Thurman Francis Arts Academy Reviews
Rating 2.89 out of 5 9 reviews
Thurman Francis is a great school but it could be improved. Most of the teachers are nice and help you learn while some don’t really teach and you have to learn on your own. A lot more of middle schools have those kinds of teachers though. The homework load is normal for a magnet school. It’s an average middle school that focuses on academics more. If you also like arts, I would recommend this for you because they have many artistic paths to do. I would improve on how many events our school does which disrupts middle schoolers learning and class time. If they did most of the events just for elementary then I think it would be better. Overall, it’s a good school.
It is A great school but there is room for improvement. Such as the teachers. They are great teachers and help students but give A lot of homework. This is A great school for smart kids but it has its struggles
I attended TFAA from 2006 until 2013. This school will suck the joy and creativity out of your children and leave them a burnt out husk. Thurman Francis does little for "gifted" children who excel beyond their peers and find the curriculum too easy, instead of nurturing it or pushing them further it leads them to enter high school and college expecting everything to be as easy as they found it as TFAA. Bullying was always a problem at this school; since the class size is so small and the more unique the child is, the more they can be ostracized for it. I started experimenting with goth fashion and music when I was in middle school there, personally, and the counselor at the time did nothing for the constant panic attacks I would have due to the other kids' remarks. If you want your child to end up with anxiety, depression, fear of failure, and trouble expressing themselves, send them here.
The teachers and administration here really care. The kids have fun and learn so much more than I could have imagined possible! They have classrooms with flexible seating, hands-on activities, and lots of real-life application.
Good up until middle school, there was one student who constantly harassed the females in the grade and was never punished . They eventually asked for people to stop going up there and complaining.
The teachers are fake. They act really nice when they have conferences with parents, but when you are in class they are rude and act like jerks. They load you down with 4+ hours of homework each night and then they complain about grading it. We only have 15 minutes for recess and 25 for lunch. If you do homework during the day (that is due that day) they take it from you and hand it to your teacher. Then you get a lot of points taken off because it isn't finished. Middle school has to read 2-3 books in the summer(500 pages) you have tests and assignments on the 500 pages that you just read. I hated this school when I went here. When you go online and look at reviews, you only see the good. Honesty, as they say, is the best policy. I had anxiety the entire time I was in this school and I was depressed most days as well. Never go to this school if you don't like homework, anxiety/depression, summer reading, or rude teachers, because there is a lot of each. 0⭐
I liked Thurman Francis because you knew everyone there and you were friends with everyone. There were lots of options for arts and music or anything you were interested in, not to mention the academics were certainly prioritized.
This school creates high expectations for young students to achieve. It can sometimes be overwhelming, but the teachers and faculty create a safe and trusting environment for kids. It was