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Timber Trace Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 939 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 3 ratings
2013:
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2012:
Based on 2 ratings
2011:
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Posted Sunday, August 17, 2014

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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2014

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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2014

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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2013

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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2013

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)


Posted August 27, 2013

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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2012

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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2012

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!


Posted September 24, 2011

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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2011

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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2010

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. :)


Posted April 24, 2010

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!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 22, 2008

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!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2008

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!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2008

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!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2008

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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2008

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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 29, 2008

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....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2007

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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2007

Two of my three children have attended Timber Trace Elementary. The third is entering Kindergarten this year. I have always been very satisfied with parent/teacher communication, fair grading, high expectations of students, opportunities, and the overall professionalism of teachers and administration.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2014.

135 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

135 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
69%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2014.

168 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

168 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
76%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

169 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
94%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

139 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

139 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

139 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
76%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 81% in 2012.

149 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "A".

About the tests


Florida uses School Grades to measure the overall performance of a school each year on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Each school is assigned a letter grade (A-F) based on three criteria: the overall performance on the FCAT, the percentage of eligible students who took the test, and whether or not students made progress in reading and math. The School Grades are calculated by adding points earned from each of the performance criteria listed above.

Source: Florida Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 62%
Hispanic 18%
Black 8%
Asian 7%
Two or more races 4%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 2%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 25%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 89%73%61%
Master's degree 11%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 0%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 8%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
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