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Jamul, CA
Students enrolled: 255

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14567 Lyons Valley Road
Jamul, CA 91935

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(619) 669-7800
(619) 669-0438
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June 06, 2013
Our family has had nothing but great success at this school! Our children who have been at this school for 3 years now (currently 2nd & 3rd grades) both test well above state averages in all subjects. The teachers are the same great teachers that have been there for years, the same ones everyone used to rave about. Great PTA, garden program, PE and beautiful property. I LOVE the small town aspect of the school. I do not have much interaction with the admin but I dont have any complaints from my experiences.

- submitted by a parent
June 05, 2013
Jamul Primary School - This is a wonderful school with the best teachers - my children cumulatively have over 8 years in this school system. The teachers all give individual attention to the kids. We have never felt like a number like other schools. The management is very involved. Great community! Love the parents that are engaged and involved - wish even more parents were involved!! Mrs. Frey - Love her...even though my kid can be a challenge, she knows how to connect with him and help him focus. Mrs. Bennett - she is involved in the community and knows all the kids. Would love to have more teacher to student ratio - but hey....that's why you should vote and not complain. They are nothing like the San Diego school district - this district operates within their means and their budget, which you certainly can't say for others. I respect and that's a great model for my kids.

- submitted by a parent
January 23, 2013
This school is a mess. Sure they have "arts" and "music" but how about doing the job that public schools were created to do: teach math, language arts, science and history? My daughter went here, and during that time, I volunteered in the class to see exactly how things worked. While the teachers are nice, professional people, the same can not be said about the management. And that trickles down as a general feeling that nothing is to be seriously taken. Including the three "r's". After being in a classroom for 6 hours, it is criminal to send excessive homework with a child, to be completed with the help of the parent. The parents get to do the school's work while the school is doing the fun stuff - art and music, gardening and cooking. Hey, doing the fun stuff is the reward for being a parent. Accepting tax dollars is the reward for teaching math, science, language arts, etc. Get it?

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2011
I take exception to the review declaring that she "...witnesses daily drop off's of over packed vehicles of illegal students, with BC (Mexican) plates..." (sic)......such polarizing and alarmist declarations are a disservice to our children. Jamul is a small, artistic community which fosters visual and musical enrichment in our schools despite the obscene government funding cuts to our education budgets. Jamul is a nurturing environment of community support which includes our schools. Witness the recent (4/8/11) production of Seussical Jr., the musical, which played to a packed house and featured fifteen 4th and 5th graders; nine 1st and 2d graders; and two 7th graders from the Oak Grove Middle School Show Choir "Revolution".

- submitted by a parent
March 29, 2011
My children have been enrolled in JPS for three years. The other reviews look great, but check the Year posted, as most those wonderful teacher spoken of are long retired. The superintendent Ms. Bennet, acts involved, but when it comes down to taking action, she does nothing. The new Principal Ms Frye, is hash with students and not welcoming to the parents with issues over test scores and our children's needs. She focuses on downfalls and is quick to suspend a child, instead of finding a proactive way to help. The test scores are an obvious statement of the many downfalls of this school. You should also review the school's Accreditation. I bring my children to school ,and witness daily drop off's of over packed vehicles of illegal students, with BC (Mexican) plates, and no one questions them? We have lost at least 8 Children from the second grade, since start of this year. Lots of parent placing their children in Charter's. I plan to pull my children, to ensure they get quality education with children that are legal citizens of the United States. This is our Tax dollars funding these schools, what about our children?

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2010
this school is great if your child dosen't speak english! lots of kids in the classrooms and a high teacher to student ratio. the amount of homework sent home leaves one to wonder what is the focus in the classroom.

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no rating November 05, 2009
Our school shows great spirit and delivers a quality education.

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July 30, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
July 24, 2009
My son has had a GREAT experience at Jamul Primary School. The teachers there are very experienced and deliver high quality instruction balanced to teach the whole child. I didn't know what to expect when we moved to Jamul, but my son had a chance to attend the Early Admission Kindergarten program and I was blown away by what the teacher, Linda Clark, could accomplish with a group of five year olds. He put together an impressive science journal which he chose to continue at home, began to read, gained positive social skills, etc. In kindergarten we chose the dual language program so our son could be exposed to Spanish at a young age. Again I discovered wonderful teachers who were dedicated to nurturing the children inside and out. There is also music and professional art instruction...could go on....

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2009
I'm a parent of a 3rd grader and 5th grader. Great school and teachers. They put special attention on kids learning english. Also help kids in other areas of life not only academic. They only need a more organized curriculum.

- submitted by a parent
October 14, 2008
Great school if your child can be handed a stack of work and sit quietly at their desk and work independently. My child started in K above proficient and is now below in both language arts and math at grade 3. Curriculum seems unorganized with a lot of jumping around subjects and emphasis on test scores instead of real proficiency in basic studies. No additional resources available to bring my child up unless they have a learning disability or are an english learner. A lot of $$ spent on english learner programs with kids being picked up by cars with Baja plates?? Has one of the worst academic records of neighboring public schools but staff unwilling to take any responsibilty for their role in academic performance.

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2008
My son attended this school last year. The work didn't seem hard enough. He was bored. Also, after a problem with a teacher, I left a message for the principal that went unanswered. I eventually had to email her. It took months to get my son switched to a new classroom. I guess if you don't run into any problems this would be fine. If you do run into a problem be prepared to jump thru hoops.

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2007
My son goes to Jamul elementary school in second grade with Mrs. Crain she is an awesome teacher, who not only teaches subjects, but great values, she plays the guitar and piano every day to her students and lets them play percussion instruments,paint, plant seeds and take care of their plants all year long, it has been a great experience for my 8 year old son, who is in this bilingual program with lots of resources...

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2007
This is the 2nd year for my daughter at this school it is the best! Her teachers have been nothing but supportive of her , she loves it and has done nothing but thrived and has helped her attitude in general,she is happy and never wants to miss a day its amazing,I am thankful for schools like this one,thank you!

- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2006
Jamul Primary has been a great experience for me, with two children between K-3. Teachers are nuturing, the Principal is outstanding and it feels so safe there. My children are thriving and both advanced proficient in all subjects and above grade level at most. I am happy with the way they teach and what they teach. Could not be happier with JPS!

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2005
Does not teach scientifically research based reading methods. Unorganized curriculum. Has some great teachers and then those that are allowed to have bumper stickers in their first grade classroom that states to 'Party Naked' and 'Girls kick ***'.The board is not in unison and has know desire to improve the quality of the curriculum. This school needs change and unity. They are about 5 years behind the times.

- submitted by a parent
September 08, 2005
Jamul Primary fosters learning and community between the teachers, parents, and the kids. We have many wonderful programs sponsored by the PTA and Friends of Jamul Foundation. Art, music, theater and after school enrichment programs to name a few. My children have down extremely well in this school.

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2005
Jamul Primary School is a great school for the average child, however children with special needs are overlooked too much of the time. Our principal is nice but we don't feel that she is the best person for the job. Our school district needs to be overhauled. Too many chiefs and not enough indians!

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May 06, 2005
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December 06, 2004
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September 22, 2004
This school is awesome. Not only are our children taught the state standards, but we have multi-age and bi-lingual classes as well as traditional classes. Thanks to the (teachers) educational summit, differentiation is a major focus. Our children have weekly art lessons from Art teachers. We have an excellent Art Docent program as well where we can go in to the classroom and teach Art ourselves. All children are given music lessons. Parent involvement is really good. The school has two educational foundations... Friends of Jamul which raises approx. $50,000 a year as well as the Jamul Arts and Music Council which raises approx. $20,000 A year. The PTA hosts many activities and encourages parent involvement. This school focuses on the 'whole' child and it s evident!

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2004
A school system that does not strive for high achievement. The board and teachers are complacent.

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2004
Jamul is a very small closeknit community and the elementary schools play a very important role. I wouldn't want my kids anywhere else. The teachers are excellent, the staff is very supportive and the PTA is superb! We also have a foundation that raises funds that go to the library, arts, music and other important areas. With the recent budget cuts, this school has been able to continue on without any negative impacts to the students.

- submitted by a parent
March 05, 2004
This is a wonderful school filled with highly skilled teachers, principal and superindentant. Due to the outstanding fund-raising and many parent volunteers, this school has more to offer than most- art, music, drama, dual language program, as well as high expections for the academics. It's a close-knit school, and a great environment for kids.

- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2004
Great school. Small class size allows for individual student needs. Emphasis on positive learning experience. Small town feel. Very nuturing environment for primary students. Newly renovated library and multi-use room. Super supportive staff/administration and board.

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2003
Teachers and staff are great.The reason this school is failing our children is because the school board can't work together!Personal hatred by one of the board members for other board members comes before the education and welfare of our children at this school.

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2003
The education the children receive from this school is very poor. Politics come into play more often than they should!!

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Jamul Primary School
14567 Lyons Valley Road, Jamul, CA  91935
(619) 669-7800
Last modified Jamul Primary School is a Public school that serves grades K-3. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Jamul Primary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 27 reviews. Top