We are very happy with the kind of attention and love that our child's teacher provides him. This school ensures enough variety in the curriculum and our child is always looking forward to activities at school. The dedication of the staff and principal is exemplary. In all, a great school.
Great School, ladies at front office and the nurse are very nice. If you want to talk to the principal you just have to set up an appointment with the office manager. Some Teachers are alway abset but in general they are really good.
As the saying goes.. you cannot please everybody.The principal is so visible in school, she is always there. But I have this impression of her that she is unapproachable, a she is always in a hurry. To summarize, I like the school and with the big number of student they have, they still maintain to discipline the kids.
It sounds like personal concerns that you are unjustly forwarding on public blog. I seriously doubt the principal does not return calls as I have worked at the school and know for a fact that she has a policy to return all calls the same day. She has also made her e-mail public! It is posted right on the site. She is also at every meeting and stays behind to chat. I also have a child in the fourth grade and only know of one teacher that has little experience. In fact at first we were concerned the classes were to hard. She is doing well and I believe she will be prepared. I have never heard anyone yell in the halls and I am there almost everyday because I vol in the kinder classes. There are to many children here, but I am very proud that my children attend here.
This is the second year my child has attended this school. I am happy about the extra curriculum like music, theater arts, art etc. my child always loves going to 'specials'! However after attending a couple of school functions I have been disappointed in the way the office staff and principal handle parents and children. I think they can be more open, pleasant and professional. Also since my last posting I have witnessed teachers yelling and disciplining children in the hallway. It made me grimace. This being the third school my child has been in, this is the first time I've witnessed this. I might have to take back my words from a previous posting. But hopefully by the end of this year something will improve. If not we might look into a school else where.
After reading the reviews of others opinion, I was suprised but realize some of us have higher standards of what schools should be. I cant speak for all the grades but I will express my opinion on the 4th grade classes. [My child's] teachers are terrible, they yell, and are very mean to the children. They have very minium teaching experience. There commincation skills with parents is sad, they should really pick a different profession. As far as the principal I have left over 7 messages for her about concerns I had that the teachers were not educated enough to handle, unfortunately I have not rec'd one phone call back from her yet. My sugestion of the school is to stay as far away from this school as possible.
Very diverse poplulation. Well kept, excellent instruction, dedicated teachers and administrators. Great events and programs. We love the time period/train theme and are excited for programs to begin earlier this year. Our son was in the science class after school and could not wait to go.
Crowded, but great. We are amazed at the job this faculty does. You would not know they are overcrowed except places like in the morning or the cafeteria. All offices have students in trouble. We would expect that with this many kids. The instruction is top notch here. Our students will be ready for middle school. We really like the gradebook and science in the classes. Principal has returned everyone of my calls. We like the new AP also.
I agree. I would hardly call this school disorganized. The children are quiet in the hallways, walking in lines, have on uniforms, and there is a system for everything. I feel very safe leaving my child there. We really like the atmosphere here. It may be crowded, but we appreciate the hard work this faculty puts in. Their dedication is very evident. The principal is very open and friendly and I am sure if you are having a problem with a class she would help. My son cant wait for the 30th! Great school, but we hope the boundaries are redrawn soon.
This is a very disorganized school. The office is crowded in the mornings with parents and students in trouble from the busses. Too many children, not enough space, Principal will not return phone calls to address complaints, disciplinary action from Asst. Principal is inconsistent from incident to identical incident. Security is bad. Anyone can walk in this school from the front door and get in. My child is dyslexic and the dyslexia program has not started with no indication of when it will begin.
We think Ms. Walker and her staff do a great job and have recommended this school to our friends. We finally have a neighborhood school. The reading night and technology night are the best. All the teachers dress up for our children now that's dedication. We love Annie this year and Mr. Jones.
I also have to disagree with these negative comments. These teachers and staff go to work every day with the purpose of educating and protecting our children. They come to work every day and interact with children that have parents that are uninvolved or invisible and expect the school to raise their child. They are really called to be there.
I am a grandmother and I work lunches at the school and I help in my grandchild's classroom a few hours a week. i am all over the building and I have never heard a teacher yell at a child. Mrs. Walker would not allow this anyway. I also hear her and the assistant principle deal with discipline. They are kind fair and follow the rules. I think there are over 850 students at Junkins. I think the administration does a great job with this many students, parents, teachers, and other workers in a small space. Our last school was around for over 30 years and was not as organized as Junkins. If you are looking for a samll school this is not it. The play areas are small and we heard the new TAG teacher might not have her own classroom because all the rooms are full. Terrific school though!
If you want to talk to Mrs. Walker all you have to do is schedule an appointment. I had a concern about parents dropping their children on Marsh and Running Duke. I made an appointment with Ms. Lopez and Ms. Walker saw me first thing the next morning. Just schedule an appointment. Last year she did not have an assistant principal and we are glad they let her hire one this year. We think the problem at this school is the parents. Traffic is bad because parents do not follow the rules. If you do not like the traffic then let your child ride the bus. We have not gone through the traffic in two weeks we just pick her up at the stop. Our child's teacher is demanding, but we like this. We want our children to be challenged. We also like the technology used in the class.
Our wonderful school is getting knocked because it is decorate nice?? This is crazy. Do you want your child to go to a dump everyday/ We live in the neighborhood and know for a fact the long hours and summer hours this staff puts in. They spend their personal time making our school look good. The instruction is some of the most challenging we have seen and for a one year old school they are doing amazing things. When we go to meetings and events we cannot believe the amount of staff participation. At our last school we never even saw a teacher after school. Check out the new gradebook. There are a ton of ways to communicate with this school. If you are not happy with the teacher just talk to them. That is what adults do.
This school is poorly run. Confusion, mean children and lacking staff are the cause. Beware parents! This is a Dallas ISD school, not Carrollton Farmers Branch. Don't buy houses in it's zone.
I don't have a problem with this school. The teachers are dedicated and work long hours. The students are rough, with the majority being Hispanic and black, White is definitely the minority so if that bugs you, steer clear. Otherwise, it's a fairly good school for a public education. The principle is hard to get in touch with however, and phone calls are hardly ever returned. Office staff seems a liitle uncaring at times and clueless as to professionalism.
I agree this school is one of the worst in Carrollton. We withdrew our children from this school and moved out of the DISD. Principal and Assistant Principal do not return phone calls if you have a complaint, but they'll kiss your rear as long as you agree with them. I wouldn't even give this school a 1 star rating, but it won't let me do 1/2 stars. There is maybe 1 or 2 people in that school that seem to care about parents and kids, but of course they aren't in charge so nothing changes. Traffic is terrible, classes are way too crowded and there's too much time being spent on how things look than how to educate yur children. They need to spend more time on educating and less time on decorating.
I have to disagree with most of the comments posted here. Last year was this school's first year open. I think they did great considering they were almost recognized. According to TEA they missed recognized by ONE POINT. Only a small group of schools were recgnized in the WHOLE DISD. It is a diverse group of students; welcome to public school. You all should be proud your children will be open minded! I had questions about instruction because we transferred our child from private school. I called the principal's secretary who set me an appointment with the principal the very next morning. She was warm and kind and gave me a tour of the school. I even observed the classes. The building is well kept and creatively decorated. It IS overcrowed. The PTA president is also very nice and helpful. Parents are involved here! Love everything about this school!
Junkins has some of the best scores around; including Carrollton! This is great for a new school. Maybe the people posting comments are not literate enough to read good scores. Not only is it decorated nice in a child centered way, the instruction is excellent. Parents and students alike love the train mascot. The 4th and 5th grade teachers are some of the best our daughters have had! The after school activities are awesome and the leadership is some of the friendliest and inviting I have encountered. I personally have witnessed the verbal abuse these teachers take from parents in the back parking lot and I feel sorry for them and embarrased by the parents who use foul language, make u-turns, and speed. I was out of this lot on Friday at 3:04. I appreciate the hard work and dedication I see from the teachers and administration. Go Junkins!
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