I am a parent have been there at Thornton for 10 years straight, my second child is in the 3rd grade. Overall it has been a great experience. Although this year the administration is really coming down very hard on the teachers and students who will be taking the TAKS Tests. Administration is worried about keeping our Exemplary status. That means nothing to me, but the stress and frustration from admin. is affecting the teachers and their stress is affecting our children. My son has been subjected to a teacher whom is helping him, making faces if he or others get a wrong answer. Why should the kids be subjected to that negative behavior? That is just not acceptable . The teachers should love their career as this is what they have chosen, but the tension has become too high and it is affecting all.
I am a new foster parent, I have two beautiful girls that I love as if they where mine. This is my first contact ever with a public school and I am very happy, great school and great teachers. The only thing I didn't like is the food, it is way too industrial and processed, worst than fast food.
As the parent of child who spent her kinder through 4th grade year at Thornton, I am deeply disappointed in the administrative staff and how they handled a bullying situation. We are now moving to another school.
As the parent of a first grader I was very apprehensive as to what would be taught to my child, but then I realized my child was in good hands. Each child is encouraged to do their personal best without being labeled as the smart or dumb kids. The teachers are highly skilled and work hard to bring out the best in each child. The teacher always encouraged her students and gave them the confidence they needed to go into the world!
Thornton provides an amazing, well-rounded education that allows students to participate in physical education, music, drama, and visual arts in addition to the academic curriculum provided by enthusiastic and dedicated teachers.
Thornton's Accountability Rating is Academically Acceptable. The teachers are all very dedicated to the children. This year they have a new pricipal, and she seems to have the school running very smoothly and you get a good feeling from her. The parents are very involved in the PTA and the future of the children.
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