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Jones Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 363 students

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Posted April 3, 2014

My son has been attending school here, he is in Kindergarten. The faculty and staff has been great and PTA is active. My son is progressing academically and where he needs to develop is being addressed. The teachers and principal care about the success of the students and they are quick to make sure your childs needs are met or notify me if they have any concerns. So far so good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2013

My son just started the Transitional Kindergarten program and I am so pleased with the school, teachers, principal and PTA so far. His main teacher, Krista Petersen and her assistant teacher Christa Jacobson are amazing!Teachers both have excellent communication with parents and encourage parents to volunteer. The principal, Rita Powell is always visible and available to parents and kids. I joined the PTA right away and just attended the first association meeting and was blown away with all the programs and events they have planned to raise money for the school and increase parent involvement. The only reason I give 4 stars is that the school really needs Air Conditioning. The first 2 weeks of school were very warm and my child came home exhausted, thirsty, sweaty, hot and cranky.I do commend MrsPowell for activating their extreme heat protocols, but it was too late for my son. He became clinically heat exhausted, nearly heat stroke in the 2nd week.This is an infrastructure problem though and I heard the Principal tell news reporters that she planned to have AC put in by 2014 school year so I am very pleased with that and will change my rankings to 5 stars when that happens.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2013

If you have a child with special needs in the mod/serv do not go to Jones. There is a new special ed teacher this year and she is nothing more than a glorified babysitter. She doesn't believe the kids can learn. We use to love Jones as we have been there for 5 years but we are moving on to a school that believes all children are worth teaching. Principal has checked out for parents of children with special ed. General Ed teachers that we have worked with have done a great job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2013

LOVE, LOVE LOVE Jones School. High performing school. Great school climate, outstanding teachers, supportive parents and smart students. A small school with a very big heart! The principal listens, cares deeply about all kids and supports teaching and learning. My wife and I feel very fortunate we found this school for our two sons.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2012

I have to say that my children are no longer in this school and I'm extremely happy about it. The principal is very rude to select parents. I constantly had to track her down and then she was rude. She bullied my children to the point that my son couldn't do well and hated going to school. My daughter was always in the Gifted program and she qualified for the seminar program but was placed in a regular classroom where she wasn't challenged and her behavior started going downhill. We moved to Washington State where BOTH of my children have excelled. My son has gained his confidence back and does wonderfully at school and at home. He loves going to school now and we had to put him in therapy where a lot of things that happened to him in the school came out. His therapist even wanted to see if there could be some type of charges brought against the principal and a few select teachers. Personally, I just wanted to be done with them and move on. I now have two happy children who are flourishing and have moved on from the nightmare of this school and that woman they call a principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2012

My son has been in Jones since kindergarten. I picked the school based on its great school rating, which recently went up. The principal has been nothing but great. She is out in front of the school almost every morning greeting the kids as well as after school. We had a bully situation last year and she handled it right away and took it very seriously. This year i have a 3rd grader in the GATE seminar class, a kinder, and a preschooler all at Jones. I love their small class sizes and every teacher we have had has been nothing but helpful to my sons education. EVERY teacher 3rd grade and up is GATE certified. I have nothing but good things to say about this school. I love the small community feel to Jones. I am going to be so sad if we ever have to move.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2012

These reviews must be written by teachers. This school is very unprofessional. Especially the principal. I had to take my son out of the school. Not all the teachers are GATE certified. My son attended this school for 3yrs and he's only had one teacher that I liked. I know a few parents that have taken their child out of this school. I even had to contact the school district regarding the principle and the way she talks around the children. One school that I do love is Zamorano Elementary. Very good teachers there... Overall, I wish I could give this school zero stars.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2011

Jones is an amazing school! My kids will be entering 4th and 2nd grade, respectively, and we've had awesome teachers all the way. Great communication between administration and parents/teachers, very active PTA, lots of fun extracurricular activities and special events for the kids, all teachers are GATE certified, special Ed teachers are amazing, great diversity within the community, let's see, what else... They offer the Seminar program and the teachers we've had so far (3rd grade - Mrs. Sanders and Mrs. Albers) are phenomenal! Absolutely no complaints about this school. I know of several families that have moved as far as Bonita and still drive their kids back up here to go to school! Keep in mind that this school is on the year-round schedule, which may not work for everyone (but we LOVE it!)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2010

Jones is more than a school, it is a family. Sadly we have to leave because we moved to a new area, but feel very lucky to have had our daughter attend such a wonderful school. The teachers really have the kids' needs at heart, you see that they genuinely care and go above their means to empower the students. Can't say enough great things about the PTA, they are an inspiration to everyone. Wonderful after school program ran by an excellent group. And finally the make up of the students is pretty diverse, which paints a great picture of what the world really is. They all are doing an outstanding job educating/raising the children. Kudos to Mrs. Powell for a great year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

We have two boys now at this school and we all absolutely love it! The teachers are wonderful and I can't even begin to say how phenomenal our principal is. Parent involvement is very high, and it makes a huge difference. I give this school a 10. We are so fortunate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

My son Chance has loved being at this school, the teachers are great and the quality of teaching is excellent. I recommend this school to all parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2009

Jones is a hidden gem in Serra Mesa. The new Principal, Rita Powell, has shown excellent leadership skills and truly cares about students. Kindergarten teachers are awesome. After that, it's hit or miss. Some are fabulous, dedicated teachers who love their jobs, while a few need to change professions.The computer lab is excellent. The school would greatly benefit from an art, music, or foreign language program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2008

We moved to San Diego from the Midwest about a year ago. I was cautious about California Schools and checked out several areas within San Diego and many schools. I visited several in the area and picked Jones over the other 3 in the area. My son loves his 2nd grade teacher, his friends and we are about to move into a house and my son stated that he only request is that he gets to stay at Jones. It is definitely worth the little extra drive knowing he is getting a quality education and teachers/principal that really cares. Thank You.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2007

I went here the kids and teachers are great! I am still friends with the students that went there.(I'm in high school)
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 26, 2007

Jones is an amazing school. I have one child in Kindergarten and one in First grade. I absolutely love this school. The teachers are truly dedicated to each child. The principal is also always at an arm's reach. They provide these children with a wonderful education, but they also provide extracurricular activities for these kids constantly. I would highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2007

I love Jones! The teachers are great. I love being part of the PTA it is so much fun. My daughter has been with Jones since 2nd grade and is now in the 5th grade. She has grown so much and everyone of her teachers have been awesome! They have a great GATE program and the kids are learning very quickly. The activities at the school are so much fun and I love to be a part of everyone of them. I will be sad to leave Jones after this year, but who knows I might hang around there anyways to help my other fellow PTA members out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2007

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Jones!!! My kids have been there for three years, and we've been so pleased with the teachers, staff, principal, and PTA! I try to convince all of my friends to send their kids to Jones too :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2006

This is my daughters first year in school and I have to say this school is awesome! Ms.Hayman is the best kindergarten teacher I have ever seen. She understands the smaller kids need to move alot and incorporates that into her lessons. She tests,and groups each child to make sure no one is left behind. My 'nervous' child is completely at ease with her and the class size is under 20. I love this school and highly recommend it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2006

A hidden gem. Some great things going on here. Principal is reaaly great. Really watches out for all the kids. School size allows everyone to be special. Teachers emphasis eauality. Diverse enrollemnt.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2006

Super school. Small. Everyone know everyone. Very polite. PRincipal is terrific. Teachers are very dedicated. Parents and grandparents are hands on. Gate/Seminar is outstanding. Great location. Quiet, safe neighborhood. Good library and computer lab.
—Submitted by a parent


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API score

900

Change from
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API Statewide Rank
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9 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

8 / 10


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API score

900

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The Academic Performance Index (API) is a single number assigned to each school by the California Department of Education to measure overall school performance and improvement over time on statewide testing. The API ranges from 200 and 1000, with 800 as the state goal for all schools.
Change from
2011 to 2012

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API Statewide Rank (2012)
The API Statewide Rank ranges from 1 to 10. A rank of 10, for example, means that the school’s API fell into the top 10% of all schools in the state with a comparable grade range. The 2012 rank is based on results from tests students took in Spring 2012.
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The API Similar Schools Rank ranges from 1 to 10. It shows how the school compares to other schools with similar student demographic profiles. The California Department of Education uses parent education level, poverty level, student ethnicity and other data to identify similar schools.
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The state average for English Language Arts was 56% in 2013.

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In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

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The state average for English Language Arts was 46% in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

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The state average for English Language Arts was 65% in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

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The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

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The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

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The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 35%
Hispanic 25%
Two or more races 13%
Black 11%
Asian 8%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 44%N/AN/A
English language learners 18%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Librarian/media specialist(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Title I Academic Achievement Award (2005)
  • Title I Academic Achievement Award (2008)
  • eligible for Calif. Distinguished Award (2007)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
Clubs
  • Robotics club

Arts & music

School facilities
  • Art room
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:35 am
School end time
  • 2:05 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 6:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Rita Powell
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Year-round
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (858) 571-2877

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • Spanish
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Counseling
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Art room
  • Computer lab
  • Learning lab
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Music
  • None
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Robotics club
  • Safety Club
  • Student council/government
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school does not have a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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2751 Greyling Drive
San Diego, CA 92123
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Phone: (858) 496-8140

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