Jefferson It could improve by Having better funraisers.They should have school get to geteher in the atourtoriem for every funraiser they want people to go to
Jefferson is an extraordinary school. Since some of those last postings our scores have increased dramatically, and continue to rise. Additionally, student and staff/teacher rapport have improved and there is much more involvement by students, parents and staff in all school activities since the implementation of JLA's PTO in 2012-2013. That's not all... Jefferson has made a huge stride in becoming a Green Long Beach School, cultivating a lot of Jefferson Pride from the entire Jefferson community. This empowers students. This builds leaders. This also develops problem-solving skills that they CHOOSE to take part in and can't be measured by any exam. Although there is still a lot of work to do, with parent involvement and a continuation of students choosing to meet goals we will get there! Welcome to Jefferson... things are truly looking up!
A year ago, when I found out my son was going to be going to Jefferson, I hated the idea. I had heard many things about the school, and non were positive. I didn't want my child to go to such a terrible school and tried my hardest to switch. After one year at Jefferson, I LOVE this school. They have a grant to have small class sizes, self contained 6th graders, awesome teachers and staff. All the teachers I have had experience with are all willing to go above and beyond to help their students. Parent involvement needs to make an improvement, but its easy for parents to get involved and over all the school is a great place for kids to learn.
My child has been going to this school for 2 years and the teachers that she has and have had are very involved. The teachers work with the parents and help the students strive to the best of there ability. My daughter is in honors classes and i must say she is challenged everyday.
The only supportive teacher throughout this school was Deborah Sowells a 7th grade Language Art teacher. I went from Basic to Advance when I had her. [: Besides JLA having a 3 for me, I give her a 10 out of 5 because she's that amazing.
I am a student at Jefferson and I think it is a great school. Teachers and staff are very supportive and treat students with respect. This school has great programs like A.V.I.D which gets students motivated to attend college and obtain a career. Academic wise, Jefferson offers an outstanding learning environment as a result of its single gender configuration. The professional and dedicated staff and teachers at Jefferson are always willing to help students out with any extra help they may need. Overall, staff tries their best to maintain the school campus clean and safe for students. Jefferson is not a school for dummies as some parents think; it is an excellent school that offers a great education for those students that take advantage of it. Personally, I am very proud to be part of the student body at Jefferson.
Parent involvement is very low at this school. Students are not supported at home and homework is not a priority to the students because of this lack of support. This lack of academic support carries over to many of the students and they do not understand the value of having an excellent education, which is offered at this school. My daughter excels at Jefferson, but I make sure she does her studies at home and I check her progress reports and planner to make sure that she is behaving and completing her work.
Jefferson needs a lot of work. The faculty and teachers seem to be supportive to the children, however, i think they just have too much to do. Long Beach really needs to focus on these schools that need help. The sad thing is that my daughter thinks that she is a 'dummy' because she was sent to jefferson and not accepted to one of the other 'smart' schools (stanford, rogers, hill). Something needs to change. The district needs to show some support for these students who are struggling otherwise this will never change.
This school is very dirty. If everyone can put their 'hands' in and help that school, it would help the students that go their improve on their education. Personally, I would never want my kids going to this school
This school is a great school . They have great teachers that take time out of there way to help students. They have a great program called avid and it helps kids have a more understanding of college
This is a terrible school. I recomend that there should be some cleaning up around that school. The staff all-in-all is pretty good though.
No foundation and no support from adminstrators. This school was rank number one statewide and nationwide. Improvement needed.
Parents complain that their children cant learn and the school is broken down. If the parents were a bit more involved it might help a little bit give a little and the more your kid will recive.
The perimeter of the school was litered with trash, the benches out on the playground were broken beyond repair, the basketball court nets were broken, the walls outside were filthy, the tarp along the fence to block the outside view in was ripped and in poor shape. The principal also says they lost 7 teachers and 3 staff due to budget cuts. They had to split the 6th graders lunch from the 7/8th graders because there isn't enough supervision for that many children at lunch. My daughter has struggled through school already, I am concerned she may fall behind in this school. My daughters best friend tried Jefferson for a year and came home crying many days because she wasn't learning. The teacher spent more time breaking up racial fights and disruptions than she did teaching. This was a rough school in the 90's looks like nothing has changed.
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