he principal yells at students and faculty in public and within the school. Many of the students do not do homework, there is often fighting and the administration does not handle it, and there are not a lot of resources for teachers. There is no gym so when it is raining, students have to go inside and watch movies. The school chooses either Art or Music each year so students miss out on one fine art class. The upper classes focus on the STAAR test for 5 months and then students have to take at least 10 big tests throughout the year, so they are tired.
My kids have attended this school for 5 years now and I can honestly say that it is much better now that Ms. Bazan is principal. The teachers are great and go the extra mile to help their students. I'm especially impressed by Ms. Segovia who is by far one of the best teachers I have ever met; she will do whatever it takes to help her students succeed. The front office staff is great! Very efficient and polite. The only thing I do not like about Janowski is the drop off/pick up line. I think that buses should have a designated drop off and pick up area so that they do not hold up the line.
This year we have a new school principal an d I believe she has done a wonderful job this year. Safety to all our children and new staff members to this school was needed. ALl the changes to this school are good. I have seen the change and love the way this school has turned around.
The teachers at this school are dedicated. The Principal considers what is best for the children, teachers and parents. Sometimes that means making though desicions that one parent may not agree with but the principal does what is best for all the children. Safety is very important and to date the staff at janowski Elementary has done everything they can to teach and keep the children safe.
Janowski Elementary is a diamond in the rough. It's scored are challenged by the fact that many of its' students are spanish speakers that do not speak english. However, if one considers that fact and looks at the kids that attend that school that do speak english one will realize that the school provides great education for those that want to learn. Kindergardens read, end graders can perform at 3rd grade level. So I would like everyone to be objective and consider the fact that its scored are lowered by those who do not speak english. It is unfair to the school, the principal and the students to be hurreled in to the pit of bad reviews. maybe HISD should go ahead and seperate scores of the kids that are ESl and those that are not. Just a thought...becasue it is a good school, and it could use more parental support.