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PK-5
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Jessup, MD
Students enrolled: 483
Before care: Yes
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2900 Elementary School Ln
Jessup, MD 20794

(410) 222-6490
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November 12, 2014
We have seen significant improvements throughout the school over the past two years. Jessup Elementary is the 1st Leader in Me school in Maryland, a Green School and received a significant technology grant, allowing enough iPads for all students! The teachers are dedicated and listen to parents. Jessup teachers challenge my children, which is to me one of the most important aspects of the learning environment. Thoroughly pleased parent.

- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2014
My son has attended this school since Kindergarten and has had a great experience. There are some bad children at this school but honestly only a select few. As parents we choose to be very involved in his schooling. We have hand selected each teacher and so far my son has loved them all. The hours are good and may parents are involved when it comes to volunteering. It seems this schools bad rap is not deserved in my opinion. For those who are saying negative things about Ms. Dempsey (Principal) we have seen only good things from her. She seems to be involved, arriving at school early and staying late. The school is clean and small which we like as well. All in all this school is a good choice and do not be swayed by the less than perfect reputation. The kids are good and well mannered and as a parent you have to be involved in any school that your children attend.

- submitted by a parent
January 06, 2014
Ms. Dempsey is the worse principal I have ever came in contact with. My oldest had Ms. Dempsey at Manor View Elementary school and Ms. Dempsey does not care about the students we had a lot of problems with my child's teacher and Ms. Dempsey wouldn't do anything about this teacher bullying my child so we had to go to the school board over it. So we moved and my child started going to Jessup Elementary school until Ms. Dempsey was moved to Jessup and we again pulled our child out of the school. Ms. Dempsey told us as long as she is the principal of the school my child goes to she (my child) would not succeed. I feel for all the students, staff and parents who have to deal with Ms. Dempsey. When Ms. Dempsey was at Manor View elementary so many teachers and staff moved to other school or quit their jobs. We lost some amazing teachers and staff because of Ms. Dempsey. There were many parents pulling their child/children out to home school them.

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2013
I could not disagree more with the last parents negative tone towards the other parent for voicing their opinion. It is pretty assuming and insulting to state that the person providing feedback is not involved. My child has been at Jessup for 3 yrs. I'm very involved. I have to be because the standard of teaching my child has received this year has been less then acceptable. Had it not been for my involvement and intervention, I'm not sure that my child would have ever gotten the assistance he needed to be successful. There have been some wonderful teachers who had a passion for teaching and do their jobs incredibly well. There are others there purely to collect a paycheck and barely teach. I found the guidance counselor exceptionally rude when I brought these issues to her attention. Thankfully, my son's teacher went out on leave and the substitute has been amazing. He's really done a 180 with her because she cares enough to actually work with him. I can't comment on the principle because she's never called me back when I have reach out to her and I was told she was too busy to speak with me when I was at the school.

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2013
Jessup offers tremendous possibilities for every child (as well as staff and family members)! (I'm shocked at the negative feedback provided by the previous parent. Anyone who states that the Principal doesn't care about the children, doesn't know the Principal - and couldn't possibly be very involved at the school! It's wearisome hearing complaints written by un-involved parents. If you see a "hole/gap", then step up and volunteer - and make a difference! School-wide success depends on everyone's involvement and drive.) Jessup staff, teachers and families are phenomenal! (As in any school/organization, there are those key individuals that choose to "make a difference" - and the family members that volunteer & the individual teachers and staff that "go the extra mile" are AMAZING!) Jessup youth will be the future leaders of our community and nation! Don't miss out on an incredible opportunity! Come to Jessup and make a contribution/grow/progress!

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2013
This school is horrible, due mostly due the administration. The principal is rarely accessible and doesn't care at all about the kids, I don't think she has any idea what she's doing. Some teachers are great, others are awful and nothing is done about it. There's no consequences for anything at this school. I do not feel safe having my child attend. Some of the teachers are condescending and rude to both parents AND STUDENTS (think: teacher cliques), others are absolutely WONDERFUL...I feel bad that their dedication isn't truly rewarded at Jessup. Until a new principal is moved in, this school is going downhill fast. I can't wait to have my child out of here and I've heard many people pull their kids out to home school.

- submitted by a parent
July 26, 2012
This year was my daughters first year at Jessup Elementary. She had the best first grade teacher ever (Ms. Lanman)!! My daughter came home and talked about her teacher everyday! I love the parental involvement and I had the chance to participate in several school activities alongside of my daughter. The staff is very caring and they made my daughter feel extra special! I would recommend this school to anyone :-)

- submitted by a parent
January 05, 2012
Most of the teachers are great Miss Laman a first grade teacher is outstanding great person and teacher. The Principal is ok but I feel she takes concerns lightly. I feel jessup needs a good scrubing for it is not the cleanest of schools. What I love about the school is they are open to parent involvement.

- submitted by a parent
June 16, 2011
I feel bad for this school. They are getting a horrible principle next year. She came from Manor View where she bullied the teachers and staff. More than half of the teachers quit because of her. She doesn't care about the students or the families. She has been in trouble with the BOE but they have yet to fire her. It took 8 years to get her out of Manor View. Good luck to the families at Jessup. You'll need it.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2011
I was a student at Jessup and but I'm in high school now. While I can't tell you about it now I can tell you that when I went to there it was the best. I wouldn't have wanted to go any where else, I loved it :D

- submitted by a community member
November 08, 2010
My son is having a lot of bullying problems at this school. I am so tired of the stress of not knowing what's going to happened to my child. He's was the type to love school, but know he rather stay home. If your child have tough skin this is the school for them. If not, look else where. I don't want anyone to go through what I'm going through now.

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2010
Jessup is a great school. The teachers and staff really listen to the kids and help them when they need it. They are super encouraging, and always give the children a sense of self worth and accomplishment.

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2010
I love Jessup Elementary because their teachers honestly care about their students education. They always go above and beyond to help all students all the time

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2010
I have Grandkids that go to this school, All the Teachers care for the children as if they was there children.The children love there school.

- submitted by a community member
May 03, 2010
The Principal, Vice Principal and all of the teachers have by far exceeded all expectations I had and am very glad to have my son attending Jessup.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2010
My kids loved this school. The teachers were great!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
I really appreciate the time the teachers take with the parents if their child is having difficulties. The teachers are exceptional as well as the principal and the vice principal.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
As a teacher who has been at a lot of different schools through out the county, I can honestly say that the students and staff at Jessup are outstanding. The school is diverse in the truest sense of the word. I truly love teaching these students and working with their families.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
I love Jessup because the teachers are wonderful and care about the students. All three of my kids attend Jessup and are all on the honor roll.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2010
As a former teacher, I speak very highly of the school, the dedicated staff, and the talented students that I met. Go Jaguars!

- submitted by a teacher
April 28, 2010
The parents and teachers are genuinely concerned with the education and well-being of my children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 28, 2010
Jessup provides a safe and caring learning environment for my child. It is such a joy to know that my child is getting a quality education at a great school with great teachers and solid leadership. Jessup Elementary is the best!

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2010
I have had at least one of my children at Jessup Elementary for 7 years and have another 4 years to go. The teachers are outstanding. They care about the kids and truely go the extra mile to help them succeed. The administration is supportive and it is constantly working to implement new and exciting programs to keep the kids interested in learning and to help them thrive.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
The teachers and administration at Jessup Elementary have always been very supportive and caring!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
The teachers really care about the students. They make learning fuin.

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2010
We have some of the best teachers. The staff cares and is very involved in whatever it takes to help students succeed. Above all I think we have the best Principle.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 02, 2010
the principal is driving good teachers away because she demands too much data and tests rather than interesting motivating lessons.More people would say something but the teachers seem scared. what can parents do but send there kids somewhere else?

- submitted by a parent
July 30, 2009
Jessup is a wonderful school, with awesome teachers and amazing students, but the principal does not support either the teachers or the children. Her continual need to prove herself to her higher-ups is driving this school away from what it needs to succeed.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 28, 2008
I have two children at Jessup currently. One in Kindergarten and the other is in third grade. I have been extremely pleased with the quality of teachers that my children deal with daily. I am at the school a great deal as a volunteer. I have seen how much the teachers care about the students, not just my own. The third grader has been on the principals honor roll since first grade. The kindergartener has made great strides not only academically, but socially and emotionally. He is reading and writing on a first grade level and is well-prepared to be promoted to first grade. My greatest area of concern is with the administration. We have had three principals in the last three years. With each change of principal, came a large turnover with the teachers. And, it looks as again this year we are going to loose several of the weel-establishedt

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 20, 2008
I have a son in kindergarten at Jessup. He has learned so much. I am very impressed with the curriculum and satisfied with the support I get when I call to speak with his teacher or with general questions. I feel like they truly appreciate parental support within the school.

- submitted by a parent
July 04, 2007
We left this school after 3 yrs for better. There is a new principal now so maybe things are better; the teachers overall were good, but lacked support from their administration.

- submitted by a parent
March 30, 2007
We love the school. Looks can be deceiving. The school has 7 floors. The teachers are nice and friendly. The school has a very diverse population of students.

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2006
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July 21, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2006
I had two children that use to go to Jessup. Luckily we moved to Alexandria, VA and boy am I glad we did. The teachers at Jessup don't care about the students at all. My one child has special education needs and Jessup did nothing to help her, all they could say to me was to put her on Ritalin. When we moved she was a 3rd grader reading on a pre-primer level. After 8 months in Alexandria she moved up to a 2nd grade level. I have never came across a principal that was so disinterested in the students of a school. All I can say is Thank God I got my children away from this school.

- submitted by a parent
December 19, 2005
I believe this school does not do an decent job of teaching the students. I believe their at too many children in each class. My child has been at the school for 3 years now and this year is the worst. The teacher does not take the time to work with the students nor does the teacher answer the notes I send in to discuss my childs problems. The administrative staff also needs improvement. They do not handle any of my questions, they refer me to the teacher who I also get no response from. I will be pulling my child out of this school so that he can get the education he needs and deserves.

- submitted by a parent
July 25, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
December 28, 2004
I have 2 children attending Jessup. I dislike this school to no end. The principal is unfair in her judgements. This year has been the worst of all 5 years my children have gone to Jessup. All the teachers that my children have had this year and in the past have been great. The teaching staff makes this school what it is not the administrating staff. Also no matter what they say this school is only 5 students under capacity. So over crowding is a problem and going to keep growing as a bigger problem.

- submitted by a parent
December 05, 2004
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- submitted by a teacher
March 14, 2004
This is my child's second year at Jessup. I've been very pleased with the teachers and the extracurricular activities at the school. I do not particular care for the Open Court language arts curriculum as it doesn't seem to give above-average readers the challenge they need. I also feel it hinders below average readers who are unable to keep up with the fast pace teaching of the skills. It is important for parents to understand that this curriculum is being taught in all the A.A. county schools and is not the fault of Jessup. Overall, I have beeen very satisfied.

- submitted by a parent
February 17, 2004
This is my daughter's second year at Jessup, coming from Odenton Christian School. Both years she has had a change in teachers mid year. Both times because of health related issues with the teacher, not because of the school. I have been very pleased with the quality of the teachers, the Principle and the leadership staff. I especially like the vice principle this year. She has been an extremely positive addition to the school The school encourages students to take a proactive role and providing avenues such as electing a student government which is new to the school this year and peer mediation. I have issues with the new curriculum introduced this year by the new School Superintendent county wide. I feel many students will be left behind because of the fast pace method of teaching. Teachers are not allowed teach subject matter until it is thoroughly understood by the majority of the class, they must keep pace with the Pace Guide and the rest of the county. This is an issue with the county not the school. Also, the gifted and talented program does not have much flexibility for students who have working parents. Overall I have been very pleased with the school and its administration. I volunteer as much as possible and have gotten to know many of the major players at the school and can honestly say they are doing a great job with the resources they have. If more parents would volunteer, the school could really excel.

- submitted by a parent
January 27, 2004
I am very disappointed with this school and their relaxed attitude towards dedicating the time and effort to my child's education. I had to argue with the vice principal to test my child, as I felt he needed help with reading. She strongly discouraged this and indicated to me that all children would be tested in the spring (pending funding). My insistence paid off, he is at the lowest reading level a 1st grader can be at. He is only NOW (1/2003) being offered the much needed help that was obvious he needed since the beginning of the year. I will be working on removing him from this school. The administration if very disorganized and we did not even have the opportunity for a tuition waiver for the Maryland School of the Arts because the applications were not sent home until after the application deadline. I would steer clear of this school. Our teacher is great but is resticted to basically reading from a manual (that's how the OPEN COURT Program works). This program was adopted to 'bridge the gaps' between the white students and the minority students. If you child is above or below grade level they will surely not succeed with this program, that is unless you want to fight with the school about keeping your child challenged or getting help for you child.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
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Jessup Elementary School
2900 Elementary School Ln, Jessup, MD  20794
(410) 222-6490
Last modified Jessup Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Jessup Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 43 reviews. Top