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K-5
Public
Burbank, CA
Students enrolled: 752

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1900 North Sixth Street
Burbank, CA 91504

(818) 558-4635
(818) 558-4666
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November 13, 2014
This school I give it a one star , my sons teacher bullies the kids, and mimics them, when I speak to the teacher is evident she doesn't respect the kids, the school is really old fashiond , there isn't a counselor for the children that need it. They are big on " our goal is for our children to succeed " but when it comes down to it the teacher is always right. Big fakes. I can go on but there isint enough space. Oh and the minute you walk into this school it seems you have just transported yoursel to Armenia, as that is the only language you can hear, all teachers and administration is armenian, so if you are armenian you lucked out.

- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2014
This school is great. The teachers are competent and work with kids on an individual basis. Two of my kids are currently enrolled and although they both are quiet different in the way they learn, they are developing a love for learning thanks to their teachers.

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2013
I have two daughters at this school and I love it. The parents are really great and work together to make it a fun place for the students. The teachers are very good too and get very involved. The PTA and Boosters are big here and do a lot of activities. This school has a library, a computer specialist and the AR (Accelerated Reading) system in place.

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2012
I love this school. Great teachers, Great staff, and the PTA is wonderful. My daughter is completing the first grade and I look forward to next year. I have not had any issues and all my questions have been answered and worries put to rest.

- submitted by a parent
December 07, 2011
We have been VERY pleased with Jefferson Elementary. We have recently moved her from another district with my husband's new job and have been immensely pleased with the office staff, excellent principal, and my sons amazing first grade teacher. My son has some speech and occupational therapy needs and they have also been wonderful in considering and addressing his specific needs. The school has a very good "Peaceful Playground" policy for recess that teaches kids the activities and games that ARE acceptable instead of harping on those not allowed. The school uses incentive slips for recognition, and the principal knows and interacts with her students with kindness and enthusiasm. The PTA and music programs have also been excellent. We feel fortunate to be at this school.

- submitted by a parent
August 30, 2011
Great school, awesome principal. Office staff is very rude! Teachers are amazing, truly! My son has really excelled and I couldn't be happier. The PTA is super strong and parental involvement is very high in the classrooms.

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2011
I feel the same way about the office staff, moody and just plain rude. I haven't seen much action coming from the principle regarding issues with teachers that shouldn't be teaching. Last year wasn't the greatest, but we are fortunate to have AMAZING teachers this year!

- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2011
Great Principal and Teachers. Parents get involved. Rude and arrogant office staff. That type of attitude should not be present near children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 19, 2010
I went there and my three kids went there. Great teachers and great principles and wonderful memories.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 10, 2010
so far I love the way my kids are so into the teachers and their studies....they have a great helping systems and thanks to all the parent that can help make the teachers work a bit easier.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 06, 2010
My son's teacher Ms. Kubeczka just won teacher of the year at TJ elementary school. Her and Ms. Kistler (the principal) make TJ the best elementary school for my son and others.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
I love this school. My daughter did not go to preschool so the first week was rough but she excells now and I could not be happier. I volunteer once a week and see all of the fun projects that she does and all of learning that goes on. Excellent

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 25, 2010
great teachers and staff and a wonderful group of parents.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 24, 2010
wonderful teachers, kids! This school is amazing! What great partnerships!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 23, 2010
We have been pleased with the level of education our children have received at Jefferson. The teachers are dedicated and caring and parents are involved. Great school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 22, 2010
Amazing teachers and involved parents make this a top performing school year after year! My kids love it and we love it.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 22, 2010
Thomas Jefferson is a welcoming community of parents and teachers! My daughter has thrived at TJ and I love the support she gets from her teachers. We are so fortunate to be able to attend such a wonderful school!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 22, 2010
Excellent all around, meeting all requirements

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 21, 2010
Caring Staff, Teachers and very involved Parents ensure our kids have quality education and arts options!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 21, 2010
Dedicated teachers and parent work together for kids at this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 21, 2010
We have the best teachers and parents, they all give 110% everyday.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 21, 2010
Thomas Jefferson Elementary is an exceptional school. The collaboration that happens between its teachers, staff, and parents make for a powerful force. We are constantly working together to build a strong educational framework that includes exposure & interaction in the areas of arts and technology.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 21, 2010
Best elementary school in the district. Staff is wonderful, activities are fun, curriculum is great and the library in particular is FANTASTIC.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 21, 2010
It's been the perfect social and learning environment for my two children. I couldn't imagine a better elementary school or better people interacting with my kids, than Jefferson provides.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 21, 2010
They are so organized with their schedule that I never feel like my kid is one of 700! There is a true personal and hands on approach and our new Principal is awesome!

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2010
the teachers and environment. the immediate area around the school is also ideal

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 21, 2010
As a parent of a Jefferson student for K-5, I can say with confidence this is one of the best schools in California. The teachers really care about the students, are communicative about their educational needs and the PTA, Boosters, staff and parents all give 100% to make this school a true blessing to the public school system. I feel incredibly lucky to have my child attend Jefferson for his elementary school education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 21, 2010
The teachers care and are wonderful, the parents care, the academics are above average and the child creativity is still encouraged.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 21, 2010
The teachers, parents, and students are kind, cooperative, bright, and eager to provide and participate in the best education possible.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 21, 2010
It's been the perfect social and lerning enviroment for my son. Best elementary school in th district.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 21, 2010
The community of students, teachers, parents and staff care about these kids from their first day of school and continuing over their life long learning.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 21, 2010
Wonderful school. Teachers, staff and parents work together to provide an outstanding learning environment for the students. Academic, art, music programs are all top notch.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 21, 2010
I'm excited to have my children at this school. The teachers and staff are always there to help our kids even after school. Our parent involvement is tremendous. We have a great bunch of kids and their parents aren't to shabby either.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 21, 2010
Great teachers, lots of parental involvement. The school has always felt like home to all three of my kids.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 21, 2010
Great teachers, great administrators, great PTA and great kids. Everyone makes sure the kids have everything they need to get a well-rounded education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 21, 2010
This school has fabulous parents and students! Itis in a nice neighborhood. Thomas jefferson has many programs and opportunities for students to excel and try out new things. I wouldn't want my own children to go to any other elementary school in Burbank!

- submitted by a teacher
April 21, 2010
They have some of the best teachers my kids ever had! English First!

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2010
Wonderful teachers and staff, supportive parent community that gives of their time and enthusiasm

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2009
Parent involvement is extremely high at this school. You can see this as so many parents offer to volunteer to help their child's teacher. The school also offers so many fun events for the students and their families. Academic success is evident through the school's high API.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
It is a great school, parents are very involved and the kids love their teachers. Its API is above 800, which shows the great quality of the education in the school.

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2008
School and teachers are great, but lack of the resources for special students.

- submitted by a parent
October 16, 2008
School is good, but the principal does not listen to you and she did understand your concern.

- submitted by a parent
November 19, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
June 02, 2006
Jefferson is great! The PTA is also a great asset. Huge parent involvement.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2006
Good educational program. Extra circrisculumn.

- submitted by a parent
March 23, 2006
Good school- very involved parents.

- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2005
This is the wonderful school. Great teacher and family envolvement.

- submitted by a parent
August 30, 2005
Jefferson Elementary is a great school. I highly reccommend this school. Parent involvement is higher than I've ever seen in a public elementary.

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2005
BUSD tends to have a good reputation. But, from personal experience (my son attended TJ from K-5), the quality of the teachers he had was 'hit or miss'. Every other year he had an excellent teacher and every other year he had a poor teacher. Unfortunately, I don't think the Principal even cared. There was a lot of art in the curriculum until the third grade; then it just dropped off. Minimal extracurricular activities were available.

- submitted by a parent
August 05, 2005
It's a wonderful school. Both my son and my daugher are attending this school, and they have learned so much

- submitted by a parent
July 14, 2005
Wonderful school, with great faculty.

- submitted by a student
May 05, 2005
Both of My children have attending Thomas Jefferson Elementary School for the past three years. I am very satisfied with the results. Both of my kids are reading way above grade level, and are challenged and encouraged to learn not just their grade level but above. This is the next best to private school, with a program for music, which is pretty much paid for by the private PTA monies. My only complaint is that the same few parents are somehow always the ones that are randomly chosen to attend field trips, etc. with the kids.

- submitted by a parent
February 15, 2005
I think this school is very good for a public school. The teachers seem to care about the children, and the principal is top notch. You could do much worse for your children.

- submitted by a parent
February 07, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
January 21, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2004
Great School with strong parent involvement. Altough disappointed that district has not adopted all day Kindergarden

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2004
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Thomas Jefferson Elementary School
1900 North Sixth Street, Burbank, CA  91504
(818) 558-4635
Last modified Thomas Jefferson Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Thomas Jefferson Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 61 reviews. Top