Tanglewood Elementary School

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3060 Overton Park Dr W

Fort Worth, TX 76109

(817) 871-2000

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Grades: PK - 5

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 770

Students Per Teacher: 21

Parent Reviews

50 Parent Reviews for Tanglewood Elementary School

A sad truth that this school has no middle ground. Each child is labeled "winner or loser" depending on a single standardized test score. The focus on control and rigid scheduling has no opportunity for children to use their curiosity and imaginations for self discovery, which is the authentic way children ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/13/14

The curriculum maintains high standards but is dated, and there is WAY too much emphasis on testing. The social dynamics (particularly among the parents) are terrible. A group of insiders run the PTA, which emphasizes fundraising and excludes newcomers and minorities. In a city of great diversity, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/13/14

Very very very disturbing experience there. We got swept outta there like Showtime at the Apollo!

Posted by a parent on 08/08/13

TES claims that all our students are Gifted & Talented. However, research shows that students who are intellectually gifted need more emphasis on social and emotional needs since that is their area of deficit. TES is doing the opposite by providing dumbing down drill and kill performance based learning ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/06/13

Our child is at at Tanglewood, and he struggles with various processing disorders which can lead to him having a hard time in a school setting. While we are getting him support outside of school, the school has been very involved in helping him succeed. The counselor, which the school DOES HAVE, along ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/06/12

The tellings of an excellent school are challenging, progressive curriculum, and tailoring instruction to the needs of the students listed as the top priority. Unfortunately, I found no trace of this in my experience with Tanglewood. There was way too much emphasis on fund raising and, contrary to what ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/31/12

Tanglewood remains the best elementary school in Fort Worth, public or private. As with any group of several hundred students you will find a handful of parents who are just not satisfied. Maybe they would be happier elsewhere, but I suspect they would rather complain and are just good at finding fault ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/29/12

I enrolled my son at Tanglewood spring semester, following a divorce and relocation. I was shocked - no support services in this school of 700, not one counselor. His social emotional adjustment was fragile, but the only thing his teacher was interested in was how he would score on the STAAR test. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/28/12

Incredibly disappointed with this school. I had high hopes based on reputation, reviews, etc., but they were misleading. We dealt with social issues with my child and the teacher as well as the administration failed to do anything about it. I agree with previous posters about the PTA. But the ironic ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/27/12

This is in response to the review posted on September 4, 2011. Why would a parent NOT be a member of the PTA. Not being a member of the PTA would be a disadvantage at ANY school. Tanglewood does not receive any Federal funds, so the PTA is integral in making sure the teachers and students have all ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/09/11

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Test scores for Tanglewood Elementary School

TAKS* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2011
Tanglewood Elementary School
Fort Worth Isd
* In 2010-2011, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in reading in grades 3 through 9; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in English language arts in grades 10 and 11; in mathematics in grades 3 through 11; in science in grades 5, 8, 10 and 11; and in social studies in grades 8, 10 and 11. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The grade 11 Exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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Fort Worth schools — Tanglewood Elementary School is located at 3060 Overton Park Dr W, Fort Worth TX 76109. 3060 Overton Park Dr W is in the 76109 ZIP code in Fort Worth, TX The school district for Tanglewood Elementary School is the Fort Worth Isd. Tanglewood Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels PK - 5.
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