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Fairfield, CA
Students enrolled: 809

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2001 Winston Drive
Fairfield, CA 94534

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June 12, 2014
My son was in the GATE program from 3rd to 6th grade. I highly recommend this school if your child is GATE identified. The GATE teachers are highly qualified (except for one 4th grade teacher that rumor has it will be retiring); thus, they have their curriculum down to an art. The needs of the gifted are unique so there are numerous projects & opportunities for the students to "work outside the box," whether it is in groups or cross grade levels. My son thrived here. He had no problems with safety, bullies etc. Band came in first place two years in a row with an on site, outside vendor (Music Matters.) Overall, great school.

- submitted by a parent

April 23, 2014
We loved our daughters Kindergarten teacher Mrs. Stuart. We had a bad experience with here First grade teacher Mrs. Anderson. I had heard that she was a mean teacher from other parents but I left her in that class hoping it would be fine. We had a few issues. I think half of them could have been avoided if she had more patience with the students. We had to move and she has a new teacher. We have had NO issues with the new teacher. Academically the school is amazing. I felt my daughter learned a lot. Most of the teachers are amazing. I only heard good things and experiences from other parents I talked to. I would recommend this school to anyone. I would just say to avoid certain teachers if you can.

- submitted by a parent

March 07, 2014
I graduated from K I Jones about 3 years ago and I loved the school. I had friends to hang out with and great teachers I could always approach. The neighborhood I always though as safe, and I don't think that has changed. The activities the students can do are great, like the walkathon (I think they still have that) and the raffles and all. The parent teacher nights were always great because you can go see your old teachers and talk to your current one about your grade and how they think you have been doing in class. The parents also really benefit from it. Just make sure you catch the teachers before it ends otherwise they will be gone if you try to catch them even a minute after it all ends. Some teachers stay there for a little longer and pack up or talk to other parents, but some do leave right away. As a whole, I love the school. I recommend the school to anyone who's looking into the gate program or the regular program they have. Ps. The library was one place I always loved, and if you go there, please (!) participate in the penny drives and heather house drives if they still do those types if things.

- submitted by a community member

November 25, 2013
I see totally dedicated teachers, office staff, and classified employees that work their tail ends off to meet all of the frequently changing requirements from the state and district. We keep juggling state test demands with meeting individual learning requirements for students. Many personnel are at work 45-60 hours a week---usually without overtime pay ( not to mention the hours at home).

- submitted by a teacher

June 04, 2013
K.I Jones is absolutely awesome! I have moved to this school for GATE in 5th grade (I was in GATE ever since 3rd but my old school did teach anything differently for non gates to gates) and I am so glad I did! The teachers are hilarious but also on task. I sure have learned a lot more here then my old school!

- submitted by a community member

May 08, 2013
Crowded classrooms, overworked teachers, they put lots of emphasis on standardized test performance and not real learning.

- submitted by a parent

October 22, 2011
My wife and I sent two children through this school over a period of 13 years. Both of us volunteered at many school activities and enjoyed many happy hours volunteering in the classroom. While there are always bumps in the road, overall we were consistently impressed with the dedication and quality of the teachers as well as the staff. The school also enjoys a nice location next to a park, deep in a quiet residential area that allows many of the children to walk to school. In short, we loved K.I.

- submitted by a parent

June 11, 2011
I am an alumni of K.I. from 2002-2010. I attended for all seven years the last four of which were spent in the GATE program. If your student has been offered to test for this program please consider it. I found that the GATE program was one of the most important building blocks in my education aside from high school. All of the teachers are very friendly and willing to spend one on one time with students when necessary. I often visit some of my old teachers because I of the admiration that I have for them. I <3 KI and would go back today if I could!

- submitted by a community member
no rating
May 04, 2010
I love this school and most of the teachers I have had to deal with. they are all fiendly and good teachers. My chidren have attended K.I. since 2001.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
May 04, 2010
One of the best schools in the city of fairfield school

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May 04, 2010
I love this school because the teachers and staff truly care about the students there. Parent involvement is absolutely wonderful.

- submitted by a parent

February 23, 2010
My daughter really enjoys the GATE program. although I'm often surprised by the sheer volume of homework she is responsible for every night. I agree that the kindergarten program is way too crowded and rigid... but seems to be a nice school for the upper grades and a great GATE program.

- submitted by a parent

October 20, 2009
Lots of parent involvement, and lots of really smart & good kids... but the kindergarten program here is incredibly inflexible, and some teachers seem more interested in crowd control than actually teaching. I work in the classroom and watch the teacher go step by step through each worksheet (of which there are way too many) allowing no time for the kids to figure things out for themselves. The principal is nice & friendly, but often seems too busy for us. This school is full of excuses, from budgets to class sizes. It's painful to go to a school that acts like being 'public' is an excuse for inadequacy. Don't be fooled by the test scores -- they are higher because its a GATE magnet and its in an upper-middle class neighborhood.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
July 08, 2009
My husband and I are so sad to be leaving this great school. This school cares so much about your child. We have nothing bad to say about this school. Every staff member has always made us feel so welcome when we are on campus. Parents are always volunteering and staff can't thank them enough. It makes you feel good when you volunteer at this school you feel like your part of the staff...The only reason we are leaving is Moving out of town..We will Miss this school Staff and Students and all the parent volunteers.

- submitted by a parent

July 07, 2008
My daughter transferred to K.I. Jones in 3rd grade to participate in the GATE magnet program. In general, we have been pleased with the program. I appreciate that our district is far-thinking enough to have this type of differentiated education to meet the varied needs of students thoughout the district. I would like to see K.I. Jones offer more extracurricular activities (sports, art, etc.) and the campus itself is pretty shabby. The office staff is great and always willing to help. Another really strong area at K.I. Jones is the PTA--what a great group of parents!

- submitted by a parent

March 04, 2008
I have 2 students at K I...Wonderful teachers, dedicated principal, outstanding office staff, efficient and involved PTA. Only negative is the structure could be updated/improved, but you can't expect that any time soon with the CA budget crisis.

- submitted by a parent

February 02, 2008
Great school, teachers go above and beyond. Have had children at this school for 5 years.

- submitted by a parent

June 02, 2007
I am a parent. We've enjoyed the year at KI and are sorry to be moving. We did bring a more diverse student body to KI. The only downfall at KI is no diversity in teachers. Overall I'd give the school an 8 out of 10.

- submitted by a parent

October 30, 2006
KI was a good school. I think the loss of the Dual Immersion program is a great loss to this school. It created some much needed diversity in the school. Dual Immersion teachers are top notch. Overall feeling from the school is they did not embrace the uniqueness of having a program such as Dual Immersion.

- submitted by a parent

January 13, 2006
K.I. is one of two GATE magnet schools in the district. 6th GATE was awesome for my daughter. Older school in older area, yet worth it. Limited bussing is available from many areas, but info hard to get.

- submitted by a parent

August 19, 2005
I've been at this school for over 7 years between my 2 children and have seen many changes. This was and still is a wonderful school; however, I do not feel the need to have the gate program and dual immersion. We are overcrowded and should only need to focus attention on one program, not both! the pta is great to the students and teachers--all of them. They do not segregate their donations like the 2 special programs. I only have 2 years left at this school and I'm a parent who feels that some change is good, just let's not get too carried away!

- submitted by a parent

August 13, 2005
Outstanding school. Experienced teachers. Good parent involvement.

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July 15, 2005
KI Jones seems to be a well rounded, middle class school. Most teachers seem to be highly educated and supportive of most students. Administration fosters a creative environment for students to learn. The only area for improvement would be training in cultural diversity for the staff. While there is not much diversity at this school, those minority students do not always have their needs met.

- submitted by a parent

June 09, 2005
Gate program has some problems but overall is good school.

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April 05, 2005
This is a wonderfully diverse school with an exceptional teaching staff. The strength of the program at this school is outstanding.

- submitted by a parent

January 20, 2005
Teachers, in general are good and care about their students. However, some teachers are unwilling to work with parents whose children have learning disabilities. The message seems to be that parents should be more willing to medicate. I have been extremely disappointed at the lack of professionalism displayed on the part of a couple of teachers.

- submitted by a parent

December 23, 2004
My daughter goes to school at KI Jones Elementary. She's in the 1st grade in the Dual Immersion Program. This is a relatively new program for our district. This program is tough. Instruction is in Spanish. She is English speaking. I have been amazed! The school is very committed to maintaining this program through the 6th grade. What I like best about this school is the active PTA. There is always an enrichment program or activity taking place; Family Fun Night, Reading Programs, Assemblies, as well as a strong community service committment. The grounds were recently updated with three play structures; one for the kinders and two for each of the older kid groups. Overall, I have been very satisfied with this school and the administration.

- submitted by a parent

August 26, 2003
My granddaughter has attended KI Jones from K thru 5th, this year is her 6th grade year. The teachers are excellent and she has had an excellent education. Parental involvement is encouraged and helps your child get the best edusation. The teachers are caring and keep discipline under control. I can attest to the fact that when there are problems brought to the school's attention, that something is done to insure optimim student sensitivity and to solve the problem. Students are encouraged to be the best they can be and to grow in spirit as well as academically. My granddaughter and I are looking forward to this coming 6th grade year.

- submitted by a parent

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K. I. Jones Elementary School
2001 Winston Drive, Fairfield, CA  94534
(707) 421-4195
Last modified K. I. Jones Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
K. I. Jones Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 33 reviews. Top