this the best and respectful school that my children has been to. It has the best teachers you can have.
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.
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.
the school is very nice and clean i believe thats where it all starts with a good education
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!
Your asst. principal, Mr. Wimbrey is a wonderful mentor for my granddaughter. I am so glad she is a student at this school.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
This is a great school, top notch teachers and leadership. This was our best year of school ever.
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.
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.
New to this school district. So far, it is okay. The school is a little crowded - hope MISD corrects this soon.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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