My child entered Trafton in the 6th grade after attending a private Jewish day school in the area. He learned more in his 1st semester than he did in 3rd, 4th and 5th grades combined. His teacher was strict, caring, passionate, approachable and held the students accountable if they chose not to put in the effort. She became a true mentor and set him up with invaluable study skills for life. He feels so proud that he made the National Junior Honor Society. Trafton has a traditional approach and the attention spent on teaching him how to write a research paper and "old school" algebra really paid off. He learned organizational strategies and truly became a responsible/accountable student that works hard and takes a lot of pride in his work. 7th grade has a lot to live up to b/c 6th couldn't have been better!
trafton is a house and several t-buildings. Lack of educational surroundings shows little care of student body.
I have 4 children that have gone to different public and private middle schools in our area. By far Trafton provides the greatest value. Students thrive in this supportive environment both academically and socially. The extracurricular activities include sports, language and music. Trafton facilitates a smooth transition through the turbulent middle school adolescence experience.
I am disappointed to find that the administration enjoys writing reviews on their own school. Are they in it for the money? YES!!! As a Trafton alumn, I am always hesitant to admit that I graduated from such a dismal 'institution.' The school may seem like a 'secret jewel,' but don't let this fool you. The teachers are impersonal, degrading, and incompetant. The athetics are open for only the best of athletes, and the school even requires try outs for each sport. Only a few of the kids ever make the team, and the rest are usually left feeling shamed. In my personal experience, I failed to make the basketball team, and track team after 4 years of trying out. However, I joined the track team at my high school (which did not require tryouts), and currently run a 4:10 mile. Trafton has failed many, dont let it fail you.
Trafton is a wonderful school. They have a strong curriculum with great teachers. I like that they offer an honors curriculum and a regular track curriculum. The sports program is strong, too. My child loves it and is getting a fabulous education! The teachers are engaging and try their hardest to make the kids reach their potential. They have a great language arts curriculum. They write a lot! I can't wait for my younger child to be old enough to go to Trafton in the fourth grade.
Excellent small school that offers a wide variety of extracurricular activities (sports, music) - similar to larger schools. Two levels of academics - on level and advanced/honors. Teachers and administrators are very approachable. One of Houston's best kept secrets! Great value for the money.
What a wonderful choice for our child!. We enrolled her in the fourth grade because I heard it was harder to get in in the upper grades. I am so glad we did. She excelled and improved greatly in reading and math. The school emphasizes reading, which many schools do not anymore. The teachers and staff are so warm and caring, they truly care about each individual student. This has been such a great experience for our daughter and I feel so blessed that we found this little jewel of a school. It is southwest Houston's best kept secret.
My son attended for 3 yrs. (6th - 8th grades). Benefit was the smaller classes and individual attention. There is a strong sense of community and belonging with the kids.
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