Raising my kids here has been a pleasure. Really excellent public school for our family and we appreciate all the staff.
This school has gone downhill,we feel sorry for the children that continue going to Justice. With all the other choices of schools nearby, we have chosen to use them for our childrens education.
This school has brought many wonderful memories to my family. I am grateful that the teachers, principal, and PTA believe in collaboration. We are problem solvers and work hard to do what's in the best interest of children. Justice is a small school community where people know who my child is and where I feel he is getting a stellar education. Thank you to all of the positive people that belong to our school community!
If your interested in this school for your children,let us advise you somethings.This school has become a charter school for and its for the worse.Do some research and compair this school to Pommelo School,compair the websites first.Just like the school its NIGHT and DAY.Infact compair this school to any in Simi Valley first.Some teachers are great and then you have the other ones.The leader of this school is dizzy,first year as Principal and we all hope the last one!Droping your kids off for school in the mornngs and picking them up is a nightmare alone.No safety areas.Parents drop kids off across the street and shove them across the street,others block the streets with NO respect of others. Our tip is dont use this school.
Justice was a good school and since we got a new principal it is AWESOME! Yes finally this principal put a stop to those overcontrolling moms.
I couldn't be happier for having my two children attending this school. Mrs. Villela (kindergarten), Mrs. Ianiro (2nd.grade) and Mrs. Plodinec (1st. grade) are awesome!!!.
Justice Street School is a wonderful school and I have always been pleased with the teachers, staff, and administrators, however, the new leadership seems to really have changed the feel of the school. Every year I have been blessed with hard working teachers striving to provide lessons which are interesting and they have always been there to address any concerns I've had. I believe they are not bothered by change and most are excited to find new ways to improve the school, yet, this year the "family" feeling just isn't there and it's a direct reflection coming from the leadership or lack of. I hope the teachers will continue to make this school the best they can, even without the support of their new principal. It takes a"village" and I don't think the "chief" realizes this yet,,
Unfortunately I have to give this school an unsatisfactory. It was a great school, however with the new administration there has been many changes that are not in the best interest for our children. Most of the teachers are ready for retirement and are not capable of giving our children the education they deserve.
This was an excellent school. I do believe that change is good and it takes time to adjust. The principal seems overwhelmed and not ready to take on the challenge of being a great principal and giving the children what they deserve.
Justice is such a great community! I am so happy with our decision to send our son to this school. The best thing about the school is the community/family feeling between the staff, students and parents. Being a smaller school has been an advantage for us and our son to feel comfortable. People already know our names. At our previous school, it was so large that we felt unknown and unappreciated. There have been many parents available to help us through all the questions and concerns of the last few weeks. It's had its ups and downs, but I know that's part of starting a new school and a new year. It's been great seeing the principal around campus and in the classrooms. At our previous school, we barely saw the principal and I doubt many of the kids even knew who she was. My son is so happy each day when I pick him up and he's making friends with some really nice kids. Here's to a great year ahead!
I've been a parent at the school for 5 years and it has been great to see how we've grown as a community. There have been so many changes lately - California Distinguished School honor, becoming a community-run affiliated charter, a new principal and vice principal. These are all great steps for our school. With all the changes happening at once, it's been rough at times, but I wish parents would give people a chance to figure things out and get settled with the myriad of decisions and requests and fires that come with the start of a new school year. No school is perfect, but what Justice offers is incredibly special. A family. We may not always agree or get along...but we must work together for what's best for our kids.
So happy we switched to this school. Love the small community and attentive teachers and parents. Couldn't get away from that other school down the street fast enough. I don't know why people automatically thing the bigger school is the better school. Go with this "hidden gem of the valley!"
CHANGE IS GOOD, PEOPLE...just give it a chance. just because not everything is done the same way we used to do it doesn't make it bad. it's just different. uh...change has a learning curve and we have to have time to adjust. if you're so concerned, GET INVOLVED. be proactive and positive. help out. be part of the things that make us great.
Sadly I would have given this school 4 stars before the new principal started this year. There are great parents and kids at Justice but the new leader seems to be really lost and overwhelmed. It seems obvious that this is the first time she has been a principal as she is taking hard lines on some things and yet missing some of the big issues that she needs to take a stand on. With her as a leader your child's best interest will not come first as her ego and exercising her new power seems to be most important to her. Some people are great with kids and others are just ok- she is unfortunately in the last category as one of those people who should not be working with kids or having power to make life changing decisions for them. Justice's hard earned good reputation is going to go down hill very, very fast with her leading the way.
Thank you, Justice! If you have a child with special needs who benefits best from a gen ed setting, this is just the right place! Siince kindergarten, my son has been cared for, challenged and given every opportunity as his classmates. The APs, RSPs, teachers and staff have helped our family navigate the IEP process in such a comprehensive way, taking into consideration not only his academic needs but also his social development and emotional well being. In addition to the services and support from the school and district (and a whole lot of patience!), his teachers and aides have been extremely receptive to implementing or supporting any therapies or behavior mod plans we were working on at home. With a united force at Justice, our son has made leaps and bounds and you wouldn't even neccesarily know he has a disability now. Now that he has started 5th gr, we've changed his aide, given him much more responsibility, and he is succeeding better than we ever imagined. I am extremely confident that he'll be ready for middle school and owe so much of his success to the fabulous teamwork and community at Justice. We're lookin forward to a fabulous final year together!
I believe with all of the new changes here at Justice Street with becoming a charter school getting a new Principal and Vice Principal that the first day was hectic with parents not liking what teachers were given to their kids. I think we need to give them both time to get to know the kids and parents. If yesterday was my first day in that office I would have wanted to run. This is my 6th year at Justice Street and would recommend it to anyone.
Wonderful teachers and other staff. Helpful & friendly parents and students. Increased API score. An all around great school.
The best part about Justice is it's wonderful kids and families. Along with a phenomenal PTA board, who's always ready to help and show their Jagar Pride. The teachers are loving and fun and the staff always greets me with a smile. Love Justice!
Wonderful teachers! High involvement of parents for fundraising and school improvement.
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