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Spring, TX
Students enrolled: 630

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17510 Theiss Mail Route Road
Spring, TX 77379

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(832) 484-5900
(832) 484-7886
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April 12, 2015
This a wonderful school. The teachers, staff and administration is student focused on all children. The instruction is excellent and students are taught at a very level with additional academic support through tutoring if needed. There are so many opportunities to participate in after school clubs and activities. The teachers and parents are dedicated to excellence. They teach the students about giving back to others through school-wide activities that promote a greater awareness of the needs of those less fortunate. Learning is fun and engaging for all of the students and so many opportunities to volunteer as a parent. There is a robotics club, programming, super heroes club, choir, garden club, duct tape club, chess club, math club and more! We love this school and begged the principal to add 6th, 7th and 8th grades.

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2015
Great teachers, goal oriented, love the student care and the teachers interaction. Have seen great improvement in language and math.

- submitted by a parent
June 27, 2014
I posted a review for this school. It was meant though for the middle school Doerrie Intermediate. This school ( Theiss Elementary ) was a wonderful school for both our children, they enjoyed their time there, the teachers were great. Sorry about the previous bad review which was meant for Doerrie School.

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2014
Theiss is HORRIBLE! If you have a kids with special needs stay far away from this school. The principle wants nothing to do with you. She won't give you any services. The PTA hates the principle. The teachers are all unhappy and very grummpy. Walking into the school and I promise that within the first minute you will hear at least one teacher tearing either you or a child apart. They don't even respect adults. Horrid! Yes they have good ratings and test scores but that is because if your child doesn't do well the principle won't let them go here because and I wote, "they are lowering the schools rating" Really!?! Don't send your child here until the district gets a new principle and teachers!

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2013
My son was a kindergartner in 2012/13 school year and was shy and lacking confidence to handle the 'rough kids' - we had an awesome class teacher who nurtured his skills not just in the classroom but also social skills. I find the staff here very warm and friendly and with only a total of under 700 students in the school, there is a nice Theiss-family atmosphere. Having said that, i am still concern with the 1:25 class size - the better students tend to fall 'under the radar' while the problematic ones gets the attention from the school. It is important therefore that parents are fully involved and participate in activities and make connections with staff and teachers. we love this school!

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2012
As a former student from this school, I can let all of you know first hand how grateful I am that my parents enrolled me here back in the early 1980's. Mrs. Wallace was the principal at the time, and many of my classmates were quite happy with the curriculum and teachers. My elementary years are filled with great memories as my Kindergarten teacher, Miss Sikorski was so generous and caring, that she helped me overcome a language barrier. I really feel that this is one of the best elementary schools you could ever enroll your child in. Learning was always fun and memorable. Now as an adult, all I can say is thank you very much Theiss Elementary!

- submitted by a community member
August 10, 2012
Theiss is a magnificent school. The principal is an outstanding leader because academics, activities and teacher participation has increased significently in the past five years. There is such a warmth in the building that it feels much like a small private school. Our children love being a Theiss Tiger. As a parent I am extremely excited that learning is made meaningful and fun.

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2012
Theiss is awesome. There is a family-like atmosphere, and both teachers and administrators are super supportive. They encourage all students to do their best in all facets. Academically, students are held to high standards, and I appreciate that. I have nothing but kind words to say about this school.

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2012
My son struggles with confidence, but after attending Theiss for 2 years now, he is excelling at everything. The teachers and staff constantly encourage all students, and they focus on the positives. 5+ stars!

- submitted by a parent
March 13, 2012
This feeder pattern from Theiss to Doerre to Klein is the best in the district. The teachers work hard and truly prepare the kids for the next level. The competition academically is top notch, so parents need to help and behave accordingly. Take your kids out of the house. I don't like that PTA meetings are at 9 am when most of us have to work and therefore have little say in matters. They are quite strict with verbal or written reprimands for talking, candy and such... but little is of consequence in permanent records, etc. I have struggled a bit with teacher/parent communication, but they are good with email. In today's era of No Child gets ahead, what more could I expect?

- submitted by a parent
March 05, 2012
It is not a ghetto school or anything but I did not find the administation at all helpful. I begged my son be put with a good experienced teacher, he was put in with an unexperienced, overwhelmed, uninterested teacher. My experience when new to the school was nothing but insulting and rude. I had all the paperwork to show residency and was still made to jump through extra hoops and treated second hand. In general the administration and some of the teachers could care less about anything going on with your childs education, they are hard to get a any communication out of . They treat young mothers like they are stupid or maybe they just don't care. Having come from a different Klein school I was very disappointed and didn't feel this one lived up the same standards and the previous school.

- submitted by a parent
December 08, 2010
I went to Theiss in the 70's/80's and my child goes there now. I specifically stayed in Memorial Northwest so that by child could go to such an awesome school. My child has a few learning issues and everyone is always willing to assist in any way possible. Any time I have had an issue it is taken care of with in 24-48 hours including a few "Alpha Mean girls". While high standards are expected to be a norm accomodations are made for those who have issues and need to learn to follow rules.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2010
This school is horrible! The teachers conner the students and just tear them apart if they aren't in a straight line. The principal claims to have no idea what is going on. The only reason the TAKS scores are so high is that is the only thing the teachers teach. It is run like the military. It is a horrible school and no children should have to go there!

- submitted by a community member
July 02, 2010
We love Theiss Elementary! As soon as you enter the building you feel the warmth. The administration is welcoming and so are the teachers, staff. and custodians. They are dedicated to providing the best learning experience for all children. There are a variety of clubs and service projects to participate in. Students are learning to give back to others and the environment. They are going "green!" The PTO is the best. They are a friendly bunch and made me feel proud to be a part of Theiss.

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2010
We searched for what we thought would be the best school district we could find in the outer Houston Area. Then we narrowed it down to schools and then we purchased our home accordingly. We find that the school is lacking leadership and the administration really do not want to participate in anything involving confrontation. The neighborhood has changed to accommodating group homes and a large group of foster homes, as a result, there are some children with very special needs that have caused an influx in behavioral issues. We will be pulling our children out and searching to move to a new district.

- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2010
We had a problem with one of the teachers with our son. Ms.Keenen the principal ,when contacted took care of it immediately and changed our sons class and also arranged to change all the other classes he was taking, so Problem resolved. This is a great school, our Daaughter completed her time there without problems, however, if a problem does arise with a particular teacher, the staff always seem to say that they were not aware of it.Howver, The principal does, when contacted , act swiftly and remedies the problem. Thanks Ms Keenan.

- submitted by a parent
September 14, 2009
I needed to change my son's classroom and the Principal personally took care of it. I got a call later that night. My family and son were thrilled! I felt like all our need s where met! Thanks! I believe the teachers are hands on! My son started in K and is now in 2nd grade. A+ +

- submitted by a parent
August 30, 2009
I think Theiss is an excellent, my daughter attended 2nd grade to 5th grade and the teachers work very hard at prepearing them for the mandatory testing. She loves to read and her math skill improved tremendously thanks to the team work the teachers, parents, and children maintain.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2008
I think the curriculum keeps my daughter challenged but the administration is not well informed with regard to Pre K admission procedures.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 07, 2008
We have had many problems with this school. The teachers have been helpful to an extent, but do not seem to really care much about the outcome. Definately a sense of teacher burn out going on.

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2008
My son is in kindergarten and loves his teacher Mrs. Orr. Parent invovlement is key! All the K-kids have computers once a week, Music and PE twice a week! Moms comes in to teach outside program modules for reading, art and math. Most parents rotate between classes to read books once a week to enhance the excitement of reading! Wonderful! Note: Two to Three computers and computerized whiteboards in each class. There is also a full 20+ computer lab class (parent volunteer to help) held once a week.

- submitted by a parent
December 13, 2006
I have been very pleased with my children's teachers while at Theiss. My children have attended two other schools and neither could compare to Theiss!

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2006
Although the Klein District is rated high overall, we have had issues with the school leadership and policies and office staff friendliness. We have had issues with a feeling of nonresponsiveness from teachers as well as staff.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2006
We entered the school last August and were given a teacher for our fourth grader who was intolerable. We tried to get the child put in a different class, but were turned away abruptly by the principal. The promised that this year we would get a teacher with a sense of humor and compassion. Well, this year we have a very bad situation and we will be asking for a change of teacher, so wish us luck. The staff of wonderful.

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2006
when my child was there few years ago, i feel that the office staff was very hostile...but my child's teacher was great...she turned a hostile environment into a tolerable one.

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2006
Theiss has been hit or miss for us. We are completing our 5th year and have been satisfied with 3 of 5. There seems to be a lot of teacher burn out and little strength from the administration to allow all the bad that comes from burn out. There is little accountability at Theiss. Our good years were super! We are glad to be leaving the uncertaintity.

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2005
This review submitted without content.

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2005
I find this school to be excellent. One negative is the fact that there is no organized art program or swings on the playground.

- submitted by a teacher

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Theiss Elementary School
17510 Theiss Mail Route Road, Spring, TX  77379
(832) 484-5900
Last modified Theiss Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Theiss Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 29 reviews. Top