We moved from a large school in a large city that was rated a 10. Much to our surprise, this school has much more to offer than the previous school my son attended. He has thrived with the smaller class size (18 students instead of 32!) and the more individual attention he receives because of it. The fine arts program is excellent - all children learn to play the recorder well over the course of two years in music, art classes cover a variety of mediums and acadmics are excellent. The school is currently in the process of becoming an IB school and I have no doubt they will continue to grow and improve over the next few years,.
Once at jesse boyd, my daughter blossomed! its the best thing that has happened to us!! love this school
Jesse Boyd is a wonderful school with an outstanding group of teachers and staff. However, I have serious concerns about the lack of socialization. I do not approve of 'silent lunch' or restrictions on recess for any grade level. A successful school is not just measured by test scores and academics. Students need time to interact in situations not structured by adults in order to develop interpersonal skills. However, with this being said Jesse Boyd is one of the very best schools in the state!
My children and I love JBE, but I have had some concerns about favoritism by the Principal or others who choose parents to go on field trips. I have twice sent my money in the very first day and have not been allowed to go along. I have two children in the 4th grade and want to go with them. I am however, very please with the school over all. I feel the teachers and staff have the best interest of of children in mind, and trust that my children are safe. I would not want my kids going to any other school, they are doing well in class and their grades are great. 4th grade and 1st grade parent
My second grader loves the school and all that it offers. I was a product of this school, and was delighted to find that the programs and education have continued to progress over the years. Staff exhibit involvement and engagement with the children from attending baseball games to Chic-Fil-A Night. Awesome area to live and raise a family, with the perfect facilities and faculty to endourage growth both mentally and physically.
JBE is the best. My son was in a private school and we moved him to JBE. He loves it and the teachers or great!
We love Jesse Boyd! We moved one of our children here from another elementary school in the district that is supposed to be 'the best' and that child is doing so much better here and is so much happier -- with peers, with teachers, with administration, with everything! We also started our youngest in kindergarten at Jesse Boyd, and this child is thriving! Our oldest, who is now in high school, wishes we had sent them to Jesse Boyd, too. If only we had known better when we first moved to the area! After experiencing other schools, Jesse Boyd is the best for our children!
A job transfer just moved my two girls from Jesse Boyd to another school in SC. That school is rated a 10 vs JBE's 6 so you would think they have struggled.....Not so! They were very well prepared at JBE and have not missed a beat..still making all A's. JBE is an excellent school!
From the first day, I have been impressed with Jesse Boyd Elementary School. Beautiful murals of nature adorn the cafeteria, hallways and library providing a stimulating atmosphere. The buildings and grounds are well maintained. The teachers, administration and staff are welcoming and helpful. Parents are encourage to be volunteers in various programs at school and are even encourage to eat lunch in the cafeteria with their children. The PTSO makes very effort to be inclusive to all new families. The school offers a wide variety of challenging programs, academic and extra-curricular, for the students. Support and help is readily available for those who need special attention.
I believe Jesse Boyd to be one the best school available in the country. What these teachers do for these children, kindergarten up to sixth grade, is remarkable. There is an enormous amount of parental support, which accounts for the numerous things the school can do for its students. The related arts programs are superior. Our Bulldog Chorus was recently aired on the local radio program during the Christmas Holidays. If you are thinking of relocating to the Spartanburg area, I highly recommend the neighborhood school, Jesse Boyd.
My child had a great kindergarten and is having a great 1st grade. We are very happy with how our child has prgressed. The principal, teachers, and staff are very friendly and welcoming.
'Jesse Boyd is an outstanding school where students receive a very good education in all subjects. The entire staff make every attempt to make every student and parent feel comfortable. Many of the parents act as substitute teachers, which is highly encouraged by the principal. All of the schools organizations are extremely helpful in helping meet the needs of each and every student. Staff personnel are always courteous, helpful and welcome any questions and or concerns which may arise. A very good school.'
Great school! Everyone was friendly and helpful from the moment I walked in the door. Parent involvement is welcomed and encouraged. New ideas every day. The students are getting a fantastic education. Well prepared for the advancement to junior high. Curriculum is challenging. The building itself is decorated with the children's artwork. It is also clean and neat. I highly recommend Jesse Boyd!
This school is outstanding as obviously is making a comeback. The education my children have received from Jesse Boyd has been oustanding. The encouragement of parents involvement oustanding. The goals set for the school are reachable, yet strive to constantly improve the school. The diverse group of students is reality, and yet our children are educated, and well-rounded in math, english, history, science, art and PE. I am excited about the school, and what it offers. The teachers are oustanding, and make a difference in their student's lives because they care, and know every day makes a difference. My children are loved, nurtured, and educated, and I am proud to say they attend Jesse Boyd Elementary School. Keep up the good work J.B. and thank you!
This school is concerned with all aspects of educating a child. Parents are welcomed to volunteer and interact. It is a community that recognizes the cooperative effort of parents, teachers, and the entire school to educate a child. Excellent school.
Great school. Parents are welcomed and encouraged to volunteer and visit. The very first day I met with my daughter's teacher, he asked if my husband and I would volunteer in the classroom, not only to help students, but to keep up with what's happening in school. Volunteer sign-up forms were given to all parents. Caring teachers go beyond the call of duty to reach all children, no matter what their ability level may be. There are lots of after school activities. Great chorus and district-wide band program. The best quality about Jesse Boyd is it's caring teachers.
Textbook teaching. Some very good teachers but they are creativity is encouraged/allowed. Focused on math, spelling, social studies. Arts, P.E. and Science are extremely lacking. Very COLD environment. Parents are not welcomed, many attempts are volunteering are ignored. Issued addressed both at the school and district level ignored. General feeling when speaking with other parents is that we do not count. Would strongly encourage a different district/school.
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