After hearing rumors, looking at test scores, etc. I was worried about my son attending J'town. He just finished the 9th grade & during this time, here's my observation: 1) Polio appears to be a good principal, very hands on; 2) My son had advanced classes. I found most of his teachers highly competent & engaged. They seemed to be very sincere in wanting the best for him, which I appreciated. Staff is always pleasant & supportive; 3) The level of academic challenge was somewhat of a mixed bag depending on the teacher; 4) However, J'town could be a much better school but I think the prevalence of students that simply are not engaged and conducting in risky behavior is overwhelming...for the teachers, administrators and especially, the students. Staff make a good effort at trying to control what I would consider as the "riff-raff" but I'm not sure if they have the resources to really make a difference. Unfortunately, academic excellence is the exception, not the norm. I give kudos to the principal for trying to make it the other way around but unfortunately they aren't there yet.
My grandson is a freshman there this year and loves it. He is in A/P and advanced classes. Is doing well. Teachers care and want to teach.
Fantastic Principle, Fabulous Teachers and amazing involvement with parents and student alike. I am so very glad my daughter attends this school and is in the MCJROTC program. Lt. Col. Dobbs is a caring man who will put do anything he can to see a kid succeed. High fives all the way around for this school!
My girls love it there. Some of the teachers could be nicer but the new principle is great and getting things in order. If your kids are interested in the JROTC program it is the best inthe county! Great instructors, community service. My kids have gotten many awards and opportunities by going there
this school is not a good one. there is too many students, you cant walk through the halls without running into some one. i was thinking about dropping out because im not learning anything. the teachers are mean and dont care about us. one of my teachers told me.when you get into trouble, the staff takes it too far./ yep, i think im going to
Students are shown very little respect and treated as if they are always lying. They are not listened to when stating their side of a situation. Discipline measures are often abused and overly harsh. They are not very good at dealing with parents and listening to what they have to say either.
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