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250 Pea Landing Road Northwest
Ash, NC 28420

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(910) 287-4014
(910) 287-4027
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January 21, 2015
Our family recently moved into Brunswick County School District, and we were warned "Jessie Mae" is not somewhere you want to be. Regardless of the warnings, we forged ahead and enrolled our children. From the onset, we were astonished by the ineptitude in operations (enrolling process, car pool line waiting "don't even get me started on that", inappropriate comments from teachers (especially the art teacher)). The worst of the worst, is when you bring up any issue with the principle; Ms. Helen Otto she is completely dismissive. It is obvious why this school is run so poorly. Ms. Otto is in way over her head, and is simply a figure head at this point. She has no managerial skills along with sub-par interpersonal ability. My suggestion, is to stay away from this school at all costs!!!!!

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June 16, 2009
My daughter has been at JMM 3 years and I couldn't be more happy. Her teachers have been excellent. I find the halls happy & friendly. All staff seems to know all the children even if they are not their teachers. They speak to the children each morning, calling them by name. The office staff is incredible and I have found the principal very capable. I believe that any parent who takes time to be involved in this school will find the same to be true. I am very glad that my daughter be at JMM for a few more years.

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January 28, 2009
My 5yo son has ADHD. No one at the school has given him the appropriate care in order to ensure that he and the other children in the class get the discipline and education. The principle totally doesn't get it. She talked to my son for 20 minutes explaining why he was in trouble. His teacher suggested we medicate him! Can't wait to get him out of there.

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November 28, 2008
JMM has the potential to be a great place to teach and learn, but until a fair and competent principal leads the school, the students, parents, and staff will have to put up with a second-rate learning environment.

- submitted by a community member

July 14, 2008
JMM is a great school. Teachers are very helpful & she be commended. Children are treated very well & only punished when not behaving. Love the school! My daughter will be in 4th grade for 08-09 school year.

- submitted by a parent

April 07, 2008
The teachers in the building are always very helpful. They go beyond what is expected for a teacher. I am confident my child is in an environment where he can excell.

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November 26, 2007
The halls are unwelcoming and seem unhappy. The teachers seem streesed and uncomfortable which in turn leads to stressed children. I haven't ever been in an elementary school with so few smiling faces.

- submitted by a parent
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Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary
250 Pea Landing Road Northwest, Ash, NC  28420
(910) 287-4014
Last modified Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 9 reviews. Top