Jacoby Creek School is known to foster a bullying climate that is supported by the administration, teachers and board members. When serious issues are brought forward no one listens. And the teachers are not willing to come forward and speak out against their supervisor who bullies the staff. The teachers have it good. Small class sizes, decent salaries (for Humboldt County), and flexible schedules. It is all silently agreed upon. Teachers and staff allow themselves to be bullied, in exchange for not standing up to the leaders. One teacher told me, "we are used to it by now", and "she is my boss and my kids go here, so I don't want to speak out". Children of parents that speak out are retaliated against in class and on the playground. Children with disabilities or children who do not conform to the norm are bullied and treated poorly by other children. This behavior goes unchecked by administrators and staff. If you have lots of money or your family has social status, you will not notice these problems. Families with money are treated better and accommodated.
Most Excellent!!!!!!!!!!!! The teachers. The staff. The principal. The academics. The physical education program. The afternoon activities
I agree the school does well academically; however, is ineffective in terms of the principal's leadership and responsiveness to problems. A handful of teachers are wonderful, but many are rude and too strict. Some can't connect well with the students or are unable to manage their classrooms. Some of the classes are out of control and my students have suffered from bullying as a result. For several issues, I too had to contact the secretary, principal, and teachers numerous times before a serious bullying incident was addressed. Very disappointing . . . Also, my children are very well-mannered and good students. I know others share these concerns too. We will leave this fall.
Jacoby Creek is of academic excellence. The teachers are available. The principal engaging. The complainers of this school are obviously the parents with the "not my child" attitude, as to where it is everybody Else's fault mentality - so prevalent in our society. Thank God there are only a small handful of parents that live on gossip and hearsay, the rest of us live in the real world of facts and reality. If the school is so bad to that one parent of 3/29 - then leave - your attitude is what is destroying your child, not the school - it all begins at home.
Jacoby Creek is a mediocre school that does not encourage critical thinking. Liberal and tolerant views of drugs and alcohol are the norm in this neck of the woods. Many children are rude, foul mouthed and do not have the family structure to deal with these issues. My daughter feels unmotivated, unchallenged and yearns to leave the school. In her 7 years here she had one teacher whom she reveres and encouraged her to enjoy learning. This school has potential but the consensus is the new principal just does not care about the students. We regret sending our daughter here due to the lack of caring educators and staff.
Jacoby Creek School is excellent for it's academics, but completely stifling for any child that does not fit into the designer clicks, of which the school does nothing to correct. As the years gone by the viciousness has increased. I have learned from Jacoby Creek that academics isn't the only thing in life a young girl needs.
I can only go by the lack of response I have received to my inquiries about the school, its district boundaries, and details regarding admissions. I sent multiple emails to both the principal and her assistant and never received any response. Pretty hard to consider it for my kids with that lack of professionalism and communication.
Jacoby Creek School provides a challenging and supportive environment for my child. The teachers are accessible and informative. There is excellent communication about school activities and events from the teachers and the principal. The school has interesting after school enrichment programs for a small fee. Also, there are after school athletics to keep children fit.
The school is good. But there are a lot of students that have a lot of materialistic ideas and are not always open to other kids coming in.
Being fortunate to be an educator at this school, I am most impressed with my fellow staff members who are professionally equipped and motivated to present their best on a daily basis! The school community is enhanced by supportive and involved parents. The maturity and combined 'know-how' of the staff benefit the students as evidenced in the creative and critical thinkers which come out of Jacoby Creek year after year.
My daughters went to kindergarden and eighth grade at Jacoby Creek School.We really liked the teachers yet found the school to be far too competitive and way too much homework. The school lacks in creativity and all the teachers work out of drab text books. They have very little Art and expression and are lacking in technology in the middle grades.
This is a good school for kids who are self-motivating, there is not a lot of support for kids with various disabilities. I would not send my child to this school if she had a learning disability because it is so competition focused. Some great teachers and some very old school 'tough love' types who should be retiring soon. Too much focus on worksheets and menial tasks, not enough contextual learning.
Great school, lots of participation in science fair, history fair, spelling bees, etc. Good after-school enrichment classes too. Pretty strict on the kids, which I prefer. Lots of parent involvement. They have an annual folk dance festival, musical theatre, and oral language competition.
A great school with excellent teachers. A little too much emphasis on homework and performance.
This a a k-8 school which is considered one of, if not the best elementary school in Humboldt Coutny. It decided to become a charter school in 2002 so that it could ensure its enrollment levels. Because the school is so highly regarded there is usually more children applying than there is room.
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