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.
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.
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.
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!