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1400 South Brenda Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47401

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4 stars
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April 02, 2014
Templeton is a great school! Everyone demonstrates that they really care about each individual child and have each child's best interest at heart. Mr. Carver (the new principal) is wonderful and demonstrates his involvement in each child's love for learning. My son Kindergarten teacher not only teaches the curriculum she also teaches life's lessons throughout the year. What this school really need to improve is the parent involvement in the activities; other than that I am very pleased withTempleton Elementary! Way To Go Tigers.

- submitted by a parent
November 24, 2013
Their academic revel is so poor. Our child was bullied at this school and the teacher could not fix it so we decided to move out from this district.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2013
Templeton is a wonderful school. My son loves going there. The teachers and staff strive to offer the best educational learning environment possible, while making learning entertaining and enjoyable for the students. The resources available for children with learning disabilities are amazing! This is a very caring environment.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2013
We moved to Bloomington 8 years ago and we have four children. Child 1 - Grades 4-6, Child 2 - Grades 2-6, Child 3 - Grades K-6 (current student), Child 4 - Grades K-3 (current student). We have covered every grade in those 8 years, have had many different teachers and thankfully several repeats from amazing educators!! We are on our fourth principal which is definitely tough for any school but I have to say that the last three (including the new one this year) have been really great administrators and they have done their best to make Templeton thrive. It's not easy with the vast diversity that typifies Templeton but actually that's why we knew it would be good for our kids to attend there. We love for them to have friends from all over the world and for them to learn how to handle many different personalities and different socio-economic backgrounds. The teachers at Templeton work VERY hard to make it a great place of learning and many have been there a long time. We have loved the opportunity for looping classes as well. Templeton gets a bad rap a lot of times from people who have not experienced what a great place it is. It's not perfect, but neither are the rest!

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2013
My oldest has been going to Templeton since 2006, and this school just keeps getting better and better. The leadership has changed for various reasons, yet there are always adults in place who strive to meet the needs of this very challenging population (50% are on free and reduced lunches.) What I love the most is the true, family environment. The staff and teachers seem to learn the names of every kid. Templeton has the most diverse student population of any elementary school in this town, which I appreciate. I want my children to grow up with this experience. Even if I had the choice to send my kids to a private school or to a different elementary school, I would still choose Templeton.

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2012
We moved here in the spring of 2012 Our son just loves this school his teacher and his classmates.Templeton has made a difficult situation a pleasurable experience.

- submitted by a parent
December 09, 2010
I suspect most of these reviews are written by someone other than a non teacher parent. Grammar correctness, highly inflated reviews. Myself, I am considering legal action against this school. Unaddressed bullieing, total unprofessionalism, sexism, etc. Where did they find these people that do every thing but teach. Egomaniacle, liberalists that even admitted sexism to me!! And the list goes on, I have talked to other parents with all having shockingly similar experiences.

- submitted by a parent
December 04, 2010
My daughter has been at Templeton for over 4 years and I am so happy I decided to send her to Templeton. I was looking for a school that was more diverse (which is harder to find in places like Bloomington) and that focused on the whole child, not just test scores and academics. I am an education researcher and know that while I could have afforded to send her to schools like Child's, she would have had a very different educational experience. If you are like me and want your children in a racially and economically diverse school with a holistic approach to learning and invested teachers, this is the place!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
The principal, teachers and staff are hardworking and genuinely care about the kids.

- submitted by a parent
February 16, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
no rating October 23, 2009
This is my son's 1st year and he has progressed so quickly! He loves going to school so they must be something right! : )

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 21, 2009
it is an awesome school with so much diversity! I love teaching there!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 21, 2009
my little boy loves kindergarten here, and he has a great teacher

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2009
The bilingual storyhours and food pantry programs run through the school are a great asset to the community, and teach students valuable lessons about diversity!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2009
This is my daughter's first year- Kindergarten and she comes home beaming just about every day. Her teacher, Mr. Glenn plays guitar in his class each day. I think it is great that this school emphasizes music and art so much, when so many schools are eliminating them or cutting funding.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 19, 2009
This is a community of teachers who work so hard with students and have bent over backwards to make this a loving environment for out kids. When our children were born, my husband and I moved from Indianapolis to Bloomington JUST TO BE PART of this school. It is not the richest school or the 'Five Star School' that people are flocking to take their children to. This is a school who loves kids and deserves every kudo that they deserve. Please let me know what I can do to make this school a winner!

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2009
It has been a good place to learn for my grandchildren. It has included not only a good education but excellent enrichment activities

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 18, 2009
The teachers are welcoming, the children love it and they are getting a good education.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2009
Templeton is a real neighborhood school with caring teachers and families. The combination of multi-age and single-year classrooms helps meet the needs of a very diverse student body. My children enjoy going to school and love learning, largely because of the encouragement, nurturing, and respect they have received from their teachers at Templeton.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
I love Templeton because the teachers give 101%. They care about the children - in the classroom and out. It's where our children's sense of community really begins.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2009
The multi age environment is unique. The sense of community it fosters carries forward with all the students throughout the rest of their secondary education.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2009
Templeton Elementary, with over half of its students receiving free or reduced lunches has amazing resiliency! Innovative programs survive and children want to make sense of the world around them. It truly feels like a neighborhood school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
Great kids, great teachers!

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
Caring teachers, responsive staff.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
Templeton is a great school! It is full of dedicated teachers and our boys are eager to go to there everyday! It is one of the few schools which has multi-age classrooms. Very pleased with this school all around!

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
What I love about Templeton is the K-6 classroom. It is a wonderful experience for my son and his classmates. The classroom is lead by two wonderful teachers who have high expectations of their students and those students live up to those high expectations.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
Templeton has several blended (multi-grade) classrooms, including one ranging from kindergarten to sixth grade. The K-6 classroom has two particularly hard-working and talented teachers, and most of the students have siblings in the class with them, which works amazingly well. The kids learn to work with other people of different ages and abilities. It's the best classroom in a wonderful school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
Templeton has a wonderfully diverse and committed community.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
I loved the mixed age classrooms!

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 16, 2009
Templeton is a true neighborhood school, very accessible to parents. But the best thing about it is its system of multi-age classrooms, where kids are always challenged to grow but also always valued for who they are.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
Templeton is an all inclusive education. The teachers, staff and students are all dedicated to reaching the highest potential of each individual. Diversity is celebrated and everyone is supported. Templeton is a special place and everyone knows it!

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 04, 2009
One thing to keep in mind as you read through these reviews is the author's level of awareness regarding education. I am quite disheartened to see parental complaints about Templeton fraught with grammatical and spelling errors as they complain about their child's education. I am very familiar with Templeton, having 2 children that attended and having substitute taught there. It is a very caring, nurturing, and curriculum rich environment. Monroe County has an exceptional reputation nationwide. Yes, there are exceptions in every school district, but Templeton is not one of them.

- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2008
My first encounter with Templeton was as a substitute teacher. I worked at every school within MCCSC and Templeton was my favorite simply because of the atmosphere and how they respected children. The school had a positive approach towards everything! Later on, I began mentoring children through my job in social work. Many of the children I work with attended Templeton at some point and often attended many schools in addition due to their family being transient, etc. I can tell you that Templeton has made a difference in so many kids lives. When they leave Templeton, they never forget it. They want to go back and visit because of the relationships they established and the way the school made them feel. Most recently, I have become a parent of a Templeton student. My son started Kindergarten just two days ago! I am thrilled to have him in this school!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 27, 2008
Templeton is a wonderful school. They provide a warm environment for all the children.

- submitted by a community member
September 17, 2007
Both of my children are of 'products' of Templeton and have shown the school's philosopies and multi-age groupings works. My first was very advanced in certain areas (began taking high school mathematics courses while still in sixth grade) and the school was extremely accommodating in developing his talents. He is now a sophomore and is at the top of his class, and a nice kid to boot. The school's emphasis on lifeskills and inter-age education has been a huge benefit for my boys. My youngest is now in fifth grade, and is just your average student, but he has a great level of pride and confidence in his abilities and accomplishments, again due to the staff and teachers at the school. All parents want to take credit for the good (and I do....for some) and blame the school for the bad. Keep up the good work Templeton!

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2007
My daughter graduated from Templeton in 2004. We were absolutely thrilled with the school and the education she got. The mixed grade classes were great, giving her the chance to progress at her own rate. Teachers, administrators and staff were all wonderful. No complaints.

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2007
Templeton is a unique school. My children are in a K-6 classroom. The older kids mix with the younger ones and there is a lot of student led learning. The 2 teachers and class aides act as facilitators, giving instruction and monitoring the children's progress with assignments. My Kinder presented a Power Point presentation to the class. They do break out for grade specific learning, but also spend time as a class. I think this reduces the temptation to bully and provides them with a sense of community in the school. I can't imagine what Templeton would be like if the teachers were dressed up - the interaction would be stifled. I believe the staff is dedicated to the children. The top positions have turned over in the last 2 years - I'm not sure for the better, but as long as the staff is dedicated, I'm behind them 100%. Thanks

- submitted by a parent
December 16, 2005
Templeton Elementary, as with the district itself is the worse I have ever seen. They have no regard for communication with parents, even taking fieldtrips without parental notification. They allow bullies to get by with their actions. Their level of teaching curriculem isn't even up to what many other states have, in fact many other counties have. They stifle anything Christian, while introducing the students to Hinduism, Buddhism and many other religions. They have forgotten what separation of church and state entails. They often don't return your phone calls or give directions on homework. The staff looks like a bunch of unprofessional hillbillies in appearance, often looking sloppier than the children. I have never been disappointed more in a school that one of my children have attended or that I have worked at.

- submitted by a parent
October 07, 2005
I think Templeton is one of the best schools I have seen. The staff is so good and caring. The way the classes are set up is so unique and fun for the children.

- submitted by a parent
June 12, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2005
My children have attended Templeton since 1999. They have gained so much from this diverse experience. The staff cares more than any I have ever seen and works incredibly hard to meet the needs of all students. The parent program for family literacy is outstanding. I felt welcome every day and loved the evening opportunities. My children are great readers and great mathematicians and as much as I would like to think this is because my husband and I are good parents, I know it is because of what they have learned at Templeton. My children love their multiage classrooms where they learn from children of all ages. We want to move, but won't leave the Templeton area. This is the best school I have ever seen for serving children who are poor, while serving all children.

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2005
the quality of academics would be fine if the teaching staff was better and principal posistions are really terrible!

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2004
This is the best school ever! They made learning fun for me, and kept in interesting. The teachers here definitely know what they are doing. No child gets left behind- everyone gets equal opportunities. Going to this school didn't feel like going to school at all. I looked forward to getting up in the morning and seeing my teachers and classmates. They have wonderful programs and activities to trick students into actually learning! I loved this school. It gave me a pleasant experience I will never, ever forget.

- submitted by a former student
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Templeton Elementary School
1400 South Brenda Avenue, Bloomington, IN  47401
(812) 330-7735
Last modified Templeton Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Templeton Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 43 reviews. Top