This school is not all its cracked up to be. My daughter attended this school for 4 years. The first two years were bad. Her teachers told me all about how she couldn't do this and couldn't do that. I worked with her on all of her deficiencies. We had to do all the work outside of school to make this happen. Her teachers were no help! By the third year she was a model student. She had worked her butt off and it showed. The fourth and final year was the last straw. Her fourth grade teacher was horrible!!!! She only had negative things to say about my child. Never did she have any type of positive reinforcement from her teacher. My child who loved school and doing her best, hated school. When speaking to the administration all I was told is they would talk to the teacher . What good was that, my daughter was already terrified. This is when we decided enough is enough and moved her out of this environment. Since then she is now a straight A student. Her teachers love her and has since been tested for gifted. This school is receiving 1 star because we had 1 good year.
Need more social opportunities for children... Kindergarteners are forced to sit boy girl boy girl at lunch and my child has told me they are not allowed to talk, or at most allowed a quiet whisper, but he is afraid of getting in trouble, so does not talk at all! Can't talk in line, cant talk at lunch, can[t talk in class... how is THIS more social than homeschooling!!?
My children have been attending this school for 5 years now and I have 6 more to go with my next child. It is a wonderful school. The parents that are involved are a tight knit group. They work together to help this school in any way they can. Parents have every opportunity to get involved. They can join the PTA, FOS, or just work in the class. Every little bit helps the teachers and staff. We have never had any complaints.
My daughter has been at John Stockton since kindergarten. We have been very happy with our experience. They boast a very involved PTA and a men's group called the friends of Stockton that raise money for the school.
I have two boys that attend school here and one will be leaving to middle school this year. I am truly going to miss having him at Stockton because of it's warm atmosphere and awesome teachers. The parental envolvement is great and the reading dinner theater and fall festival are lots of fun. The office staff are friendly and it's a small school environment so everyone knows each other.
My son attended Stockton from grades 2-5. There was always something 'extra' going on for the kids and the teachers are generally positive and caring. The parental involvement via PTA, Patrols, and FOS (a group of dads making a difference) is amazing. The carpool line is the best-run/most efficient one I've seen so far. The afterschool program is not 'enriching' but the kids are safe, and I wish there was more exposure to the arts/music, but overall this is an excellent elementary school.