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Temple, TX
Students enrolled: 540

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7949 Stonehollow Dr
Temple, TX 76502

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(254) 215-3800
(254) 774-9684
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Map of Tarver Elementary School address.

May 07, 2015
My children have attended BISD for 10 years. Most of their teachers have been wonderful but there are a few that really should not be teaching. It has been our experience that when you voice a concern, it is never confidential and the child is treated differently for speaking up. BISD relies on a punishment/reward system that is often inconsistent. Once a child believes they are bad and unworthy.... they stop trying and BISD allows that to happen way to often. I have a child that struggles and he needs support and encouragement but I often feel unwelcome and pushed away when I attempt to advocate in his best interest. I work with him at home so he is always prepared for tests and he makes excellent grades. He struggles with the little things like sitting still but the teachers are very quick to take away his recess..... which is counterproductive for a child with so much energy. Currently, it is very difficult for parents to advocate for their kids at BISD. There is a greivance process and I highly reccomend submitting your complaints formally and in writing using that process. The principals are highly political and always say what you want to hear but do nothing.

- submitted by a parent

March 22, 2011
I presently have my child enrolled in kindergarten here. I have been very impressed with our experience here. I regularly communicate with her teacher via email as well as at parent night's and that allows us to work as a team in our child's education. They have an accelerated reader program here as well as a reading log program which has assisted our child greatly in her skills. We have found a steady improvement in her grades (or ratings for this grade level) through the year. As far as the principal, you can see her everywhere. Each morning she is out in front of the school helping get the kids inside safely. You can see her, rain or shine, opening car doors with a group of student assistants and greeting both student and parents. She has also been available on parent nights to visit with. We also receive regular school updates on what major fundraisers are going on in the classroom or as a school. Tarver also celebrates the success of their students in many ways. It's been a very positive experience.

- submitted by a parent

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Tarver Elementary School
7949 Stonehollow Dr, Temple, TX  76502
(254) 215-3800
Last modified Tarver Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Tarver Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 3 reviews. Top