed. Principal was ok but Asst. Principal did not seem to care much. Don't like the fact on picture day the kids had to wear uniforms. Also not much creativity goes into 5th grade end of year activities. Office staff is helpful but administration is so-so. ESE dept though is great and right on target. Teacher communication is not that great. Hard to get to speak to teachers, and they do not always call back. Not able to speak with them in a timely manner. All I can say is this school is in my area so I must make the best of it.
I have been a student there for the past 6 years since kindergarten and i'm in 5th grade now. It is a great school! All the teachers are so nice especially the art teacher. The teachers make sure you understand everything and help you through a subject you might not be that good at. I'm gonna really miss it after this year as i head to middle school but i'll always have the memories. :)
I love everything about this school. Great staff, beautiful grounds and I feel that my son is in a safe environment. He loves being there!
My daughter went to Timber Trace for 3 yrs - K through 2nd - we moved to what should be the heart of education in Florida - Gainseville FL Home of our precious Gators. I have to tell you that being in one of the hubs of education that my daughter was a full year ahead of all her peers when she started classes at her new shcool which by all comparisons was just like TT on paper - well it wasn't - for a full yr my daughter was learning everything she had already learned at TT and it was not till she was in 4th that she started learning new things. Be greatful that this school strives on a higher education - they mean it and produce it!!!!!
I think Timber Trace is a wonderful school. My oldest child attended years ago and is now about to go off to college. He remembers many teachers with fondness and will credit this school with helping him achieve what he has today. My youngest child is now in 4th grade and loves the school too. If you get involved and go to the PTA meetings and share your criticisms with the staff, your needs will most likely be met. The art teacher there is amazing! My kids couldn't wait until Art time rolled around!
We came from a small town in a small state! this school helped our son out alot! you will love it! altho we were scared being he went to private before here, but this school is great! he has learned so much! the teachers want to help! the school in doing the best! the after school program is good, they do well with kids as well! good school over all! highly reccomend it!
Both of my students attened Timber Trace and I have to tell you what an awesome school it is. The teachers, admistration and parents are all in it for the students.
Overall is not a bad school. There are a few wonderful teachers here. Some of the faculty specially at parent pick they are tired and rude. Lately there is a lot of yelling. Like parents need that from another adult, when they are piccking up their children. Their is not respect specially isf you are black or hispanic. They will treat you different.It is so sad that this is still going on this days 21st century.Safety of the kids after school while getting in their cars is not important anymore. They dont care if they are safe with seatbelts on before they are yelling at you telling u to go. They are trying to get over 800 students out in 15 minutes. That is not safe.Is going to take someone getting hurt pretty bad before anyone does something about this.
This is our first year at TT our son came from a local Catholic School. Thank Goodness we found out that Private is all about the money. TT Teachers are so far second to none.My son is happy, and his work is hard and it's challenging. Not the sameold baby work he was used to at the North Palm Beach Catholic School. Even the front office is wonderful. We have come across so many families that have left private for TT and we can see why. It's only uphill , the Asst. Principal is awesome. Always available at anytime to address your concerns.Fabulous Parents, not stuck up at all! Real Deal....
My daughter will start her 2nd yr at Timber Trace and I am very please. She went from a C average in Broward County to at the end of the year with only 1 month in this school having a B average. The staff and teachers really care about the children and there education and saftey and make it enjoyable for the students as well.
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