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.
My oldest son attends this school and I will really have to say that it has been a great experience.He was having a difficult time with his grades at first.I have been told by many teachers and parents that 3rd grade is rough.So when his grades stated slipping from a's and b's to c's and d's I was very worried.However the core of teachers have worked very closely with me and now he is getting all b's.I am very gratefull for thier concern and help.They really gothat extra mile that counts in a childs life.The principle is also very open and helpfull if thier are any concerns to be addressed.Overall I would have to say it is a top notch school
I cannot recommend Shadowbriar. I have a student that is considered 'very superior' in IQ however he has a learning disability. This school refused to correct a teacher that would not permit my son the modifications that were agreed to in his IEP. This is state law, not preference, but instead of taking on the teacher, they gave him a year of independent study. The discipline in the school is weak, there is so much chaos in some of the classrooms that the teachers are unable to teach.
My son used to attend your school from 2002-2004 (third and fourth grade) he has moved to Minnessota to live with his dad now and missed his fifth grade year at your school. While he was attending your school he made a lot of friends, which included his teachers. Loved to join in all the extracurricular activities in your school. Now that he is attending another school he mentions to me from time to time how much he has your school and I have to admit so do I. Anyways, I thought I would share what a big impact your students and teachers have made in my childs life and mine. Keep up the great work. -Angie Zepeda