Academics and test scores great BUT some serious mean girl mentality. Parents assume the school is academically strong in a nice neighborhood and become uninvolved in their kids life. My daughter attended this school for 7th and 8th grade. As a military child and being quiet and more reserved by nature it started off slowly making friends. It came together quickly and the academics are great BUT lots of bullying, the worst kind..the sneaky convincing girls who manipulate others to gang up on kids. I've seen it with my child and with many others...really sad and the administrators are a bit soft on this issue. If I had it to do over she wouldn't attend this school, I would have looked more into the social issues at the school before sending her somewhere. Academics are important but so are the kinds of people your child has to deal with.
We could not have asked for more from a school. The staff and teachers were wonderful. They were responsive, clearly interested in the well-being and development of the children, and willing and able to go beyond just the basic level of instruction. There is a wide array of activities for the students to participate in, and no shortage of teachers willing to lend a hand in everything from school work to sports to extracurricular activities. As a military family, we had to move...but are extremely thankful for the opportunity to have our daughter attend Tabb MS.
I love this school. My child went here for 2 1/2 years til we had to move. I miss it so much. When we first arrived in the area they were so helpful with everything and went over everything we would need to know. Even after we moved out of the area they went out of their way to help. The teacher were great. The edline is a great tool for the parents. Very happy with this school and wish we could move back.
Great small town atmosphere school with premiere academics and activities. I love the size of the school which is not too big so kids and staff don't get overwhelmed. The second of my three children is currently attending. He really loves it as did my oldest. The staff and teachers are quick to respond if you need to speak to them and are of the highest caliber. Awesome school!
My son is in 6th grade. He adapted to middle school extremely well and loves his teachers and the after school clubs that are offered to students. Academics are a high priority. The teachers are very caring and make learning exciting and fun. TMS is a beautiful school set in a safe neighborhood with lots of parent involvement.
My daughter attended this school and absolutely LOVED the school as well as her teachers. Quality of the teachers is very high and they really seem to care about the kids. We had to leave York Co. and moved to Fairfax Co., widely considered to be a 'better' district. After a year away, I really don't think it is better, however, my daughter now sees that there was a little too much 'spoonfeeding' at Tabb and not enough 'discovery' style teaching where the kids have to come up with ideas and synthesize the information. She still misses it though!
Great school. The kids are known for their petitions! Mrs. Rhew is a fair principal, but Mr. Layne was more interactive with the students.
Phenomenal school. 2 of my 3 children have attended and I have been very impressed. Academically challenging with an atmosphere of respect at all levels.
My family moved to Yorktown for the 2007 school year. We absolutely love the area and are extremely happy with Tabb Middle School. The principle is fantastic and her staff is so professional. I get updates and information from the staff on a daily basis and am informed about all events through e-mail. Great school, great faculty and the students are pretty impressive as well.
This school is great i just finshed sixth grade. Everbody is friendly and they all care.
I am a former student of TMS, and I have to say it was a great school. They have the best teachers who are willing to help, and there was always an extracurricular activity fit for everyone. Everyone clamors to get into art and the other music classes, and I was rejected all three times (grades 6-8) because of no available room. The school's extremely safe and parents are always involved with every aspect of the school. However, I agree that the school quality and quality of life in York County has made housing much more costly in that area. The Tabb District has always been a premium.
Tabb Middle is a great school and has been so for many years. My son attended eight years ago and was initially a bit unfocused as a student, but the excellent teacher leadership helped turn him around. He will graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point this year. My nephew attends now and all his teachers are caring and attentive. We chose where we live because of the wonderful schools in York County.
I guess Tabb if a good school if your child is normal. I have a special needs child who has aspergers disorder. He is pick on all the time. Teachers don't let you know what is going on until report card time. There is only one Teacher that is great! A plus in my book. Mrs. Dow. She always offers help for all the children afterschool
I am a student at Tabb Middle School. Tabb Middle is a wonderful school and I am grateful about it. They offer wonderful courses, and the teachers will go their extra ways to help their students succeed for their future. Tabb Middle offers many, many things in extracurricular activities, classes, and what students want to map out for their future. This school is very diverse in just the perfect amount. Tabb Middle has one of the highest levels of parent involvement. The parents will go their extra ways to help with school, too. I recommend Tabb Middle and Tabb High to anyone. They also have some of the highest test scores in the MSA and state.
I am a former student of Tabb Middle school and I miss it so much! Tabb is a great school. There are so many activities to do after school. Many recreational groups and what not. Teacher are great. Tabb allows after school help. The teachers are top- notch. Great school. Its takes a while to adjust. Just be sure to do extra curriculars to meet new people.
I'm a former student of Tabb Middle school and I just want to say it is a great school. Tabb is in a very nice area , the teachers are great, and there are many after-school activities to choose from. Tabb isn't a very strict school but it has limits to which to be aware of. Tabb is a great school for kids to exspand their minds for a great futur.
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