The posts below seem to be filled with one sided, misinformed thoughts. Here is an opinion from a neutral parent. Sure, Joy has been an absolute mess for a few years now, but you can blame the former administration, former AD/football coach and the former inner city program for most of that. The key word in the last sentence is "FORMER", they are now gone. The changes that are happening now are wonderful. The new superintendent has experience, a back bone and is making the necessary changes we need to get Joy back on track. When you have an AD/football coach that doesn't have a degree and only cares about winning, that is a recipe for disaster. The inner city program was a good thought, but it was mismanaged by the adults involved. It caused way more negative problems on our campus than positive and needed to go. Every school has problems, but Joy's problems became more frequent with the addition of the inner city program. Numerous cell phones were stolen and were covered up by the athletic department because it turned out to be from an inner city kid that happened to play football. Most of the administration didn't even know because the coach kept it quiet. This enabling hurts the kids more than holding them accountable. The fowl language from these kids on a Christian campus was embarrassing. The program had a lot of potential for changing lives; the adults in charge of that program should be ashamed of themselves. So many "back door" deals were going on with free tuition to this group it was running the school down financially. The changes happening are a tough decision but really had to be done. Some teachers have been let go that didn't deserve to, but that falls on the elementary principal. She is the last cancer that needs to be cut out from Joy. In time, I'm sure, they will see her true colors. So many false, one-sided views have been spewed recently, the other side needed to be shown.
Joy is hiring better qualified teachers, athletic staff that have strong experience, and rules will be enforced campus wide to support the student handbook. There is a positive vibe around now that hasn't been at Joy for awhile. Finally, the JOY is coming back into Joy Christian School.
I love JCS! I have been going here since I was 2 years old. Over the years we have had some turnovers but this upcoming year is going to be fantastic! The new Admin are all experienced and have great plans for this school. Despite what others may say. The classes are small so we get a great one on one learning environment. I am so happy with my experiences here and I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a great Christian School!
In the past I would have said no. Having a football coach that has a "win at all costs" mentality, honesty, integrity, and fairness go out the window. Winning the right way is more rewarding. With the recent changes that have been made I have high hopes but need to see it before I rate higher.