Students enrolled 328
School leader ANDREA LANGE
Transportation options Yes

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6161 Wrigley Way
Fort Worth, TX 76133

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4 stars
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July 18, 2014
JT Stevens is simply amazing. Our son attended from 3rd to 5th grade and we could not be happier with his education or his experience. The teachers are top notch - veterans of education, the classes are smaller so each child receives plenty of attention. We highly recommend this special school.

- submitted by a parent
November 11, 2013
I was a student who went there 5yrs ago. It was a great school. I went there from kindergarten all the way to 5th grade. Loved the teachers and the staff. I have heard that the school has gone down hill. I live EXTREMELY close to there cause my nephew went there and I used to walk down there to pic him up and a lot of the teachers I used to know have retired. And it is true most of the best teachers and previouse principals and vise principals did retire. But the school is still good as far as I have heard. The GREATEST P.E coach still teaches their and he is ABSOLUTLEY the most AMAZING guy ever. That's school is still in good shape.

- submitted by a community member
November 20, 2012
This school has been going downhill the last few years; the best teachers have retired, ie. saw the future and RAN; what's left = lots of burned-out teachers with bad attitudes, a couple of barely literate teachers, & almost no parental participation.

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2011
My son is a current student at JT Stevens. He has completed the second grade and we are looking forward for this new school year. Thank you to all the staff for your support and commitment.

- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2010
My children have attended this school for many years. I have seen the change in demographics and the slow steady decline in the school over the years. There has been a major reduction in parent involvement. Teachers seems to do their best but don't have support from the administration. Discipline is definitely a problem at this school. Recent changes in teachers positions for next year are disturbing. I have to question what the administration is thinking. These changes will only hurt the teachers and student. The literacy coach has entirely too much input in the student body. She needs to do her job and not the job of the vice principle.

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2010
Things are not good right now at J T Stevens. The principal started doing fruit basket turnover with the teachers last year (the best upper grade teachers are being moved to lower grades and vice versa with the best lower grade teachers being moved to upper grades). He's repeating it again this next year. The teachers are very unhappy, and the students are all having to suffer while the teachers have to redevelop their classes. That means that the teachers don't have the emotional margin to do anything above and beyond the minimum standard requirements. The gifted / talented are pretty much ignored. The parents are pretty demoralized, too. It's getting harder and harder to get involvement with the PTA (was one of the best in the state). In the end, the principal is gutting what used to be an amazing school, and shooting himself in both feet.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 06, 2010
I would say this is the best school in Fort Worth. My girls have been attending since 2005 and my oldest daughter is in the honors program at her middle school and i would contribute the excellent training and teaching she got from JT Stevens. Teachers and school staff genieuinly care for the kids always welcoming the children in the mornings with a polite welcome and with a 'great to see you attitude' . The principal is always in the middle of everything when it comes to the kids instead of hiding in an office like so many principas do.

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2009
Great School. My son just finished the 5th grade and loved the school.

- submitted by a parent
June 13, 2009
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- submitted by a student
May 04, 2009
J.T. Stevens is a wonderful school. Full of excellent teachers, administration and staff. They are very helpful and cooperative when needed. There is also a wonderful amount of parent involvment, which I believe only helps the students and staff. J.T. Stevens is the 'Best School in Texas'

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2009
JT Stevens has prepared my kids for all the advanced courses they are taking now. My son is a National Merit Scholar, I believe he achieved this by the wonderful education this school provided. Not only is the staff top notch but the parents that support this school make it one of the top schools in the state.

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2009
I have two children in this school. It's been three yrs and I'm loving it here! The staff and education my children receive has been excellent! I have had no problems. The parent involvement is amazing and so is the PTA. There are many different complaints about this school but keep in mind the way the economy is these days. Parents can't be involved if the times are rough and they need to make ends meet by having two jobs or doing whatever it is to live. Also, the PTA is not picky or rule the school. It's a group of parents who share the same views about helping the school and the children. Wherever you go, you will see the same things but it depends on how the school reacts to it and I say this school does everything to its fullest! J T Stevens is awesome!!

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2008
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October 29, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2008
We were extremely disappointed with this school and pulled our child out due to many behavioral and discipline issues. Our child was displaying signs of anxiety entering and attending this school and these signs were never addressed by faculty and staff until after we removed her. Our concern is that many good children are getting lost in their classrooms because the focus seems to have been placed on behavioral cases. This school has lost a good family with active parents who were looking to partner with the school. I hope the school can recognize weaknesses and begin to create a better learning environment for all children.

- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2008
PTA moms rule the entire school - the principal follows THEIR lead, and not his own. its kind of pathetic. Other than that, the teachers are fantastic here and they are the only reason we stay.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating April 24, 2008
In regards to the post on March 29th, I must question how you know anything about this school, if you do not have a child that is enrolled there? There are not major discipline problems at this school, so please check your sources, as they are not accurate.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 29, 2008
From what I have seen there, I wouldn't want my child going here. There are some major discipline problems with these kids and lack of parent involvement. This school has gone downhill recently, and I believe will continue to do so.

- submitted by a community member
no rating February 01, 2008
I have found my child's 1st. year at J.T. Stevens only okay. I am very happy with the staff and the teacher but the lack of support from other parents is extremely disturbing. When the school year started, my child's classroom had several 'room moms.' Now its Feb. and they all have disappeared which leaves me to do the ['room mom'] work.

- submitted by a parent
January 28, 2008
This school is amazing with friendly staff and very involved teachers that will help you in any area needed for your children, they are awesome!

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2008
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January 08, 2008
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- submitted by a student
September 17, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2007
J.T. Stevns is the Best Schhol in Texas! The principal and staff have very high expectations for themeslves and their students.

- submitted by a parent
January 16, 2007
I feel that this is the best school we have been in. The staff is always nice and informative for me. Thank you so very much.

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November 15, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2006
in response to the below poster: the special ed dept is bound by district rules on testing/placement. the counselor is very helpful and has helped many students/families with their needs. having hap kids mixed in is a good thing. they can help lead by example, which helps the lower acheiving students, also, it is a great foundation for leadership. also... i think discipline/leadership needs to be worked on. this is a work in progress for the new principal, i think. parent involvement needs to pick-up in a major way!! and yes, the pta is clickish.

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2006
JTStevens used to be a great school. It is now mediocre. Instead of keeping the GT kids in different classes, they have now mixed them in with lower performing students. Now both levels of children will be affected. Also, if your child has special needs, the counselors and principal will not help you. They do their own testing, required by the ISD, and do not rely on any testing from doctors or other specialists. They will not give any special education unless THEIR testing shows an educational need.

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2006
A great public elementary school. Very diverse. Recently received recognized status. Counselors work with parents of kids with special needs. All teachers are trained in G/T methods.

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February 16, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
November 22, 2005
Great school. This is my daughter's first year at J T Stevens. She is in Kindergarten and enjoys going to school everyday. She has a great teacher, Ms. Amy Parsons.

- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2005
Our school has gone through many changes in the past few years. From a new principal, new teachers, to lower socioecomonics. For the most part we love the school and its teachers and staff. I do believe we are encountering more bahavioral problems which are not allowing our staff to teach to the best of their ability. Parent participation isn't what it used to be either. And watch out for the PTA they are very clickish.

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July 27, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
no rating June 30, 2005
good school. great teachers. new principal as of July 05. Had good record, hands on, will coach his teachers.

- submitted by a teacher
April 27, 2005
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February 11, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2005
Both of my daughters attented Stevens from K-5, and both loved it. The school has an excellent High Academic Performance program. The HAP teachers 'switch places' every year, so the girls (being one grade apart) never had the same teacher. That was a big plus for me. The school does encourage parent involvement - the students put on several productions throughout the year for various occasions, and performed for the other students in the school as well as any parents who could attend. All of the teachers my girls have had were strict, but very kind, and provided the perfect environment for learning. I would recommend this school for anyone I know.

- submitted by a parent
January 13, 2005
JTStevens has given 2 of my 3 children many learning experiences they may not have gotten elsewhere. In 2nd grade, my sons' class had a garden they tended and learned about, in 4th grade his teacher introduce algebra to them. His particular class had Spanish from kindergarten through 2nd grade. They introduced music and art in the 3rd grade. We've participated in the invention convention as well as the science fair. The P.E. coach is outstanding. He's introduced the kids to tennis, hockey, rollerblading, the general basic sports, and more. He takes a team of runners/walkers to participate in the cowtown 5K each year as well.

- submitted by a parent
January 03, 2005
Great honors programs, lost a lot of senior teachers to transfers and retirements, good on disipline, feels safe to kids, few Parents are supportive of the PTA programs and Volunteers are given inordinate amount of influence, very sincere teaching staff, coach encourges paticipating in 5k run and tries to offer options to learn inline skating, many, many 5th grade field trips to Ft. Worth museums.

- submitted by a former student
September 30, 2004
I just wanted to say that my son goes to school there. He is special ed.The teachers in the special ed class are wonderful. And the speech teacher is wonderful as well. I feel very lucky that my son goes to school there.

- submitted by a parent
June 02, 2004
J.T. Stevens is exactly what it clams to be the best school in the Southwest USA. We have been at J.T. Stevens for 7 year and counting. The teachers and staff at the absolute best. Dianne Duke

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2004
(Parent of a child at JT Stevens for 10 years as of 2004) Dr. Forrester did a great job of developing the teachers and the systems in place at JTS. Ms. Dollahite and Ms. Williams has added to his work. Key for safety is the Campus Monitors know parents and kids - most by name. AR (Accelerated Reader) is a great tool. My votes for best teachers: (K) Krehlik, Parsons, Southard (1) Sutphin (2) Garrett, Park (3) Kellett, Shuler (4) Parmelee, Wells (5) Stone, Lewis, (Price). Other teachers could be on this list, but I don't remember interacting with them.

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2004
I have a 1st grader at JT Stevens and could not be any happier with the school. The teachers and support staff are all so caring and friendly. The environment is safe and fun for the kids. The neighborhood supports the school in many positive ways. Cheers to Ms. Veazey and Ms. Sutphin - two outstanding teachers!

- submitted by a parent
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J T Stevens Elementary School
6161 Wrigley Way, Fort Worth, TX  76133
(817) 814-8500
Last modified J T Stevens Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
J T Stevens Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 45 reviews. Top