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P O Box 3247
Cedar Hill, TX 75104

(972) 827-7843
(972) 291-1531
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October 25, 2015
My kids have been at VT since the beginning. I'll be the first to tell you that they have had somE growing pains, but I would take these over any other option in the area. Excellent teachers that care and build kids value system around habits that will help them lead productive lives as they grow into adulthood. Community, Challenge, Create is absolutely key to what makes VT distinct! Keep up the awesome work VT!!! My kids love this school and they are learning in a Caring nurturing environment by acknowledging them as individuals with distonct passions and skills. Thank you every day!!!

- submitted by a parent

October 21, 2015
I have 3 children that attend VT. The ONLY negative review I agree with is that discipline needs to be increased. Other than that my kids LOVE this school and are receiving a great education. This school tries to limit homework given because they are family oriented and believe time not at school should be spent as a family, not doing more work. I personally love the fact that our evenings are not consumed with more work. My kids also achieve their equivalent to all A's, I know they are learning what they are suppose to because I pay attention to the rubrics and ask my kids how everything is going. Furthermore, considering the other schools in our area, VT is the BEST place for my children, anything new has to grow and mature to be made better. The reviews on this website are a great example of how negative things always take a front seat. People are more likely to voice negative thoughts about someone or something than to praise them. VT IS A GREAT SCHOOL.

- submitted by a parent
Teacher effectiveness: Ineffective
September 08, 2015
Teachers mean well but operate in an impossible environment with little power to change it. Some of the repeat teachers this year finally got their own room. How does a teacher teach if they don't have a room?

- submitted by a parent
Amount of homework: Not enough
September 08, 2015
Work is too easy. My average intelligence kids rarely have homework because they can usually finish it in class. Should have homework at least a couple times a week to develop skills they need later. This probably is intentional by the school to help elevate grades and their ratings at the state level.

- submitted by a parent
Develops grit: Strongly disagree
September 08, 2015
I see the Exhibition of Learning events being a show and tell of identifying problems with the school and inputting to some solution. The kids half way show an idea but do not do much of the project. Obvious teacher involvement in most of it with use of precision power tools, and so on. All about selling the school in their pitches rather than enjoying existing resources.

- submitted by a parent
Develops empathy: Strongly disagree
September 08, 2015
Fights daily. No one to enforce or correct issues. Campus allows 10th graders to interact with 2nd graders which is simply asking for issues.

- submitted by a parent

September 08, 2015
My ex-wife has my kids enrolled in this school and I believe it is holding them back. I support a smaller school environment, but the school has zero resources. The kids are continually asked for inputs to develop (read this as BUILD) their school, because the vision is to build a different school and put as little money into the current location as possible. Current 10th graders are promised they will attend their senior year in the new location, but with less than 2 years until then...architect hired 2 weeks ago, land yet to be surveyed, no tire tracks at all on the field to be built on...not a thing is evident. Even if they do open, expect issues to continue. School founding member illegally steered people to this school while working for CHISD until fired. Director is arrogant and told me in person people from Texas A&M College were there for his advice on how to run their university. Kids cannot even play soccer or football for the school...and when they do, they have to buy their own uniforms like playing for a recreation team. The school just posted something called X-Classes which appear to be additional classes or activities to involve the kids in. The teachers may mean well, but they cannot cover the basics, therefore offering 30+ extra things they will support is rediculous and will spread them even thinner. There are 20+ small charter schools within about a 5-10 mile radius. This is by far the worst one I have visited.

- submitted by a parent

May 14, 2015
This is our second year trying to hang in there till things get worked out but it is a struggle especially if you come from low income home. Computer assignments are given with no regard that not all family's have complete computer access and then the students are given failing grade for not doing online assignments. Kids on free/reduced lunch program are only allowed to enter building for breakfast after 7:45 am and then all have to get food ,eat and be done when kicked out at 8 am, didn't know till middle of the year they had been going without eating most days because along with breakfast , there lunch was either cold(hot lunch),tasted odd (not like what it was) or old food served including warm milk and milk that tasted spoiled . Very hard for kids to function and learn when not eating and if you come from low income house sometimes your family doesn't have money or food to send lunches or have kids eat breakfast at home. When issues where brought up to school, was told if they were hungry they would eat whatever they were given.Also agree with other comments that favoritism is shown to many students who's parents are founders ,staff, or teachers.

- submitted by a parent

April 26, 2015
Not as bad as it could be, they have great ideas but never follow up on them. Bad discipline, there are no consequences for the bad behavior of the kids. They need to work on the discipline so that the kids can learn respect. The teachers also have to better the communication with the parents.

- submitted by a parent

April 08, 2015
I tried to like this school because overall, I think they have a great concept & some of them are very passionate about providing a different way of schooling our children. However, I think there are some serious flaws that need to be ironed out or their days are numbered and this is even more evident in the poor rating the school received from the state. 1. No real Accountability/Objectivity between the staff because everyone was either "friends" or family prior to starting the school. If a parent has a concern about one of the teachers or staff, it's like asking someone to investigate themselves. 2. Favoritism among the students. From what I've seen, a great deal of the student body consists of kids whose parents are VT staff or teachers or friends of VT staff. Because there is a prior relationship with these students' parents, any others outside students are automatically 2nd guessed. 3. If the school's concept is so much better than the local public school, why aren't they able to help students who are struggling? Why are they kicking these students out? 4. Poor Communication. Email inquiries go unanswered or there is a huge gap between the time the email was sent & the reply

- submitted by a parent

March 24, 2015
This is a very new charter school (2 years old) and they are still working out the kinks in all areas. I think if you are willing to put in an extra 2+ hours of "homeschooling" your child after school then you might be happy with the results of your child's education. But it is hard to put in that many hours since they have an extended school day that lasts until 4p.m. The school has a GREAT vision but they do not have the required personnel or funds to execute that vision. If your child has an IEP or 504 plan, do not send your child to school here. Their Special Services director is a joke and they do not have the resources or the desire to help your child succeed.

- submitted by a parent

February 27, 2015
The school looks like a prison. The location is horrible. There is nothing special whatsoever. I wouldn't recommend attending, considering there are better schools in the area.

- submitted by a community member

February 07, 2015
Best school i have ever attended. Theres no fights that are crazy serious. My self esteem has been better. Ive made better friends. The teachers care about the students. But i dont like that some teachers favor some other students. And some of many class mates dont know when to act right when we are in class or always gossiping about this and that. But overall amazing school.

- submitted by a student

July 29, 2014
My kids truly enjoy this school. The teachers and staff are fully invested in the success of the children. We are so happy to to be part of the Squid Family!

- submitted by a parent

June 15, 2014
The first year of VT is in the can! Go Squids! VT is a school formed by educators, for kids. The leaders are top and award winning (federal Blue Ribbon!) educators from Cedar Hill and Duncanville. . The theory is hire and nurture great teachers and the kids will benefit. (and they do!). That's not to say the school doesn't care about the students... to the contrary, it is the most loving environment you'll find! Other things about this school are unusual. The report cards aren't simple "A,B,C" grades, but a multi-page report itemized for each TEA element your child is supposed to learn. The school does *not* teach to the test. Much of the learning comes from doing "challenges" in lab type setting. There is a little "cramming" around test time, but much less than other schools we've been to. Will this method of teaching show up in test scores? I don't know, but the kids are happy and are learning. Time will tell. VT is still new and evolving. Broadcast communication and planning could be a little better. There is always room for improvement, but what they pulled off in their first year is amazing. We're looking forward to next year!

- submitted by a parent
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Village Tech Schools
P O Box 3247, Cedar Hill, TX  75104
(972) 827-7843
Last modified Village Tech Schools is a Public school that serves grades PK-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Village Tech Schools Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 19 reviews. Top