Wonderful diversity of student body and families, outstanding teachers, tremendous leadership. The school inspires us as people to do our best in all things!
Teachers are very dedicated to their work. They motivate my kids to go the extra mile in any subject.
The school encorages kids to learn. They create a positive environment for the students. The teachers are very involved, and have a great sense of pride in the academics taught there.
It's a wonderful school. Great teachers, friendly kids, good encourages for the kids to learn, diversify cultures for the kids, and my kids likes the school.
Diversity of students; all inclusive Parent Council; superb Chinese program; enthusiastic and fully engaged administration, faculty and staff create a healthy learning environment academically, socially and emotionally; unified grounded principles allow for a safe and secure place strong enough to encourage new approaches and continued growth.
It has a great sense of 'school citizen' where each student is expected to be a steward of the school. The older students serve as models for the younger students- they often come into the younger classrooms and read to the students, play games, and create special crafts for the young students. It has a calm, ordered atmosphere, and it seems like a true community.
Jackson provides an exceptional opportunity for youth to grow into him/her self in a postive way!
unified and dedicated administrator, teachers and parents language emphasis and awareness among the children
Excellent faculty.... Respectful children and family members....Top notch education!
We are blessed to have such caring teachers and staff that inspire our diverse student population to excel in all the do!
We have the best teachers and support staff and the best parent group and LSC. Together they make this one of the best schools to educate a young mind in Chicago.
We have great socioeconomic & ethnic diversity, teachers who care about our children, and administrators who encourage parent participation.
I love this school! The people are always welcoming and it's extremely diverse. We have students from all over, including Greece, Germany, Hawaii, Cuba, and lots more. In addition, all the teachers make learning fun. Throughout all the schools I have attended, this one succeeds the standards in education and fun. I won't forget the memories I've made at Jackson.
There is a saying that you sometimes don't appreciate something until it is gone. I am a former teacher at AJLA who has since moved overseas. You will have to travel far and wide to find a quality school such as Andrew Jackson Language Academy. Reflecting back on my teaching experience there I can honestly tell you that it was a milestone in my teaching career. I worked with a top notch group of teachers who always went the extra mile for their students. The big difference was that they took the time to care to make a difference in the lives of children. When AJLA students graduate they are fully prepared to enter high school and have an excellent foundation for life. There was much more to learn than your ABC's at this school, you learned about life, about proper behavior, self-control, and learned life skills.
I am a student at Andrew Jackson Language Academy. I would like to say my experiences here have been great. But I can also speak for the whole student body that we miss Dr. Zeltmann. She was the only reason that kept me up top on things that I thought I couldn't do. This school is great but Dr. Zeltmann wouldv'e made my last year even better.
150 words are not enough to express my satisfaction and admiration of Andrew Jackson Language Academy. The teachers who I know there are professional and seem to really care a lot about the children and I think that probably applies to all the teachers from my observations. High standards for appropriate and respectful behavior are encouraged and the kids are well mannered. The school is very clean and parents are involved and the scores are high. The principal is wonderful. Whenever I've talked with her, she gives her full attention and clearly explains issues with a huge knowledge base, experience, and kindness. The Japanese language class is fun and the expectations for a good amount of homework and practice are well known by the student and the parent. A+ for this school.
the incredible dedication of its principal and teaching staff and the active Parent Council make this school excel. The principal is always there for parents and kids. Whenever the children are entering,leaving,or going on field trips she is there. She comes to the parties we have for the children and staff. The teaching staff is very ready to work with parents to help children overcome diffculties - in every grade they have helped my son with extra activities. The Parent Council is very active and parents are welcome in the classrooms. The principal always looks out for the good of the whole student body, and if you want 'special treatment' that conflicts with this goal, its unlikely that you will get it here. Expect fair and equal treatment.
Jackson is a great school with a lot of potential. The Languages offered are excellent, but the changes from language to language can disaapoint the children. The principal has no concern for change. The school needs to change some of its ways of communication with parents and students. There needs to be more cultural awareness for all, especially for the African American students. Overall the education is great, but the principal needs more people skills.
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