This school has a lot of issues due to the student body not the teachers.
They should allow all students to use the side gates, especially when it's cold and their classrooms are near the gates. The main entrance is always packed, making it so hard for some students to arrive on time! It's not fair!
look some were else don't recommend this school go in and ask to see the test results and you would agree .
My daughter is in Mrs. Hallen's Kindergarten class and loves it !!! If she could go 7 days a week she would. Mrs. Hallen is a very active and organized teacher. She has control over her classroom and students but has fun with them as well. She takes time to individually know her kids, strengths and weaknesses. I have no complaints and am thankful that she was out first teacher here at Jacobson.
This is my son's first year at Jacobson and at first I was'nt too happy that we belonged to this school just because the ratings are so low, And my son attended a good school in the bay area for kindergarten so I was really afraid he was going to be held back at this school with the low rating it has, I was going to have my son transfer schools, until I got to know what a great teacher my son has. But I have to say I'm still not sure about the school because my son has'nt been there that long this is his first year but so far what I've seen is that staff there are triying the best they can to make the school a much better one. But what I defenetly do have to say is that my son's teacher is amazing she teaches them so much, I notice my son learnes so much and many times he even teaches me things I did'nt know and he is only in 1st grade so defenetly my worries about him being held back is not a worry anymore Mrs.Mello is a GREAT TEACHER she has a special way of teaching, that kids really enjoy and understand.
The teachers, principal, staff and parents make Jacobson an exceptional school. My son excels there because of the excellent foundation that is being laid.
This is a wonderful school.They have alot of talented teachers. My son is in 2nd grade a has a fantastic teacher, Mrs. Bower. She is great with her students, and takes great pride in going above and beyond with the kids. She has a fun and joyful personality which makes her students learning fun. I am so impressed with her. My son loves her!!!
Great School!!! Thank you Mrs. Gowan. In your class 'learning is fun'...
My son loved Mrs. Gowan's class also! There were very creative projects daily. She encouraged wonderful things of her students. You can tell she really loves those kids and does great with them. I hope 1st grade proves to have great teachers as well!
Great School. My daughter was in Kindergarten and in the AM Class. Mrs. Gowan is very talented and great teacher. She encouraged my daughter on her area of interests, she carefully choose good books for the kids and let us borrow them home and read, also encouraged her completing majority of 1000 side words within kindergarten. She silently observe each and every student how they are progressing and let parents know where they need extra attention. I hope to get the same kind of care and teaching skills in her 1st grade. thanks Gowan.
It's a great school. They have wonderful team of teachers. I have deep respect on principal ledership as well. I just wish that we could see more involvement from other parents. I know the school is trying hard on extracurriuclar activities and I am looking forward to see more improvement. Recently I was attending Parents Learning Night wiht other 1st grade parents. I felt moved by how school were trying to reach out to parents with extra efforts. I am very hopeful for future of Jacobson. They may be not number one but I know they will make a dfference in my childern life. And that is important to me. I am very proud to be Jacobson family.... :):) ... Sould off Jacobson!! ... Sould off Jaguars!!!
they are best school ever my child whent to being an F student to being straight A's. And the school she went to was an privet school befo Jacob school.
Miss.Carlson kinder teacher is great. She is all about the children. my daughter was in her pm class last year. Thank you Ms.Carlson.
MIss. Carlson kinder teacher is great. She is all about the children. My daughter was in her pm class last year. Thank you Miss. Carlson.
Great school, they have really improved the teacher to student ratio and my child is excelling in all aspects of this program
I think there SDC program is great.. My son had improved 100% just by being in that class. Thanx's :)
The school was a great disappointment to us after moving from the Bay area. My daughter was ahead of grade level in all areas when she started here and became so bored due to the lack of the teachers ability to differentiate instruction (teach many levels at the the same time to keep all students challenged. The office staff is wonderful and the Principal was a great listener.
Good special day class. They really care about the individual student.
I found that moving into a new area that have year round school, was not very beneficial for my child. With the school being year round, I found that my child always struggled to stay up with the class. I strongly recommend a tutor for anyone starting school in this area to allow your child the opportunity to be on the same level as existing students.
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