The school has lack of support from administration!! There is no consequences for the misbehaved kids, the principle is only concerned with the money that the school get for each student that comes to school. I hate Mr. Samuel who is the principle!! This school needs a whole new administration staff! I feel sorry for the Teachers
Administration refuses to discipline children at this school unless it benefits them directly. They do not seem interested in what benefits students or the class environment. Many teachers are not allowed to send students to the office for any reason. A girl slapped my son in the face and she was not sent to the office. I should not need to tell my son to take matters into his own hands, he is much too young to be forced to negotiate such an inappropriate situation. There was no response on administrative part whatsoever. The teachers are wonderful, but should be supported by administration.
I am a parent who now has her third child attending Shadowbriar Elementary and I am excited to be back. My oldest child is now in college and my middle child attends Westbriar Middle school. Both were more than prepared by Shadowbriar teachers and staff to meet the challenges of Middle School. They were engaged in the curriculum and mentored by great teachers in areas of self esteem, helping them to find their passion (Creative arts, sports, sciences) and set a great foundation for their continued success in HISD. Go Bulldogs!
As a previous parent mentioned the school's inability to give quality special education, I will concur that this school to date has not caught up with special education. If you have a special education student please, please, please reconsider putting your child in this school. If you feel that your child can be helped and achieve, then this is not the school for you. Administration is very poor and not in touch with best trends and practices in special education. And with the principal actually being a past special education teacher, I can say, she is still very much in the past with what is best.
My daughter has excelled at Shadowbriar and I feel that 3rd and 4th grade were great for her. She has come such a long way in her testing skills and has achieved so much academically with all A's. The teachers in the GT program are all fantastic.