There are very few positives to this school. I am a student currently attending, and I'm very unhappy with the system here. I love the fine arts here, but the academics are absolutely terrible. And the way Timberview "deals" with bullying is absolutely repulsive. A couple weeks ago I was outside, minding my own business, where a large child fell on my foot, which it ended up breaking. My friends had to get the nurse, and the teachers never checked on me. They were too busy talking. I'm very upset with this school's direction.
We love Timberview and it's teachers! We've had the very lucky opportunity for our younger 5th grader to have the best teacher ever last year, then our older 8th grader have that same teacher because he moved up to 8th grade. Timberviews teachers and are excellent and are very willing to help the students any way they can! The teachers have websites set up for students and parents and are always quick to email when my child needs extra help. I highly recommend TMS!!!
LOVE this school! We have a new 5th grader at the school and we have had nothing but positive experiences. The energy at the school is awesome. The communication is even better with weekly chats on Twitter, sessions in Google hangouts, updates on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. Team teaching is wonderful as well. The learning atmosphere of this school is nothing short of fabulous.
Love this school!! The administration and teachers are friendly and helpful. They go above and beyond to keep parents informed on important issues. I would guess to say those who have complained about this school are probably the same people that complain about everything. That's usually the way it is. Keep up the good work TVMS!!
Timberview is a great school for my kids. Teachers are easily accessible using every means of communication possible. The entire staff goes above and beyond to be helpful and relay needed information. Working parents are given the tools to stay connected to the daily lives of their kids with twitter updates, emails, and updated class websites.
I love TMS!! The first year was rough because Not only were they opening as a new school but It was our first year in TX. It has only gotten better With time. There are many channels to communicate With teachers and administration and they answer Promptly. We only have 1 more year at TMS and we Are going to miss it. I highly reccommend it!
I have just learned of this website and was shocked at the review of Timberview. My son will be starting his 3rd year here. I have never came across a school with the level of involvement the staff and Administration have. My son is not an easy student -- in fact he downright hates school. The staff and Administration have gone above and beyond to help him work through his problems and situations to make it a more enjoyable. The past 2 years have been the best for him. The teachers -- not only in his grade levels, but the other grade levels -- have even offered their help in tutoring or just 'hanging out' to see what they can do to help. The other schools that he has attended, wrote him off. This is the first school that has not labeled him! When I saw the rating I was shocked, but then I soon realized that this is the opinion of just a few parents. I would highly recommend TMS!!!
I agree, the school itself is awesome. The principal DO NOT handle the issues and put everything off on asst. Principal. Teachers are unhelpful, impatient, carelesss, and lack of communication with the parents. All of office staffs are rude and mean. NO HW but they gives students too much assignments at school. I think this school is making my kid grade dropped. My kid has had straight A throughout elementary and he is now attended this school his grade is dropped from A to B and C.It is horrible that I am going to take him out from this school ASAP.
Worst school and worst teacher ever I will withdraw my child to a new school.
This is the worst school that my kids have attended in the Keller ISD. This is the only district they have ever been in and every school in this district has bullying. Timberview does not address the bullying with the students and it goes on in every grade level. The principal is unresponsive. This is the worst school I have seen with communication and it starts at the top. If you want action you have to go to the superintendent's office and it shouldn't have to be that way. It is an unsafe environment for our kids.
Yes I agree. Timberview has more bullying classes this year than they ever have before but it is all for show. Even the teachers and one of the coaches tolerate the bullying in their classes. This has been told to the principal but no action has been taken. The cheerleading coach is a teacher and so is the football coach, and they treat my kids the same way as the students do. If they are not part of that group they don't treat them the same way. There is name calling and spitting and fighting. The principal and some of the teachers need to be changed.
One of the worst schools I have ever had to send my children to. All of the office staff & teachers are rude & act like it bothers them for you to ask them anything. They dont keep us informed about anything, they talk to/treat the kids like prisoners. The teacher act like they are doing students a favor for just being there. Principles DO NOT handle issues and put everything off on asst. principles. Not a friendly enviroment by any means. Will be very thanksful to get away from this school ASAP. My children are completely miserable and rushed on everything. I cant stand to even give this school one star, but I will for the technology. Very SAD excuse of a school. Dont send your kids here unless you want them to end up with NO self esteem or confidence.
I had a son who graduated from TimberView and moved on to TimberCreek near Villages of Woodland Springs. I do recall in the beginning when the school first opened they had some challenges adapting to the new technology. But as of May 2012 those issues have been resolved. The parents of Heritage & Crawford Farms are engaged with their kids learning. I will check with a few more parents and see if I can get them to provide their opinions also.
TMS has a lot of pros and very few cons, in my opinion. The course options for my child, compared to the private school we were at prior, are outstanding. The coaching staff for the girls have been a huge blessing and have boosted confidence in so many of these young athletes. The hands on learning and use of technology is also another major pro at Tmberview. The cons, in my opinion, are the lack of fundraising and lack of emphasis on volunteering. I think the students need to be taught more about pride for their school and get out in the community more by volunteering.
I was a student there, and am here to say timberview is a GREAT school! We do have homework, but we have a flex period at some point in the day to do it before we get home and work on late work, projects and stuff like that. The band program is AMAZING too! They work us super hard in band :) we sound great. I agree that alot of the stuff is online even though other school in the district (like the hs) arent but to be fair, we were the guienypig school. Timberview is different because the district was testing how students would work and react to all the technology. The organization of the staff was a little chaotic at times but it was a new school, give them a chance. The athletic program is also amazing ;) however academics are not compromised- if your not passing you don't play! :) lunch is a bit costly but you got to remember that Keller has amazing food (for a school) it actually looks like food. I move and I wish my school now was at least half as good as timberveiew! If your moving to Keller any school in this district is GREAT, but timberview is the best!!!!!!!! XD
The leadership is lacking and teacher communication and respect for students and parents is even more lacking. My child even came home last week and said they wish they could be home schooled. They ask too much too soon of the students and give parents, who truly want to help, the standard, "It's all on the website" when "No, its not"! I hope to get through the year with my child's self esteem intact. Unfortunately my experience with Timberview has been anything but "Intentionally Exceptional"
The school itself is awesome, and I wish that I could have gone to school like this. The teachers were nice but not very informative. It always seemed like I heard about the issues after the fact, way after, sometime to late. I just chalked this up at the new teaching enviroment and really hope this was addressed this summer and it is different this school year. I struggle to understand the concepts of the school teaching but I am not sure I really like the fact that they are not getting homework. Be careful at lunch time. Well imagine my shock when I saw that my student rang up (on a daily average over 2 weeks) $6-$8 dollars for lunch. Students can frequent the lunch stations as many times as they fell. Have a talk with your student before they run up the $$$$$.
I Love the aricitecture of the building inside and out along with the latest technology ipads in the hallway & mac books in the classrooms. I didnt have a good expierence with the teachers lack of communication. By the time they let you know something, its to late to correct? They cram tutoring right before TAKS testing instead of throughout the year when they see the child really needs it, or maybe not, since the classes are overcrowded with 34 students to one techer? Everything is a email? There was never any H.W.? How are our kiddos supposed to practice & get better at what they are learning? This is not H.S. They give the 5th graders way to much responsibility. I feel this school is making our kids lazy with no H.W. I'm concerned about the transition from this school to the next. What if H.S. goes back to the old methods of H.W. & textbooks?
Fabulous new building dripping w/ the latest technology. Building filled w/ horrible teachers, theres no parent communication, kids are treated like they are in high school, my child has lost his joy for learning at this school of the future.
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