Choosing a school for our children should not be taken lightly. This school does not strive for excellence instead teachers cater to the average students. Therefore, if your child is gifted or simply needs to be challenged this school is NOT for them. The teachers are nice, but that has nothing to do with the quality of instruction that they provide. It does not offer an enriched learning environment. The P.E. teacher is proud to admit that she never gives students A s even if their GPA suffers. The importance of independent reading is not reinforced so my child has not shown much progress in reading as he had in his previous school. I wish it were a better school because it s so close to our home.
This school is excellent because of it's small class sizes and the individualized education and attention the children receive. Most of the teachers are extremely dedicated and the principal is very active with the students. I'm only giving it a three star rating because a very poor teacher continues to be employed at the school even after multiple complaints. Additionally, the 'special' classes, like art and gym are infrequent (as is the case with most mps schools) and only a few grade levels are even offered extra-curriculars (sports).
A great school by a great lake!! The school has many good things going for them, and use creative ways to educate their children! I would recommend this school for any child looking to succeed.
My son has been at Trowbridge for 3 years now. I am very happy with what happens at this school. My son is taught what he needs to know while still giving me the opportunity to teach him things myself. I am allowed to actively participate in my son's progress. If he is lacking in something, I am allowed to see where I am lacking in his education and what I can do more to help him as his parent. Since Trowbridge is undergoing some difficulty financially, I will aslo be able to show him the sacrifice and hard work of teachers and other community members who set examples by giving their time, which is an important lesson both for a student and a parent. My son loves Trowbridge, and if he is lacking in an area, then it is because of my parenting, not teachers or activities.
I like Trowbridge for it's smaller classes, and attention given to each student. I love the Reading First Program and can't wait until the Math and Science prgrams are implemented. The New rain garden and out door classroom is a very exciting addition to the school. The tot lot is being reavamped w/ new equipment. My child is very very happy at Trowbridge and cannot wait to go back everyday. We are working on more Parent involvement, my child isn't old enough for the sports and and music programs.
To me this school has been a great disappointment. I recently enrolled both my sons(k-4 and k-5)and its like freakvill. I like my sons k-4 teacher but the rest need improvement. I find alot of the staff to be rude and they lack organization. Before coming here Both my sons attended Dover street Elementry School. My sons came in advanced and now they seem to be declining. I have had to work with them on a nightly basis to keep them up to speed. There is a great deal of effort on the parents part. As for extracurricular activities it is ok. I wouldn't reccomend this school unless you want to see a decline with your child/children.
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