Julia Landon is the best school. The teachers are really supporting! They have great electives but more time could b spent between classes it is a wonderful school with no inappropriate behaviors
This is the BEST school in Duval County! Teachers are the best, nice facilities, good parent involvement!
Landon is a great school. I will miss it so much next year in high school.
Point of Information: Landon became a "dedicated" (ALL students must apply to go to the school, whether they live in the neighborhood or not) magnet school at least 5 years ago. Some of the earlier comments below (2006) are when it was still a regular neighborhood middle school. Not sure what the racial mix of the school was then, what the problems were or who was the principal, but when it became a magnet, it got a new principal and probably all new teachers. The discipline and safety problems one parent commented about are not there now. I have not heard from my kids about it being "clique-y". My one daughter has been teased (a lot - by one kid) but I don't think it is a BIG problem at the school. And the principal is made aware of digital bullying/problems too. Teaching to the test is a problem EVERYWHERE because of FCATS and teachers' salaries are riding on kids' performance. The curriculum at Landon IS challenging with LOTS of homework, but that's why parents send their kids there - it's college prep - leading to IB and AICE programs. The neighborhood middle school my children would have gone to gives little to NO homework. We are VERY Happy with Landon.
Attending Landon was one of the best decisions I have ever made. The teachers I had were all very supportive and were willing to help me with anything. All the students were like a family - helping each other when they struggled with something. The school has taught me that if you really put your mind and effort into everything, your goals WILL be achieved. I learned this through the support of my teachers, the faith I had in myself, and the motivation from peers. People may say this school is hard or give to much homework. Look, it's just the beginning, and all they are trying to do is help prepare you for high school. Honestly, if you wish to go to Paxon, Stanton, DA, etc. you must learn to accept the fact you're going to have to do the work to go to the high school of your dreams. High school is more rigorous, and JLCP prepares us for that. I am truly going to miss this outstanding school and the memories that are richly kept within it. I highly recommend this school, if you are considering it. I can proudly say that JLCP has changed my life in such a positive and profound way. I am entitled to my own opinion, and I have to say, this is one GREAT school.
Landon Middle - if you want a real education go somewhere else. This school only has a high rating because they force recycling of grades and extra credit. Any student with a C can recycle and bring it up to an A with extra credit by semester end. If you are really an A student, there is nothing for you here. All teaching is for the tests. Silent lunch. Extensive bullying and staff pets. I am so dissapointed.
I am an 8th grader at Julia Landon and I must say that when I leave for high school, I will be crying my eyes out when the last day of school comes! To any parents or kids that are considering attending Landon, YOU HAVE TO GO! It is such an amazing school! The teachers are excellent and strive to improve the students' learning skills and grades every day! The environment is very homey and safe, and I feel like I can easily walk up to a teacher or student or staff member without feeling intimidated or nervous. Everyone actually knows YOU, not by your grades (even though the principal and some teachers know every Benchmark and FCAT score all the students had) but by your personality! I've made long lasting friendships not just with students but teachers and the staff too! I have learned so many different things these past few years, and because of Landon, I have become a more social, well rounded, globally aware, rigorously studious, and caring leader. I'll be honest, when I first attended Landon, I was ignorant and refused to like Landon because I missed my old school, but I immediately realized there's nothing to not like! I LOVE LANDON! :D
This is the BEST school. My daughter had to leave in her eight grade year because we had to move which just pains me. I wish she could have stayed. Amazing school. They do give a lot of home work. Hours of it. Coach Harris for girls b-ball was the greatest. Mrs. Bravo is an amzing principal!
In think that JLCP is a great school in terms of its environment, but I believe that more insight is needed to make the learning experiences more hands on rather than heavily computer based.Nevertheless, my child is blessed to be part if this school. I sincerely apprecaite the effort put forth to assist students and think that it will only get better and better.
Julia Landon is an absolutely fabulous school. When most people think of magnets, they think of papers, lectures, and blah. Landon is not this way at all! Lots of fun projects and challenging (but rewarding) assignments help us students a lot, and I am a sixth grader! I highly recommend Landon Middle to any parent looking at the magnet program.
This school will not dissapoint! Great teachers, staff, and kids. Great place to be! You will love it and I reccomend it! All teachers want your child to leave Julia Landon successful! You will be suprised how supportive the staff is. Trust me, the principal is fantastic! She knows everthing from your FCAT scores or Benchmark, she is a great principal. Once she knows your name she will never forget it. Trust me she is amazing!
A note to the effective leadership and talented faculty: As a parent and substitute teacher, I applaud Landon's approach to structure and work ethic. The teachers aren't perfect, (who could manage 110 students per week perfectly?) however, they are an amazingly effective, adaptive and talented crew keeping their eye on Dr. Coker-Daniels vision and priorities. Good schools start with good structure and discipline. The block periods and structured movement eliminate many transition issues from the hallway, having 90 min. periods instead of 45 minutes. Drama at the lockers and exclusivity of cliques, so rampant in middle school, is minimized. Students have no choice but to get to work in a cooperative, encouraging environment. Friends are made within classrooms and by the end of the year, a student knows and perhaps bonds with an eclectic set of peers. I suspect Landon is creating a success story in Duval County. Along the way, students touched by faculty's mentorship, will come back and grab a hug or share a memory because they cared enough to put them through some tough stuff. Students are proud to be part of Landon's legacy to Duval County. Bring on the critics.
My child goes here & She loves it.....the teachers are VERY helpful. My daughter passed with straight A's!!!! This school is truely amazing.
This middle school is fantastic! I believe my child had the best teachers available. They recognized potential and challenged my child to learn to the best of her ability, taught her how to research, think outside the box, etc. This place was an answer to prayer! The principal and staff are fantastic, very approachable, and easy to love!
good class participation and verbal interaction. Teachers don't just lecture - they capture the student's attention and keep them interested/involved.
This school is the greatest i've learned a lot going to this school.The teachers are nice and kind but also controlling.This school has a warm enviroment.There is no popular or unpopular,and I can't think of any bullies that attend this school.When I entered this school last year I was totally lost but by the the second day I had about twenty friends.[literally]Anyone can reach they're goals attending this school.The point of this school is to develop leaders right?Even though i'm a seventh grade student i'm telling the complete truth.GO LANDON LIONS! P.S.--If your wondering where to enroll your child,I strongly recommend Julia Landon.
i go to this shool and i think that it is great!! all of the teachers are very helpful and obviously very well educated. i am also in the gifted program (not that that matters) and i know that if you come there in the sixth grade that there are no cliques so it is very easy to start over and start a new life. now, i know what you you are thinking- this person is only in the sixth grade and doesn't know what he/ she (not to give out any info.) is talking about. well, trust me- i do and after one day at this school, i knew that it was the right place to go to. thanks for reading!!!!!!!
Since the school has become a magnet I have seen positive changes. I feel students should have time to go to there lockers and enough time to use the restrooms. so much conttrol as if the students are in elementary school will not prepare them for the real school environment. they are in middle school lets treat them like that. I am not satisfied that they have seperated the new students from the old students. this can look like it is a racial thing. Parents need to open there eyes and see what is going on . All the students should be integrated. is there a reason why they are not? There are black classes and then there are white classes. Is this how are school system is runned by staff without any questions. Prove me wrong. Hopefully next year this will not be the same agenda with our students.
Being a new Magnet school I think they are doing very well and I look forward to even more important over the next couple of years.
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