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1100 Jones Dairy Road
Wake Forest, NC 27587

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(919) 562-6181
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August 19, 2014
I expected great things when our family came to Jones Dairy. The reviews and test scores were great and I hadn't really heard anything negative. And it's true - there's nothing really negative going on here. But there's nothing very positive, either. What we found were teachers that taught to the tests. And there were a lot of tests! We found leadership that was mostly absent. I think I saw the principal twice last year. In all, I think it's a decent place to be. If you're looking for outstanding, though, you might want to check out other options.

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2014
My son has had dedicated, gifted, caring teachers from Kindergarten up to 5th grade. Jones Dairy is a safe, enriching environment and a wonderful place for children to grow and learn.

- submitted by a parent
October 07, 2013
The school is an average school. Teachers and staff are friendly. However, I find their EOG test scores may be high, there isn't really a push for the children to excel pass that point. I am considering removing my child from the school to a more challenging school that doesn't only concentrate on EOG scores.

- submitted by a parent
November 17, 2012
I have two students attending JDE and have been very pleased thus far. We've had very engaged and accommodating teachers and staff who have been amazingly responsive to my students' needs. Both my children have tested AG and have needed additional enrichment. Mr. Gifford has been very open and helpful in creating a uniquely tailored and challenging programs to help keep them interested. There have been some minor bullying problems, but I don't think they are unique to the school or the population. I do recommend establishing a personal relationship with each teacher in order to help create a partnership that can help if problems do arise.

- submitted by a parent
July 20, 2012
This school is awesome! Ms. Hyer is such a great teacher! We were only there for the 2011/2012 school year but she was worth the move to this school district! She made this a great year for my son.

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2012
My child was at Jones Dairy from K-5. What we experienced was a better than expected public school experience in most every aspect. Our child had a teacher in the 2nd grade who told us that she was about to be "held back" due to her reading skills. No interventions were planned and we weren't informed until 2/3 of the way through the year. That teacher "left" after this year which was a great thing. A private tutor hired by us turned this around quickly. Our child consistently scored above average in every subject during his/her time here. We did see a lot of emphasis placed on struggling students which we understand, but where does that leave over achieving students? While at Jones Dairy, s/he experienced a serious bullying situation that involved actual physical assault by another student to our child. How did the school handle it? A meeting with the assistant principal and a warning that the bullier would get supervised playground time if s/he did it again. This student also physically assaulted other students who came forward. No parent conference, no suspension... just a verbal warning. Would your child feel safe? Worth noting, we did have 3 amazing teachers there!

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2011
My two boys have attended for 2 years. Overall, an average school for average kids that teaches to the state test (bare minimum). So while test scores look good, the bar is set low. We are leaving to go to a more rigorous charter school with higher standards.

- submitted by a parent
February 09, 2011
Incredibly pleased with our experiences at Jones Dairy in terms of teachers, quality of educational experiences, students, and overall "warmth and feel" of the school. The high test scores from last year evidences the educational standards of excellence the school is achieving. The principal is receptive to e-mail communication, available for contact, and personable to parents and students. Thus far, there has been tremendous parental involvement in my child's classes.

- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2010
This is my son's 2nd year at JDE. We have been very pleased. This year we had some issues with his teacher's teaching style. We met with the principal (who had noticed my son during car pool & recess & had insight to his personality) who had additional outside academic testing & moved him to a classroom with a teaching style that has him doing VERY well. With this being said, I feel like the principal has been very hands on & worked very well with us to help my son be successful. Also, the new teacher has made the transition easy for my son. Last year, his teacher encouraged LOTS of parental involvement for LOTS of activities in the classroom. It is a year round school & has been an awesome schedule for our family & especially for my son academically. I have been VERY pleased.

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October 23, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2009
This is our first year here and we are considering going to a new school next year. There is a great lack of communication on many fronts: from the teacher, principal and pta. THere is not a welcoming sense of community. Parent involvement is not encouraged from leadership or teachers and there seems to be an attitude that parents who want to be involved or ask questions are troublemakers. THe principal seems to be lacking in leadership abilities and has not made his presence or his goals known to parents. We moved here for JDE and now regret our decision.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 03, 2009
Only our third year there but I am so pleased with each teacher my daughter has had. Just a very laid back school that gets results. You could call me a fan.

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2009
My son has been attending Jones dairy for a couple of years now and it has been great. The only down fall has been the new prinicpal, he came in the middle of a school year and has yet to really prove himself. He is hard to be found and decides to change things suddenly without a 2 week notice. Other than that the staff and teachers have been great!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 28, 2008
We love JDES. My boys just completed their first year there and I was impressed with both of their teachers and assistants. Lots of parental involvement, great new principal (hands on) and a nice facility. Only complaint is that they got rid of 2 of the 'specials' this year ...Foreign Language and Science. Thats sad, but it was a county decision. Other specials do include, PE, music, art, computer lab.

- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2008
I love Jones Dairy! My son is there and I have found it to be the best school I have seen in the Wake County area. It is a great place to be in all areas.

- submitted by a parent
July 27, 2007
My daughter has attended JDE for 2 years now. I have really been pleased with the quality teachers she has had. She has learned and grown so much--academically, emotionally, and socially. I would definitely recommend JDE for elementary education.

- submitted by a parent
June 30, 2007
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- submitted by a student
May 21, 2007
This is an excellent school. Students are offered seperate classes in Spanish, science lab, computer lab, art and library. My son had learning modifications here, and all of his teachers were helpful with them. The principal is very personable and cares about the students and parents. Parent involvement is very high and extra activities are well attended throughout the year. The year round program is a wonderful way of learning.

- submitted by a parent
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Jones Dairy Elementary
1100 Jones Dairy Road, Wake Forest, NC  27587
(919) 562-6181
Last modified Jones Dairy Elementary is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Jones Dairy Elementary Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 18 reviews. Top