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Jacksonville, FL
Students enrolled: 819

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5805 Saint Augustine Road
Jacksonville, FL 32207

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(904) 739-5260
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December 03, 2013
The school is an okay school. They are lacking in organizational skills. The teachers are nice but assistant principle Jeravon Wheeler is extremely rude when talking to the parents. She could benefit from some type of customer service training. It is my opinion that you need to be able to communicate well with both students and parents when employed as a principle assistant or otherwise.

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August 24, 2013
My children go there, and I am proud of the bi lingual education they are receiving. My children are making valuable friendships, and the curriculum is top notch. Love this school.

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July 15, 2013
I have one child who recently graduated from San Jose and went all six years and another that will enter second grade there this year. The teachers and administration will do anything for involved parents. The principal, Mrs. Kemp, is fantastic. Your child can succeed there- my daughter earned two 4s and a 5 on her FCAT for 5th grade. Every teacher has worked with my girls to help them be successful, they only ask for cooperation at home too.

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June 01, 2013
i attended this school for two years (from 4-5) and i am glad i did. i was involved in the wide selection of programs they offered such as safety patrol, morning news crew, violin, and arabic learning class. i also attended their extended day program where we got a whole period dedicated to doing our homework and getting help with it from staff. i also attended chess classes in extended day and we always got to go outside after our homework was finished. this school was a great prep for middle school and there were never any fights. it was always a great learning environment and the teachers, such as ms.jenkins, were very dedicated in teaching us and always making sure we did our best. there are music classes and talent shows and dances and its just an all around good environment. my fifth grade year here was the year i had my best teachers and i did more activities than ever. the diversity is also a god mixture. if you want your children to have a good elementary experience, send them here for sure.

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August 20, 2010
I enrolled my daughter and she is very bright. She is not genious, but she was reading at a second grade level in kindergarten. I asked how they would accomadate her. They said she will have lots of time to do advanced work. Also, they could test her to put her int he gifted program. I would pick her up and she said she worked all by her self all day because she knew how to complete the work. She often sat alone because the teacher had to help the others. The principal then refused to test her. After 5 weeks, we decided to omeschool her. SHe is at a third grade level in each subject and we offer sciences and history that the public schools here does not cover. They also fed her luch at 10:30 and she would not get to eat until I picked her up at 3:00.

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October 12, 2008
my daughter went to this school and last year she graduated from elem. its a really good school there all of fun actvities best school!!

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June 05, 2007
Parents, My 10 yr old came to this school with only 3 months left in the school year, the teachers the principle and the assistant principle took time out of their schedule to make sure my daughter caught up with the other students and before the school was out for summer vaction my daughter was on the A B honor roll ...and for that I feel that this school really care about its studentsand that this school is above average

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June 05, 2004
Both of my children have attended San Jose and I have no complaints. My daughter has learned basic spanish in her extended day program and my son is in the gifted classes. My son's reading level is excellent for his age group. I have no worries at all , of sending my children to San Jose and take comfort in knowing that they are receiveing a good education

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June 04, 2004
I was very disappointed w/this school. I enrolled my kids in this school b/c of the Magnet Program. My children had several incidents of violent acts toward them. As a result of this, one of my children has become more aggressive. I witnessed an incident against another child on the playground. Four boys surrounded one boy. They threw him on the ground. One child then put his foot on the child's back. They began to hit him and throw dirt on the child. The teachers were standing together talking. I overheard some of the teachers say that it is the child's responsibility to act appropriately. When I and other parents brought the issue to their attention they made excuses. They say they want parental involvement. However, make us feel uncomfortable. Some of the teachers are really good. However, they are not backed up by the administration. Therefore, they feel helpless.

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February 23, 2004
My daughter is in the 5th grade, and this is her second year here. We love this school! Her two teachers are very warm, and caring. It's true that this is a only a 'C' school, but that is only because of the children who speak little if any English when they first get here.

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December 23, 2003
The school is a 'C' rated school but my children (Kindergarten & 3rd grade) are receiving an excellent education at the school. The staff is attentive and concerned and really try to 'take care of' the kids and address all types of problems. Also, there are many students who don't know English and are from many foreign countries and I think that is why the school has a 'c' rating. How can you pass the FCAT if you're new to the country and aren't yet proficient in English? You can't. The grades are deceiving if you don't look at the overrall picture. If I could rate San Jose, I'd give it a B+

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San Jose Elementary School
5805 Saint Augustine Road, Jacksonville, FL  32207
(904) 739-5260
Last modified San Jose Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
San Jose Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 15 reviews. Top