This is an excellent school! My daughter transferred here for the GT program, and we could not be happier! The principal, Mrs. Barton, is outside everyday greeting the students and knows their parents by name as well. I have also seen her and other teachers at ball games that students from Ft Concho are participating in. My daughter has excelled here and the technology she has access to in her classroom is amazing! We are going to miss this school when we move next year!
Ft. Concho is a 10 in my book. The rating of 5 is based on 2 low scores from 2004 and is not an accurate reflection of the wonderful staff from top to bottom at this campus. My daughter transferred mid-year in 2011/12 to the 1st grade GT program. With 1st grade being her only experience in a public school setting and half the school year over, we were hesitant about changing schools especially already being in a top rated San Angelo school. But all it took was one visit and we all knew this was the campus for our children. The principal, Mrs. Barton, is out there most every day loading and unloading students. She knows them by name and most of the younger siblings too. She has even called to see how my daughter was doing. The librarian, Mr. Ericson, is one of the nicest people you will ever meet and dedicates much his free time keeping the library open after hours encouraging students to check out books. The teachers take the time to get to know you and make you feel welcome. Our daughter has thrived at Ft. Concho and feels challenged. If this is a school you are considering then go check it out and meet the staff you wont be disappointed.
When my daughter became elgible for the G/T program at Ft Concho we really debated if it was the best choice for her. Why should we take her out of a school that she liked and that her older sister still attended? After one visit we were convinced to transfer our daughter and we couldn't be happier! Everyone at Ft. Concho is pleasant, professional, and FRIENDLY! Mrs. Barton and all her teachers and staff really seem to enjoy their jobs and in many, many ways go the 'extra mile' to motivate, encourage, and inspire ALL the students. There is just an air of positivity at Ft. Concho and it is sadly not the same at my older daughter's school (one of the highest ranking schools on greatschools.com). I especially appreciate Ft. Concho's emphasis on teaching fine arts. All students have the opportunity to study music, dance, and art in all types of mediums. There are numerous after-school enrichment programs, and it seems there is always something fun that Ft Concho students have to look forward to. Mrs. Barton has done a wonderful job involving the community, parents, and students to work together at Ft. Concho to ensure student success. We love Ft. Concho!
Fort Concho is the best school my daughters have gone to. Being military my oldest daughter went to three schools before reached 1st grade. The staff at Fort Concho is very helpful, out going, from the top down. We are always informed of whats going on at school. My oldest daughter is a GT student and is well ahead of her grade level on every subject thanks to here first grade teacher. This year we transferred our youngest daughter to Fort Concho simply because we love the school and staff that much.
I cannot comprehend how this school can only qualify as a "5"! We are a military family with a history of homeschooling two gifted little boys. When we moved to San Angelo and learned of the GT Magnet School here, we enrolled my older son based on his FL GT scores. My older son (who is also a grade ahead for his age) FINALLY was able to be in a classroom setting with other students like him! His younger brother had not yet tested for GT (Kinder) and was in the "districted" school (which rates higher than this - not for any reason I can see). He had trouble adjusting in that school. The Ft Concho principal, Ms. Barton, went out of her way to help him transfer over to Ft Concho to be in Ms. Graham's class. He flourished!! He is naturally rather shy and somewhat emotional, but he became very outgoing and confident under Ms. Graham's wonderful tutelage. What a difference!! Ms. Fluitt (3rd grade GT), in my opinion, is uniquely qualified to deal with the "issues" of GT students, allowing them the educational leeway they need to self-direct and go more in-depth than any normal classroom would allow. I cannot praise this school enough! Nothing else has come close!!!
I have a granddaughter in the GT program and cannot praise this school highly enough! She is in 2nd grade this year and could not WAIT to get back to her school & friends. As an occasional volunteer last year, what impressed me more than anything was that EVERY child was treated as a GT child. All one has to do is walk down the halls or note the t-shirts the children are wearing. Individual POTENTIAL is stressed at every opportunity. There is a YOU CAN mentality which permeates the philosophy of the staff as a whole. Every child is gifted in some way; the goal is to help the child discover what that gift is...and Fort Concho is dedicated to that purpose. Positive reinforcement and encouragement is noted upon any day's visit. WELL DONE!
I have a grandchild going to Ft. concho. The program there has improved greatly in the last 2 years due to the leadership of the principal!! She has implemented enrichment programs schoolwide that include all kids, not just the gt students. Their TAKS status has improved from Acceptable to being Recognized for the 2 years that she has been there.
My husband & I have loved the fact that Fort Concho is a smaller campus so it is more of a FAMILY feeling, ALL the teachers know ALL the kids. We have 2nd grader in the GT program and a 5yr old that can't wait to go next year to there for kindergarten. I give Fort Concho an A+.
I have two granddaughters attending Fort Concho and they love it and they are learning so much in the GT grades 2nd and 3rd. Thanks so much for your great teaching
This year the Office staff and teachers seem to be unorganized or confused under their new leadership.
The negatives: 1. Parent/teacher communication needs improvement. 2. Office staff is unapproachable. (Yet to feel welcomed) 3. No notes about what's happening at school or minimal communication. 4. Drop off area crowded. The positives: 1. Clean school! 2. Cafeteria/Janitorial staff helpful. 3. Childrens work displayed throughout the facility and they participate in the Accelerated Readers Program. 4. Drop off of students is monitored by staff until about 7:50. Safety seems to be one of their priorities.
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