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Grapevine, TX
Students enrolled: 729

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3220 Timberline Drive
Grapevine, TX 76051

(817) 251-5770
(817) 329-5666
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February 17, 2015
I think that Timberline is a great school! We have a strong since of community as a staff and with out students and their families. Timberline has a great one way and two way dual language programs. Along with this Timberline is a Leader in Me campus that is working towards becoming a Lighthouse Academy. There are such great things happening at TES!

- submitted by a teacher

February 17, 2015
I have taught in many different schools over the past 20 years (private, charter, and public) around the country and Timberline has an amazing community of dedicated educators! Our principal and assistant principal are very student and family focused. I go to work everyday at Timberline and see the true dedication that teachers give their community by serving the families and students in Grapevine. I am proud to be a part of this team!!! This is a true servant school.

- submitted by a teacher

January 24, 2015
This school is excellent! The principal and teachers are very friendly and supportive a ll the time. I always get support from staff when needed, TES has many extra activities to have fun. My kids are attending different clubs and they are having a great time at TES! The Spanish language classes are a great advantage, as you know in 2020 50% of Texas people will speak Spanish. Also many big companies are coming to Texas and many are giving support to LatinAmerica in Spanish and Portuguese. As a father you want the best for your kids and TES is a very good star!

- submitted by a parent

January 23, 2015
Timberline is a special school filled with love! This school has an amazing staff and a wonderful principal. The teachers with school-age children send their kids to school here and there are many teachers who live in the neighborhood near the school. Timberline is community and I believe that it is what is right with public education. I only wish more schools were are innovative and caring as Timberline. That's what all kids deserve.

- submitted by a teacher

January 23, 2015
I have been a volunteer for a number years at Timberline Elementary. I used to conduct safety presentations when I was a police officer before I retired. The principal and all her staff are warm, professional and very qualified. They treat the children and parents with respect and kindness. The teachers are motivated, enthusiastic and truly care about their students. The children are eager to learn, hard workers and accomplishing great things. Timberline Elementary is a terrific school with a great PTA, terrific Dad's Club and tremendous parent support.

- submitted by a community member

November 23, 2014
This is an excellent school in my opinion. Two of my three children are attending Timberline Elementary and they speak English and Spanish fluently, for me this is a great advantage in our real world. The principal and the teachers are friendly and my kids are happy. My kids enjoy to go to this school! The dual program is working successfull for my kids. Dual program is the future for people who wants to be the leaders (many countries around the word are giving this advantage to their children) I am glad to give this advantage to my children at TES.

- submitted by a parent

July 17, 2014
I was happy to see that the GCISD offered a Dual Language Program at Timberline. We are zoned for Bear Creek but I transferred my daughter to kindergarten at Timberline. The school is diverse and I love that. Parent involvement is huge here. The principal, June Ritchlin, is great to work with and the office staff is friendly and always answers any questions I have. I have seen comments about the emphasis being on Spanish only. I have to disagree. The emphasis is on Spanish and English equally and my daughter has thrived in this type of environment. She loves her classes and her Spanish class 'buddy'. Her teachers are dedicated and work hard to help the students excel. Updates on student progress is well communicated and a question sent via email is always answered the same day and typically within a couple of hours. I have nothing but great things to say about this school. I love the environment, the curriculum, the teachers and the staff. My daughter is happy and by the time she finishes high school, she will be able to read, write, and speak Spanish fluently. In today's world, that will do nothing but help her excel in whatever she chooses to do.

- submitted by a parent

February 15, 2014
We moved into the Timberline Elementary zone hesitantly, yet decided to give it a try. The school is COMPLETELY unorganized, communication between parents and staff is non-existent and issues were addressed in the most UNPROFESSIONAL and honestly shockingly inadequate way that I have ever seen in ANY complaint situation , EVER, not just in an educational system! Initially, I was open to the "diversity" that yes, in our culture is an appropriate and real world requirement and something that SHOULD be encouraged and embraced, however, the school is actually NOT "diverse" it is a spanish oriented school and is geared primarily towards spanish speaking students and parents. Which is great, unless you don't speak Spanish, which I don't. I must say that the parental involvement WAS great and they have many parent volunteers at the school every day. Unfortunately, the language barrier was HUGE and I was welcomed, but unable to communicate with the moms. The school events were CHAOTIC and not worth the time to attend. My child HATED going to school! My child REGRESSED! Then they sent out a letter stating that the school failed to meet the state requirements. I was NOT surprised. We moved!

- submitted by a parent

August 14, 2013
the staff is horrible and unfriendly no one in the office ever seems to really know what is going on and always gives you the run around. then when you decide to unenroll from this school they treat you like a criminal....

- submitted by a parent

May 23, 2012
TES has achieved the Exemplary status once more. I commend the diligence, determination and dedication shown by it's principal, teachers and students. The school is demographically diverse which makes it unique from other schools in the district. This uniqueness begets unique ways of learning for the students - academically and socially. There are teaching challenges no doubt, but they are not obstacles but rather conduits to greatness.

- submitted by a parent

April 06, 2010
I don't get why everyone is so upset about the spanish spoken in school. It's not a big deal. In fact, it will come in handy for the future. This school is awesome: the staff is friendly and helpful and my kids love the school. It's in a great area, what more could you ask for?

- submitted by a parent

March 04, 2009
This is our first year at Timberline, I have three children in school and we are very pleased with the curriculum, the communication and the staff. The teachers are dedicated to higher learning and involvement of parents is outstanding. People are hesitant about this school due to the diversity; we have noticed our children taking an interest other languages and learning about other cultures. I recommend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a parent

December 10, 2008
What an awful school! My child has gone to this school for two years. All I see is poor communication, uncaring arrogant principal, no programs to help English speaking students.... Getting any information about your student's performance is tedious and frustrating. This school is a big black spot in the GCISD. I can not wait to move out of this school's district!

- submitted by a parent

October 08, 2008
My daughter is in 2nd grade this year and has been at Timberline since kindergarten. The only problem I have with this school is the communication. This might be due to the fact that my daughter doesn't communicate with me what the school is telling her, but she is 7 years old. They had to call me twice after school because I didn't pick her up. She was supposed to be attending an afterschool program that was cancelled but they didn't inform me of this. I am constantly not getting notices about events and her lunch box was stolen twice and they did nothing about it, because no one else has had a lunchbox stolen so it must not have been stolen. I am just glad we are moving soon because I am sick of this school.

- submitted by a parent

May 14, 2008
My daughter has been at this school for almost two years now. I believe that she is at the top of her grade level due to the relationship and commintment of her teachers towards her education. My daughter is an english speaking student and has earned nothing but a respect for cultural diversity and a desire to learn the spanish language due to the spanish speaking population at this school. The staff is committed to bringing up the TAKS grades for all students at this school and I would recommend it to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
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March 28, 2008
My two children have attended Timberline for almost two years now and I have to say that not only am I impressed with the staff, I'm extremely impressed with the curriculum. Great school

- submitted by a parent

October 24, 2007
My daughter is in Kindergarten and has a very nice teacher who is very nice and her approach with the kids and parents is excellent

- submitted by a parent

May 18, 2007
My daughter has attended Timberline since Kindergarten (5 years now). There are some wonderful teachers who care for the kids, but the school itself continues to decline each year, and the school is very tumultuous due to all the bilingual students who are not made to learn English. I would not put a very young child in this school unless you want them to be proficient in Spanish (and not English)! What a shame for what was once such an excellent school.

- submitted by a parent

November 03, 2006
I agree there are too many 'bi-lingual' classes. The emphasis does make the hispanic students 'allowed' to speak Spanish at anytime. My daughter in Kindergarten finds it confusing. Otherwise, the Principal is excellent, staff is wonderful. Like many parents I have spoken too, the Hispanic emphasis needs to be curtailed towards English.

- submitted by a parent

October 27, 2006
I have two children that have been at this school for two years. My children have had great teachers every year and I have been amazed with the quality of teachers at this school. This fall they have already had a Free Skatenight, School Camp-out and many other great extracurricular activities.

- submitted by a parent

October 14, 2006
Poorly organized school. Not alot of programs for challenged kids. Not impressed at all. Poor safety issues as well. Needs more reading programs for sure!

- submitted by a parent

August 02, 2005
Our son attended Kindergarten at this school, they did a great job, were well organized, and encouraged parental involvement better than any school I've seen. Our son still loves school because of the foundation he recieved at Timberline.

- submitted by a parent

January 17, 2005
My daughter has attended Timberline for 3 years now. The teaching staff is very good, and I have always been pleased with what my daughter has learned. However, the school itself is declining a bit each year. There are many 'bi-lingual' classes in the school now, and I believe too much emphasis is placed on the hispanics in the school. It has been an Exemplary School, like most others in Grapevine, until this year. Now it is a Recognized School.

- submitted by a parent

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Timberline Elementary School
3220 Timberline Drive, Grapevine, TX  76051
(817) 251-5770
Last modified Timberline Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Timberline Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 27 reviews. Top