I think your experience at this school will depend greatly on the teacher and your child's needs. Previously my daughter had teachers who were not equipped to challenge her while assisting some of the slower learners catch up. Therefore she was bored and often got in trouble. This year her teacher is much more experienced and seems to have a good handle on providing opportunities for all types and levels of learners. Overall I wish there was a greater focus on challenging strong learners. Not having a dedicated aap at timberlane means that the brightest, strongest learners will continue to leave and the scores will continue to suffer.
Timber Lane is an unsung gem of a school. The teachers and the administration are extremely engaged and dedicated to working with kids whatever their capabilities. My daughter has developed wonderful friendships with students from all walks of life, and the parents are generally low-key, friendly people who value the school and its place in the community. Love it.
Timber Lane ES has a lot to offer. The administrative and teaching staff are top notch. TL ES does an excellent job of meeting each student where they are. Students that need support get support; students that need to be challenged are challenged. I have a student that needs support in some areas and challenge in others and that is exactly what she receives. The community at TL ES is culturally diverse, which provides an enriching experience to all of the students that is not available at every school in NOVA. Parental involvement has increased over the past 3 years. As a parent, I appreciate that other parents care about the school, but are also down to earth and not overly competitive. In general, the parents at TL ES work together for the benefit of the school and its students.
My child attended Timber Lane from Kindergarten through 6th grade. He had great teachers every year. The only way to improve this school is with more parent involvement. The students, teachers, and staff are excellent.
I absolutely love this school. All the teachers I've met including the principle care so much to see each child succeed. As a parent, the school makes you feel like you are part of the team and not an outsider. Special thanks to Ms. Torrence and Ms. McAdams for being such outstanding teachers!
Timber Lane is a very caring environment. The entire staff is very involved in the learning of all of the students. The teachers know all of the students in the building and ensure that each one reaches their potential.
Timber Lane Elementary has an amazing staff, who dedicate their time to ensuring all children have a great educational experience. Students not only have fun but their academic performance is improved. During that last few years the Gifted and Talented program was implemented because so many Timber Lane students were accepted into the program that they wanted to make sure the students could stay in the area to continue their academics. Timber Lane is culturally diverse, which enables the students to associate and learn from children from all over the world. We have an international night each year which brings the community together. My children love Timber Lane and as a parent I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone.