Great school overall but like every other school, it has it's ups and downs. First of all the Spanish teacher is very hard and.. Well mean and has an attitude. Many other teachers though are nice and caring. Sadly, it branches out into two high schools, Oviedo and Hagerty so some of your friend may go to a different highschool then you. Also, It is in a bad part of town but the overall vibe of the school is great. The campus is amazing and is being redone! (Look on the JHMS website for more info!) the school overall is great and I honestly love it! They prepared me well for high school. (Btw I'm an 8th grader here at JHMS and I have enjoyed my time.)
I think Jackson Heights is a wonderful school. I was nervous for my children to attend there and leave elementary school but it has been a great experience for both of them. I've been very pleased. Certainly their middle school times have been much much better than mine were. Impressive handle and response to issues!
I love this school so much I am a student and now am in 9th grade but people are always saying the school is horrible but it's not they are just stuck up the schoool is very exelent and the teachers go above and beyond to help there students, and the principal is GREAT! I loved this school when i went there i was like "ehh this school horrible" but now that I look back i wish i respected the teachers more. but one word about this school PERFECT!
I'm a student here and I hate it here! The teacher are rude and don't care about the students! The 8th grade gym teacher,Coach McCrary, has made kids in my class cry including me! Ms.Lopez is crazy and her emotions are unstable. Please spare your children and send them somewhere else!
When I first stepped on the Jackson Heights campus I sincerely thought I had gotten horribly lost and ended up in Harvard. The campus looks like the inside of the Palace of Versailles, except with iPads. All of the students there are charming, chivalrous little cherubs of intellect. The staff is like a parade of endless rainbows that have cuddly kitten fur. My child learned so much, he can now communicate to MIT grads and dolphins with his mind, and shoot lazers out of his nostrils. Jackson Heights is truly a marvelous super nova in the galaxy that is public schools.
If you can avoid sending your children to this school by all means find another place for them to go.
Not happy at this school. Needless to say we transferred to another school where we couldn't be happier! The administration just doesn't care. Like someone else commented, many of the staff are worn out and really should think about retiring.
This web site doesn't normally publish negative reviews of schools so the one from an unhappy parent on May 8, 2010, will probably end up disappearing. JHMS administrators need to handle bullying and stop pretending that it doesn't exisit at the school. Hopefully it won't require some terrible or sad event for them to realize that just turning a blind eye to student bullying doesn't work, especially for those victimized by bullying. Note: I doubt this site will leave this post up, if it happens to get posted at all.
MY daughter attended this school and I was not happy . This school administration was not helpful in dealing with the bullying situations we had! The principal acted like he could have cared less and showed no interest in helping my husband and I. We are very educated parents that are very involved and I was NOT impressed with how things were handled at ALL. She now attends Lawton Chiles Middle and we couldn't be happier! What a difference!! Love it My daughter has blended in and loves school now!!!
i think that this school is not a very nice school, although they my get a rather good education, their rules are too much for my family to follow.
some wonderful staff, but many seem worn out and over stressed, lunch is a nightmare more kids than places to sit and a very unhappy place for kids with physical handicaps need to come out of dark ages ,Mr Baily is there but seems to just walk the place smileing does he Do anything? doesn't answer calls letters or email even registered mail is ignored!
Sorry, but I have to disagree with the parent whose child used to attend Chiles Middle. I LIVE in the Sanctuary and yet my daughter still attends JHMS. Why? The environment that Mr. Bailey has created is second to NONE. I am a very involved parent and I have never seen a principal who genuinely cared so much about students. The dress code is enforced (unlike Chiles, where little girls run around dressed like trollops) and there is zero tolerance for insubordination and bad language (again, unlike Chiles). When I moved to Oviedo 5 years ago from out-of-state, I chose Oviedo for two reasons: low crime and good schools. JHMS is an awesome example of just what a school should be.
I'm in that school it is so awsome you have great food teachers and most of all Mr.Baleiy our princalble is awsome
Is it any wonder that Seminole County Schools are always rated the best? And then you have Jackson Middle. This should be listed as a synonym for excellence in the thesaurus. It is the commitment to excellence, and the dedication of the entire team... teachers, principals, administrators, nurses, security, our cafeteria and custodial staff. Then there are the children! Our children! Fun, energetic, loving and smart! And the parents' involvement. Now I understand why my wife would not settle for anything else than an Oviedo home, with Oviedo Schools. Great Job, and keep up the good work!
This school has a great administration and PTSA and has great electives such as band, chorus, R.O.T.C., Gym, Drama and more. There are a couple of teachers such as a member of the custodial staff who I think isnt very nice but most of the teachers are fun, funny, and nice. This school doesnt look very nice on the outside and is is a bad part of town but the school is fixing that and they make up for it in Smartness! This is a great school to go to!
JHMS is an exemplary school with an outstanding Administration and PTSA.
Some great teachers, some obviously 'tired' teachers who have lost their enthusiasm and just go through the motions. Not the crowning jewel of the Seminole County School District.
My three years at Jackson Heights Middle School were amazing. I received a tremendous education from a highly professional group of teachers. The experience at Jackson Heights was wonderful and I would recommend the school to anyone looking for a public school environment that will intellectually stimulate their child. Jackson Heights manages to maintain its high test scores and to provide a positive learning environment for students. And it's a lot of fun. There are a lots of ways to get involved, and students are rewarded for good citizenship and academic excellence. JHMS is a top notch school.
A principal who is subservient to a mediocre faculty. Very few extra-curricular activities (no basketball, football or baseball for the boys). They like to talk about a 'partnership' between parents and the school, but often don't require their teachers to keep the online grade book up to date. If I could afford private schools, I would yank my kids in a heartbeat. Never felt this way about a school before...it is a mess.
My children are completing their first year here after being at Lawton Chiles, and it has been such a let down. This poor excuse of a school only receives accolades because of the large crop of already intelligent children coming from educated families who raise and maintain the school's high academic marks despite itself, not because of outstanding teaching. If I could afford private schools or were able to drive my kids to Chiles, I would, but it stinks to be forced to send my kids to stagnate at a weak school, the dregs of an otherwise great district.
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