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PK-4
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Burleson, TX
Students enrolled: 592
Before care: No
After care: Yes

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12350 Rendon Road
Burleson, TX 76028

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(817) 299-7880
(817) 561-3864
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September 03, 2014
This will be my child's 5th year, each year is more disappointing than before. Mrs.Norwood (principal) is the most unapproachable person. It appears she runs a tight ship, sterile, prison like. When really a "tester" sent by MISD was able to get into our school last year. Parent involvement continues to decline. You can tell some of the teachers seem fed up with management. As a parent I'm torn, do I send my child into an unfriendly environment, where he really isn't that safe? The kids, teachers and parents deserve better.

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2014
Tarver-Rendon Elementary is a terrific school! My son went there last year for 4th grade and he really enjoyed it. I was able to help out a couple of teachers throughout the year, also. This school really enjoys parent involvement. The office staff and nurse are really pleasant, as are the teachers. The person who really makes this school terrific is the counselor, Mr. Lane. He's awesome! :) My son has a 504 Plan that allows accomodations due to ASD and Mr. Lane was amazing with communicating with our child. He really goes above and beyond to make sure all students are doing well at T.R. I can't wait for my soon-to-be Kindergartner to attend T.R.!! :) 5 stars for this terrific school! Keep up the good work!

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2011
I"m trying to get my son out of this school...sorry careless teachers!! Some of the teachers don't care if the students learn or not... office people helpless...no good!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2010
I think this is a fantastic school and I couldn't pick a more fabulous place for my children to attend. The teachers enjoy their jobs, the students enjoy learning and the parents are welcome at any time.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2009
Tarver-Rendon has met all of my expectations for a public school. My son attended private school prior to transferring and he seems just as challenged and engaged at TR as he ever was before. Parents play a very large roll in the success of their students education. TR welcomes your involvement and will take great care of your elementary students!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 04, 2008
I am an aunt of a student there and I am appauled at some of the choices this school makes. There is not a single rule that they don't bend if they WANT to. They make exceptions to the rules if you are the lucky one. There is one teacher there that I believe that has done enough time in a classroom and needs to give it up. This is a new group of youngsters and she has old style rules. And don't get on her bad side because she will make that childs life a living _________. That is not what I would call a seasoned well trained teacher. Just a grumpy lady and just doesn't understand her students.

- submitted by a community member
October 09, 2006
I have been very impressed with Tarver-Rendon. This school offers a challenging academic environment while maintaining the small-town feel. Teachers go out of their way to take care of their students. My wife and I have been very happy with the school and its leadership.

- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2006
What a great school! We have only been here three years and this school just keeps getting better. The teachers work hard to have interesting lessons and activities. As a parent we are often invited to come to events at the school that are fun for our whole family. My son loves his teachers and is learning lots. I can't ask for more!

- submitted by a parent
November 18, 2005
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November 18, 2005
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September 27, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2005
This is a great student-centered school. Some of the really talented teachers have left, but there are still a lot of good ones.

- submitted by a staff
January 14, 2005
Our children went here last year. We will never send them to this school again. We put them into another public, but progressive school here in the metroplex. At 1st they were so far behind but now they have caught up. We kept assignments from Tarver and showed them to thier new school and teachers, they were shocked that all they were learning was the Taks testing, no real learning. They now have Science, Art, Music with several pages of homework every evening. The extracurricular is amazing and fulfilling. There are so many volunteers in the school. And the teachers do not yell at the students. They disapline but in a fair way, not mean and degrading as we and other parents have discovered at Tarver. We will never go here again. They might get good grades with the Taks, but they fail miserably as an overall school.

- submitted by a parent
July 26, 2004
This is not a very good school and I would not recomend this one to anyone who wants to move to it. Don't do it! The leadership is less than average. When we came here we were suprised with the way some of the teachers treat their students. Yelling and screaming at them. Having 20 some kids standing at the fence during recess for tiny infractions. This is not typical of other schools. If you have never gone to another school than you really can not say that it is a great school. The computers were down for most of the year for several of the grades until the last month of the year. The lunches are a joke! Fried food almost on a daily basis. The milk is out in an unsanitary way.If a Health Inspector saw the lunch room it would be shut down for violations. Very bad school.

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2004
I have had 2 kids go from K-4 at Tarver Rendon. T/R had and still has awesome teachers and administrative staff. They are caring, kind, and great educators. My kids both have very happy memories of T/R and miss the atmosphere and teachers. I have been active in PTA for over 8 years and have found that those that complain the most - do the least. I found T/R teachers very appreciative of parents and always kept me informed of my childs successes and needs. I believe T/R ranks the highest academically of all MISD elementary schools and has a lot to be proud of. Thank you Mrs. Roberts for turning T/R into a school we can be proud of. And thank you Mr. Brubaker for continuing the improvement of ouR school. And thanks to all ove the teachers adn staff. Best little school in Texas!

- submitted by a parent
March 20, 2004
we are discouraged about the school. It might be great for some of the parents or students who have never gone to another school. Granted the music and spanish teachers are good. We are disappointed with the computers for the younger children. Computers have been down for most of the year for this or that problem. We've had to send them to a special computer class just to be current with their cousins in another school district. It has been discouraging that the curriculum is a bit behind some other schools. I agree that the school has an great rating...but that doesn't always tell the whole story. There are no art class. As far as 'Art contest' it amounted to one night whereas many other schools even in the district have National or state art contests. There are other things. It has potential, but need alot of work.

- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2004
This school that my children attend is the worse. The teachers are only there to collect a paycheck nothing more. There is no caring. The school provides nothing challenging towards the students. They are only concerned with looking good for the TAAKs test. This is all they study for the entire year. The staff does not smile, there is no friendliness towards the students.

- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2004
the school is average. The teachers are average. The principal is average. Provements could be made in areas such as curriculum and attitude. School is not very flexible to student needs.

- submitted by a former student
March 10, 2004
My daughter has attended Tarver Rendon for the last 4 years. She loves her school so much, she plays 'school' when she comes home. I am involved with the PTA, have substituted there and am there on a daily basis. We are out in the country and do not have a wealthy community, but the parents and teachers provide a lot of love and support and our children are thriving. Our teachers are very caring and since I have been among them, doing substitute teacher thing, I am confident they will take good care of our children. They have the children's best interest at heart. The children have opportunities to attend Chess Club, roller skate during P.E., Art Contests, afterschool game nights, socials and programs aimed at making them the best they can be. Tarver Rendon's the best.

- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2004
This is our second year at Tarver. I have been greatly impressed how all the teachers in my child's grade level know who he is. I believe that respect for other children, begins with respect for yourself. I have seen this in action at the school (and I am there a lot) My child is very shy and I have seen the wonderful staff be sensitive to his needs while encouraging him to be the best that he can be. If there is a problem, I encourage the person who wrote, to talk to the staff and administration. They are very friendly, yet professional and they will handle any concerns you may have. If you would like to see more cultural activities for your child I greatly encourage you to volunteer! Perhaps you play a musical instrument and you would like to form a club to teach children how to play. Or perhaps you like to quilt and would like to teach children this lesson. Or maybe you like to read the 'classics' and you would like to form an after school reading group. I also agree that our school has lots of potential! Educating our children is about more than paying taxes and putting them on the bus, it is up to us parents to be involved in their education.

- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2004
Offers a good Gifted and Talented program for children who have ability and need more challenge. Teachers seem to work well together. Open and warm feeling to parents, responsive and easy to access teachers and principal on issues or questions. Active PTA, considerate of the learning and emotional needs of the children. Seems to be women parents who are involved. Spanish and music programs are good. Would like to see an ART program of some sort.

- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2004
My son attended Tarver-Rendon, and as a Tarver-Rendon graduate, he has been successful at the next grade level. I feel like the teachers and staff at Tarver-Rendon have prepared him well for his future educational endeavors. While attending Tarver-Rendon, my son learned that he could learn and have fun too! He had many opportunities to make new friends and become involved in the chess club and leadership team during his time here. As parents, we enjoyed meet the teacher night, the fall festival, family game night, the spring carnival, open house, the many musical programs through out the year, and the great art gallery night that the teachers, staff and volunteers put together. We found that if we really wanted to be involved in our son's education, Tarver-Rendon's faculty and staff offered us that opportunity. Best of all, our son walked away from Tarver-Rendon knowing that he should set his goals high, and work hard to reach them.

- submitted by a parent
March 02, 2004
Tarver Rendon is an excellent elementary school. My children's teachers have been hard working, personable teachers who have not only educated my kids well, but have helped them grow as individuals. The school offers a number of extracurricular activities (Chess Club, Tech Team, Announcements Team, Fun Runs, roller skating, Jump Rope for Heart, etc, etc) in addition to special tutorial programs during and after school. Parent involvement is great. Our children are growing into well-educated, good citizens as a result of all the hard work of the teachers, parents, and staff at Tarver Rendon.

- submitted by a parent
March 02, 2004
Tarver Rendon is one of the best schools an elementary student could attend! The children have a relaxed, compassion-filled environment for learning which is ideal for this age group. The loving relationships the staff have with the children boost their confidence and self worth and allow for success. Even though the school must focus on TAKS as mandated by the state, the learning experience goes way beyond that. The outstanding teachers, many having won awards for accomplishments, find new and innovative learning methods for the children. A child could not have a better learning experience!

- submitted by a parent
March 02, 2004
I have had two girls attend this school and both had very positive experiences. Both girls excelled in their graduating classes because of the great foundation started at Tarver-Rendon.

- submitted by a parent
March 02, 2004
I have to disagree with the first review. Elementary School is the foundation of a student's education and Tarver Rendon provided both of my children with a wonderful education. The teacher's are great and always willing to work with the parents if there is ever a need. The administration is always willing to listen when a parent has a concern or just needs to express a thought or idea. Anyone that I have ever dealt with has always had an open mind and very flexible. I give Tarver Rendon 5 stars!

- submitted by a parent
March 02, 2004
Tarver-Rendon was a positive experience for all 3 of my children. The school provided plenty of learning and nuturing to get them to the 12th grade. Without the training they recieved for the TAAKS test they may not have cared about it and in turn they may not have tried to do well on it in the higher grades. Instead they understood its importance and knew that if they didn't do well they would not graduate. The teachers seem to really care about the students and the administration doesn't take sides, they listen to the parents and the teachers and try to do what's best for the students, not themselves. I think the fact that Tarver-Rendon is an Exemplary school speaks for itself. Someone must be doing something right!

- submitted by a parent
March 02, 2004
Both of my children have gone to Tarver-Rendon and have been in the GATE program there. They were in honors and sports programs. I am a very satisfied parent and it sounds like the other parent who wrote such a bad review probably was unhappy as to how the situation was handled. The parents are very involved if they want to be.

- submitted by a parent
March 02, 2004
This is my first year at T. Rendon, but I feel like they are part of my family. The teachers and parents have made this home for me. The atmosphere is calm, and friendly. The students feel safe while in school because they know the teachers care about them. The activities here are always family oriented. Recently we hosted a family game night. This was great, because families sat around the table simply laughing and playing games. I am glad to be a part of this school.

- submitted by a teacher
March 02, 2004
I do not agree with the previous reviewer. I have 2 children in the school, one in 1st and one in 3rd who receives special services. My children have attended other MISD schools and Tarver Rendon takes more pride in their students and their successes than any other school I have dealt with! The teachers are great and work so very hard to assist the students. I cannot say enough about what this school has done for my child who receives special services - he has progressed more than anyone thought possible! They treat each child as an individual and as a very special person.

- submitted by a parent
March 02, 2004
Tarver Rendon has a very warm and caring feeling just to walk into the building. My two children went through the school and had excellent teachers every year. Tarver Rendon has always done everything possible to insure that each child is successful. The school has also had excellent leadership. There are many extra-curricular activities every year to involve the children and their families. I believe the overall quality of this school is exemplary in every way.

- submitted by a parent
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Tarver-Rendon Elementary School
12350 Rendon Road, Burleson, TX  76028
(817) 299-7880
Last modified Tarver-Rendon Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-4. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Tarver-Rendon Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 31 reviews. Top