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32400 Camino San Dimas
Temecula, CA 92592

(951) 302-5199
(951) 302-6643
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May 27, 2015
This is one of the few elementary schools in Temecula of this size. It's very small and intimate, and if you have a child that thrives in being a big fish in a small sea, this school is for you! Coming from one of the largest elementary schools in Temecula, triple the size of Jackson, we were relieved to find the close knit feeling of this school. The front staff knows my kids names, knows my husband and I. We have had extraordinary teachers through the years. With only two to three classes per grade, your kids will get to know everyone. The PTA works hard, and we are the right track as far as making technological updates to our school that benefit education.

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April 16, 2015
Our experience with the teachers has been mostly positive, but the woman working the front desk is extremely unpleasant almost all of the time. I don't think she is necessarily indicative of the staff as a whole, but she is the person we most often speak with. I most often feel as if she is annoyed that I interrupted her day, even where it is obvious she is having a personal conversation with another employee. She is very short with the students and only occasionally shows any patience or compassion.

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March 04, 2015
This school lacks leadership and professionalism. They are currently on their 3rd principal since my children began at the school so there is very little consistency with school enthusiasm and discipline when needed. The professionalism of the front office staff and some teachers is less than desirable and could use a major overhaul. The only saving grace for this school is the handful of teachers that still generally care about their students, the janitor who goes above & beyond for the students and takes great pride in his work and the ladies in the cafeteria who despite the dreary atmosphere that clouds the school still manage to smile and be pleasant to students & parents alike.

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March 04, 2014
Love the schools commitment to excellence and how the teachers are so willing to help therr students. I do wish it was all day kindergarden but at least our children are getting a good education.

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September 26, 2013
Jackson Elementary is a true "neighborhood" school. The students all live within walking distance. The sense of community is very obvious.

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August 21, 2013
Overall Jackson Elementary is an amazing school. Most of the teachers are happy and eager to teach. The new principal is not very personable and the teachers seem nervous and tense when she is around but last year was her first year so hopefully she will learn to relax as provide a more positive atmosphere for her teachers. Mrs. Hayes (4th) and Mrs. William (1st) are amazing teachers and went above and beyond with my children. We have been very happy with the school and staff. The PTA spends a lot of time planning events and parent volunteers make up for the lack of school funds from the state. All of the areas schools are very good but JES is a little smaller so the kids don't fall between the cracks and everyone knows your name.

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May 22, 2012
I really love the 2 kinder teachers my twins had this year. I was always informed of their progress and how to help/assist them with daily and take home work. If this was just about those 2 teaches, I would give the school a solid 5 star. However, a school is not made up of just the teachers. The front office (namely the person in charge of the front office) is sorely lacking and at times most unpleasant. The principle is so-so. I had tried on at least 3 different times to have a conversation with her about some bothersome situations but she never bothered to call me back. If you want to volunteer your time in the class room, the teachers are very open and always need help. But was treated as an outsider by everyone else but the teachers (of course when I was donating money the PTA and school had a hand out and smile but that was only during money time). All in all, my first year at JES was wonderful with the teaches but extremely disappointed with everything else.

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May 01, 2012
Our son started at Jackson in the fall of 2011. He has enjoyed the school, his classmates, and most of all his teacher. Mrs. Hayes is a wonderful lady and very easy to talk too. The school has a newer layout for classrooms, where you can reach the class from inside like offices. Nice when it rains so the kids don't have to go out into the rain and the library and office are easy to access. You won't get kids wandering around.The office staff is always welcoming and helpful. I think that always makes a parent feel important . They also have great resources for children with special needs. I met a parent that lives out of the school zone who brings there child for this purpose. That says a lot.

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November 15, 2011
Wonderful school! Parents are very involved and the staff is amazing. I have 2 children in the school grades Kindergarten and 4th grade. Both of their teachers are very motivated, positive and encouraging. The front staff (Karen) is always happy to help and very welcoming. My children have excelled in all areas and actually LOVE going to school. Thank you JES for a job well done.

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July 19, 2010
We have been at JES since my son started kinder. Both of my children attend the school and love it. The staff is amazing. We could not ask for a more devoted, caring and loving environment for our children. We love JES!!!!

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September 16, 2009
This school has the best staff. The teachers are great and really care for the kids and are not there to earn just a paycheck. The Pricipal is a wonderful, kind, friendly person. I havem never seen such support until my son started here all the way to the speech therapist and RSP teacher

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June 08, 2008
I am a Teacher's Aide at Jackson. I've been at this school site since it opened (9 years). I love to go to work every morning because the students, parents and staff are amazing.

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December 31, 2007
This is very good school. My daughter has attended for since kindergarten and is now in the fourth grade. She loves the school and everybody there.The teachers are understanding. And she can wait to go to fifth grade there too. It is by far, a very wonderful school. I would choose over any school!

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January 12, 2007
This is my sons first year at this school. He is 1st grade and him and I both just love the school. The teachers are great there and he is doing very well, especially in reading. Very good school!

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May 18, 2006
My daughter attended all 3 years and was was very happy there. The teachers are wonderful and are always willing to go the extra mile. Very safe atmosphere and caring staff.

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July 11, 2005
My student attends jackson and despises summer break! There,they have a very good academic program. The teachers are very kind and nice but a the same time,they can be strict. My daughter was in student council one year and won 2nd place in the school spelling bee in 4th grade. The PTA was very generous when it came to donating money to the school. In conclusion,I would choose helen hunt jackson over any school.

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April 22, 2005
Excellent teachers, a so-so new principal, and over-crowded! Hopefully better next year!

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December 03, 2004
This school has some good teachers, they are however laking in student motivation as far as academics are concerned. They seem to be more interested in acknowledging being an athlete and raising alot of fundraising money but do not acknowledge academic achievment. Because of this I am sadly disappointed.

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November 20, 2003
The principle and teachers are impeccable role models and both of my children. We have loved being apart of this school and enviroment. They challenge them just enough. And when there is a concern, you can feel comfortable to discuss it!

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September 19, 2003
My child spent K-4 years in expensive private school because I was unaware that a public school such as this one existed...this school is great, the staff is beyond helpful, it's new, fresh and a very happy environment. My child is treated lovingly.

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Helen Hunt Jackson Elementary School
32400 Camino San Dimas, Temecula, CA  92592
(951) 302-5199
Last modified Helen Hunt Jackson Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Helen Hunt Jackson Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 28 reviews. Top