Our child has thrived at Takoma, and we are particularly impressed with the early childhood program. We are entering our third year at the school and so far our teachers and teacher assistants have been capable and caring. The staff is energetic and positive, the facilities are very nice after the recent
... Read more renovations, and Principal Taylor tries hard and cares about her school. It is not without its challenges as it grows in number of students and tries to capture more active parent involvement, and we wish more neighborhood children opted to attend, but we are happy with our experience and we recommend the school to neighbors and friends for their children. We work hard to help our child learn and grow, but we realize that much of his academic success and happy disposition is a direct result of his early school experience at Takoma. Read less
Posted by a parent on 08/21/14
Love this school! What a wonderful community asset. Extraordinary welcoming and caring professional staff through all grades. Check out website TakomaEC.org
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Posted by a other on 06/22/14
I am disturbed by the previous post, as it does not fit with our experiences at the school over the past 4 years. There will always be some kids who act up, but it is not the norm. Moreover, if the problem described had been brought to the principal's attention, she would have intervened, as in my experience
... Read more she is deeply concerned about any child being teased or bullied. She has made the school an exceptionally nurturing place, as the poster notes, and does not tolerate inappropriate language or behavior. But she can't intervene if the issue isn't brought to her attention. Interestingly, I recently met another first grade mom whose daughter transferred from an "elite" west of the park school and LOVES Takoma precisely because of the supportive and positive, environment and the caring and very competent teachers. Read less
Posted by a parent on 04/29/14
This is the first year that my first grade daughter has been going to this school and she has disliked it from the beggining. She has been getting picked on, insulted, and teased the ENTIRE YEAR! However the teachers are nice, and seem to try to make it a friendly environment. I hear 7-9yr olds cursing
... Read more at breakfast, saying things that are inappropriate for their ages. After this school year I will be taking my sweetheart of a daughter out of this school. The things these kids say I can only assume, they get from home, or possibly older siblings. For something like this to go on the entire year is ridiculous, and I would not recommend this school to anybody that cares about their child's feelings. Read less
Posted by a parent on 04/28/14
We've been extremely happy with the preschool class at TEC so far - caring teachers, small teacher-student ratios, and administrative staff who are incredibly competent and helpful. The new facility is beautiful, and it seems the buzz about TEC being an "up and coming" school is very true. Some aspects
... Read more of communication are a little haphazard, but with a bit of proactive parent involvement it's been fairly easy to get the information we need. Read less
Posted by a parent on 09/26/12
The teacher and principle quality should be at 100% and far greater than parents participation or their being involved. In this day an age a lot of parents just do not give a care about their children's education.. Therefore, the staff (teachers and principle) need to step up and provide the children
... Read more with a quality education by any means necessary. Go back to basics when teachers were teachers and not equals with students. Dress appropriately so that children will no that you are a teacher not their buddy in wearing torn geans and too tight clothing. How can children learn when teachers are busy with the dress fad of today. Takoma should and can be one of the best, if the teachers and principle can get it together. Put the blame where it should be. Children leave home for school and this is where education begins and ends. Read less
Posted by a other on 04/19/11
I am a student who goes to Takoma Eductaional Center i am in the 7th going to 8th grade. Takoma does not have any art programs for middle school. The building structure is falling apart. When it rains it pours...literally. We have all types of mice, cockroaches, and other bugs i have had the misfortunate
... Read more to encounter while I have been at this school. We are lacking a real gym teacher...its really Disheartening! Read less
Posted by a student on 07/11/06
I am a former student of Takoma and I would like to say the experience was exhilarating. While there, the staff makes you feel like family. The principal always expressed her love for the children and staff. It was like my second family. The teachers are great. Its kind of like everyone is your frind.
... Read more You even become close to the security guards and custodians. It is a rather fun-learning and refreshing school to attend. If you are looking for a school for your child look no further. They also have great after school programs for those hard-working parents. They look out for everyone and have an overwhelming presence of parent volunteers. So look no further for a school for your child because this is the one! Read less
Posted by a parent on 03/12/06
Takoma Educational Center is a great school. This school provides high standard education and fun learning. The principal knows how to keep the kids and check and she also keeps her school on a top scale of education, learning, and fun.
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Posted by a student on 03/12/05
This school has great potential but the principal has no personal concerns for the kids (students) and she doenst even respect the parents. My son has beenremoved from this school along with more than 10 of his peers that I know.
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