"We are best known for focus on math, science, & tech."
Students enrolled 573
School leader Mr Hakan Orak
Transportation options None
District Triad Math And Science Academy
After school Yes

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700 Creek Ridge Road
Greensboro, NC 27405

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4 stars
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June 23, 2014
My child learns more here than she did in the public school system. She's happier here and enjoys her clubs and other school functions. The teachers are required to tutor in need students one day a week and that has been a major factor to her coming from being behind at the end of last year (in Guilford County public school) to being on grade level (at TMSA) I'm a little wary of the expansions they have in store for next year but our first year at TMSA was a success. We like the school.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2014
I visited the school to take a tour. I think they were to free with letting people in and around the kids with no ID. I don't feel like this school is safe.

- submitted by a community member
April 08, 2014
ls a great school for my kids. It's a great fit. We like the school's teachers and staff. They have excellent afterschool clubs and Saturday school. The school is like a second family to my kids.

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2014
I have two children who attend TMSA (elementary) and we love it. The school is very diverse with students and teachers from different parts of the world. The staff demonstrate knowledge and care for every child's education by way of their programs offered after school and on Saturday's. Also, communication among teachers and parents is great! When it comes to "true" education, it should be one that provide children with a global mindset and TMSA is the place. Students, also, have the opportunity to travel abroad during the summer - how cool is that? Goooo Tigers!

- submitted by a parent
January 05, 2014
This school is horrible I'm in 8th grade and they are pushing us too hard. We have a minimum of two hours each night of homework. They force us to take spanish or turkish ! In 8th grade we have only spanish or turkish and physical education. Many students can't do clubs after school because they have to do all their homework. I hate everything about this school. I can take the exact same classes and more at my old school. Please I'm begging you do not put your children through this stress. The only good thing about this school is it looks good on an application. But it doesn't look the best, if anything send your high school bounf kids to Page for the IB programme that's where I'm going. Or send high school students to Page until 10th grade then from 11-12th send them to Greensboro College Middle College. The uniforms are horrible and they are always changing rules. It's a horribly small school and it is so out of order. Send your kids here to be pressured and stressed out of their minds. This school is HORRIBLE. Coming from a current student, please. Don't come here.

- submitted by a community member
November 18, 2013
they do not treat children right i know from experience (by former 10th grader) bully reports are ignored. also test scores should be a 2 for this school. they do not give good education they are teaching 10th graders 9th grade work .very awful school!

- submitted by a community member
October 09, 2013
The dedication of the staff is wonderful. They seem to really care about the children and the education that they are receiving. The children come home happy after having a good day at school, and yet they are leaning at grade level or above.

- submitted by a community member
July 30, 2013
As a parent of a TMSA student it has been great to see my child eager to participate, grow in knowledge, and confidence. The Teachers are the best in their field of studies and methodology. TMSA is a wonderful safe and futuristic learning environment!! School exceeds my expectations of a higher level academic achievement school. The Teachers' dedication at Triad Math and Science Academy is unmatched. The curriculum is challenging and the academic clubs offered expose the students to advanced science, robotics, foreign languages and many other subjects. The opportunities the students at TMSA have are unprecedented!!

- submitted by a parent
June 12, 2013
My family is excited about our child to attending Triad Math and Science Academy. This fall will be our 3rd year there and I must say, each year has gotten progressively better. Our first year was good in that we saw growth (both academically and socially) in our child. I am extremely proud to see the emergence of the leader within our son and I can say that is largely due to the positive staff (all levels) guidance, leadership, professionalism and genuine care which is demonstrated each day. We have had a couple minor concerns and were able to discuss them within the same day to reach a positive resoultion. The staff seems genuinely concerned for the success of all students. The principal has a tremendous amount of responsibility, but I found it comforting to see him walking the halls to make sure everything was running smoothly. There were times when he would even ask, how are things going and actually waited for me to give feed back. All of my son's teachers have been extremely professional while also personable. My son has made some really great friends and lifetime mentors. I am thankful to have Triad Math and Science Academy to help nurture his academic career.

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2013
I have been working at TMSA for 3 years. I have seen all the growth and success. Students have been doing great on the state tests and on the academic as well as athletic teams. TMSA moved to its state-of-art facility in its third year. This year, TMSA will be a complete K-12 school with 700 students. The former substitute teacher, who posted a negative feedback, is obviously not at TMSA anymore because she doesn t fit in the mission and vision of this great school. Regarding the visa factory statement, there are only 3 Turkish employees (out of 60+ staff) who are on an H1B visa. TMSA is a very diverse school in terms of both students and teachers. It is funny to undermine this strength with this type of cheap and non-factual statements!

- submitted by a teacher
June 07, 2013
My children have attended TMSA for 3 years. At first I had a problem with the disciplinary rules, but it has improve greatly. The math and science teachers for middle school are great. My child was accepted into an Early College program which shows she was well prepared. There are several areas I like about the school. For example, they provide tutoring after school and during the spring break they have math camp to prepare students for the EOG tests. They also have various academic clubs such as Science Olympiad, Math Olympiad, Lego League, etc.. I found if you e-mail a teacher they will respond in time. Also they provide weekly progress reports that helps the parents keep up with their child's school work and grades. One 8th grade student was ranked 3 in the state of North Carolina for academic achievement in math. That is a testament by it self for the school. At Triad Math and Science Academy, diversity in the school is exceptional. My children have learned from their teachers and peers different cultures and ways of life. I recommend Triad Math and Science Academy for children who are serious about academic achievement. My youngest will enter middle school this fall.

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2013
This year has been a great year for my children. I found the dedication to go beyond what I have experienced in other schools and the opportunities are absolutely great! The free tutoring, after school clubs and extra curricular activities have all been a plus for them! There is no excuse for not succeeding! As a result of attending the afterschool teams they learn that working hard with teammates can be very rewarding. The school even offers full immersion language summer camp overseas. I can't wait to have the opportunity for my child to experience this opportunity and to share what could be a life changing experience. I love the emphasis on academic teams as well as having sports teams available. The diversity is a huge plus for this school. I can't think of a better place to learn tolerance and acceptance than in the lives of my young children. Thank you for a great year and we look forward to returning in the fall! P.S. My daughter told me she did not want to have to leave school for the summer and that she wanted to stay in school! NOW THAT IS AWESOME!

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2013
TMSA has been the greatest place for my daughter has been at shool for 4 years. We love TMSA because of the class size,the hands on experience that the kids get, the after school clubs and the free after school and weekend tutoring. The teachers and the administrators are great. They will respond to your concerns in a timely and a professional manner. My child has had a great year and we are looking forward to another great year of HIgh School. Thank you TMSA staff and faculty for making TMSA a great place. If there are any parents out there who are looking for a great learning environment then you cannot go wrong with TMSA. The diversity of the student population, faculty and staff reminds me of the United Nations!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
June 05, 2013
I transferred my two students to TMSA from a Guilford County School of Excellence. We were not unhappy with their old school but I wanted more for my children in their middle school years than what seemed to be a segregated population. My children have been at TMSA for two years now and will return in the fall. They have grown both academically and in character over these two years. TMSA provides a strong math, science, technology, language arts, and social studies curriculum. TMSA also provides a wide diversity of cultures that allow students to experience an environment that closely resembles what the adult (working) world is like and encourages students to learn from each other about their different cultures. It continues to be a pleasure to be part of the TMSA Family. I look forward to next school year.

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2013
As a former substitute teacher at this school, my advice to prospective students and their parents: FIND ANOTHER SCHOOL! This place is far too concerned about its prestige in winning competitions than it is about teaching students. Most of the students are badly prepared for more advanced work. The teachers work very hard, but the administration undermines their work by promoting students to higher grades to keep up appearances. This is by no means a "math and science academy." It is a visa factory for Turkish nationals who want to come to the US.

- submitted by a teacher
June 02, 2013
Tmsa was a good choice for us in the beginning but the main things are the language barrier with some of the teachers, mostly the middle school teachers and lack of discipline. I was so scared to go to school some days due to it kids there just run wild and control the classrooms. I love the elementary teachers and students but as you get to the higher grades there is a lot more favoritism towards the Turkish culture. One of my teachers who was Turkish completely ignored me when I asked for help and I failed the class while he was helping a classmate of mine who was Turkish who didn't ask for help. Mostly if you think you deal with a language barrier, poor discipline and lack of respect this school is for you, though the academics are great its those main points that completely destroy what TMSA wanted to be. Also their information site TMSA Connect is good on some points but most of my teachers are afraid of the computer and don't use tmsa connect at all. So if they tell you how great it is its not, my teacher doesn't like to tell anyone anything. For example he said we would have a test and the date was on tmsa connect, so that night, and test day, I went on and it wasn't there.

- submitted by a community member
May 22, 2013
The best in town. The teachers really care about the students, your kids will really enjoy this school.

- submitted by a community member
April 16, 2013
As a former parent I would suggest that anyone considering sending their child here do some careful investigation. I can only speak to the elementary school and the teachers there are wonderful, dedicated professionals. The biggest problems with this school come from the administration and lack of professional leadership. The Board of Directors are not "hands on" and allow the principal to dictate day to day operations. The students are not always held accountable to the same rules and the discipline policy is not used. Parents are discouraged from helping except when the principal gives them a specific task. Anyone asking questions is labeled as a troublemaker. Teachers are basically told to shut up and do what they are told. This school has the potential to be great but as long as the current principal is allowed to remain you will not see the expected growth. Excellent students and parents are leaving all the time. If you are looking for a school that adheres to the charter school concept of parents, teachers and administration working together for students then I strongly suggest you look elsewhere. Parents must be the ones to decide what is best for their child.

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2013
What I think everyone should know about TMSA is the teacher involvement and dedication to the student. It is an honor and a privilege to have teachers who are willing to give over and beyond their time, effort and energy to our students. My son is made to feel important and encouraged to learn AND enjoy learning.

- submitted by a parent
March 18, 2013
I am sorry to see that someone was so unhappy with this school that they felt the need to post a negative review. This school is not for everyone, but for those who are willing to work hard & become a part of this dynamic community the rewards are great. My son has been a student here since the school opened & with only a few exceptions, I think you would be hard pressed to find a school in Guilford County that has a more caring or dedicated staff. The high school English, Math, & History departments cannot be beat and the High School Dean is the best around. My family is honored to be part of the TMSA community.

- submitted by a parent
March 17, 2013
My son attended this school for one year. Many of the other students left before the end of the year. I kept hoping it would get better. It never did. So glad to be at a Guilford County School with teachers that understand how to teach and for us, it was important fot have the teachers and administrators speak proper English. I love diversity but it was so difficult to communicate with so many at this school. The Principal was horrible and that is very important.

- submitted by a parent
March 17, 2013
This is the best school that my child have attended. TMSA has a caring and challenging learning environment and we are thrilled with the teachers and their efforts.

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2012
I put my children in this school because I thought they would get advanced knowledge of both math, science and other academics; I was terribly wrong. This school is HORRIBLE!!!! The teacher all the way to the administration is a laughable sad joke. My children were so far behind they had to be held back ; BOTH of them because they were not prepared for the next grade. If you value your children's education, do not send you children to this school. If it were possible to give lower tha one star rating I would.

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2012
I have been with TMSA since the beginning. I have dealt with many schools. I am appalled at the separation for different children. It really does matter who you are in this world. Including this school. I have had to remove two students from this school for excuses being made, which are only good for the ones that give them. (Staff) They are not ready to endeavor or anymore students, until they are improved with what they have. Of course there are other schools but just the same, just like an occupation you have to do what you need to do, when you have no other choice. I would not recommend this school for anyone. Especially if your children are in upper grades.

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2012
Our son has been with TMSA since it first opened. Following a tour/orientation & conversations with administrators, we decided to give it a go.The reasons included their core curriculum, diverse student body and staff memebers, teacher to student ratio and we like the idea of our son staying in one school until graduation. Simply put, traditional public schools left us as well as our son wanting/needing more. What we didn't expect was this family-like atmosphere and relationship that has developed over the course of these three+ years. TMSA looks at and deals with the whole child which is critical component in child development. We love the concept of home visits. This small acts is yet another example that goes to support the family-like enviornment we're creating. Sure, there have been challenges-anytime one gives birth to something it stands to reason there will be labor pains. We're still making strides and will continue to do so because we (students, staff and administrators) are committed to positive growth. TMSA consistently seeks feedback and maintains an open door policy. To date, we nor our son has regretted our decision. (Please forgive any typos)

- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2011
Our son transfered to TMSA during the first quarter of 2010. Coming from a small private school to any public school caused concern for us. He was able to integrate quickly into the school and all the teachers were very helpful. The last quarter he hit the "I dont want to do my work" phase and the teachers worked with him and us to keep him motivated. I especially liked the science program. He willingly spent many many hours working on his event and it gave him a lot confidence in himself and his teacher. My husband was also allowed to help and thatwas also a blessing. Overa;ll we have been very please with this school. My only suggestion is to have the math program rise to the level of the science.

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2011
For those who hear or read some claims that this school is funded and supported by some obscure organization who s intention is to spread some obscure religion of Turkish culture so called Fetullah Gulen's Islamic vision of Turkey. Think about it for a second, do you really think that the local, state and federal government would not have an eye on such a school, and would allow it to succeed the way it is succeeding; worst, they are funding this school with tax payer, they ve awarded $500K in federal grant; worst, NC state selected a team from this school to go to Europe an compete in Lego robotics. Worst, The President Obama hosted at the White house science team students who have won national competitions, from a similar private school opened by Turkish-Americans. Just do your own research, talk to parents, asked them what their kids are taught at school: Math, Science, language art, social study, like any other school, but at TMSA they are doing it better than other school and they are successful.

- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2010
TMSA has been a wonderful experience for my kids. I have seen both of them develop an increase in self confidence as well as excell academically. As with any new school there are glitches that have needed to be addressed. The administration has been open with communication. A great school does not develop overnight. TMSA is making great strides and I am looking forward to supporting the school and teachers in their efforts to provide my children with the best education in Guilford County. With supportive parents a school has a great chance at becoming a fabulous school. Thank you to everyone at TMSA (staff and parents) that has made our experience a rewarding one.

- submitted by a parent
June 28, 2010
If teachers are able to give both good education (and what I see is they pay huge attention to tournaments) and motivation, I personally dont care they are turkish or someone else. And until today, I am satisfied with the way my son is doing there.

- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2010
TMSA treats the k-3 students like they are in preschool. The curriculum is a joke and the afterschool clubs are like daycare. The only grades that matter are the upper grades. The teachers try their best but are completely ignored by an administration that does what it wants regardless of what teachers, parents, and students advise. If you have a child below 4th grade, run as fast as you can to get away from this place.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 16, 2010
Hello, Triad math and science academy (TMSA) is one of the best schools in Greensboro, NC. My wife and I are very satisfied with the school. My daughters like the school very much. Teachers are trying to do their best and very self-sacrifice. Even on Saturday, Teachers are coming to the school in order to tutor and prepare their students for the academic competitions. Discipline procedures are using very well. Technology is one of the best things for our school. For example each class has a smart board. One of the best parts for TMSA is parents can reach their child s grade, homework and discipline record by using TMSA connects. I believe that TMSA will be best school in North Carolina. I would like to thank everyone who is contributing for our school.

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2010
the teachers do not teach the kids anything they only review things that they learned about 3 years earlier

- submitted by a student
April 08, 2010
This is my son's first year at TMSA in 6th grade after completing elementary school at Jesse Wharton. He loves TMSA. We are very pleased with the dedication of the teachers as well as the staff to the kids. The after school clubs and tutoring is an added bonuses. The extra Saturday help for the EOGs is unique. The administration is quick to act on bullying. We could not be happier with the school and the education our son is getting and intend to stay through 12th grade. The only reason not to stay through high school is if your child wants to participate in varsity level sports, but I think the educational opportunities outweight even this issue in favor of TMSA.

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2010
I'm a TMSA parent since the beginning of the school. I'm proud of being part of the TMSA family. My kids love to go to school everyday! TMSA has dedicated teachers and staff. They are all caring and open to communication. I absolutaley love the weekly newsletter. I am using TMSA-Connect almost daily to check my children's grades. TMSA is unique with free after-school clubs and tutoring. TMSA has a very positive environment. Teachers and staff are even cooking kababs and baklava for the TMSA family at the school-wide Welcome and Spring picnics. I'm looking forward to the upcoming Spring Picnic on April 10th. Baklava is yummy!

- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2010
I love the concept of this school, but the execution and follow through have left a lot to be desired. Double standards abound between students, allowing some to get away with manner of dress and behavior that another student may not. Physical bullying has been dealt with, and dealt with swiftly while mental and emotionally bullying has been ignored with no real consequences for the bully. Since this is only their second year in attendance it's expected that some issues would need to be worked out, but some things should have been dealt with from the very beginning instead of being brushed aside. Leaders in charge of the school have no child education teaching instead treating it as if it's a business. As I said, the concept of this school is wonderful, I just hope they can get their act together before this turns into one of those schools parents send their kids to because no other school will take them.

- submitted by a parent
January 05, 2010
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- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 11, 2009
Absolutely love TMSA in Greensboro, NC! Diverse population, nuturing and experienced staff, and great communication b/w school and families. Kindergarten enrollment is Low...please tour the school, apply, so that we can keep all three classrooms and staff can keep their positions!!!

- submitted by a parent
September 02, 2009
This is one of the best charters school in Greensboro and maybe even the surrounding area. The tearcher are great and the princples are true leaders. This is a very diverse school.Grades are from PreK-8th and will expand to the 12th. Look at the EGO results; that will tell it all. They have after school clubs and tutoring everyday excpet for on Weds. These children learn to be accountable, responsible, and self reliable. Where will you see 3th graders + with lockers & switching class on a bell? lol lol. They allow the children to speak and express themselves in class...all children ...no bias teacher behaviors. They are on terms and at the end of one you get a term report not a report card with no conduct report. Its about the whole child and allowing the child to be self directed. The teachers are Facilators. We love it!

- submitted by a parent
July 17, 2009
very happy with the education my children are recieving here as well as the cultural diversity and respect shown to everyone. Dedicated staff that are excited to work with our kids make it an excellent choice for my children's education

- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2009
Wonderful school, they have done a wonderful job of securing the best teachers, the staff is all warm and friendly. They have a hands on approach to teaching math and science that both challenges and leaves the kids excited about learning. In addition to math and science they have all the other standard courses that you would expect including art, music and PE. They also offer a huge variety of after school extension club options. The student body is culturally rich and diverse and these differences are celebrated to enrich the student body as a whole, which I love! My kids pop up every morning excited to go to school!

- submitted by a parent
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Triad Math And Science Academy
700 Creek Ridge Road, Greensboro, NC  27405
(336) 621-0061
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