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Tomasita Elementary School4
Posted October 08, 2009
- a parent
My daughter has been here for 2 years and I can't believe how far ahead she seems to be then her friends who attend other schools! I love that they wear uniforms, I think all schools should. I wish there was more parent interaction though.
Tomasita is a school with low expectations and an unchallenging cirriculum. Both years my daughter has attended, she has excelled in the classroom--not because she's extraodinarily intelligent, but because the work has been far too easy. It's a wonder the test scores are low. One can't expect students to test at 3rd grade levels while they're being taught at a 1st grade pace. Rather than come down on absent teachers and work on a better educational plan, the faculty puts its energy into tightening the dress code and countless fundraisers. Tomasita also prides itself on a new Standards Based report card, which takes away the alphabetical grading system, giving uninspired students even less incentive to do their best. After school programs are primarily geared for children grades 3 and up, while such clubs as