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Old 04-28-2019, 03:41 PM
 
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Hi! Relatively new to Tyler, and trying to decide whether to send the kids to Whitehouse ISD (we are in the district) or a charter school like Tyler Classical Academy. Would greatly appreciate any feedback, esp. from parents who have children in either.
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Old 05-01-2019, 07:06 PM
 
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Anyone?
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Old 05-02-2019, 12:32 AM
 
Location: Tyler, Texas
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I'm older, but when I went to Whitehouse, there was a very serious bullying problem, and the administration made no effort to address it. In fact, I was suspended numerous times for standing up for myself. I would say don't put your kids in Whitehouse schools. They are a dump. I can't comment on charter schools because I have no experience with them and don't know any parents whose children attend them.
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Old 05-03-2019, 05:46 AM
 
Location: Whitehouse, TX
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My kids have been a part of Whitehouse ISD since 2015 when we moved here. They are better than where we came from. That said, we have a number of specific issues that I believe are more reflective of our society than of the ISD. I have no experience with charter schools in this area. Both of my girls who are very academic are doing very well, and they very much enjoy school. My son, who is not interested in school, we now home school him because there was nothing for him in ISD. The problems in his academic classes wasn't worth the benefit of the electives. He did thoroughly enjoy his electives though.

All 3 of my kids have talked about the issues at WISD, but for the most part, those issues didn't affect my kids. I don't believe that they would be able to just pick a different school and see those issues just magically go away either. Most of those issues begin with discipline and respect, something that I find increasingly lacking in our society.
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Old 05-03-2019, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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I intentionally moved my kids out of Whitehouse and into Tyler ISD (charter school for two of them). I personally didn't care for the very closed sort of society that Whitehouse schools seemed to have. All four of my kids remarked to me numerous times after we moved that they preferred Tyler schools over Whitehouse schools because there was more diversity, more electives and groups and activities to choose from.

Also, I have one son who is dyslexic. Things may have changed by now but a few years ago he got MUCH better services for his dyslexia in TISD than in WISD.
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Old 05-04-2019, 11:53 AM
 
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Thank you so much, TylerG, Richard and Kathryn, I really appreciate your insights. Obviously, there is no perfect school out there, and so your thoughts really help! Thank you for sharing your experiences and those of your kids. Still open to any other comments/thoughts! Would love to hear from Tyler Classical Academy parent, if one happens to be reading.
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