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751 Stonebridge Lane
Lathrop, CA 95330

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(209) 938-6340
(209) 982-5331
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February 24, 2015
One of the worst schools my children have attended. We are an army family and have traveled all over the U.S. so we know our schools. For one, yard duty are always rude. I always see them yelling and are less than professional when on traffic duty. My children's are always tellinge stories about how they are always yelling and not helpful in school grounds. They get soccer ball taken away for weeks/months at a time even if bigger grades are the ones who kicked ball on roof. They started playing with Pokemon cards and within a week they had that privilege taken away. My son was not able to wear his captain America shoes after wearing them for months at school because they were red and blue (captain America colors) with captain America logo and character on shoes. I mean, if he went months wearing them at school with no gang problems I'm sure nothing is going to happen. No organized sports during school or after. Teachers talk about personal lives including being married multiple times and what tatoos they have and how they have kids with different me (this is what my 6th grade daughter comes home and tells me) not impressed one bit. I can't wait to be assigned to next duty station

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December 04, 2014
They do very little for the kids aside from being in the class. No after school programs. No sports. Very weak music program. No performing arts. Student performances (plays, holiday programs, etc.) are not well organized or don't happen at all. One educational field trip a year. MUSD has the strangest break times. They give a 1 week off in October, I think it should be the week of Thanksgiving. Spring break is also different time from most other CA school districts. The neighborhood is safe though. Community is nice and friendly. Just wish the school was better.

- submitted by a parent

October 01, 2014
This school doesn't spend any money on the children ! The principal should be more involved in school activities. They take it so lightly its not even funny. I am really disappointed in this school.. But a true fact is that a bright child could do great in this school. the school enviorment is horrible..... over all if your looking for a recomandation then I suggest do not enroll your child in this school

- submitted by a parent

May 08, 2014
I am a student at this school currently I am a 7th grader and I have been going here since kindergarten and every since 1rst grade I hated this school but the only reason why I'm staying here is Becuse my mom like the RSP here that I need but it took 4 years for her to get me in that program and the office did nothing about it at all and the yard dudys are the worst they yell at everyone for everything of u wore shorts that are a centimeter to short up to the office and they don't help you at what u need help with I can barley spell Becuse of them at I am horable at math I can't wait to graduate and get out of this junk felid they call a school oh and u have to seat at assigned tables at lunch how stupid

- submitted by a community member

April 09, 2014
Such a bad school. Many of the classes that we took were too easy for us. I got transfered from my other school at the beginning of the school year and I did not like the experience of it at all. Actually, I'm pretty glad I'm moving now but anyways -bad school DO NOT enroll your kids into that school.

- submitted by a community member

September 10, 2013
The school is great my kids are enjoying and learning . school teachers and staff is are really helpfull and they work really hard .

- submitted by a parent

August 18, 2012
This is by far one of the worst schools my child has ever attended. The environment isn't one that's very child friendly at all. The principal and vice principal don't give you the time of day as a parent. Too much drama in the special day class my son attended- I would never recommend this school to my worst enemy.

- submitted by a parent

January 29, 2012
The best thing about this school is that our children do not attend it anymore......so glad to get them out of such a negative enviornment. Very unsupportive staff and principal.

- submitted by a parent

October 08, 2010
Once again some teachers and administrators feel that it's ok to demeanor students, and talk down to them. I thought that school was about encouraging and motivating students to be better and want them to become better students and citizens. My advice to those administrators that continue to speak to children in a unproffessional or negative manner, get out, run, do not teach anymore, go find something that you enjoy or that does not involve other people, especially the young people. Customer service / Care courses for the staff are in desperate need at this school. Again I can not put every administrator in this boat, but at times it only takes one rotten apple to spoil the entire basket. Truly concerned parent!

- submitted by a parent

March 15, 2010
I am a concerned and partly active parent at Joseph Widmer School for the last 9 years. I was impressed with the first 3-4 years of my children's education; however, these five years, not so much. Let's start out with the majority of the yard duty supervisors who yell at the children and disrespect them almost on a daily basis; and we wonder why the children do not respect them in return. Not to mention, when the concerns are addressed to the school administrators, the concerns are not taken seriously and just overlooked.... I have lived in the neighborhood for over 9 years and have heard numerous parents and children discuss the rude and harassment stories from the yard duty supervisors, but again nothing is addressed by the school officials....Instead the yard duty workers continue to yell at the children as they sit to eat lunch, play, or be kids.

- submitted by a parent

May 29, 2009
i think that this school is the best because there are friendly people everywhere

- submitted by a community member

March 23, 2009
All three of my children have attended this school and all three have moved on to high school. I have always felt that they received a good education here, with caring teachers and support staff. It would be nice if there were more parent involvement, but we do live in a 'bedroom community' with many parents commuting long distance just to make ends meet. With the limited funding due to the budget crisis, I feel that our staff will make the most of it and continue to give their very best with what little funds they receive for programs and classrooms.

- submitted by a parent

March 22, 2009
my son goes to this school and their teachers are very cooperative to communicate and handle situations with grades and etc. thier principle is very involved and high academic standers are enforced with positive treats. the higher grade point average. i am very satisfied with this school

- submitted by a parent
no rating
January 13, 2009
The school needs more participation and money. The economy is horrible in my opinion. But they need to make the best out of what they got.

- submitted by a student

August 28, 2008
This school can do alot more. There seems to be no challenge for the students, let alone the teachers, and staff. It's truly disappointing. If it wasn't for the convenience, I would have my child attend another school in a heartbeat. There's no support from the teachers, staff and/or management. You get the run around. It seem's as though they beat around the bush...I feel both teachers and staff and underqualified. There are many instances where I do not get an honest response, or even an educated one, from these individuals. No one seems to be proactive for the students and/or families.

- submitted by a parent

July 18, 2008
We just moved here from Washington but lived in Lodi before that. Compared to the schools there this one is far below average! The student activities and school functions are lacking and disappointing. They were also behind academically. Overall, I wish that my son could go to a different school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
December 31, 2007
My daughter goes to this school and she really enjoys it. And they offer a great mornigh and after school program.

- submitted by a parent

January 27, 2007
My child has had a great experience in the pre-school program.

- submitted by a teacher

September 11, 2006
I'm very dissatified with the quality of this school. The principal is never involved, forever on vacation and continues to passify parents with her responses but is never really involved in a solution. I have honor roll students who attend however, in questions I've had that refer to the principal have never been addressed with more than a days and even weeks of waiting or re-notifying.

- submitted by a parent

May 07, 2006
I wish the actual principal would be involved more with the school and students there are 2 v.p.'s that are involved yet when the school is reconized Mrs Turner is there. There needs to be more parents involved in the school. You hear about other school in the district that do alot more with the students. I think if the principal took more time and effort in the school pride the students and parents would follow.

- submitted by a parent

July 28, 2005
This school looks good but, the extra curricular involement and the bad attitude of the teachers make this a very undesired school.

- submitted by a parent
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Joseph Widmer, Jr., Elementary School
751 Stonebridge Lane, Lathrop, CA  95330
(209) 938-6340
Last modified Joseph Widmer, Jr., Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Joseph Widmer, Jr., Elementary School Rating: 2 out of 5 based on 30 reviews. Top