Love this school! From the moment you walk in you feel that caring and loving atmosphere, your kid will get an encouraging smile before they enter the classroom. The best Pre-K staff who you can tell are not there because their paycheck, they're devoted to what they're doing! My son loves to go there every day and adores Ms Brodeen!
Love this school my daughter to Because all stuff at this school are so caring
Because they are so caring and devote all their energy to teacing the children!!
The school is great and couldn't ask for better teachers. My 2 older one have gone there and in middle school now i just don't think 5th graders are really prepared when they go to 6th that's a whole new ballgame.
The school is ever improving. The staff is one of a kind. They will go to any lengths to assist a child there & the parents. My son is in the 4th grade and has been there since kindergarten. I have been very active in volunteering and accepted with opened arms. I can not say enough good about the school.
The PreK program at this school is amazing! My son has learned so much, and the teachers are so loving and caring. The communication between parents and teachers is the best I have seen. I am proud to say my son attends the school and that K.Kirton is the best asset they have!
My Daughter has attended Alimacani Elementry since Kindergarten and I have had nothing but great success. My daughter has advanced in her learning very well and any issues I have had have been addressed with personal attention.
Both my children attended Alimacani. They also both struggled with their academics and repeated a grade. With the extra support that they received from some of their teachers they are making great achievement. The teachers, support staff and parent involvement are wonderful. We will miss everyone so much. Thanks for everything you have done. Ms. Park, Ms. Kirkham, Ms. Hope, Ms. Reed and Ms. Beaty...you all rock!
I love Alimacani! Mrs Backfisch is the best teacher I could have asked for. My daughter has excelled beyond my wildest dreams under Mrs. Backfisch! She needs to be teacher of the year!
I have two children at alimacani and one on the way and have nothing but great things to say about the teachers and staff. They go the extra mile and thats why we are an 'a' school. I would not move out of this district because of the school.
My son has attended this school since he was in K. I love the office staff, & his teachers throughout the school years have been very helpful & caring. I am not unhappy with this school at all. I would recommend it to anyone.
My son attended Alimacani for K and 1st grade and I would not recommend it to anyone! The school is huge yet my son's class is the size of a closit with no windows. The teacher he has for First grade is not bad but she is not in the class most days because she is still taking classes herself! So my son is being tought by a substitute a lot of the time which is causing inconsistency in his learning. This to me is unfair to my son and his classmates and unsatisfactory for an 'A' rated public school.
I have an 11 yr old and a 9 yr old at this school. I have been more than satisfied with their teachers with each progressing year. We've dealt with Mrs. Tuten, Mrs. Kirton, Mrs. Sloan, Mrs. Ingram and Mrs. Parker. The principal, Mrs. Stalls, is very involved with the kids and is a very kind and approachable lady.
My daughter has gone to Alimacani now for 4 years and we both love this school. The entire staff is supportive and friendly.
I moved to Jacksonville 3 months ago. I am very satisfied for the decision to move where my kids can attend Alimacani. I like the teacher involvement to improve children knwledge. My kids are very comfortable in the transition from Miami-Dade County to Alimacani.
My Oldest daughter had to repeat Kindergarten because she has Asperger Syndrome. Her teacher was wonderful. Found out that they are going to send ESE children back to their home schools and I know this will be so wrong to happen to her. She has excel to the best of her ablities. She has past to the 1st grade and now her sister is getting ready for school and I hope they both go to Alimacani Elementary. I feel they will do so much better at Alimacani instead of their home school. Alimacani is there for the student and not the money that they get from the state.
My son is in Kindergarten at Alimacani and we couldn't be happier. His teacher is wonderful and this is her first year of teaching! We have had nothing but great experiences with the staff and other teachers. I feel the academic program is good, but lacks somewhat for gifted children. There is not much in the way of sports or other extracurricular activities. The level of parent involvement is huge and I think a must these days. I have heard people say negative things about the new principal, however had not had any personal experiences. This is our first year, but I don't think she has done anything or made any changes without the best interests of the children in mind. We look forward to the years to come and hope it only gets better!
My youngest child attended school at Alimacani for three years. An excellent school where the is a school where the children come first. Children are encouraged to do their best. The teachers my daughter had were highly skilled and worked hard to bring out the best in our daughter. The administration department was organized and efficient from the principal on down. I highly recommend this school to any parents of elementary aged children.
Academic program is very challenging. Be prepared to feel as though you are repeating elementary school as you assist your child with some of the assignments/projects. A lot of new young teachers. Not much offered regarding sports, but music and art are introduced. High level of parent involvement expected.
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