My children have attended Tumalo for six years now and I haven't had any issues in them being treated poorly. I feel that with any school there are pros and cons. The cons are that some children have to ride the bus for over an hour, the class sizes are large one of my children's class size is 28 student for one teacher this is because there are too many inter-district transfers that go to this school and the parking is terrible because of this as well. The pros are that almost all the staff and teachers are very friendly and what to make sure that each child does their best. Education is the main focus with offering many different learning programs. Also that the school is very family oriented and most of the kids are with their classmates from kindergarten to eight grade (this can be a plus or a minus). Overall it is a great school!!!
A few of the other comments hit straight home! This school has its pros and cons but my child will not be returning! Very sad.... i had high hopes from everything i was told about this school. Whenever there is a problem the teachers trash the child and won't listen and then call the child a liar! It's backwards! They should be there for the whole child! It is their job.... there is alot of scams and dishonest. Unless your child Is perfect do all you can tho keep them as far away as you can!
Our son has attended Tumalo for the last two years. His teachers helped him catch up over a year of math instruction he was behind, as well as encouraging a new-found love of reading. We are super happy with the teachers, principal and all the parental and community support. It has a rural country-school feel that we so appreciate - especially through the middle-school years.
I've had my boys here at this school for the past two years and we love it. I volunteer every week and see the commitment and love that the principal, staff and teachers have for the kids. It feels really good here. The teachers are very committed and keep their classes under control, and do it with a smile. They are pros. My boys now love to read and have moved up reading groups since being here.
I am an 8th grader at HDMS and I went to this school from 1st grade to 5th. When i went there the teachers and principal and every staff member was amazing and caring and nice. But lately i heard they have gotten a new principal that parents are not fond of. I just want to say don't hate the school. it's an amazing school it's just the new people who work there now that are ruining it.