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K-6 & Ungraded
Gulfport, MS
Students enrolled: 909

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13500 Three Rivers Rd
Gulfport, MS 39503

(228) 831-5359
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January 08, 2015
This will be our 4th year at Three Rivers Elementary, and while the school is not perfect, I do see great strides and improvement. They have over the course of the past few years have had a rough go. I have had one child move on to Middle School from this school, and he fell behind and struggled with the 6th grade, and on a weekly basis one or more of his teachers would sit and help him. I also have a child that started kindergarten at Three Rivers Elementary and has had a wonderful experience with it. She has done nothing but excel there. As a military family I can say my children have and will continue to see lots of schools but our experience with this school has not been a bad one.

- submitted by a parent

October 13, 2014
This is the first year dealing with this school since the re-zoning. This school is utterly the most disappointing excuse for an education institute I have ever encountered. The teachers are immature and come off as uncaring bullies and have no desire to interact with parents. They are clearly there for a paycheck, My child has come home and cried at the site of their teacher screaming at other children. The worst part is the office staff. They are rude, extremely unprofessional, and come off like gossiping high school girls. They are rude to both adults and children. I can't even speak to who the principle is because I have no clue who the leadership is in that school. Obviously their isn't any or isn't one who cares about public education to allow a staff like that. It's really sad to know that this will probably continue when none of these people should keep their jobs.

- submitted by a parent

September 25, 2014
I typically don't write reviews, but feel as though I need to let others know about my utter disappointment in regard to this school. Never have I encountered such a repressed learning environment by those that claim they are caring educators. All I have to say is, I am shocked by the inexperience, uncaring, cold, and complete disregard for parents and children alike at this learning establishment. If you have the choice in choosing a different school for your children/child, please do! This school is a disgrace!

- submitted by a parent

September 05, 2014
This has to be the WORST school that we have encountered by far. The teachers are not personable, parent involvement is not encouraged, and something seems "off" about the establishment upon entering. My child would cry and plead with me to stay home because their teacher treated them harshly. It seems as though their main concern is test scores and not the overall well being of the child. Recess was taken away from my child by their teacher on numerous occassions, and all because my child was doing what typical children do at this age. I say...if an individual has no patience, then being an educator of small children probably isn't going to be your "cup of tea..." Because being a bully never looks good no matter what your age. So, i give this school a ZERO for lack of communication by teachers to parents, my child having to explain to me why they were "bad", instead of the teachers communicating possible concerns, and the overall harshness, lack of empathy, and compassion needed to be a positive role model\ teacher for a child eager to learn. A fearful mind is a closed mind and a closed mind does not learn. Anyway, we relocated. Never going back to this school! Too many bad things

- submitted by a parent

January 14, 2013
I was told that this school is the best in the district! If this is true then the entire school district needs an overhaul!! Parental envolvment is NOT encouraged. And even if it were the PTA is a joke! The grading system is non sense! There is NO grading scale! If there is then someone does not know how to count! A coach lost an entire class walking around the school outside!! And inmates are the groundkeepers!! At the first oppertunity we will be out of this area fast!!

- submitted by a parent

March 22, 2012
My son started this school this year he was an A/B student kindergarten and 1st grade now he is a C D and F student. I went to the school complained and finally the principle got tired of me and rudely told me that he will be moved to another room. I was also told that maybe I needed to get him medication for ADD. My son is a well behaved child he might get a yellow day once a month. So behavior is not an issue. The problem that I feel exist is that the way the material is being presented to the children. He reads on his level and a great speller some days he makes A's and some days F's. I reluctantly put him on medication and after four months of medication and hours of helping him he is a c average student. YAH!!! His doctor feels that there is a problem but if it was the ADD the medication would have helped and if it was a learning disability he would not do well at some areas and poorly in others. His doctor is sugeesting that it could be a problem at schhol and the way the material is been presenting. I love my neighboohodd so moving is not an option. Terrible school they are to focus on those test scores and not on the academic achievement of each individual child.

- submitted by a parent

January 18, 2012
This is my daughters first year at that school, she is in the first grade. The only thing I can say is that my daughter will not attend this school ever again. The academic program is good, but their methods of teaching are far from satisfactory. After various teacher meetings, they do not provide the assistance needed for students to learn the curriculum. The first thing they do is suggest that my child has a learning disability, which left the feeling of being insulted. My daughter feels scared to ask the teacher for help in the classroom. She has admitted that the teacher gets upset when the students get a wrong answer and are told to stand in the back of the class. With two teachers in the one class how can the students had problems understanding the curriculum. I do my part at home. The teachers need to do their part. If you can afford the private school route, take it. Avoid this school. Thanks to them my daughter is now at risk of failing the first grade. Kids should feel comfortable asking questions and help from the teachers, not be afraid.

- submitted by a parent

September 30, 2011
This is a rude school. Parents are made to feel unwelcomed. Behavior programs are unfair. The teachers dont treat the children with the same respect they demand. The principal and vice principal are extremely rude and unfair. Kids are lucky if they get recess. It is a terrible learning environment.

- submitted by a parent

December 14, 2010
This is a beautiful school. The staff is very friendly. My son has learned a lot in a little amount of time from his time of transfer to this school. I'm very pleased with the difference.

- submitted by a parent

November 15, 2010
This school is the worst school my children have been to yet. My daughter who is in 4th grade this year has a horrible teacher. She went from straight A's from K-2nd, Then we move here and attend TRE and she is failing. I have a son who is in 1st grade and he begs me everyday to stay home, his teacher is rude and mean. They are so worried about their test scores and having them act like they are adults. They are kids. They need to have more patience, and work with kids who are slower then others, instead of suggesting to parents they take their kids and drug them. MY CHILDREN WILL NOT BE ATTENDING TRE next year. Its so bad right now i've thought about home schooling them

- submitted by a parent

July 28, 2010
I have three children at TRE this school- year and one that attended TRE previously. After attending schools in many of the local school districts I can say my kids have had the most support at TRE. My children have shown a marked improvement in their grades and have thoroughly enjoyed the teachers and staff there. They get excited about the gifted program and are enthusiastic in general about attending this school. The only thing on my wish list is a little more recess time, and I know from my involvement in the PTA they are working hard to make this happen. Thanks TRE!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
February 24, 2010
My children have been to 3 different schools in MS, beacuse of moving for housing since Katrina.....We have now settled in the worst school they have been too.... They always take their recess... my fifth grader gets one recess a week. They already overload them. The kindergarten here is like boot camp. They worry more about state test scores rather than the childs well being. My kindergatner begs me to send her to another school. She is tired all the time. They took nap time away also. They cram too much material in.... In kindergarten they are already preparing them for the THIRD GRADE STATE TEST!!!! This is absurd they totally by passed the basics.,......LANGUAGE ARTS in kindergarten, also my fifth grade student is making the worst grades ever. He went from straight A's every year to FAILING. I will not be sending my kid sto this school next year....

- submitted by a parent
no rating
January 19, 2010
very disappointed with this school! the teachers and principal are rude and the rules are ridiculous. and even though parental involement is encouraged parents are not welcomed in the school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
December 13, 2009
I am extremely disappointed with this school. Parent involvement is greatly discouraged, even though they tell you they want you there they don't. My kindergarten age child has 27 kids in his class. The rules are ridiculous. The teachers are overworked and criticized for everything. No wonder MS schools rank at the bottom. You try and teach 27 five year olds how to read single handedly Parents are not welcome to help in the classroom.

- submitted by a parent

June 04, 2009
My child goes to this school and im a part of her pta and i think its an amazing school my child always gets good grades and it is the fist pbs model school

- submitted by a parent

March 14, 2008
i am not impressed with the principle, or the help that she or the teacher is willing to offer children with some special needs. it is now in the third nine weeks and it has taken yet another imbarrisng teacher/ student moment to get my daughhter out of this class.

- submitted by a parent

December 23, 2007
This is a great school. I have been going to it for 7 years and absolutely love it. The learning style is helpful. The teachers are very nice and help with learning in a very affective way.

- submitted by a student

September 05, 2006
I have two children attending tre. One in 4th grade and one ine kindergarten. I was dissappointed about not having accelerated classes this year. This also should have been explained to the parents. I also don't think teachers should use such a big reward system in kindergarten. I don't think that most of them even understand some of the things they did wrong to be left out of getting treats. I know my son doesn't all the time. I have been impresses with the teachers' abilities to teach my children. I have had no major problems or conflicts.Love the security.

- submitted by a parent

April 28, 2006
It seems to me that quality of academics is about all that can be expected from any Harrison County school -- average, at best. Three Rivers administrative branch is comprised of smug, bored, sluggish elitists whose only purpose appears to be picking up the paycheck and counting the days until retirement.

- submitted by a parent

April 05, 2006
Teachers are wonderful! I had problems with 1 teacher last year but this year has been awesome. As far as staff goes it could be better. I do not like feeling not welcomed like a parent ought to be when they enter the school. We do pay a good bit of taxes and some of that tax money pays their salary so i feel that we as parents ought to feel more welcomed sending our children to school. One other note is getting notices at the last minute just dont cut it. They have tried to do better this year than last. The school needs more parent involvement & heck a little extra activity such as a sock hop. I have not seen anything but once in 2 years. It needs to be fun too. Get parents involved. More needs to be done on bullying & where is the principals commments?

- submitted by a parent

May 30, 2005
I am a former teacher at TRE, having changed to another district school. This is a GREAT school and they have a new great principal, who may make some people (parents and teachers) upset, but is determined to do what she is required to do (raise test scores) by the district, but is also determined to make this the BEST school in our district with the BEST staff. I now teach children from other elementaries in our district and I can tell you that the TRE students are the cream of the crop. And that is due to the staff, both in the office and the classroom. But I do wish there was more time available for art and music, but in these times all funding is directed towards testing requirements. This school is trying to accomodate the government and the parents, as well as educate the children.

- submitted by a teacher

October 31, 2004
I am greatly concerned with principal's focus on test scores. She seems to have forgotten that the students are children! School can and should be fun for the children and the teachers. Some focus should go into producing well rounded individuals, rather than simply little standardized test takers. I have heard the principal say several times that the parents are what will take the school to the level five rating. That may be true but in order to so so she will need to do a better job of keeping them informed of meetings and events. We were notified of the last meeting on the day of the meeting. Why would anyone be surprised with a poor parent turnout? As far as the teachers at Three Rivers, they are awesome. My son has been there for several years and has had very professional, proficient, competent, and caring teachers.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 12, 2004
My child has been attending TRE for six years now. I have enjoyed the school up until our new principal has come in. The new principal, in my opinion, abuses her power. She is always threating the students with actions she cannot enforce. As far as teachers, TRE has some of the greatest teachers.

- submitted by a parent

September 26, 2004
Discipline was not addressed effectively for my child who was bullied and no consequences for others action. My child is very capable of defending himself but instructed not to in a school setting, therefore was taken advantage of. Nothing done. He no longer attends TRE.

- submitted by a parent

August 25, 2004
My children have been going to Three Rivers for the past 3 years. I have worked closely with all of their teachers and find that they are pleasant to work with and are helpful when any concern comes along. The after school program is helpful and the kids enjoy the time in the gym. I highly recommend Three Rivers for an elementary school.

- submitted by a parent

April 08, 2004
my kids have attended the school for the last two years. i feel that it is a very good school. however, i am trouble that the students no longer have art and music classes available. i feel that every child should have the opportunity to be enriched by these courses.

- submitted by a parent

February 04, 2004
My kids enrolled here back in October of 03 after being at gastonpoint. So far it has been challenging for the kids and I have notice an increase in thier load. The kids enjoy the new method of teaching and look forward to going each day.

- submitted by a parent

May 27, 2003
Three Rivers Elementary is an excellent school. I like their six rules for students, especially.

- submitted by a community member
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Three Rivers Elementary School
13500 Three Rivers Rd, Gulfport, MS  39503
(228) 831-5359
Last modified Three Rivers Elementary School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Three Rivers Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 32 reviews. Top