My oldest child has gone to Tinker for 5 years and I have 2 others that have been at Tinker for 3 years and we just love the school. The staff and teacher are supportive and caring. I would recommend this school to anyone come to Tinker AFB. We also would like to thank the PTO for all of their help and support. WOW, we are lucky to have such amazing educators for our Tinker children. All I can say is Tinker Staff keep up the good work.
We have children who attended and are currently attending Tinker Elem. I have always been impressed with the school and the involvement of the teachers. My family loves this school. As a military family it is important to be at a place that cares about its students and their families. With excellent teachers, and staff members and hard working involved administrators we will continue to support Tinker even once all our children have moved on.
This is my child s first year at Tinker and I must say that I am extremely disappointed with the quality of education that she is receiving. My daughter has always been an excellent study and I have never had a problem with her academically. However, when you move to a place in the middle of the school year and you are not sure about the surrounding schools my husband and I just let her go to Tinker because it was close. The staff and teachers do not focus on teaching the required things that kindergartens should know prior to going to the first grade. The quality of the academic programs are poor. I feel that my daughter has regressed since attending Tinker Elementary next year she will be attending a private school.
Unfortunately I am very unhappy with the leadership at Tinker Elementary. As a military mom I expect better leadership from the school administration. The office workers are rude, a principal that doesn't respond to parent complaints. The PTSO is a bunch or rude women who treat working mothers like they don't matter. Fortunately for my son he has an outstanding teacher that really cares. Hint for PTSO: start treating your volunteers better and maybe you will get more support.
I currently have the two students enrolled at Tinker Elementary for their second school year.There are some awesome teachers there that care about our students and their families. I have not been impressed at all with the principal. I have always been taught that everything rises and falls with leadership.The leadership that I have seen her display these past two years have been very poor. Also, their special needs programs like speech and extra reading classes that many children need to accomplish their learning skills have not been properly provided. They have failed our family with making sure that our child is not being left behind. Our child lost a whole year of these services, as well as a many other children at Tinker. It's a big responsibility running a school. People should take that into consideration before accepting the position. Parents need to stay involved in their child's education.
This is my sons first year at tinker elementary.Since my son has been attending tinker elementary I have had several problems trying to communicate with several different staff members in regards to my child's progress.The school has serious issues with staying organized and keeping up with basic duties.
While I would have preferred to send my son to a private school, as a single income family public school was our only choice. Additionally, because his birthday fell after the September 1 cut off, he entered a year 'late.' I found the curriculum severely inadequate; The Mid-Del Pre-K curriculum guidelines only required that students be able to count to 10 and recognize the alphabet by the end of the year. My son, who was reading at a 3rd grade level, was bored and acting out. No special considerations were given to academic needs. He entered Kindergarten this year and after struggling for weeks to motivate his teacher to help me work with him on a more academically appropriate level, I finally requested he be moved to a first grade class. I am not impressed with Tinker and will transfer to another district next year.
I have been consistently disappointed time and again with Tinker Elementary. My son's teacher has been indifferent and insensitive to a military child dealing with a relocation. (we moved here with only 8 weeks left in the school year) The bathrooms are in disrepair with no stalls around the toilets, and broken plumbing. Our son will be attending a private school for next year.
We love Tinker Elementary. The teachers and staff are amazing. They really take an interest in each student and seeing to their success. They provide extracurricular activities and continue to pour confidence into our students. Parents love to be involved with Tinker a place that is well appreciated. :)
Tinker Elementary is a top notch school. The teachers are professional and try to reach each student. They care about their students. My children enjoy the Walking Club and the A.R. Celebrations. Keep up the good work!
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