September 19, 2014
Timber Ridge was not my first choice in Henry, and after a month of experience and speaking with other parents, it still isn't. It's an average school. It mirrors some of the problems plaguing the OTP, especially south - namely an inferiority complex and a resistance to true professionalism and diversity. The office staff is wonderful. Like at most schools, there are some wonderful teachers and administrators, and some you could do without. One particular administrator regularly shows a lack of respect toward colleagues and parents. Some parents are cooperative, sensible, friendly, and respectful, but a vocal group of others lament the changes in McDonough that are being reflected in "their" school, making simple things like lunch with your child and the car line for pick-ups unnecessarily tedious, uncomfortable, and even irritating. I have teaching and parenting experience with 5 other elementary schools in three different states and districts, and TRE ranks right in the middle. It isn't the best elementary school in Henry, and, like the county, it is reluctant to get ahead of obvious changes. Do not seek a genuine experience for your child here, but they put up a lovely facade.
- submitted by a parent