Most of the teachers are wonderful, yet the school has a big problem with favoritism, especially the children of teachers/admin. If they showed more equality at the school, the atmosphere and opportunity for ALL students would greatly improve.
Alimacani Elementary. Our granddaughter will be entering 4th grade and has attended Alimacani since kindergarten. She is an A honor roll student and has excelled under the leadership of great teachers. The school is well maintained and has a great staff. We are pleased to have her enrolled here.
My first born son attended Alimacani from 2000 - 2004. When we moved out of state, he was above grade level thanks to the wonderful teachers. Fast Forward to 2012, my youngest enters Alimacani as a kindergartner and the teachers, extended day team and even teachers assistants remembered us! No, not that we were problems ( lol), my son was always an honor student....they remembered because they truly care about the kids. my youngest is now in the 1st grade and is a straight "E" student. His grades started to slip in math and the teacher called ME! So good to know they care as much as I do!
I have had 4 children go to this school and all have done well.I will say the lunch had gone down hill my daughter in 4th grade (she's the youngest) refuses to buy lunch so I was curious and went there to buy lunch and eat with her, and let me say it was bad and I see sadly alot of kids throw there lunch away that's probably the biggest complaint but the teachers have always been helpful some more then others but it it's a good school
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.
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