This is a good school. Two of my children have attended here. Preferred Mr. Flanagan as principal! So sad to see him leave. Events were better organized when he ran the school, plus he knew the kids and they knew him. The new principal is just not involved with the children. He was front and center, knew our children and us parents!! She does not. Second year and she has no clue who I am or who my child is. It makes a HUGE DIFFERENCE to have an involved principle!!
A couple of years ago, one of the Timber Trails students had a tragic accident, and passed away. This was devastating to the entire school. This traumatic incident was handled with honesty and so much compassion and counseling to the students (and parents!)
The Timber Trails faculty is OUTSTANDING, and the depth of academic study (especially in math, reading and science) is equivalent to some of the top rated districts in the Chicago area, without the high real estate price tag! The principal, teachers and special ed staff are dedicated and extremely supportive of the needs of the individual students. The student to teacher ratio of Timber Trails is much better than the typical u-46 elementary school. The class sizes are medium, and the technology resources are quite impressive. The library of Timber Trails school is filled with a wide variety of appropriate yet popular book series for the students, grades K-6. The principal is approachable and thorough with expectations and discipline. The PTO of this school is filled with caring parents who are dedicated to offering additional opportunities for the students. U-46 also offers FREE instrumental lessons to orchestra and band students, and their overall music program has really improved over the past few years. To be honest, we were a bit leery about u-46, yet have found any concerns to be just unfounded . Thankfully, we have found outstanding schools in both Timber Trails and Larsen Middle School. I would not hesitate to recommend these schools to colleagues and potential neighbors.