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6355 Greenhouse Road
Katy, TX 77449

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(281) 463-5966
(281) 345-3628
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May 30, 2014
Teacher was more concerned with what shoes my child was wearing to school. When my fiance passed away from a bike accident I sent a note to the teacher explaining what happened because I didn't know how my son would handle it. The teacher sent a note back that read "He still needs to behave". Four months later my mother had a stroke and was on life support for a month. I notified his teacher and of course you basically have to beg the staff to give a darn. Instead of having him talk with a counselor he treated like an outcast, made to sit out in the hallway and sent to other classrooms. I had to ask that he be allowed to speak with the counselor. I witnessed the club rewind staff member yell at him as I walked in the door to pick him up. Boy was she surprised to see me. I was picking him up because I was called by club rewind that he is being suspended for five days and because of the severity of the incident the principal was notified and she said the principal is suspending him from school too!!! I enrolled him in private school and kinder graduation was this week. It was really nice to see him happy for change and see that people actually care about him and his well being.

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March 10, 2014
I have to agree with the other parents that this is not a very good school. Two of my children are doing great but my 5th grader hates the school and her teachers. All I ever hear about are all these different tests that are administered. My daughter never has a good understanding of subject matter and trying to work with the teachers is a chellenge. Phone calls not returned, notes not returned. For some reason my daughter's kindergarten class is in a shared portable with an ESL class. She is learning to read but brings the same readers home and I have to send a note to the teacher saying she already read it months ago. Lesson plans are not consistent making it difficult to help out with school work at home. I sent a note and called my 5th grader's homeroom teacher to request a parent teacher conference to discuss my daughters progress. I have yet to get a response. I have been in the office on more than one occasion an overheadr a parent complaining about their child being bullied and no one addressing it. I absolutely hate this school and we will be moving out of the Cy-Fair district.

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November 08, 2013
Garbage.....you're child will not learn a darn thing. Teachers are lazy and so is the staff. Not to mention the fakeness. Don't send cash for anything. It will come up missing Everytime and no one ever knows what happened or where it went. And don't expect them to call you if your child is hurt or there's a problem. Over 78% of the children are at an economic disadvantage so your child will deal with nothing but bully's. I'd give it a zero if possible.

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May 11, 2013
this school was always very fun and awesome when i attended it it was full of joy and happiness and i dont know how some people say they dont work out problems because i once had a problem and they fixed it yeah it wasnt always easy to learn because of open rooms but you got used to it and learned not to make much noise especially for me since i was a talker but some times i still wish i was back at that school ,but now i haved moved up to another grade but will always remember the fun times i had there sincerely -former student

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July 27, 2012
My son loves his school. He's been here since kinder and is now starting 4th grade. He has loved everyone of his teachers. He had a very young one in 2nd grade, but has had no problems in this school. My advice to parents is be involved in your child's education. I have noticed that the the children who do well in this school the parents are involved with the pto and communicate with the teachers often. Your child won't make it in any public school if you are not involved.

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February 13, 2012
This school is horrible, the leaders are very caring and help but teachers don't listen when there is a problem with kids, instead they send them to the punishment room, they do not care if kids are afraid or not...they do not listen and not investigate what really happened before sending them. Teachers don't try to solve problems and if you claim or make suggestions then they makes your kids pay the toll, treating them with indifference. There is a little conspiracy going on between some teachers. Some teachers are too young and others have the perfect behavior like to be in a high school, not elementary. My boy entered the school very happy and now is criying often asking for his old school. PLEASE, KIDS LEARN MUCH BETTER WITH LOVE AND PATIENCE.

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May 04, 2011
This school is horrible! The teachers are all very young and for the most part don't know how to handle students. There are too many kids in each classroom and the open room concept does not help. My kids are both doing well academically but the classroom style is not working for my youngest. The principal seems okay but her office staff does not have the ability to handle anything more than basic juvenile squabbles. Bullying is a major issue at this school and for the most part is not addressed or handle sufficiently. They have been know to have physical fights on the playground over soccer and my son heard a teach call a student ghetto. This is not an environment I want my kids growing up in and they will attend a different school next year.

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May 13, 2008
I hate this school and believe their open room concept is for the birds. You will find a few teachers that have been teachers for 12+ years and still remember how to teach. But for the most part they are all young and only know how to teach to the Test. They don't even teach cursive writing anymore.... My son did well because I re-taught him basically everything each night and made him do well. He is in 5th grade so we are through with Jowell. But will be moving out of this district in hopes of finding better education. Also a note for new parents to remember. The demographics and neighborhoods around Jowell have changed drastically!!!!! It does make a difference in education. Good Luck!

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October 10, 2006
I do not like Jowell at all. While both my sons are exceeding academically, they are doing so because of their ability and because the teachers are good - the school itself and all of its policies are very below par! They are underfunded and much more concerned with state testing than with giving enriching educations to our children. Maybe this is the state of all public schools in Texas, but I have a hard time believing that. It has gotten so bad that we are not only leaving the school, but also the district in an effort to fine a better program.

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February 19, 2006
Jowell is an awesome environment for my child. She is reading above grade level and excelling socially as well. I truly believe the hard work of the teachers and great leadership are primary reasons for her success.

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December 06, 2005
We hated to move away from this school! Our son started Pre-K and had the best teacher we have ever known. Our daughter finished 5th grade there and it was wonderful as well! The teachers and office staff are awesome.

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June 13, 2005
I think the overall feel of this school is great. The staff is enthusiastic and professional. I was very happy with everything they provided for my child.

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May 25, 2005
I didn't have any problems with my son at Jowel elememtary school.

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February 24, 2004
My family and I moved to the Cyfair school district recently because of my job relocation. My wife and I have always heard good things about the Cyfair ISD. So we opted for my daughter to transfer to Jowell from a private school, in August 03 to start 4th grade. During her tenure at the private school she was a budding academic star, but seemed to not be challenged enough because she was growing bored. At Jowell I am impressed with the curriculum and how much more challenging it has been for her there. Her teacher/teachers show genuine concern. They challenge her, and make her think harder, and expect nothing less of her best, in which she performs. I m very grateful for Mrs. G, and the rest of the Jowell family for welcoming her with open arms and assisting in a smooth transition.

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Jowell Elementary School
6355 Greenhouse Road, Katy, TX  77449
(281) 463-5966
Last modified Jowell Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Jowell Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 17 reviews. Top