Stonewall Jackson is a nurturing environment where kids learn not only the basics, but art, computer, foriegn language, and sign language. The PTA and teachers work together to make Stonewall a very special place.
My son loves kindergarten. He tells me all about his friends and he is learning so much through songs, American Sign Language, the outdoor garden and the great teachers.
the best shool ever!! i'm honored that my kids are the Stonewall family.
Stonewall Jackson is an amazing public elementary school in the Dallas Independent School District. My kids have received a great education. Our outdoor garden and science lab, offers a unique opportunity for hands on learning. We have an active PTA and are supported by a great group of involved parents.
Stonewall is a great school with a wonderful learning environment. Their garden science program is one of a kind. There is an active PTA with lots of involved parents. I highly recommend Stonewall.
This school focuses more on numbers and scores than on the individual closeness with their students. The Asst. Principal, Mr. Hart was wonderful. Last year he was sent to another school. So we only have the Principal. And pal isn't part of her deminar, sad to say. Our child's teacher this year is younger so she has more patience and as he puts it she is cool and understands them better. Parent clique part is all true. Like Jr. High all over again only much much older!!
Over the years, I have repeatedly heard the comments and witnessed the actions of the many elitist Stonewall parents towards any other parent(s) they chose not to embrace. The sad thing is that I've seen this prejudicial behavior hurt the children of the parents whom are not 'welcomed' into the exclusive cliques. Stonewall has actually lost wonderful families because of this disturbing social behavior. The public photos make it look like Stonewall is a happy melting pot. But after school hours, the divide is very real. I find the education is wonderful. But the social scene is disturbing. Especially in 2008.
Don't believe the hype in regards to the reputation of Stonewall. The year we spent at this school was the worst academic year of our lives. The teacher's and the principal do a very poor job disciplining the students. It is overcrowed and very chaotic. The parents seemed to be very elite and had formed very exclusive cliques, not friendly at all.
We chose to send our two children to Stonewall instead of private school because we knew that they would get an excellent elementary education (better than many private schools in the Dallas area). They are now in first grade and third grade and we are so pleased with our decision to 'go public.' Many of the teachers are 'strict' but are also very kind. I've had no problems comunicating with the teachers and staff because we are very proactive parents. Our children love Stonewall! We're just sorry that it only goes up to fifth-grade. We'll have to send them to private school when they begin sixth grade because the middle school is so poor.
The only thing that I have seen so far of this school that makes it 'great' is the parent involvment. As far as the teachers go, the one that I have had experience with seems to teach in a very disorganized way. One week we receive homework regarding the letter F and the next week the kids are working on the letter V. Whatever happeneded to alphabetical order? I am not given progress reports, until it is too late. The states tests are administered about 2 days after being informed. The content to be covered is not handed out prior to the tests; I would think that would be an important process to follow in order to prepare a student for testing time.
My son started Stonewall mid year and I think they have done a awesome job. The whole staff was wonderful and really helped him to adjust.
Overall, I think Stonewall is a good school. As a teacher (from another district) and a parent, I do not think there is enough supervision during recess or dismissal. I have witnessed several occasions that a child was 'missing' after school only to find out that the child was waiting on the stairs outside. The children are dismissed from their rooms, and I have rarely seen my child's teacher at dismissal. She's usually in her room working. Academically, I think the school is fine. They have great programs that other public schools do not have and I have seen my child really learn a lot. And the best part is that my child is enthusiastic about it! Stonewall is a good school, I just wish there was more supervision during recess and dismissal.
Kindergarten program is phenomenal. Teachers welcome parent participation and are very communicative as such. This makes for a warm, nurturing learning experience. My son is in the third grade, and since first grade, there is a break down in communication with the teachers.
Coming from 2-1/2yrs of private school, I was nervous and excited about Stonewall(Nat'l Blue Ribbon School)all at once. Thus far, I've been incredibly impressed. Surprisingly, Asst Principal works the morning crosswalk greeting students by name as he drinks his coffee and waves to parents(how refreshing!) Ms. Henderson (DISD Principal of the Year)stands on the blacktop each morning monitoring children playing prior to the morning bell. I cannot think of a time at 'private' school where the administrators were so visible and involved in the student's activities-not just their paperwork! The incredibly active and involved PTA, Dad's Club and After-School program are all vital parts of the school. When checking out Stonewall I realized that all the offerings they have are typical of a private school - not usually found in public setting. What a gem! I highly recommend attending Stonewall Jackson!
Stonewall Jackson is truly one the finest elementary schools in Dallas, public or private. The faculty is top notch,winning district wide awards. The staff is caring and nurturing. The academic program is excellent. They continually rank at the top of the state. The offer a wide range of extracurricular activities not usually seen on the elementary level. All students participate in an outstanding gardening program. Each student is able to sow, tend to, and harvest their own plant. The PTA is very active and also oversees a quality afterschool program that is available to all Stonewall students from 3-6 daily. No school is perfect and no school is the best fit for every child but Stonewall certainly has an outstanding program well worth considering.
Awesome programs for all grades.Our son flourished in the dyslexia program this year. He came so far from where he began at the beginning of the year.
Stonewall has by far the best parent support I have seen in any school. The level of parental support in all grades is just amazing. My son has thrived more than ever and just loves his Kindergarten class. He can not wait till first grade and my daughter can not wait till she gets to go to Kindergarten and hopefully have the same teacher as my son. In just my son's Kindergarten year alone he learned not only better english skills but Sign Language and Spanish. Our whole family finds that totally impressive. Keep up the great work Stonewall!
Great school! Heavy parent involvement is key. Super programs. One of the few reputable elementaries is DISD
I have had wonderful experiences at Stonewall Jackson. the teachers are awesome and the PTA participation is the best in Dallas. My daughter has learned sign language, she has learned about the environment through the outdoor education program and she has excelled academically. Ms. Patterson is a wonderful Kindergarten teacher.
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