For the third year I live in this area and we used to send my two kids to Terra Centre Elementary School.
This year my youngest child start KG in Terra Centre Elementary School, and my daughter in 3rd grade, the school is very updated than three years ago.
Teachers are very helpful and professional as well as the principal is very active and do his best with the students to keep going on advanced learning.
All the staff are amazing a do a great efforts with our kids , that is why we decided to stay in this area to keep our children in this school.
From year to year this school developed at all phases, on the level of teaching as well as the school building.
I noted that my daughter's learning level this year in 3rd grade and the 3 years before is on the track keeping learning and advanced year to year she really love school days.
We love TC. The new principal is very friendly and open. As a volunteer (which TC welcomes), I have seen him pop into the classroom and talk to the kids to see how they are doing. The guidance counselor is also great. She is always willing to help the kids, or offer advice to a parent with concerns. Our kindergarten year was a great transition, with a very kind and loving teacher and first grade was been great for finding the right level for the student so the kids who may need more help get it and those who can move faster, can. And it keeps getting better. The renovation is nearly complete and they have done a great job.
It's improving. The mood of the place, like the building, is flat though, so don't go looking for a tremendous amount of enthusiasm. The front office "greeters" need coffee or sunshine. Maybe they've been underground too long. A smile and an offer of assistance or navigation through the construction labyrinth goes a very long way. I've been a longtime parent there. The new administration is a far improvement over the previous *regime.* The principal is pleasant and youthful, but a little stiff, slow to act, unsure of what to do at times. It seems as though the physical renovation is the biggest concern instead of the camaraderie of the children and spirit of education. While a sense of humor is showing itself, the renovation does hamper a little of that. Some entrenched legacy teachers are good for places with new leadership, they can light the path; others are too enmeshed in their old ways to raise their own bars and challenge themselves. We will see what the new leadership is interested in doing: keeping things familiar, or really changing things for the better, in spite of "tenure" and "labor unions." After all, this is an elementary school. It's about kids.