The new closed campus is great; however, the drop-off and pick-up of students is a mess and continues to be a mess since the beginning of the school year. I dread picking up my kid as I never know what the situation is going to be like. Much better planning is necessary.
it is a great school, all my kids spent all of their elementary years there in the bilingual area.
I am not very happy with this school. My son is learning things he learned last year in a differnet school. I dont see alot of teacher support this year. Last Year Kindergarden Teacher was excellent, very passionate about teaching, she is no longer with Jefferson. After School Program is great. he has fun, and seems to learn alot from his after school teacher. I would like to thank them for their time.
I have to admit that when I found out that at Jefferson they offered a dual emersion prgram...I got really excited. But then wondered if by having my daughter in this program it was going to be overwhelming...I am glad to say that I completely underestimated my daughter and the program. She is now going into second grade in the dual emersion program and keeping strong. She is just 7 years old and can read, write, and speak Spanish and English. I am a very proud parent. Mrs. Ryan, her 1st grade teacher is very gifted and I consider myself blessed by having had my daughter in her class. She is wonderful.
Great School. Lots of activities for all students. Participation from teachers as well.
My daughter attends this school and is in the dual immersion program. I think this program is great and the teachers are very supportive. My daughter was failing and with her teachers help and my help at home my daughter is now reading and passing all her tests with 100%! They do learn more English at the 3rd-5th grades which was a concern for me right now at her 2nd grade level.
This school is absolutely horrible. The environment and teachers are so bad that i took my child out of the school and sent them to greenville. MUCH better school.
Dual Immersion Program: Highly Effective Teachers Producing Quantifiable Results in Two Languages! No lip service, just profoundly competent and dedicated teachers producing children with a lifelong love of learning! My children have been gifted with private education at a public school in Santa Ana. They went to kindergarten speaking only English. Jefferson returned them after fifth grade speaking, reading, and writing two languages! A gift, to be certain! We are very grateful. (Disclosure: my endorsement is for the 'Dual Immersion Program.' I have no knowledge of the English Only program and cannot recommend.) Please compare the Dual Immersion standardized test scores to the English Only test scores before making any decision on enrollment.
I am a parent. My son attends this elementary school and is in the dual immersion program. I love the parent involvement, teachers and safety. My son has become a bilingual student thanks to this school. I also love all the activities the school has that involves the family such as movie night, skate night etc... I live in orange and drive my son to this school in santa ana. :)
From a parent and former educator's perspective, Jefferson Elementary does a tremendous job at making children into lifelong learners. My son is now bilingual and biliterate because of their Dual Immersion Program. My child received a 'private' education in a public school, a savings of countless thousands now applicable to his college account! Fully recommended with highest regards and from a mother's heart!
Both my six year old son and eight year old daughter participate in the dual immersion program and love it. They are given the opportunity to learn two languages at the same time by qualified and professional teachers. I believe that this particular program is more rigorous than the early exit bilingual programs and the English Mainstream and Immersion programs. The expectations are held high and parents are very active in their children's education. I highly recommend this school for its instrumental music program, art-theater, and its wonderful dual language empowering program. Why wait to learn a second language until high school or college when your child can start at four or five years old.
My daughter is in 2nd grade she has been in this school since kinder. She absolutely loves it and each teacher she has had has been great! Her teachers have taken quality time in helping her subjects that she is having difficulty in! Both her father and I are highly involved in the class room and will continue to do so.
My son is in 3rd grade, he is in the dual inmersion program, every single teacher he has had we've loved. They are inspiring and supportive. Our son is very happy and so are we, hopefuly people understand the importance of the program and stop wanting to take this wonderful opportunity away from our children.
This school is well known for the administrative and tecahing staff that loves and supports their children. Although this school is only K-5 it offers the students a variety of opportunitiues for sporets, arts, and music including band, choir, and orchesta. The district mandated uniforms is a great way to avoid gang or poverty issues and makes the students feel equally safe and loved on the campus by the teachers and administrators.
My daughter enjoys the school although I personally think there are way too many kids in one class, how do they and attention on their paticular needs?
The dual language program is great. The teachers are dedicated and hardworking. The district needs to be more supportive of the program to promote it more and give parents some reassurances that it will continue.
The dual-immersion program at Jefferson surpasses the rest of the school. The program is excellent. The teachers have a high standard and are exceptional caring teachers.
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