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405 Jana Dr
Florissant, MO 63031

(314) 953-4350
(314) 953-4363
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November 18, 2015
Mrs. Modalfsky, Thank you for being such a great supporter, innovative educator, and excellent communicator. Her students can appreciate the connection and stern ability to teach them and love them all at the same. You are wonderful Modalfsky!

- submitted by a teacher

November 18, 2015
It is unfortunate that our students have to endure such unfairness. The principal of this school is one of the worst that I have seen in my lifetime. She is very bias, she shows favoritism, and treats the children as if they were inmates; not to mention she loves to play warden. The principal belittles and looks down on her staff and speaks unkind to her colleagues. This brings me to my point of how the principal abuses her position. It is clear that parents are not as involved as they want to be mainly because of how unwelcome they feel. The school's principal is also very harsh on the students with consequences and reprimand. She is quick to suspend an elementary student rather rectify the issue in other forms. Some of the teachers at Jana are not tentative to the children and allow dangerous events to occur. Students do not feel safe and this is a huge issue. At some point Jana was a great school but I guess until a person of good leadership comes along, Jana will continue to decline instead of develop!!!!

- submitted by a teacher

May 21, 2014
Both my children went to Jana and our experience has been mostly positive. They have had some very awesome teachers over the years. There were a couple of teachers we didn't care for and they are no longer at the school. I feel my kids got a good education and were very well prepared to move on to middle school.

- submitted by a parent

May 20, 2014
My son is about to finish Kindergarten at Jana and we've had positive experiences there this year. His teacher is always very responsive to emails and invites parents to help out atclass parties. I've also had positive interactions with the school counselor, who has been very genuine in supporting my son's learning. Most of all, I appreciated his help when I had concerns about my son's recess time being taken away as a punishment for acting out behavior. He spoke with the teacher about our concerns, and when my husband and I met with my son's teacher about it, she was understanding and receptive to suggestions of alternative consequences for the behavior. Lastly, our son had the opportunity to participate in the GO! St. Louis Read, Right, Run Marathon with the dedicated leadership of one of the P.E. teachers. We really love Jana, and are a little sad that my son won't be able to continue there because we're moving to another part of the district in a couple of weeks.

- submitted by a parent

September 27, 2013
I like jana. My daughter has learned a lot from her teachers. My son is learning good educational things also. The teachers are wonderful.

- submitted by a parent

February 01, 2013
Jana used to be a great school. I have had children there since 1996 and let me tell you it has gone down hill.I've been through 3 principles, countless teachers and let me just say that every year is worst than the last. This is my last year to have kids there and I could not be more excited to be done with this school. I actually have a countdown for how many days I have left. The new princple has ran it into the ground. As long as she is there, there is no hope for the school to turn around. It's sad to see a school that used to be one of the best in the district turn out to be one of the worst.

- submitted by a parent

May 20, 2012
this school's principal made this school from a 5 star school to a 1 star school. they teach the kids that you have to compeit to win their attention, witch makes kids try to stand out but when they do, the school punishes them for the teachers bad judgement so all i have to say is that you'd be better of home schooling your child then exposing them to unsatisfactory behavior. sorry jana, it's the truth!

- submitted by a community member
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February 27, 2008
Jana is a fantastic school. I was a very active on the PTA and we begged for parent help with very little response. That would be the one thing that could better this school. Parents need to stop complaining and start getting involved!

- submitted by a parent

October 13, 2007
I am a mother of two children that go to jana. One is in 4th grade and I am very dissatisfied because the classes are not racially equal

- submitted by a parent

November 22, 2006
I have two children that attend Jana for the past 6 years. Very disappointed with the school. Not a warm environment. Teachers most of the times don't speak. The children tell you that they are being treated unfairly. I think parents should be able to visit the classroom at anytime or the playground as well. They make you feel uncomfortable about being a parent helper. And you are not aloud on the playground to watch your child. I did join the PTA for two years, until I found that they just wanted the fee and not the parent involvement. There is very little parent involvement in the school on a daily basis or even just PTA meeting .

- submitted by a parent

May 11, 2006
I am very disapointed with Jana and have been for 5 years. The teachers seem to resent parent involvement with our children's education. I never receive word back when I have sent notes or phone calls. The focus on the MAP test is horrible. They have taken spelling and handwriting out of the curriculum because the MAP does not require correct spelling. That is a district wide policy. They have made handwriting a like skill grade. My daughter is in the 4th grade and she cannot write in cursive! The kids only have to write their names in cursive. I have a gifted child who gets no challenge at all. He was getting higher level reading, but that was stopped. I asked for help but was told by teacher that she didn't know how to teach him. I don't have space to go into the bullying problemthat is being allowed.

- submitted by a parent

February 19, 2006
Jana is a terrific school.The teachers are great and communicate well with parents! I am very happy sending my children to Jana!

- submitted by a parent

November 10, 2005
My son started Kindergarten there this year 2005 and I am so far very impressed. He's starting to sound out words in Kindergarten! WOW. The teacher has such a no nonsense philosophy for teaching and my son is completely responding to it.

- submitted by a parent

September 29, 2005
I have been impressed with Jana Elementary. The principal, counselors, teachers and other staff are very responsive to the needs of my child and he seems to be learning a significant amount of information about a variety of topics.

- submitted by a parent

February 24, 2005
Jana is pretty good. They taught my son how to read, but I am not sure if they concentrate on writing enough. I would like to see more worksheets and homework (never thought I would say that..lol!) But, there is definatly alot of parent involvement. The playground is nice for the kids, too. Two big complaints I have are the major traffic jams that happen before and after school and the slim choice of daycares that pick up and drop off at Jana. Other than that it is nice.

- submitted by a parent
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Jana Elementary School
405 Jana Dr, Florissant, MO  63031
(314) 953-4350
Last modified Jana Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Jana Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 22 reviews. Top