Jensen Beach High school is the Best! all 3 of of my children love it. I was concered at first, making a change from a small Christian School, but they are all making good grades and they are happy to be there. :) I am very thankful that we have such a great school in Martin County.
I can't give this school one star. (The site will not allow no stars) The administration treats staff and students like inmates. Their zero tolerations shows no compassion for students especially those with special needs. How many of us would still have jobs or a partner if everyone had zero toleration. Their special needs programs are a joke. No one can hope to benefit from this place. The community and parents need to let them know we are sick of their disrespect and do not approve of their policies or the administration.
We moved from another state and my child has never had a detention or suspension. One month after school starting 4 days Out of school suspension and 4 detentions later I question the school, not the child since there has never been any previous disciplinary issues!! I think 4 classes a day 100 min long is nonsense. I also think the main focus is on discipline not academics. The deans are quick to suspend and give suspensions and detentions for stupid reasons like not having your student ID on your person. They do not encourage a work program nor do they allow seniors to leave campus during study hall. If we were looking for a military school I would have sent my child to one.
One of the best schools I have ever been to. You can tell that the teachers and staff really care about the students. :)
i'm pround to say that jensen beach high school was my best experience ever since starting a new school system. every of my teachers were devoted. im proud of graduating from an ever rating A school for several years now. Go falcons!!
This school is rated as an "A" school. The faculty must be doing something right. There will always be whiney parents who complains if their child is not doing well...or Mary wasn't elected to the cheerleading team. I would do away with your rating system. How do you know if some of the poor ratings are being submitted by teens who just don't make the grade because they don't want to put sufficient time into their studies?
My children are districted for Martin County HS, but we chose Jensen Beach HS because we consider it a better school. Yes, the facilities are much nicer, but that's just the beginning. The administrators and teachers at JBHS expect, not just hope, that students will excel. The teachers are top notch and really push the students to succeed. My daughter struggled in middle school but now is exceeding our wildest dreams in high school. She has a 4.0 GPA with all honors and AP classes. She's passed two AP exams and did very well on her PSATs. Now she plans to go to an Ivy. Our son will be starting in the Fall. As for the rules, kids who follow them have few problems with them. They like the strictness of the school. It gives them order and prepares them for real life. JBHS is also the safest school in the county.
As a parent with 2 children in this school, I know that this is an "A" school! The teachers, staff and administration are a delight and pleasure on a daily basis. I have personally seen the swim coach tutor a student immediately after swim practice on the pool deck, that's dedication! My son is in Mrs. Dahn's ( teacher of the year '08) class and the dedication and time devoted to her differently-abled students is beyond compare! If any parent has any complaints about this school, they should move to 'The PSizzle' where they will fit right in!
Although this school consistently has high ratings there are issues. If you student is even upwind of any disciplinary problems by other students expect detention without even the chance to explain yourself. I find administration has zero tolerance and while this may work well for their high ratings it sends a message of injustice and unfairness to those wrongly accused. I also agree with the reviewer about dress code. Although my child has graduated from this school I don't have any warm fuzzy feelings about it.
Aweome school! I love this school! My brother went to this school, too. He loves it!
Although a very good school in some ways, administration needs to focus more on education and less on dress code! A child can wear a very appropriate and tasteful shirt to school for 6 months and then suddenly get a dress code violation! When your child has a 4.0 and has never had ANY disciplinary issues but has to stay after school for detention because someone could see their collarbone, there is something very wrong. They get no warnings, just automatically get detention. When there are students that are committing serious discipline infractions and this is how a good student is treated, you realize that there is something very wrong with this picture!
Even though the school has a reputation for strict rules, dress codes, etc. Those things seem to work because it consistently schools as one of the top schools in the state! My kids have graduated with the skills necessary to do well at college and were able to get into the colleges of their choices. Love the results and the teachers are great! Administration needs to be more responsive to parental concerns.
My suggestion is for your school DISTRICT to see what the rest of the country is doing and try to advance yourself about 30 years to where the rest of the US is. Four classes a day? Can you honestly say you think the students will be accepted into any university anywhere in the United States?
I rate it an' F ' for making rules and regulations more important than students succeding.
The environmental technology program is amazing! Great teachers. Extremely safe. This school changed my life.
This school was the worst school I have ever attended in MY LIFE! Everything about it is bad, I can't say one thing about the school except that it is nice looking!! They do not handle ANYTHING well at all, I can't believe it was in the top schools in the US, because I've been to way better schools than this one! I feel like I wasted a year of my life in this school, I'm so thankful to be attending another school this year!
I opted not to send my kids to Martin County High because of all of the problems the school and student body have been having eg. lack of control, loose enforcement of rules, fighting amongst students-to name a few. I am extremely pleased with the education my daughter is getting JBHS, challenging and creative with many unique career path choices. The school is overboard on enforcement of rules and dress code but I think the kids really learn a valuable lesson here; responsibility and accountability for your decisions, which most seem to lack. As a result, they have a much happier student body that molds quite well, making for positive and supportive learning situations; not too mention superior athletics, immaculate campus and school pride. My daughter has complained about not getting homework and tests back timely but thats a teacher situation usually taken care of with one phone call. Go JBHS!
As a student of course it's easy to find things wrong with Jensen, but to be honest I've had many more oppertunities at this school than I would have even dreamed of at any other . It is true that some teachers seem to disappear over the years, but I've managed to have some amazing influential teachers who have truly changed my outlook on education. My only complaints are the discipline, and not just the dress code. I understand that we don't need distractions in the classroom, but I find it even more distracting when administrators come into my class at random times and single out students for dresscode and then proceed to write them up. Other than that, this school truly is above and beyond, If you are a parent deciding which school will be best for your child's future, Jensen is definatly the way to go.
This school is also amazing considering the fact that the students voted an E.S.E student (Craig) their homecoming king! I dont see MCHS or SFHS doing that. JBHS has also won numerous state championships and district titles, in only 4 years! Great school!
I have mixed feelings about this school. Having moved here from another state, my child went from a mediocre student to honor student. That may be good or bad. I wonder if the standards here are lower than where we were before. Yet my child is excelling and seems happy at this point in time. I believe guidance is really on top of things and I appreciate that. Yet I feel sometimes there is an arrogance or hautiness in this school that starts with the administration. Yes it's a beautiful school and rated well but a little humility goes a long way in life. If it's there, I'd like to see more of it.
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