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Jensen Ranch Elementary School5
Posted July 13, 2012
- a parent
Excellent school with a challenging level of work that pushes the kids but not too much. My child has been attending for 2 years now, and I feel like he's getting private school level education. Teachers are committed and knowledgeable, and the overall student conduct seems managed in a way that allows for a safe and fun learning environment.
This school provides a great learning environment and an all-around education for my kids. 90% of the teachers are very good. Can't speak for the rest 10%. There is at least one exceptionally great teacher in each grade, and because the teachers communicate well with each other the overall quality is really good. 3rd graders produce a musical, 4th graders have an overnight trip, and 4th&5th graders have spelling bee and geography bee. Half of the 5th graders also have a Shakespeare unit, during which they put out a play. We are very happy with this school, and my younger one refuses to move because she wants to stay at this school!
The teachers are great. They welcome parent participation, which allows them more time to actually spend with the kids & be able to spot problem areas early, before it actually becomes too difficult to correct. They teach the kids to work together & help each other out. Overall, the teachers, staff, & parents make the school an extremely conducive place for learning.
Very challenging in terms of student workload with a very high degree of parental involvement verging on, dare I say it, over-involvement. You can expect to see moms come by to bring their kids lunch and clean their desks for them at noon. Teacher quality is generally high with a large percentage of children working above grade level. This is not a school for the slacker student. Culturally this school is predominantly Asian in an affluent area with lots of support for Asian kids in terms of language, translation for non-English-speaking Asian parents and cultural activities. A very good but very intense school, ideal for gifted and talented kids.