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16715 Jersey Avenue
Artesia, CA 90701

(562) 865-9586
(562) 402-8927
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January 14, 2015
Niemes Elementary is an exceptional school. My experience there has been a very good one with all the staff and the ABC District responds rapidly when one has a doubt or needs their assistance.

- submitted by a parent

October 26, 2013
Ask me to do a research .. Now you removed what you wrote ... I just want the improvement the school for the sake of our students ... If we do not base on the test scores to know at what level our students are ... what should we base on? I did not say anything about ABCUSD school district ... Just about the school that need to be improved ... Do not add the school district and the school together. Or you think that what I want is wrong? Just let the school like it be. It's really ridiculous. Please think before you write something ... Anyway I do not want to argue anymore. Just write about your opinion. Do not involve in others opinion if we really care about the sake of the students ...

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October 25, 2013
I'm sorry you seemed to have a bad experience with this school. But don't negate my children's experience like it's nothing. They enjoy their school, and if my children are excited to go to school not just because of seeing their friends, but to see what their teachers are going to teach them, then the school is doing something right. Test scores are meaningless if they are excited about what they are learning, but it seems like all you care about are test scores. And also, when I did my school comparison with the LAUSD school, it actually wasn't the worst school I compared Niemes to - the school that I had sent my oldest son to for TK in LAUSD was far more worse than the home school they are supposed to be at! If you are so unhappy with the school district, go to another school district that has will satisfy your needs! Obviously, ABCUSD is not working for you, but I am completely satisfied with the school and the district.

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August 26, 2013
Niemes is an excellent school. We have two kids that are currently enrolled in the dual immersion program and two kids that culminated from Niemes. Niemes has lots of extracurricular activities for students, hosts many family events, and offers many opportunities for parents to be involved. The staff have always been very friendly, professional & helpful.

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December 10, 2012
My kindergarden student is not learning anything at all. She was more challenged in preschool. The work she getting is equivalent to her preschool work. I do agree that this school is all talk. I am very dissapointed.

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September 27, 2012
No school or teacher is perfect. I have seen some very poor, dirty schools with burnout teachers. I work in Long Beach, and the things that the inner city kids put up with is a disgrace. NIEMES is a beautiful school, with hard working dedicated teachers...if you go to a PTA meeting you can see all the ways they are trying to help the children, and u can discover many ways that u can be involved to make things even better. Volunteers can make lunch and recess better. Our children are safe, that is a priority for me. My son loves it...he had friends from prescool that went to less quality schools, he knows that he is lucky to be at this school! We r a distinguished magnet school, and we have Wildcat Pride!

- submitted by a parent

September 26, 2012
NIemes Elementary in Artesia is an excellent school. Iam very dissapointed about the negative comments pheraphs the parents that do these comments could not assist to meetings, school activitys and volueenter . The parents should have gone to meetinf to inform themselfs aboyt the advances about our school. You guys should also know that our school does NOT have bad CST's scores we are above 800.

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August 12, 2012
In my opinion ... It's the future of our children and also future for our country USA , isn't it? If the students are still not good after a certain time, we need to know why? Are the teachers good enough? Do they really concern about this problem? Or just show off that many students in their classes can get WIldcats' pride (means that they are very good teachers?) . But in reality the students are not good (results have been showed in CST). Or something wrong with Wildcats' pride requirements? If yes, please improve it ...

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July 09, 2012
I must say I disagree with a couple comments posted July 3, 2012. Yes the average class size seems to be 30 to 32! but that is an issue happening in ALL California State public schools, so why is Niemes Elementary getting low reviews over something they have no control over? With that said....did you know that Mrs. Jimenez hired Para-Educators to help our students and teachers in the classroom because of the high number of students in each classroom. The environmental and technology aspect of the school is greatly implemented in every single classroom everyday of the week, teachers and students use computers/laptops, iPads and elmos for instruction and class assignments. The the same goes for environmental, all students, teachers and support staff use recycle paper and have a recycling program school wide. And yes this school does need help, niemes welcomes volunteers to help in the classroom, during recess and lunch recess (many adults out there are unfortunately unemployed who are able to volunteer but choose not to)

- submitted by a community member

July 03, 2012
I agree with the last post. I am very disappointed with this school in so many ways. The environmental and technoloogy aspect of the school is overshadowed by overcrowding and the need to keep order with very few resources. Lunch and recess are kaos. The average class size seems to be 30 to 32! This school needs help, more teachers, more lunch and recess supervisors so that they can focus on their real and proposed mission, to teach children to be good stewards of the environment and how green technology can help us do that.

- submitted by a parent

April 02, 2012
I think this school is all talk I've yet to be impressed maybe because my child is only in the head start program and the teacher is on her way out but i have high expectations and hope that the school lives up to the hype our kids deserve the best come on new principal try harder to get involved.

- submitted by a parent

February 25, 2010
I've attended every PTA meeting, since it was reformed last year. I've attended PTA sponsored events(jog-a-thon, movie nights, fund raising dinners). PTA sends fliers home and hangs signs on the fence in front of school to notify parents of these events. I see Mrs. Jimenez all the time, and often talk to her at front gate gate. If this is a concern of your make an appointment ..she is very approachable. I agree the teachers are great.. but the implementation of the advanced readers program deserves some credit (Mrs. Jimenez implemented program), While I wont call you a liar.. as that is classless.. I will say my comments are factual and true.

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January 26, 2010
Last time i wrote a review for Niemes, it was when Mrs. James was principal. I really liked her and i thought that she is doing an awesome job. But i was wrong, she was doing a good job. The new principal, Mrs. Jimenez is doing awesome!!!! Just now i got an email from here and i saw that Niemes school met the API Growth Target (2008-2009)!!! HOORAY!!!!! Besides that she started last year the Accelerated Reader program, which stimulates kids to read more, which i think is a great thing! My kids love this school, the teachers are well trained, involved in kids activities... Mr. Cool and Mr. Z (computer teacher and science teacher) are a great addition to this school.... Really, i'm very happy that my kids are here!

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January 15, 2010
My son is in the Spanish immersion program. The teacher's have been great. The science lab, computer lab, nature center and library are amazing, and the staff members are an incredible addition to my son's education. The schools testing scores are on the rise and most importantly my son is happy, he looks forward to going there each day.

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December 04, 2009
My son has been at Niemes since Kindergarten and ever since Ms. James( principal) left the school I feel the school has gone downhill. She used to walk around the school and she would talk to the parents even the parents who didn't speak English. She would really put herself out there. We had so many Award Assemblies for the students and even awards were given to the kids who excelled on the CST exams. At every IEP meeting I had with my son and teacher, the principal would attend, not this new principal, the only thing she does do good however is send messages to the home, good but sometimes we get about three on the same day with the same message.

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October 02, 2009
I love the Immersion Program at Niemes. The dedication that the teachers have to each child is commendable. I only wish we still had Ms. James. Her ability to interact with children, parents, and staff was amazing. The new Principal seems to talk more to children, parents and staff through the PA system or 1 of the million voice mails she leaves. I just wish she would focus less on being the 'boss' and more on being part of the team. An example of this is at back to school night I watched Ms. Jimenez circle the classrooms as I waited for my parent session to begin and never once did she say hello to any parent or student. Also instead of going through the door the teacher left open while in an active session she used her key to go through the unlocked door? Perhaps she doesn't know respect is earned?

- submitted by a parent

March 07, 2009
This school is not thew best choice! Morrison elementary is way better!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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March 03, 2009
This year we enrolled our daughter in the Dual Immersion (Spanish/English) program at Niemes and we love it! She is only in kindergarten but is well on her way in acquiring a second language. The school has a new principal this year and so far we are excited about all the positive changes we've seen. Additionally, the school boasts its own science lab and community garden -- both of which are stimulating a strong interest in our little scientist. Although Niemes may not have the strongest API in the district we had heard so many wonderful comments about the dual immersion program that we couldn't pass up the opportunity...and so far have no regrets about our decision!

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May 02, 2008
My daughter has been enrolled at Neimes since K. She is now in 2nd and both she & I have enjoyed it.

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March 08, 2008
Niemes is an amazing school! The leadership of Ms. James is evident in the school's attention to intervention both in and outside of the classroom setting. Our teachers are kind, supportive, and very capable of handling student discipline. The after school programs have been a blessing for my student. he even gets free tutoring during the extra program time.

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March 31, 2005
Niemes is am outstanding school. The community is very supportive and the teachers ans staf really care about the kids. They were just awarded a magnet grant for envirnomental science and technology. Their science lab was just built and opened the last week in March. My child is in a state of the art science lab and works on high tech computers learning power point while learning about environmental science. The fourth grade students are taking an over night trip to Sacramento and applying what they studied about ecosystems on the American river and then visiting Old Sacramento. The school offers a bilingual program and many other great learning opportunities. The also have an afterschool program. I am very happy that my child is at Niemes.

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Niemes (John H.) Elementary School
16715 Jersey Avenue, Artesia, CA  90701
(562) 865-9586
Last modified Niemes (John H.) Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Niemes (John H.) Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 26 reviews. Top