This rating of 3 out of 10 is extremely misleading. Our school is a safe environment in which children are encouraged to think creatively and progressively. Many of our children are living in tough circumstances, and even with those life stressors, they are rising to academic challenges and developing college-preparedness. There are several extracurricular opportunities including 5th grade musical, a cappella choir, guitar club, recorder club, 24 club, and National Honors Society. Our teachers are highly qualified. In fact, on our faculty we have a finalist for BCPS Teacher of the Year (one of five teachers selected out of over 8500 teachers county-wide) and a Catonsville Chamber of Commerce Teacher of the Year finalist. We have fully updated technology and we are one of the 10 pilot schools for a Spanish language education program. Though our parent involvement is low, most of our parents are hard-working people working two or three jobs. Any child would be lucky to attend to Johnnycake and any teacher is lucky to work with the innovative and resilient students of Johnnycake.
Others should know that JCE has 4 CALS classrooms for special needs (Austism) and is doing an awesome job! I actually recommended an externship there or at least an observation to a Towson University Special Education student last Wednesday. Ms. Bartus and the others are doing awesome work there.
Great faculty and staff that really care about the students and make efforts to meet the needs of diverse students, including those with special social and emotional needs.
Johnnycake has the most dedicated and caring teachers that I have ever had the pleasure to work with. When problems come up, they are dealt with quickly and efficiently and a positive attitude prevails.
My school is an amazing place where students grow academically and socially. The parents are very supportive and the teachers work incredibly hard to provide safe and happy learning environments.
My school is challenging. We definitely have our fair share of issues, however, we have a close knit caring staff that try to do their best every day. The relationships that develop between the staff and students are those that should be emulated. We could certainly always improve and we always need more...supplies, teachers, classrooms, etc but our school has a lot of heart.
I love Johnnycake and so does my child! The teachers have an expectation of excellence from the students which pushes them to work hard and be their best. We are very proud of our school!
Johnnycake Elementary is a great school. They really care about making sure every student excels. I couldn't be more pleased with this school.
Johnnycake Elementary is a great school, I feel so sad that my twins have to leave the school, because they are going to middle school next year. they were there since Pre-K. I will missed the staff and the greatest teachers, specially Mr & Mrs Detwiler, they are EXCELLENT and LOVING teachers. I am so greatful about this school because my girls love them, and so do I. I think, words are not enough to appreciate the great job that they are doing with our kids. God bless all. I will miss all, and I am really sure that my girls too. Mercedes Nadal
My son is in third grade and he has been at Johnnycake since first grade. He has loved every teacher he has had there!
Good school, great teachers! My daughter is in first grade at Johnnycake and has been there since PreK. She has loved all her teachers and so have I.
My daughter has attended Johnnnycake for the last 3 years. In the beginning the school had alot of issues. The principle was not involved with parents or students as much as the new pinciple Mrs Maddox. She has defintley has made major improvments with new staffing and programs. Everyday she is in the hall way watch and interacting. As a parent it's great to see someone lead by example.
I am an involved parent that is in the school on a regular basis. My child is an honor roll student, however I give most credit to myself not the school. The behavior is so out of hand I'm surprised the teachers find time for instruction. The scores at the school are still low, (see 2007 results). The parents are not involved with the children at this school and its shows in the kids. They may be working to improve things but its not enough.
In response to the review that panned the school, the teachers, and the test scores, I can only say that it is a very outdated opinion. I was just in the school yesterday as a substitute and could not have asked for a better class. The students were well behaved, studious, cooperative, and on-task. All classes in the hallways were orderly. The administrative staff was visilble and verbal throughout the day. All support personnel were accessiblea and productive. Please visit this school again. I think you will find that quite a change has been made. Yours Truly, a happy sub teacher
The teachers at this school could not care more about their students. They do everything they can for their stuents and more. The parent envolvement is ok, but could be improved with a little work from us parents.
This is a very unstructured school. The classrooms are unruly and the teachers are inconsistent. The test scores are low. The parent involvement is low as well. I would not recommend this school for any child who wishes to excel.
Johnnycake is an excellent school. The new PBIS that was implemented almost 3 years ago has really improved the school and the disciplinary issues. Now the school is on the right trackt to success. The MSA and CTBS scores have increased as well. I love this school and my child had grown alot.
Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.
The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.
To start a new list, click OK. Otherwise click Cancel.
Thank you! You will begin to receive newsletters from us shortly.
Thanks for verifying your updated email address.
Oops! That email verification link has expired. Please click the button below to receive a new one.
Create an account to submit your answers.
Sign in with an existing GreatSchools account or using Facebook:
Your review has been posted to GreatSchools.
Share with friends! Post your opinion of Johnnycake Elementary School on Facebook.
Welcome to GreatSchools!
Thanks! We just sent you an email – please click on the link in the email to post your answers.
Get timely updates for Johnnycake Elementary School, including performance data and recently posted user reviews.