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Jupiter, FL
Students enrolled: 905

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800 Maplewood Drive
Jupiter, FL 33458

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(561) 741-9100
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February 27, 2015
Where to begin. First, this review echoes other reviews of parents that have been critical of the school. See yp.com. Even with all the standards set by the District and the State, it's shocking that my child has not had a proper agenda all year. My child has adopted a new "Aim Low" attitude by observing his "Aim Low" teacher, endorsed by the "Aim Low" administration. My child is not learning here. This entire experience is devastating to me and other parents that understand what quality education is. Here, the Prinicipals are not advocates for children. They are rather bureaucrats that de-escalate all issues to being minor and therefore not needing to be addressed at all. The administrations charter is literally to keep the institution functioning, with as little change as possible. If you were thinking about moving to Jupiter so that your child can attend this school, reconsider. You could buy a house in many other areas, with lower property cost and taxes, and use that saved money to attend a private school.

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October 23, 2014
The last impression we had of the school was at our daughter's 5th grade graduation where we sat through the bulk of the ceremony listening to one self important teacher offer a bizarre speech about her students (or, should we say; about herself). No other teacher had apparently been given that opportunity. After being subjected to this rant, exceptional awards went to the majority of this same teacher's students. We were proud of many other, deserving; great athletes, scholars, artists, and well accomplished students who acted as good sports and cheered for their peers, no matter what. We hope this teacher had a nice time, filled with plenty of self-affirmation until next spring, where she can fill ger unwarranted ego again. The event summarizes Jerry Thomas Elementary school. The school is filled with a handful of cronies, who aren't even proficient teachers. So sorry for all the other great teachers and students!

- submitted by a parent

August 18, 2014
This is a good school but the parents are very low in their conduct there are guys calling their ex by every name they can find in the book in front of kids. Sometimes the road rage is awfull too police don't do nothing about it as if they are not there.

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January 07, 2014
School staff needs training across the board for individual learning and emotional needs of the students. Children with needs are labeled and treated as a nuisance as are their parents who are in need of support and guidance. Leadership is weak and entitled, negative, and uninspired teachers need to be replaced with fresh blood who understand the true reason they are there is to teach rather than complain about students and parents, collect a paycheck, and have a heck of a lot of vacation time to boot!

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November 17, 2013
Your site professes to publish negative reviews, but you have not. This does degrade your credibility. The last reviewer is correct that this school is declining under the poor current leadership. Additionally the public should know this before investing in a home in this district. The school district has elected not to do anything about this issue so the public and our children are adversely effected. I would recommend avoiding this school.

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July 26, 2013
Our great school is now a "B" school. This school has a long history of great students and teachers and strong parental support. Unfortunately a recent change in leadership has started a downward trend. The principal has let go good teachers in favor of her cronies and drinking buddies. What a shame.

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May 18, 2012
My son is in Kindergarten and will be starting 1st grade in August. All I can say is that this first year at Jerry Thomas has been AMAZING!!! He has gained a tremendous amount of knowledge, and that is all Thanks to his Wonderful Teacher { Ms. Birchenough }. She understands who your child is as an individual and works with that. I'm VERY Grateful to have had her as my son's Teacher, and I will be very sad when June comes around. The school itself is Wonderful and Safe for the students. Everyone in the office is always so kind. We are very proud to be apart of the Jerry Thomas Tigers *Family*!!!

- submitted by a parent

May 27, 2010
Awesome % star A rated school. Love the teachers! We have been there 3 years & have loved every teacher my daughter has had. Great PTO, great Fun Fair. The ground are well maintained & I feel the way it was laid out & designed is very SAFE for the students.

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April 26, 2010
What can I say? - I have almost 600 hours in as a volunteer this year. The Principal, Vice- Principal, and teachers have all done a tremendous job educating JT students. This is a school that really cares about making a difference in a child's life. I feel blessed to have my grand daughter, and next year, two grand daughters at this school! We need you grandparents - volunteering shows you care too!

- submitted by a community member

April 24, 2010
A great local school with a wonderful group of volunteers

- submitted by a parent

March 01, 2010
This school made my child a brighter student than limestone creek

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November 05, 2009
This school is awesome. Great FCAT scores, wide variety of students, fabulous teachers, and a wonderful principal. They allow parents to be super involved & help out in the classroom. Low ratio of student to teachers. Great school. Clean, well maintained. A Rated, 5 star school, great area.

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November 03, 2009
My Granddaughter love attending she school. Her teachers are making education fun for her.

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no rating
September 17, 2009
It's a great school! All there are very dedicated to education and making it a great school for the children.

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February 18, 2009
Both my children attend JTE and I can't say enough about it. My oldest son has special needs and the teachers and staff have gone above and beyond to ensure that he has the education and assistance needed to become a successful and independant student. My younger son has excelled and flourished - the level of education, commitment and standards by both JTE staff and JTE families is astronimical and second to none.

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September 19, 2008
This is a great school if you have an independent and motivated child. However if you have a child who has special needs that are not physical they do not deal well with them.

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no rating
August 22, 2007
this school is great for kids with out special needs my daughter had six good years here my son on the other hand is a special needs child he walks with a walker ther is not enough room in the class rooms for him to get around they just dont meet the needs of special needs students that needs to change every child has the right to a great education no mater what

- submitted by a parent

June 29, 2007
Phenomenal school with phenomenal teachers, staff and students. Better than any private school anywhere!

- submitted by a parent

August 19, 2005
JTE is a fabulous school! I just placed my third child in the hands of JTE for Kindergarten. My oldest son was in JTE from K-5 and is now in middle school. I have another son at JTE in 4th grade. JTE is not a school, it's a 'family' where everyone knows you. What amazes me is that Mrs. Barwick and Mrs. Gomer (Principal and Vice Principal), know each child by there first name and remember their names year after year! My only wish is that I could volunteer more at JTE but my business won't allow that. The teachers are awesome. The teachers at JTE not only teach their students but also care for them and teach them the basic rules of life. I know that when the time comes in another 7 years or so, we'll be leaving behind a fantastic school and we will surely miss JTE!

- submitted by a parent

August 08, 2005
Both my daughters have attended Jerry Thomas for the past three years. At first we were very impressed with all the school offered but were surprised when Spanish lessons were no longer offered due to the Spanish teacher leaving to have a baby. They have no gymnasium so PE lessons are very limited and very hot of course. Most of the teachers are very dedicated and the Prinicipal is very fair, she appears to know most if not all the students by first name within a very short time. They do have a good approach to preventing bullying and teaching students to respect their peers. Parking is a big problem at the school but they are undergoing construction now which hopefully will address this situation, although this construction will be ongoing for quite some time.

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March 30, 2005
I am very pleased with the attention my daughter gets and when i have any concerns they are adressed in a timely manner. I love my daughters second grade teacher Mrs. Caudill she is truly wonderful.

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January 14, 2005
JTE is a wonderful school, where teachers are caring and knowlegable. Parents are 100% involved and the principal does a great job. We are very sad to have to leave this school.

- submitted by a parent

July 07, 2004
When relocating to Florida, Great Schools.net helped us determine where our realtor needed to find a house for us. Thank goodness for the honest reviews and info we received regarding Jerry Thomas Elementary. We have been pleased above our expectations as our daughter was beginning Kindergarten. Now she is entering 2nd grade and our son will be in Kindergarten. The genuine care for students from the teachers to the parents has been key in the success of our children and we look forward to another productive, positive year. Keep up the good work, Jerry Thomas... it's so nice to see the Principal expanding her knowledge with continuous classes at Harvard, too! This shows true care and concern for the school and students.

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August 26, 2003
This is my daughter's first year in Jerry Thomas. Her teacher is Mrs.Sahnger. On orientation day, on the way to see her new class I heard two good comments.When I met Mrs. Sahnger, I thought she was very nice. My daughter comments on how much she loves the school.

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Jerry Thomas Elementary School
800 Maplewood Drive, Jupiter, FL  33458
(561) 741-9100
Last modified Jerry Thomas Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Jerry Thomas Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 29 reviews. Top