This school is a gem if you take a closer look. I had a very bad first impression with the previous principle at the very first day I register my son to first grade here. But I quickly find the school staffs are well trained, enthusiastic, and committed to children's education. By the end of the school year, I realize how much the previous principle has done to prepare the school for success. The new principle is energetic and easy to approach. I see great protential with this school and I am happy that my son is part of it.
Teachers and new principal are committed, professional and collaborative. The reading program is excellent...there are hundreds of books in each room so each child discovers the joy (& benefits!) of reading. My daughter is in her 6th year and we feel she has had an excellent education.
I am so pleased my daughter is at Jean Parker. I was not ready to do a review when she was in Kindergarten, but now that she is in First Grade, I feel that I know enough about this school to whole-heartedly recommend it. My husband was the one who found this school at the enrollment fair while talking to the principle. He was so impressed and insisted I take a tour. I had been to every school, Alice Fong Yu, John Yee Hall Chin, Sherman, Lilienthal, St. Mary s, St. Peters and Paul, Chinese American, you name it, I went on a tour. I wanted my child should go into the Bi-lingual Chinese program, but it was not meant to be, she was assigned to English. I was a bit disappointed, but to make the best of it, I enrolled her in Chinese school in Chinatown, now; she has the best of both worlds. The teachers at Jean Parker are the best! I am so pleased with my daughter s progress, and I know the teachers play one of the most important roles in her learning. She is motivated and challenged, even though there are many students in her class that are not at her level, she is given the opportunity to excel. If I were to choose all over again, Jean Parker would be my 1st & 2nd choice.
our child used to attend Jean Parker. I felt many times that things were not to my liking. I took time to be directly involved in the school and a closer look into my own childs way of thinking. I had a much brighter view of why somethings were dealt with differently. My child became a much stronger and better student because of the Positive Influences from The School in whole. Much respect for The Principle . As humans we must sometimes agree to disagree. As leaders we have to show high standards and act rational to situations that come to head. Jean parkers principle is very strict,She is rash and cares about her students. It is Unfortunate that some parents cant focus on the situations that create down falls of there children and help better all involved by being more pro active in a solution rather than We are all human and the best we can do for Greater learning is to deal with conflicts straight fourth and hope that a positive solution can happen. We are very proud to have been able to have such a school help guide our child in his educational path. A parent
I don't agree with Great School's rating of 8 out of 10. I think Jean Parker is a 10! The principal is a strong and visionary leader, and the teachers are top notch. As a parent of children entering first grade, I couldn't be happier. Jean Parker is a California "Excellent School" with an API of 850+ and rising. This ongoing success is due to the wonderful teachers who collaborate each year to create a strong academic plan, and a principal who supports teachers by providing them with the time and resources they need to be successful. Project-based learning, individualized reading programs, and technology in every classroom, provide students with personalized learning that allows them to excel and explore their talents. Staff work together, with families and volunteers to create a warm and welcoming environment which encourages all children to do "their best work". Through partnerships with parent volunteers, local businesses, rotary clubs, and the YMCA, students also participate in art, music, dance/gymnastics and PE. Jean Parker is a hidden gem in the Russian Hill / North Beach area!
The teachers are Jean Parker are great. They are the reason why the API score is high. The principal acts like a dictator and wants things done her way. The principal will put on a phony face and act like she values their opinion, but will later on act in her best interest.
I have two children at Jean Parker. Jean Parker teacher's are hard-working and dedicated. I believe the principal needs to support and appreciate the staff more. Parents need to be more active and involve in the school. The inclusion program at Jean Parker needs to improve. Students are not receiving the service that is needed. Overall Jean Parker is average. The environment at Jean Parker is safe .
Jean Parker is an absolute jewel of a school. The principle is a powerful and ambitious leader yet supportive of the wonderful and experienced teachers and approachable to parents and students. JP is a 'must tour school' for families in the neighborhood.
I beleive the adminstrators are concern of the students. They care about them. Some afterschool intervention is provided in the school. However, they need to improve the full inclusion program because those students don't seem to receive proper instruction at all.
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