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1901 Thomas Drive
Edmond, OK 73003

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(405) 340-2970
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May 29, 2013
Absolutely love this school. The best school I have seen since we came back to Oklahoma. Unfortunately, our children have had to endure several school changes and this one by far is the best one. The parent volunteer is awesome and then kids participation and wanting to participate is outstanding. The teachers genially care a great deal about their students. I cannot say enough good things about this school. But I love it!!!!

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February 08, 2012
This is our first year at John Ross after many years at a private school. We are so impressed! The teachers are all extremely professional and seem to enjoy teaching and the kids. They communicate with parents and let you know whats going on, good and bad. The principal and staff are exceptionally helpful even in conflict situations. They seem very proactive on the behavior issues that occur at every school. They dont wait.. they take action immediately. Even though this school is fairly large, it doesnt feel like it. The curruculum plans are well thought out and each grade has an overall plan where the teachers work as a team. We are happy to get get feedback on how our children are developing as compared to national edcuation standards. They intervene when a child is struggling and give them the extra asisstance needed. They challenge the kids who are above grade level to keep them engaged. Every time we walk into the school, we are greeted with friendliness and courtesy. Parents are welcomed into the classrooms and there are always lots of parents there - helping out. We couldn't ask for a better program. Thank You John Ross Teachers and Staff. You are Great!

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November 17, 2011
John Ross is undergoing some growing pains this year due to much needed renovations. Half of the school was renovated over the summer and it is absolutely gorgeous! My kids were thrilled with the new classrooms. The administration and teachers are attentive and are doing a wonderful job. My kids are challenged and love going to school!

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February 05, 2011
Impressive changes over the last few years! Energy and enthusiasm with increased academic expectations and help for strugglng students are some of the things I've noticed. My child loves going to school and has made great progress academically.

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February 05, 2011
I love John Ross! I am a graduate student in education and love that John Ross is using Response to Intervention, Professional Learning Communities and many of the recommendations I'm studying in my graduate classes. My child loves his teachers and learning! Teachers and staff are very professional.

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May 05, 2010
This is our first year at John Ross but love it so far we have had no falling outs and the kids seem to all be well adjusted unlike our boys old school who had lots of bullying and the teachers screamed and yelled all the time treating them like they were in prison or boot camp. John Ross is a breath of fresh air compared and they have learned so much. I don't know why any parent would be griping about not having homework???? That just shows the teachers are doing there jobs and helping the kids get it done at school and not overloading them, its a good thing that we aren't having to do the teachers jobs.

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April 21, 2010
Our children have been at John Ross for the past four years and my husband and I are extremely pleased with their progress. The teachers are great to work with and they really challenge our children. My kids have reading homework every night and math, social studies, and science throughout the week. We have found the staff very helpful and professional. I have volunteered there for two years and have always felt welcome and appreciated for my efforts. Our kids are learning and thriving at John Ross.

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March 04, 2010
When I took a position in OKC we chose Edmond solely because the schools were said to be the best in the state. I believe many who move to the area from out of state will be suprised by Edmond Schools. Although I understand they are not bad and very good for the area - like the road construction methods here - the methodology and style of learning used in this school system is 10yrs + behind some of the neighboring states. It is like steeping back in time where many of the teachers raise their voices (yell) and expect young children to be perfectly still while standing in a line. Those who are extremely happy with this system have not experienced more modern positive reinforcement systems. (They actually work extremely well.)

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January 04, 2010
This school does not challenge my children. My 2nd grader has not had a single item of homework the entire school year so far. We moved here from another state and John Ross (or Edmond schools maybe?) has not caught up to my kids yet this year. Very disappointing! Also, the woman that works the front counter in the office is horribly rude and I'm not the only parent to say this. We will not be there next year. Sad they are losing me, because I don't work and have not felt welcome to volunteer in the classroom or the school even after asking several times. Can't wait for this year to be over!

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June 10, 2009
we moved here b/ we heard john ross was good- our experience wasn't so great from the learning aspect! nice teachers-great principal -but definately not impressed after 1st year there!!!

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May 26, 2009
This school is wonderful. My oldest went from not even slightly reading at PC duriing the first semester of kindergarten to reading very well at the end of kindergarten, I frimly believe that it is because of JR teachers/faculty..

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April 30, 2009
John Ross Elementary School is a great learning environment. Programs are available to keep students interested in math and science. Teahcer to student rato is good. Parental participation is a valuable asset and helps out the faculty in many areas.

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April 02, 2009
I have found that speaking with the Assistant Principal this year has fallen on deaf ears. I am very unhappy with the lack of follow through. We have had a handful of wonderful teachers. We have only had one that is far from great.

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January 31, 2009
Both of my students have attended John Ross Elementary. I have experienced other Edmond Schools, and by far John Ross is the most welcoming school in Edmond. THey accept each student for who they are and what they can contribute!

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February 27, 2008
The fellow parents, Teachers, and other staff at this school are wonderful. My son transferred her from another school after he was diagnosed with Autism in April of his Kindergarten year. I feel so welcomed everytime I go into the school. All of my sons teachers are so patient with my son yet also encourage him to learn....he has made AMAZING progress! The faculty is nothing short of miracle workers.

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January 26, 2008
I have 2 children at John Ross and I have been extremely pleased with the school. It is a little large but the teachers and staff are all wonderful! The principal is outstanding my children have had terrific teachers!

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May 02, 2007
My husband and I both are impressed with this school and the quality of teachers it provides. We switched from [another school] due to a recent move and were concerned because of our son being on an I.E.P The transition was smooth and we received the support he needed without any delay. This was a great relief to us. This schools main concern is the education, safety and well-being of it's students and I have to say that John Ross meets and even exceeds the responisibility very well.

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April 13, 2007
As a parent, I am not impressed with John Ross. My daughter is a Kindergartener and though the socialization was good for her, I was disappointed with the level of learning. She wasn't challenged academically whatsoever. The curriculum allowed no customization to her skill level. Our teacher was wonderful, but the school as a whole felt very cold and unwelcoming to me. I felt that with the way the school was operated, rules were so tight that parents ended up being treated like children.What happened to a warm, welcoming environment?

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July 16, 2006
I think this is a pretty good school!

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May 16, 2006
I attended John Ross over 20 years ago and knew that I wanted my own kids to attend as well. My 3rd grade son attended Will Rogers for K-2 and although I really liked it there, I enjoy John Ross as well and enjoy knowing that my son is now walking the same halls that I once walked. I think they have wonderful teachers and staff and am very exciting about my daughter starting Kindergarten there next year.

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December 07, 2005
John Ross is an excellent school. My son has gone to Will Rogers, Orvis Risner and now attends John Ross. Out of these three John Ross is hands down a much better school. The staff is usually warm and helpful. The teachers are wonderful and really care about their students. There is a lot of parent teacher interactions, whether it's a school function or a note needs to be sent home(good, bad, or informative). This school is so great for students. They're far ahead with their curriculm. My son has gotten extrememly bored at his other schools, but this one is keeping his attention. It's really challenging and pushs him to be a better student/person. Way to go John Ross. :-)

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January 25, 2005
I attended John Ross grades 1-5 and am now currently enrolled at Edmond North High School. My expirience with John Ross was great. We had excellent teachers that loved to teach, wonderful staff, and fun PE, Health, Music, and Art classes. Our teachers tought us the importance of respecting others, respecting yourself, and having the will to learn. We had several crafts that we made throughout the year, and had a play that the music department put on. Having music class at such a young age taught me the importance of music, and because of that, I am now in the Edmond North High School marching band. Having health and PE classes encouraged us to take care of our bodies and excercise, without being too difficult or hard to understand. The school also had a good enrichment program that got me into art and history. I had a great expirience in elementary school because what we did was fun. We also felt very safe there. We regularly practiced fire evacuations and what to do if we ever had a tornado, which is always important. I don't if the principal I had is still there now, but she was excellent and really cared about the students. Overall, I would recommend this school to anyone who wants their child to learn, have fun, and be safe all at the same time. Did I mention that they have a great playground?!

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John Ross Elementary School
1901 Thomas Drive, Edmond, OK  73003
(405) 340-2970
Last modified John Ross Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
John Ross Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 19 reviews. Top