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Lee F Jackson School

Public | K-1 & ungraded | 288 students

 

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Posted May 12, 2014

In December 2013, Health & Wellness Committee (comprised of parents and faculty) hosted a healthy food tasting which was targeted to kids ages 4 ,5 and 6. The objective was to expose students to locally grown foods, educate students on the nutritional value of healthy foods, work with faculty to incorporate key learnings back to the classroom. Students were encouraged to sample, get exposed to new selections and learn more about healthy food choices. The tasting had remarkable results: Provided greater collaboration between parents/faculty with Aramark foodservice to come up with workable plans to try new food options in the cafeteria. Food sampled in the tasting are now offered on the lunch menu at least twice during the school year. Faculty is encouraged to tie the taste test to classroom learning, e.g. reading, math, science, etc. Provided kid feedback on what they liked most/least and help reinforce their positive experience by asking parents to serve healthy foods at home.


Posted September 5, 2013

My daughter attended Lee F. Jackson for K and 1st grade and had a great experience. She has progressed very nicely in all areas and seems to have enjoyed her two years there. We thought both her K and 1st grade teachers were excellent. Everyone was warm and friendly and the school is very personal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2012

This is my son's 2nd year in Lee F Jackson. Mason loves it! And I'm impressed how much he's been learning. The principal knows every kid's name and attends every PTA meeting. The teachers are caring and wonderful. The past PTA presidents and the current PTA president do their best to bring wonderful programs and field trips to benefit the student. I'm pleasantly surprised.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2012

I grew up in White Plains and went through the school system. When I had my son and moved to Greenburgh, I was very disappointed and skeptical about having to send him to Greenburgh schools. (I too had heard mixed reviews) I can't tell you how pleased I am with his Kindergarten experience. He has an amazing teacher (3 actually) and a class of 14. He is reading and thriving and the parents are very active. His class offers a "looping" option which means he will be staying with the same teacher for 1st grade. (She is also certified as a 1st grade teacher) I think this is a wonderful idea. On the first day of school they just pick up where they left off. No awkwardness, the teacher knows their strengths and weaknesses and the students feel more confident. Again, If you are considering this school, I think you will be pleasantly surprised!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2011

We absolutely LOVE this school. Our daughter has attended both kindergarten and first grade here. She has grown immensely. I can't say enough great things about her teachers, Mrs. Sheppard (first) and Mrs. Townsend (kindergarten). The principal cares and it is obvious. The PTA is super involved. I like that the school is only kindergarten and first grade, it makes for an easy transition from pre-k. When we moved to Greenburgh district 7, we did not hear good things about the schools. I am SO glad we gave this school a chance and did not listen to rumors about the district. I hope other parents will give the school a chance as well!
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Posted November 3, 2009

My son went to Lee F Jackson, and he enjoyed each and every day of it. Teachers are really very good at this school. Staff is really very friendly and always there for help. It was a nice breeze to see such great school.
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Posted September 14, 2009

My daughter went to Lee F Jackson, and had a fantastic year. Her teacher was impressively wonderful and the staff was so friendly and helpful. My daughter learned more than what a textbook could teach you. She learned life lessons in LFJ and anyone who is fortunate to go to LFJ.. Mom's enjoy every second of it, cause the two years go by so fast. Best wishes to all.
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Posted September 4, 2007

My son is going into 1st grade reading. His teachers were enthusiastic, organized and experienced. He loved going to school each day and we are looking forward to 1st grade!
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Posted May 2, 2007

This is a well run school. Warm, nurturing environment. Dedicated teachers and staff. Parent involvement and extracurricular activities are lacking.
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Posted May 31, 2006

My children have been extrenely blessed to have attended LFJ. My youngest son is learning what I believe is beyond what most schools offer and the teachers are not only excellent at providing the children with a quality education, but they are caring, nurturing men and women that truly want whats best for all of the children. This will be the last year for my child and truly I will miss them all. You couldn't find a better principal than Ms. McMillian and there is no better selection of teachers k-1 anywhere in the area.
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Posted May 27, 2006

Very dedicated staff. This is a well run school.
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Posted September 15, 2005

The principal was excellent and there was a lot of control and discipline while my child was there.
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Posted January 26, 2005

Class sizes are impressive when compared to other schools in the area. My son's 1st grade class was only 14. Teacher was not well experianced. But most are very well qualified. Very caring and pleasant enviornment.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 1 35% 19%
Hispanic 1 32% 23%
White 1 22% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 9% 9%
Two or more races 1 3% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 113%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 252%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 0%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 76%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 0%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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  • MS. PATRICIA SIMONE

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Saratoga Rd
White Plains, NY 10607
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