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1,811 students|Hillsborough
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Amount of homework: Disagree


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Demasiada tareas y los ninos necesitan también tener mas tiempo con su familias.



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Esta escuela no toma interes por los ninos con disabilitis no hacen planes educarivos para ayudar y motivar a los niños la administracion es un desastre, no siento tampoco sea segura a la hora de salida de la escuela. En mi caso a demorado 10 meses para hacer una reunion para hacer un plan educativo.


Develops character: Strongly agree


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My daughter is eager to go to school and she has a lot of respect for her teacher. The school's atmosphere makes it easier for the child to be more social and engage with other students outside her classroom. She has become more independent and confident.

Teacher effectiveness: Agree


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They respond to emails and work with the parents. They are approachable. I don't have to put in extra effort at home to coach my child.

Amount of homework: Agree


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The homework for the whole week is sent out on Monday and we need to send it back every day of the week. It helps us plan ahead of time.




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Its a good school with good teachers but the lack of security in this school scares me. The student dismissal during the evening for those who chose to park and ride is so chaotic and disorganised. They don't take enough care to see who picks your child. Every student that belongs to a class is brought out at the same time(say 20) and they all disperse in different directions at the same time with parents hovering around in large groups with the teacher in charge doing a poor job of head nodding in all directions (I assume they are parents since there is no way to really know). I feel if I don't go early my child might end up being picked up by somebody else. If you go late and pick your child from the front office, there is a customary sign out with no one watching or verifying who is picking the kid. If they do not fix this, they are going to have a case of missing child soon.



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School has nice teachers , the right student teacher ratio, Great administration.. Infrastructure is nice. Accommodating attitude and courteous to parents.



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The teachers are always available, the students have their recognition as performance. The music programs are very good and the staff are all around to help and assist in any areas.




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Since this school has changed administration, it has definitely gone down hill. Teachers are unhappy and leaving. Children are falling through the cracks. No one seems to care. Very sad. This used to be a good school. Make sure your child is in the gifted program. That's the only way they will get any attention.



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This school was amazing before someone had the horrific idea to merge with the middle school and completely replace the administration. The new hours are completely ridiculous, and force young children to eat lunch at 10:30 in the morning, thus leaving them starving in the afternoon. There are so many children in the lunch room, that the aide has difficulty controlling them, therefore just enforces "silent lunches" when she does not want to be bothered. The new administration, although quite top heavy, is completely ineffective, as they prefer to fraternize with the teachers, rather than follow through on parental concerns. The new principal promised all sorts of grandeur, however, did not come through on any of it, leaving families to feel like they were all campaign promises. He rides around between the two campuses on his golf cart waving to people as if he were the queen of England. He missed several important events through the course of the school year, including a winter concert, and the fifth grade award ceremony, events that the prior principal would never have missed. There is a mandatory uniform policy, however, a large amount of students do not even follow it, with no repercussions, unless a teacher happens to be in a rancid mood that day. Perhaps that is because, many of the teachers themselves chose to dress inappropriately. There has been a huge influx of new teachers, many brought by the new principal, who quite frankly, are young and inexperienced, and unable to effectively teach our children, and have no guidance from administration, as they are just as young and inexperienced. Lastly, this past year, a pregnant eighth grader was thrown a baby shower by administration in the front office, which is extremely inappropriate and poor judgment for administrators to make. These are the things small elementary students see, which can affect their future judgments. If you have any way to utilize your choice to avoid the disaster that TBK8 is, I would highly recommend you do so. I am thrilled to have the ability to have removed my children from what in my opinion is an experiment for K-8 schools, and it has gone bad.

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