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Cross Timbers Intermediate School5
Posted January 13, 2015
- a teacher
Cross Timbers is a fantastic school!! The teachers and staff love kids and it shows. The staff works tirelessly to make sure all students have access to a high quality education. They do whatever it takes to make sure students have a safe and orderly environment in which to learn. Mansfield is a great district and a Cross Timbers is a wonderful school!!
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.
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!
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!