Strong administration does matter. I would not have thought so when my son was in K. The administration at JCE is making a real effort to improve. It's a tough job and Mr. Story has grown into his role at principal. The school will continue to improve. With the budget shortfall, it has gained a focus that it did not have - - - that is true of our own household. We will have many happy memories as we move on to Fruit Cove Middle School.
Julington Creek Elementary has the most amazing teachers! I love how they work together and each contribute their own unique style.
Although construction has given the school some challenges, JCE's leadership team has tried to meet the needs of all. I love the new safety measures put in place and feel our children are safer than before. We also love the new math enrichment program that has been put in to place to challenge our child. Many times my child is overlooked becuase he will do just fine in the general education class and there are others in need of more direct attention. It is nice to see enrichment activities put in place versus the normal remediation practices.
I second the issue with administration, the school no longer has a strong positive leadership and it is showing with staff morale. The construction has been a nightmare and instead of actively trying to find a solution the administration is ignoring and squelching complaints from parents and staff. I don't expect tremendous change until the administration realizes their most important asset is their teachers. A shiny new cafetorium is wonderful but the knowledge served up daily is where their concern should be focused. Mr. Story this isn't OZ, this is a school with issues that need to be addressed, pay attention before the children pay for your lack of leadership.
As a transplanted northerner, I was skeptical about FL schools. I have been blown away by JCE! The teachers, administration and staff are ALL outstanding. My children have enjoyed every of minute of education at JCE. They are treated with respect, expectation and love. Teachers utilize the latest technology and are continually educating themselves to increase active participation of the students. Our kids LOVE FCAT week because they are so well prepared and the teachers make it fun, not daunting! Teachers are fair-expecting their students to try their hardest and do their best. There is no favoritism, no cliques at any grade level. Everyone is treated equal and fairly. I, personally, couldn't have picked better teachers than what JCE has to offer. I wish my kids could stay here for all 12 years!
I am a very involved parent at this school and have major concerns regarding the adminstration here. Overall it is a great school when it comes to the teachers with the exception of a few who are too strict and inflexible. The problem arises when one encounters these teachers and try to find a solution with the Principal. He is very teacher supportive and leaves little room for parent's conerns in these instances. There are many parents who have encountered same problem with Principal and teachers here. Also this administration has a habit of hiding issues from parents and the school district to the kids detriment. Great parent involvement.
This school has great parent involvement. The kids really excell with all the attention. The new principal, Mr. Story, is great. They really challenge the kids academically. The art program was great also. I heard over and over about the wonderful music teacher also.
JCE is a wonderful school! The teachers and staff are among the best. Parent involvement is incredible. Truly an A+ school!
Academics and parent involvement take center stage here. Extracurricular activites are readily available, as are educational enrichment activities such as foreign language and computers. Only concern: Poor drop-off and pick-up routine.
My son transferred to Julington Creek Elementary in October and we could not be happier! The Principal, Teachers and Staff are wonderful!
Julington Creek is a fantastic school. I have 3 children currently enrolled. A 3rd grader and 2 1st graders. The teachers and staff truly care for the well-being of their students. My children constantly amaze me with the things they accomplish in their classes at JCE.
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