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9-12 & Ungraded
Public district
Erial, NJ
Students enrolled: 1,407
 

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501 Jarvis Road
Erial, NJ 08081

(856) 232-9703
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August 08, 2013
We have had two children graduate from Timber Creek. The school is excellent!!! It's up to the student to take advantage of the opportunity. We raise money for the football team and praise the wonderful teachers!!! Although our children have graduated, we are still involved with the school and teachers. TC is one of the best schools in the area.

- submitted by a parent

June 20, 2013
We are very dissatisfied. Since moving here I watched my childs grades fall. Used to like school now hates it. Kids attending are very mean to each other. This is very distracting during the school day. We asked for different courses at the start of the year and was denied. We asked teachers for assistance because the courses that were taken were too hard for this student and needed help. We were assured that there were enough credits for graduation. 3 days before graduation we were told missing 1 point will not walk in graduation. This is causing great suffering in the form of embarassment and humiliation to this student. Kids are sending text messages and postings on facebook about the student not at graduation practice. This would have been prevented if they had decent teachers and counselers helping the student. Maybe actually teaching would have been of great help. The one day in our lives that we look foward to and the people running this school so poorly took it away. This school system greatly failed our child.

- submitted by a parent

May 09, 2012
At Timber Creek, there are a few amazing teachers who will take the time to /teach/ a student at the school. Some teachers on the other hand, leave the students to fend for themselves when they don't understand anything. I'm a former student and my opinion on the school isn't a pleasant one, to say the least. I have gotten detention for multiple infractions such as dress code violations by wearing a hooded jacket to class! A /hooded jacket/ because the classrooms are cold! When text messaging during class, a student gets a slap on the wrist compared to a student in a hooded jacket to ward off the cold while sitting still for forty minutes! Three VPs control the students spread between grades 9-12 and they hardly do a thing! There have been fights on school buses and the VPs do nothing until the next morning! The detentions are to long, also. An hour and a half in a room full of other kids with next to nothing to do? No way, dear. I don't care what other people say about this school, but it's not a very good one. Sure, there are some cool teachers, but most of them do next to nothing teaching wise.

- submitted by a community member

February 06, 2012
the teachers make sure you understand everything and they very kind to you .... i graduate this year and my 4 years here have been great ! im going to miss this school , i would recommend this school to any parent & student .

- submitted by a student

December 03, 2011
I have had 4 children attend TC. I have nothing but praise of the faculty and administration for its positive drive and commitment to the kids and to us parents. My kids were part of the sports programs and were encourage to be part of all extracurricular actives. 3 of my kids have attended college and with 1 graduating soon to attend college. 1 that I am confident will grow and mature as the others have. their classes and friends have been nothing short of great and I attribute that to their parents and the quality of people TC draws to its school system. Have I heard problems, yes! But mostly from kids that are problems anyway. As I understand the disciplinary system, they do not take BS from these kids. I like the area for its diversity especially. The Vice Principles my kids have excellent interaction from each of them. MY kids are not perfect but TC certainly matured them into fine young adults I am proud of.

- submitted by a parent

May 18, 2011
I feel that the school and teachers are excellent. It is what th kids do with what is available to them. There are plenty of opportunities and my childs teachers have always been supportive. Parents need to stay involved and push their child in the right direction AND stop thinking it is all th e schools job to do it . ?mmmmlsbonner

- submitted by a parent

April 16, 2011
My son attended TC for two miserable years after transferring from an out of state school. In that short time, a confident, affable, happy young man became a sullen, withdrawn, miserable person. In meetings with the administration during this period, I observed that TC was run much like a correctional facility. For the student body, TC was a 7am-2pm detention center where the students were herded about like sheep, bullied by bigger, older students and had little personal interaction with teachers other than the compulsory disciplinary actions involving cell phone usage and dress code violations even though, to my knowledge, the school board had never voted on or even discussed a dress code with parents. My son was a B student with an outgoing personality when he enrolled at TC. Two years later, he was; 1) a D student with "an attitude" according to TC's principal, 2) a good kid, but a typical lazy 15-yr old according to TC's vice principal, or 3) a high student floundering in a poorly run high school. Since leaving TC, this lazy boy with an attitude is again a confident, affable, happy young man, and a straight A student volunteering 70 hrs each month in community service.

- submitted by a parent

April 14, 2011
I am very unsatisfied with this school service and teachings. My child will not be attending this school anymore. The teachers are not concerned about his grades or academic level but in my opinion is worried about their paycheck. Also the principles disciplines are very unorgranized and punish students for the wrong things. The children that go there are very judgemental by the way someone is dressed or whether they have a type of brand or no brand at all. Overall the education that is being teached is not appropiate. Some of the teachers use inappropaite langauge by swearing. There are alot of fights that happen with this school, drills,bomb scares and more that happen at this school. This is not the type of enviorment I want my child in and I defitenely do not want his high school experience to be like this.

- submitted by a parent

October 28, 2010
I am sending my children to a private school because I do not like how the administrators cater to the staff instead of the children. When you schedule a meeting to discuss any problems, you may as well talk to the walls. If the vice-principal would have listened to both sides instead of shutting down any valid points that we were trying to convey to him, maybe I would have felt that he cared. Instead, I felt like he wished he was anywhere but there. In closing, want a closed minded and biased school? Then Timber Creek is for you.

- submitted by a parent

September 30, 2010
i have had two children attend this school and although there are some really good teachers here (shout out to mr. nkam, mr. ebert, mr. , and others), i feel bad for them because the administration is the worst ive ever experienced. mae robinson the current principal only cares about whats best for her teachers. she's explained her policies directly to me on multiple occasions. each time, i had to ask the question, what happened to doing whats in the best interest of the student? each time i was met with a blank stare. the superintendent of the district, ralph ross is a former school jock who has employed his family all throughout the school district and runs it like some sort of brotherhood. as a taxpayer its really disgusting and im waiting for the day that all of their nonsense will come to light.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
November 16, 2009
I have had 4 children graduate from Timber Creek and I have one at the present time that is a junior. 3 of the 4 have played sports for the High school. The staff has been excellent. Since we have been at the school since its inception, I have seen a tremendous effort from all of the staff to built a great tradition at the school. By the way one of my children graduated college with honors, while playing a division one sport, and 3 of them have played college sports. One is attending college at the present time, with honors. Remember everything is about your attitude, not someone elses attitude! Attitude is everything. A proud parent of 6

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 26, 2009
i have worked at timbercreek now im at another school in the district and what a difference, timbercreek kids have no respect for their elders, and the dress code is not enforced, the kids where i am at now, are the best kids ever. they are polite and respectful.

- submitted by a community member
no rating
July 28, 2009
This school is great there academics are off the charts and there athletics are nothing short of incredible , the teachers definantely conect with students and i believe most of the students work very hard

- submitted by a parent

May 27, 2009
I have 3 kids in this district, One has graduated, one is in TC now, and the youngest will be there soon. While I see alot of 'contradiction' when it comes to what dress code there is, and the little clicks you can see throughout the building, the staff has been nothing short of amazing when it comes to their ability to connect with the students and in finding ways to help every child succeed. Their Principal and VPs have been totally approachable and helpful in the 5+ years I have had children filtering through their school. Their sports programs are amazing! Their Clubs are great. Sad to say, but I strongly believe that anyone who has problems with the staff or the school in general, must either be the problematic student or one of the many uninvolved parents.

- submitted by a parent

April 29, 2009
I go to timber creek high school now and dread waking up everyday. The school is filled with teachers that dont know how to teach, principals that have nothing better to do than write people up for the dress code and cutting in the lunch line and students that are completely out of control i would transfer if i could in a heartbeat.

- submitted by a student

February 22, 2009
I love this school. The staff and students are amazimg. The teachers get involved and like to have fun!

- submitted by a student
no rating
September 30, 2008
I am very disappointed with this school. I have a daughter who attends and I am in the process of moving to get her into another high school for next year. The leadership (principal) here is , well, I do not like to talk about people, but, her attitude towards the students and parents is not very nice. She is not a very eloquent speaker and has her VP talk for her in almost all situations. I am very disappointed in this school and hope the superindent listens to the complaints of the many parents I have spoken to. Please do your homework before sending your child here.

- submitted by a parent

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Timber Creek High School
501 Jarvis Road, Erial, NJ  08081
(856) 232-9703
Last modified Timber Creek High School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Timber Creek High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 27 reviews. Top