For the diverse group this school works with, the teachers are excellent. Especially for the hispanic population. My son loves school and can't wait til summer is over to get back to Jefferson. These last four years he's gotten excellent teachers, Mrs. West, Ms Tam, Ms burl, Mrs. Babel. If your child gets any of these teachers - they are in good hands. The best part is the principal here cares. Much much better then the one a good years back. Jefferson Rocks--
I am really happy with this school. My daughter has been here for five years and so far we've been very lucky. All of the teachers she has had have been excellent. It is hard for me to read the last two bad reviews. They have several different teacher for each grade so maybe a few have not been as good as others but from my experience my daughter has excellent teacher for all grades she has attended. Some teachers are better for certain personalities and it sounds like a few of the students just didn't click with there teacher. The principal is excellent as well. This school doesn't put up with any bullying and I find that assuring, I just wish this school went to the 6th grade. Thumbs up Jefferson.
I have been involved in this school for 7 years already. I have seen how Jefferson has made many changes that are allowing to create a better environment for students, teachers and parents. It is hard for me to read comments that reflect a side of Jefferson that I have never seen. I do agree that any school faces challenges, but something that I would like to highlight is that everyone that many teachers and school personel that I know, have been doing great efforts to make thigs work at Jefferson. Thumbs up for all the great effort!!!
This has been the worse school ever! My daughter came out of 4th grade knowing less then when she went in. The teachers have little to no control over their classrooms. There is very little parent envolvement and the office staff needs to be replaced by competent people. Just go look at the test score from last year. If you have any choice at all, do not send your child to school here. Home school your children before allowing them to attend a school like this!!!
My son is in first grade and loves Jefferson. His kindergarden teacher last year was great- Mrs. West. She prepared him very well for first grade. He didn't go to preschool but that was not a problem for Mrs. West because of her dedication she caught him right up to the rest of the class in no time. He really enjoys his first grade teacher also. The principal is also great. He is really into making this school a great one.
The new principal is great. He is very involved and is very easy to talk to. I hope he stays at Jefferson for a very long time.
My daughter is a fourth grader this year and she loves her school and all of her teachers! Ms. Pepares (kindergarden), Ms. Miller (second grade), Ms. Burle (third grade), Ms. Ball (P.E.), and Mr. Beatty (fourth grade) and all the other teachers in the school are wonderful. They put in a lot of effort in helping kids to learn in the classroom, communicating with parents, and arranging school field trips. This is a newly build school with wonderful playgrounds.
My son is in kindergarden and loves to go to school everyday. Mrs. West the kindergarden teacher is great. She makes learning fun for the kids. She keeps the parents very involved by giving homework for the parents to work with their children at home every night to further their education. You can tell she really cares about giving your child the best education possible. From what I hear from other parents most of the other teachers at this school feel the same way and are very dedicated.
The teachers that my son has had are really great. He has learned so much and really enjoys going to school. The kids are really friendly and not snobby at all compare to the shcools that we have experienced in the richer areas. Everyone is down to earth.
The school staff has not been provided nor encouraged to become technologically competitive to meet the growing needs that our children face daily in a changing world. The principal must facilitate parent involvement, extracurricular activities to improve community involvement within the institution of learning at Jefferson so that student receives a balanced education both academically and socially. This school is a work in progress with limited resources and support.
Although jefferson elementary is a remodeled school, looks are deceiving. I would not recomend this school to parents who seek a school where there are teachers who care about the academic growth of their child.This school is extremley low budget and the experience with the teacher my son had, showed a lack of a personal connection with the children.
Don't let the test scores fool you. This is a great school. The Princpal is very involved and caring. The teachers are great. One teacher in particular( Leah Harley) goes above and beyound her job. She is an outstandig teacher and a caring person. In my eyes she is the ideal teacher.
I just graduated 5th grade in the 2002-2003 school year. I love it and the way they do things there. The P.E. teacher was outstanding this last school year and it gets better. I love the fact that they are building a new school to replace the old one. A computer lab a Science lab and more. The great factulty lounge keeps learning intresting and fun. I will miss Jefferson!!!!!!
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