This is a Title I school and unfortunately 35 - 40% of students must be deemed as having some type of issue i.e. poor, ADHD, autistic, or some type of learning disability so the school can receive additional funding to spend as they see fit. It is not about your child and what they need, it's about getting kids under that 'umbrella'. Very sad state of affairs here that a lot of parents don't understand. Parents of any child that does not fit the mold will be prodded into some type of learning disability or behavioral diagnosis to benefit the school and / or school district.
I love this school! Both of my boys have had great teachers for the last 3 years. Mrs. Ariola one of the first grade teachers is the best teacher either of my boys has ever had. She worked with my husband and I to get our son excited about reading and to keep him focused in class. It is great when the teachers listen to the parents concerns and we work together. I volunteer a lot and unfortunately too many parent don't do their part.
Worst school ever, my son had some very bad experiences at this school, he hated going to school. too many bulies teachers don't care about their students.
I encourage parents to eat lunch with their children at Jefferson and see that you do not have enough time to eat lunch in a healthy manner I sat down with my child at 11:00am and at 11:02am the lunch (sargeant) was yelling in the lunchroom" we are on a tight schedule and you have to hurry up and eat because at 11:07am you need to be quiet." Other than this problem I think Jefferson is an excellent school. P.S all six students I asked,( 2 girls and 4 boys) agreed that they would like more time and passed on the info to Principal Byers today 1-28-11
This school has a lot going for it. The teachers really seem to care about their students. This has been the case for all three of mine, even when the teacher and I didn't always see eye to eye. Additionally, their extra curricular activities and events have had a very positive influence on the kids at the school. This is not a surprise when you look at studies about the effects of physical exercise, music, and art has on students. Additionally, some of these fun activities that the kids like bring in much needed funds for the school. An important component that is lagging in the schools today. Furthermore, these activities don't distract from the education of the students. This goes for the advanced student, the special ed student, and everyone in between.
i love this skool and i think the teachers are really nice here and im sad cuz its my last year and if you think the teachers are mean, their not they just want u to learn what their teaching you
The teachers are fine. However the administration is more concerned with publicity for her running club and Jefferson Jaunt. These extra curricular activities are just that. What about reading, math, writing and other subjects?
Staff is unhappy with each other, kids are treated negatively,really sad
This school has been successful at providing a safe and enjoyable learning environment for my children. They have flourished in developing literary and math skills and have always enjoyed their teachers. The faculty has been organized and committed to growth through out the full spectrum of abilites and learning styles (ex. guided reading groups).
This school does not focus on reading and lets kids slip through the cracks. The principal, Ms. Pavlovich, seems to be more interested in being the 'boss' and furtherings her own career than in the best interest of the students.
The school was okay.I had a daughter go there 1-5 grade and a son who started in kindergarten and is now in 4 grade.Mrs.Parks was the best teacher ever!she helped my daughter so much in grade 5!we loved her!some of the other teachers are good too,but there are just too many kids in a class.The teachers really try though.This school is pretty good!
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