This school year 2009-2010 was my daughter's first year in public school. It was an adjustment for her coming from Catholic school. The Principal was great in helping us with our concerns and making the transition smooth. She is a very understanding and patient person and truly cares about all her students. I have a great repore with all my daughters excellent teachers. Also I feel welcomed when I visit the school. She had a great experience this school year and wishes she did not have to leave to go to middle school next year.
The school is parent friendly and always has a lot of activities for the kids. The new principal is very supportive and has high expectations for the students and staff
I like the school, it is friendly and provides a learning enviornment and fosters great attitude for learning
I am a parent of third grader at Jones. My son had a very difficult year in previous years. However, this year the school has a new principal. The school looks better and there are even improvements to the school grounds and student schedules. I contacted the new principal to discuss a private matter regarding my son and she not only returned the phone call but gave me a follow up call a few days later. My son is happier than he has ever been and we are looking forward to a great year.
Our three children lost interest in school continuously through the two years that they attended Jones Elementary. The teacher to student ratio is far more dismal than the 13 to 1 listed. The actual classroom enrollments for our children were 23, 21, and 24. The school's leadership is seriously lacking, and that is the main reason for the decline in the quality of education as we see it. A strong leader with a vision would do wonders for this school.
I have had two children at Jones and have been involved at the school myself. The teachers are excellent, they work together and as a whole create a caring family atmosphere in the school. They will always take time to address individual needs and talk with parents. There is a new principal in the school (2005-2006) this year who has brought many changes. Not sure that all the changes are good, particularly since parent involvment is dropping this year and programs that the school used to offer, like family reading programs and parents visiting classrooms for children's presentations have been stopped. So far no new similar programs have been implemented.
The school year of 2003-2004 was my son's first year in public school. I was pleased with the office personnel pleasant demeanor being the first hand of contact. I had a great repore with my childs teacher and they didn't hesitate to contact me if any concerns arrived. The school had a clean and pleasant atmosphere. The curriculum was not what we were use to but my son adjusted very well and he had a good year
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