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5-6
Public
Arlington, TX
Students enrolled: 800

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2934 Russell Road
Arlington, TX 76001

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(817) 299-3560
(817) 561-3814
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April 27, 2013
this the best and respectful school that my children has been to. It has the best teachers you can have.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2011
Cross Timbers has a good administration and a lot of great teachers; however, they seem to have a continuous failure to deal with disciplinary issues. Last year and this year, it's the norm for an entire class to be punished because 2 or 3 kids are misbehaving. I realize many parents don't have high expectations for their kids and that the teachers are overloaded, but they wind up alienating the kids who are doing a good job. Bottom line, if your kid's not a problem, they'll be swept aside. We've transferred. They have a good team at CTIS and are trying- improving every year. I just was not willing to sacrifice my son's 6th grade year for the cause.

- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2011
The administration at this school are very pleasant and friendly. Whenever you come to the office, they are ready and willing to help. However, my only problem was with support from teachers on team 6B regarding control of students that easily disrupt the class and bully others. Instead of targeting the disruptive students, they targeted my son who actually is quiet, cooperative, gets good grades and wants to learn. That was my experience, but depending on where you are from, your experience may be different.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 26, 2009
the school is very nice and clean i believe thats where it all starts with a good education

- submitted by a parent
March 13, 2009
I go to this school and it rocks! The teachers are great. They're friendly when you're good, strict when you're bad (this is good for parents, beacause it teaches the kids good behavior), and can be funny... my math teacher was dancing today (as an example) and it was hilarious! My girlfriend and I were laughing so hard!!!! This is a great school with great staff and a great principal!

- submitted by a student
January 24, 2009
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- submitted by a teacher
August 31, 2008
Your asst. principal, Mr. Wimbrey is a wonderful mentor for my granddaughter. I am so glad she is a student at this school.

- submitted by a community member
August 02, 2008
I am a teacher at this school, and have been a teacher for many years and at several different schools in a variety of districts. I must say that we have some of the best students I have ever had the pleasure of teaching. It is obvious that the majority of the parents have done a fantastic job raising their children, for it shows in the classroom. This adminstration on campus is by far the best I have ever had the privilege of being under, for many reasons that I won't bore you with. Not only is the adminstration a blessing to work for, but the faculty are true professionals and you know that children come first on this campus. Go Cross Timbers!

- submitted by a teacher
July 19, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating June 17, 2008
My son just completed his 5th grade year at Cross Timbers & I have to say I was very pleased with the teachers and the office staff. Anytime I had a concern or question they were accessible & very quick to respond. Cross Timbers has a dress code policy that they truly enforced and other factors that made the students see that they are responsible for themselves and should always conduct themselves in the proper manner. I am pleased that he will have one more year there, because it is a good feeling to be able to send your child back to a school that was so involved in helping him succeed.

- submitted by a parent
March 15, 2008
I have had a nice time at cross timbers, and I am in the 6th grade. I like this school because we are free to make our own choices. What I don't like is that there are lots of bullies on my team- 6B. I have to dodge people and stuff like that. The teachers are really trying their best, but other students just do not show any respect. So basically, it is those kids' parents fault. Just try to watch them, you know, the gangsters that say bad words and do not care about their grades. That's all.

- submitted by a student
July 26, 2007
I went to CTIS last year. I had really great teachers.I've been in two school districts and by far MISD is the best district I've ever been in.

- submitted by a former student
March 12, 2007
I have to say the teachers are great and I love this school. My child has a learning disability we were at Arlington and Venus and she was not prgressing. In the past year since we moved she is now able to be in the regular classroom thanks to the teachers and her hard work. They are very helpful and really care about the students. Communication is easy and fast with them. Any questions I have will be answered ASAP with e-mail or phone call. You as a parent always need to be involved. My child doesn't participate in extracurricular activities, but there are a lot of choices. Your child will have a good education at this school and good expereince. YOu need to care and the teachers relly do. They address problems immediatly

- submitted by a parent
June 17, 2006
This is a great school, top notch teachers and leadership. This was our best year of school ever.

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2005
Way Way over crowded! They really need another intermediate school around here. It is not fair to the children this is one of the most overcrowded schools in Mansfield.

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2005
The school is overcrowded. Regarding special education department, the teachers and aides are not properly trained. They have caring hearts but feel they are ignored when training is requested. This school district should take a seriouis look at Arlington ISD.

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2005
New to this school district. So far, it is okay. The school is a little crowded - hope MISD corrects this soon.

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2005
I am very happy with this school. We moved here from El Paso and was not sure about how my son would feel in a different school with so many studnets. Let me tell you it has been great! Even if there are so many students it still feels like a small school where teachers give their students their indidvidual attention. The teachers care about their studnets and are in constant communication with the parents. I am very happy to have made a great decision.

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2005
The teachers at Cross Timbers have been working hard to improve their students' performances over last year. I also like that they still allow a good choice of artistic programs like band, art, theater, choir and foreign languages. I know that many schools are moving away from providing these programs so it is good to see that this school still finds them important amid the state's push for higher test scores. As with all schools, Cross Timbers has some things they can improve on but I feel that the administration and teachers know this and are working toward a better school atmosphere considering the extremely high enrollment rate and lack of funds.

- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2005
I like the cultural diversity in this school. My son's teachers do a good job with what they have..., too many students, not enough books, not their fault, the district is growing so fast. Many teachers keep up a web page with homework assignments and such, and will e-mail parents when concerns arise. The office staff is cheerful and efficient.

- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
February 15, 2005
The academic program needs improvement. The Tak test results are below the Texas average. Limited availability of extracurricular activities. As a parent it has been difficult to really get details of what is going on in the classroom.

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2005
The parents at this school fit into three categories: parents who try to help the school; parents who constantly make trouble for the school and believe their child is an innocent angel, and those that just don't care about the school or their kid. Unfortunately for Cross Timbers the majority of the parents fall into the second and the third category. Next time you want to complain about something first ask yourself these questions: Does my child treat the teachers at this school with disrespect constantly? What have I done as a parent to help my child be a respectful young adult? If you constantly put the blame on the teachers and not the child, then you are setting your child up for failure as an adult. If your child cannot show respect to their teacher then how will they be able to show respect to their future employers?

- submitted by a teacher
January 27, 2005
My daughter is a sixth grade student at this campus and she enjoys going to school at Cross Timbers. I feel the district should really do something about the over-crowding at the campus. The classes are huge! I can tell that the staff is trying their best to deal with this situation and I appreciate their effort. I feel that my daughter could get a much better education if her class sizes were smaller.

- submitted by a parent
January 25, 2005
CTIS is a quality school committed to doing what's best for its students.

- submitted by a teacher
January 25, 2005
Cross Timbers offers creative solutions to problem solving within the school.

- submitted by a parent
January 18, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
no rating January 13, 2005
I am a teacher at Cross Timbers, and I am very disappointed in these reviews. Most of the teachers at this school are wonderful and dedicated to helping the students. It is very frustrating to those of us who put forth 110% everyday, to see these types of comments. It is not our fault that we have so many students. We do the best we can with what we are given. If you can do better, then you are more than welcome to come try. We would also like at least some parent support. This is the first school that I have taught at that the parents won't give the right phone number or answer the phone when the school calls. It is ridiculous.

- submitted by a teacher
December 20, 2004
This school would be a lot better if we had more parent support. Instead, we have parents that wait until the report card to complain about their child's grade. We send papers home daily, and I find them in desks or trash cans at the end of the day. I have a web site for my class news, and we have a school website. I'm sorry, but I will not contact parents if your child falls from an A to a B. I do have 75 students to keep up with, and I do an amazing job keeping up with the paperwork. Most teachers love and respect their students. There are a few screamers, but that is not the norm.

- submitted by a teacher
November 08, 2004
I cannot wait to transfer my child to another school/district. This has been the most dissapointing school experience my child and I have ever encountered. My child used to love school and learning, and is a very bright kid. My child has been bullied, assaulted and had property destroyed. This school has school a school dance for 6th graders....am I the only parent who believes this is too young to be promoting 'dates'?

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2004
I have been unhappy with the communication between school and home. I never Know whats going on at the school! The teachers have to be strict our things would be completly out of co trol. We moved here from the Desoto school district in Shawnee Kansas and this has been a huge culture shock for us. Our Pevious district is one of the best in the nation and I would have to say that I'm very dissapointed in what I've experienced here.

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2004
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- submitted by a teacher
September 22, 2004
I was very disappointed with CTIS. There was definitly a communication barrier between parent/teacher and teacher/student. My daughter is a very bright young lady and she finished the school year out there passing by the skin of her teeth. Just as one of the other parents commented. I often found correct answers marked wrong. I would also recommend going over the graded papers so the students as well as parents can visibly see the errors that were made. The teachers could use some workshops to improve their teaching skills.

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2004
I am very disappointed in the communication between parent/teacher and teacher/child at this school. I am also disheartend by the fact that many children lose their priviledge to go to recess and other electives due to tutoring for the TAKS test.

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2004
I don't like this school at all! All the teachers think about is dicipline. If I didn't know better I'd think it was a military school!

- submitted by a parent
March 30, 2004
Communication between teachers and parents is poor. It's very difficult to know the day-to-day activities in the classroom because there's very little communication, especially if your student is new in mid-year. My child's teachers bascially sat at their desks or were out of the classroom for 20 minutes at a time with NO other adult supervision. Student work was often marked off when the answers were correct, and teachers did not spend any time going over the material to reteach. Their ACCEL program is gender biased because they only use one test on spatial relations to determine placement without consideration of SAT scores or any other materials. We pulled out child out and enrolled her in a private school for safety since there were fights nearly every day. They have no role models because it's only a grade 5-6 school and it's overcrowded with halls poorly supervised.

- submitted by a parent
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Cross Timbers Intermediate School
2934 Russell Road, Arlington, TX  76001
(817) 299-3560
Last modified Cross Timbers Intermediate School is a Public school that serves grades 5-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Cross Timbers Intermediate School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 36 reviews. Top