I have 2 children at Jensen Beach Elementary. The teachers are great and definitely care about the students and their achievements, but the administration is awful. I am unhappy with the new principal, Mrs. Gibbons. She is a bully who cares more about appearances than the students or the staff. It seems like staff morale is at an all-time low at the school under the leadership of Mrs. Gibbons.
I have 2 kids who are on the autism spectrum. This is the 3rd school I tired in the Stuart area for my boys and this is the best fit. They've been attending for 3 years and I love the staff and teachers.
I cannot speak well enough of this school, its staff, educators and Administration. My son is having his most successful year and is very happy because of this school, their competence and their compassion. I sincerely wish he had had the benefit of Jensen Beach Elementary school throughout his elementary school career. I cannot thank these educators enough. Our family is sincerely grateful.
Overall this has been a great school for our child. The PTA with parent involvement is nothing short of amazing. So many parents really care about this neighborhood school and providing the very best environment for our kids. It is a wonderful warm small town close nit community feeling to live here. The few complaints we have are that some classes are completely overwhelmed with all the severe behavior challenge cases and some classes have it made in the shade. There should be more balance in class assignment in behavior as we have a suspicion of favortism in class assignments. Also this new common core standard and previous FCAT with teaching to the test is an utter state failure non the less, and absolutely confusing even after parent teacher conferences. How do we distinguish our hard working kids for college from others in a new grading scale of M, P or N instead of A,B,C,D,F... with a GPA? It would also be nice if they had the walk the track for vv's with parents before school starts EVERY Friday instead of just once and awhile. Other than these two complaints, definately make the investment and move into Jensen for this school and the outstanding high school!
I really didn't think I could think less of this school or be more dissatisfied, but then I spoke to the Principal! WOW! He is extremly hostile and unprofessional! I have never been so insulted and angry! The teachers are not held accountable as the Principal and VIce Principal do nothing but cover for them and blame students and insult parents! My children came to this school this year with a history of good grades and have struggled her do to lack of communication between teacher/student and teacher/parent! The teachers are extremly unorganized, their is NO communication to parents on upcoming events or school work. Emails and phone messages go unanswered! We have met several times trying to work out the issues and the teachers simply do not follow through on agreed upon plans! And then are not held accountable! This school is shameful!
Please if you have a special needs child , please think about choosing another school. All children should be viewed as having value and be in a good learning environment with caring adults as teachers not people there to collect a paycheck.
I have never, never, being so well treated as we (my children and self) are at this school. Not even once I had a disagreement or argument. The teachers are great, the staff very proffesional and competent; even the cafeteria people are sweet. We have been blessed with this school. They should be an example for other counties, especially PSL. thanks, NG9