St Jerome's School WAS a wonderful school with awesome teachers. My Grandson has been attending since pre-school and received awards and many compliments on his manners and ethics for such a young child, which my daughter teaches him. He is 7 years old. All the teachers were let go last year. I noticed that they were all African American. These new teachers have been very rude and impatient with the little African American Boys. Screaming and one called my grandson a Lier in front of all the class when he was merely trying to let her know one of the boys pushed him down. It's been one thing after another as if they are trying to put Bad Labels on our African America little Boys. I called a meeting with the Principal and my grandson's teacher. I don't know what is happening, but many African American parents have pulled their children from this school and stated that it has changed, and not for the better ! I will not tolerate how the young African American Boys are being Labeled and mistreated at this school. Lawyers may have to get involved, but these actions of the teachers need to CHANGE Immediately or this school needs to CLOSE!! Too much Money for this school to Mistreat your CHILD ! Friday Dec. 2nd was his last day at this school . My daughter took him OUT and his words were, " Why did the Teachers treat the kids that looked like them, BETTER !" I'm am truly disgusted.....why would a child notice THAT !
We love St. Jerome School! We've been part of the St. Jerome Family for 8 years, and our daughter continues to strengthen her academic and leadership skills. She's developed a strong spiritual foundation, and friendships to last a lifetime. We are very pleased with the SJS Principal's leadership, and the highly dedicated and caring faculty and staff. We are so blessed to know that our daughter is in a safe learning environment, where she continues to strengthen her academic, leadership, spiritual, social and community skills that will lead her to a successful future.
St. Jerome has been a staple in the community for many years and I am happy to say that this new principal, Mrs. Doorbar, seems to be taking the school in the right direction -- up! Until the placement of this principal, the school had been headed by ineffective leadership for the prior five years, disinterested teachers, with a few exceptions, and a lack of unity. I have noticed a positive vibe with a new group of teachers and the children seem to be happy and excited about the after-school programs. The parents, too, are more positive now that a few "bad seeds" have taken root elsewhere. In addition to attending back to school night, I have had the pleasure of one-on-one conversations with the principal and I am confident that she brings the experience, knowledge, and dedication that will be necessary to restore St. Jerome to its previous glory, both academically and socially.