Great teachers great leadership ; great neighborhood love this school you won't regret putting your kids here
User Rating: 1 out of 5 stars by Mad Mom 03/22/2011 I absolutely cannot stand going into the office, the two rude cows that are sitting there doing nothing, wont even acknowledge you when you walk in, the rest of the staff does not know what they are doing!! the teachers are confused and don't care 99% of the time, why is our money bing wasted like this?!!! If we pay our taxes, our children need a good school, and parents and our children need to be treated with respect.
My two star rating is of the front office staff at Thomas Jerrerson Middle School. On two occasions, I have had to stop by the office to pick up my child and the staff was not friendly, and I had to wait about 10 minutes before any of the two ladies that were there would even help me. They were not busy at the time and there was no other person other than myself and them, they could have at least acknowledged my presence with a 'hello' or ' I will be right with you'. If this kind of treatment that parents recieve how do they treat our children?
I think that Thomas Jefferson is a great school it has great academics and the teachers are responsible and dedicated to there work and the students.The sports there are also great. And as most parents they are worried about the other students there well the students there are great kids.So I think that every kid should experience at least one year at Thomas Jefferson Middle School.
In response to the post about the algebra course, the school offers an alegra readiness course for the student to take who struggled in pre-algebra (the course they all take prior to algebra) and which they begin taking in 6th grade. They should be ready for algebra by 8th grade. Also, tutoring courses are offered free before/during/and after school for students to get help with questions or confusions. I know the standard is what is being upheld!
I think T.J is a great school. The principal and staff are caring and supprotive.
I am very concerned about some of the academic courses. I was recently told that all 8th grade students will be placed in an Algebra 1 class. What happens to those students who are not prepared to take this class. They will fail straight out. The whole reason behind this decision is so that the school does not lose points on their API and APY. They are setting up a large number of students to fail. Its not right. I know these things because I too teach math at the Jr. High level thank goodness it not at this school!
I think that every child in the district should get to experience at least one day because TJ is just the best school in Madera.
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