This is a wonderful school with excellent French and Spanish Immersion Programs. The principal in a gem.
For those who don't know, anyone in Jefferson Parish can attend the Spanish or French immersion program. Bus service is provided if needed. You don't have to live in the school's district to attend. You can call the school for more information.
My kids came home today and said J.C. Ellis is the best school. Well I think the teachers are the best. They teach my kids all day and still have time to talk to us and e-mail us answers we may have. My son has to give a presentation in 2nd grade and I am excited about that. The leadership and teachers are all about the kids and what is best for them. The school lacks a good way to communicate with parents. The Parent organization is a run by a few people who like control, but that really doesn't affect how the kids learn. I would recommend this school especially for the French and Spanish Immersion programs!
My granddaughter attends J.C. Ellis. For the most part it is a good school, but I don't think the faculty is on the cutting edge of things. You never see anything publish in the local paper about the school events and the fairs/activities are not that well organized. While I am grateful for the combined years of knowledge that the faculty has, I wish that the school could be more involved.
J.C.Ellis is a phenomenal school in every since of the word. My daughter has been attending since PK-4 in the French Immersion program. Sadly, this is her last year there (she is in 5th grade and will be going to middle school). Ms. Berner is a blessing to the school. She has expected and received nothing but the best from each and every student. The teachers at Ellis work with students in a continuous effort to ensure success. Every student there learns respect, morals, discipline, and how to be responsible for their actions. Clearly there needs to be more parental involvement but the school can only encourage it, not demand it. It is up to the parents to accept an active role in their child's education. My second child will be attending Ellis as soon as she is of age too... that's how special the school is to our family.
My daughter was in the French language immersion 1st grade last year and will be going back for 2nd grade. I love the program and the teachers. I do think that at some school events, like Fall Fest and orientation, things are haphazard and lack order. If they could improve in those areas I would give 5 stars.
My daughter is in the kindergarten Spanish immersion program. Her Spanish has really accelerated over the last six months. She is speaking with an authentic Spanish accent. In addition to her wonderful progress in Spanish, she is excelling in English. At bedtime, she reads books to her sister and me. I do recommend this magnet program offered through the Jefferson Parish Public School System, but secretly I would like to keep it to myself so too many people don t find out about the program.
Bothe My girls attend JC Ellis and are in the charter french immersion program. The teacher are above norm. Great does not describe them Along with the principle who at one time taught 1st grade and the social worker does not miss a beat. The care and education and values they learn their are better than I could have iimagined. I am glad my girls did not go to Metaire Academy or Audubon International Scholl of Language.
My child is in the Spanish Immersion Program at J.C. Ellis. She started the program in PreK and this year she will go to first grade. As a parent I am very pleased with what she has learned. By the middle of her kindergarden year she was able to read and speak Spanish. This is a wonderful program. The classes are small the staff is great, they are ready to liten and help with any questions are concerns. All around a wonderful school.
jc ellis' foreign language immersion is an excellent program. The classes are small, 16 kids, and they learn so much! I am truly impressed by the dedication and effort put forth by the faculty and staff at Ellis. This is our second year here, and we are loving it.
I went here for elementary school, as did my own two children. The new(er) principal is just what this school needed, and the teachers are wonderful, as is the after school staff.
The faculty and staff are genuinely concerned for the children's well being. They make learning fun, and help the children to be a success. My kids have gone to schools that seem like it's the teachers vs. the parents. This is not the case here. It's like a team working together. Great immersion programs as well.
Great school where my son attends. The dedication and discipline of the faculty and staff makes this a great environment for kids to learn. Garland Tinson parent of Garen Tinsono
My son attends the Spanish Immersion program at JC Ellis Elementary. With a Hispanic background, he was already bilingual when he entered the program, however, his teacher is amazing and has been able to develop even further his knowledge of Spanish. His vocabulary has grown and he's willingness to speak Spanish at home has remarkably improved, as well. The principal is kind of tough, but so was the head master of my Catholic school back in the day and that was what made the school a great one. I hope he can stay there for many years to come...
This school has the greatest administration and teachers.. From the secretary, Linda, Mr Malcom, even to the groundskeeper, Andre, Everyone goes above and beyond for the students. The staff are reluctant to involve the principal, which says to me she hasn't built a solid rapport. She dictates, delegates, but doesn't lead. But the staff prevail and I can't say enough wonderful things about this school as a whole. Parents are involved, informed and incorporated into the daily operations. It could use some additional extracurricular activities.. but that is a funding issue. JC Ellis has consecutively tested at the top academically. I have accepted a job in Vegas and we are moving.. We will truly miss being with JC Ellis. Keep up the great work team. We'll miss you.
My daughter is in the French Immersion program at J.C.Ellis. She started last year in Pre-K and moved up to Kindergarten without hesitation. She loves it and she is thrilled to speak french fluently. The best part is that my daughter is starting to read in french and english! The French teachers are outstanding. Every teacher goes above and beyond for their students! Students are encouraged to read. They have creative Math and Science lessons. Children are learning academics and manners here! The front office and principal know every student.
My daughter attended 4th & 5th grade at Ellis. She came from a public elementary in Kenner. At the other school she was on the honor roll, when she started Ellis she made C's, D's & F's; the teachers were 'reviewing' things taught in 3rd (at Ellis) that she had never seen before! It was difficult at first, but the teachers took the extra time she needed; by the second 9 wks she was A-B honor roll. The principal has a long standing, though accurate reputation for not playing games; I believe that's what makes Ellis the outstanding school it is today. A tough principal= a tough faculty= strong school. Though not a participant, my dtr. often spoke of many extracurricular activities at school, the level of parental involvement was amazing! I wouldn't hesitate recommending this school to anyone given the oppurtunity.
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