Communication is severely lacking except from a few teachers, in our experience, so it's difficult to tell whether instruction is effective. Mass testing is not an indicator of teaching effectiveness. Being able to discuss course content at the supper table is. My kids are not often able to do more than recite rote facts they were fed during class. Context is lacking utterly.
Administration is absurd - quick to issue punishment, slow to recognize and correct problems, even slower to recognize good behavior and achievement other than on EOCs. They make it quite clear to parents that they are NOT a partner in their kids' education. There's even a new campaign posted to Facebook to get parents to take action, so I know I'm not the only one who feels this way... Very frustrating to try to keep my kids motivated to do well when they're only told they don't.
The biggest problem with this school is that the school does not recognize a good student when it has one. my son has been in the school system since kindergarten, and has been on a path to graduate high school with a 2 year college degree since 6th grade. he did it! Only one in his class to do so.wants to go on to become a electrical engineer. He was not even invited to scholarship night? school ranking of 120? weighted GPA 5.8? this school system is really messed up! it only works if you take the easy classes so you can have a normal 4.0, do not study too hard or you will not get any scholarships!
Jensen beach high school students are not bad, the problem are the teachers and deans. Teachers are meant to help you motivate you to do something not to bring you down and embarrass you in front of others when you have done something wrong. The school looks really well coming but that's the look to get students.
Yes there are some good thing about these school, there welcoming and SOME teachers are willing to help out with what you need.The kids will welcome you and no one will be left alone as far as I know. Deans will not give a thought about suspending or expel you or give you detention, They never try to remember teachers are just human after all HUMAN'S ARE NOT ALWAYS RIGHT.
Jensen Beach High School exceeds any and all expectations I had as a parent. Yes, there are very strict dress codes and codes of conduct, a school this large wouldn't be rated in the top 2000 schools in the US if it didn't! My kids are excelling academically as well as socially! Can't praise this school enough!
this is school is one of the best schools in the united states. all the teachers are dedicated loyal want the best for each and every students, give 110 % of their time and money and devotion. the students outrank kids all over the united states. they all goes on to higher learning. all parents are involved and care and give. the best school ever. a neighbor.
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.