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6-8
Public
Hampton, VA
Students enrolled: 726

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1819 Nickerson Blvd
Hampton, VA 23663

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(757) 850-7900
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June 28, 2014
I've been in Jones for 2 years now. It has a great education and has exceptional expectations for the students. However, the science department is very poor they just dont know how to teach. I loved my algerbra teacher, he helped turn my C- into A+ year round! The elective teachers are okay and the coaches seem like they could care less. I highly enjoyed language arts and history here. There are hardly any fights and is safer than most of the other middle schools as far as I'm concerned. I would reccomend that you bring a lunch than buy it here, if the foods not undercooked then its then it burnt or tastes fake :(. There are several options.for clubs including that they take NJHS here seriously. Overall I have enjoyed my experience here and I am excited to finish the 8th grade here! (Do not take art here though favoritism is often expressed to those more experienced ;)

- submitted by a community member
December 12, 2013
Fun my teachers are fun and help me with my work. I really like going to school here

- submitted by a community member
October 18, 2013
This school is great because as a parent I feel like I am welcome to be part of my child's education unlike some of the other schools

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2013
My school is very on top of there game. I love the personal emails from the teachers letting the parents, me, know whats going on w/my son and homework expectations

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2013
I am giving a poor rating...the administration does not know how to handle a child with disabilities. They frequently stated that my child was doing things to get attention and that he should be able to do things just like everyone else. Every child is different and you cannot expect them to all act alike. When requesting things be put in my child's 504 plan I was frequently told that they could not do what I was asking. Some of the teachers would not follow the 504 plan. There was one excellent teacher that made my child want to learn, Ms. Eileen Hedberg. I pulled him from the school and am so glad that I made the decision to pull him out. He is now in a school that is much more accommodating to his needs and more willing to work with myself and my child then Jones was.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2013
Very dissatisified with the lack of willingness to work with children with disabilities and their families. There was no room for compromise. The was especially the case when it came to the administration. They seem to feel that at this school every child should act and do just like all of the others. No one child is alike. They did not want to make the accommodiations to my child's 504 that I was requesting even with the backing of a physician. There were teachers that were not following his 504 and when one teacher in particular was called out on it she made excuses as to why it was not followed. I am a very involved parent and will fight for my child rights to education. There was an exception at the school, one teacher understood, that was Eileen Hedburg. She was an exceptional teacher and took the extra time to help my child to make sure that everything was understood and wanted him to have a positive school experience. I am so glad that I decided to pull him out of the school and place him elsewhere.

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2013
I was a student at Jones for the last 3 years and my experience couldn't have been any better. It's definitely the best middle school in Hampton. There are always a few kids that aren't very nice (Bullies) but that comes with any middle school. I'm glad I didn't go to Syms because most of the kids there are obnoxious.

- submitted by a community member
December 06, 2012
I gave a lot of thought as to what middle school I wanted my rising six grader to attend. He really wanted the curriculum at a different school but I was warned about discipline issues there. When he got into Jones I was happy. He really likes his teachers but he has had issues with other students being mean and such. The administration has taken care of the situations as warranted.

- submitted by a parent
November 30, 2012
My daughter Is having trouble in classes and with other children being mean and all the Principal could say was it was her fault.

- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2012
This has been a great school for my son and he has had some wonderful teachers. The band program is excellent, the music teacher is a very dedicated and puts a lot of time into teaching and motivating the students. He also had a wonderfully dedicated math teacher who email me regularly, letting me know what they were working on.

- submitted by a parent
March 29, 2012
I am rating this based on when it is a Magnet School which it is not anymore. It was a great magnet school. Now the city changed the Magnet school to one of worse Middle School in the area so that they can bus the students there and increase ratings, funding etc. But Jones Magnet School "was" a great opportunity for my child.

- submitted by a parent
July 10, 2010
I have been going to this school for 2 years and it has been the best.Jones has good staff ,students,and background.So you don't have to worry about fights or someone bringing drugs into school.Which happened at Spratly.

- submitted by a community member
May 14, 2010
Best Middle school in Hampton. Bar none. Principal and VP have been very responsive, great PTA officers, some awesome teachers (a few flakes, but still great teachers).

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 27, 2009
I am a student at jones this year and it is awesome this year because they have a new sprit team this year .Im in 6th grade .I love it but the princibal is strict not that we dont need a pricipal like that but i think that Mr. Skinner sholud be principal.

- submitted by a student
February 13, 2009
I am a student here at jones in the gifted program and i am in the 8th grade. I have been here all three years and i am very glad i go to jones. I am in band and apart of the green team. There is no better middle school in hampton in my opinion.

- submitted by a student
April 11, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating February 02, 2008
I am a student, and I think this school is very orderly and awesome. The teachers are great and everybody works together to make a great environment.

- submitted by a student
January 29, 2008
I love my school and exept for one of my teachers, I'll be really sorry to leave for high school next year.

- submitted by a student
October 04, 2007
My daughter is now in the 7th grade here and I am extremely pleased with everything about this school. Teachers are fantasic, staff is wonderful. I am so thankful that she is a student here because I know she is getting the best education there is.

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July 10, 2007
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December 18, 2006
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- submitted by a student
September 20, 2006
Hello my son has been going to Jones Magnet Middle School going on three years and this is his last. It is an accredited School and the the overall SOL scores are very good. This school uses non-traditional techniques to keep the students young minds attracted to the curriculum. The teachers and Administrators work together with all parents to better educate your child. No matter what the needs are ,the majority of the teachers really pay special attention to your child. Of course as a parent of a diagnosed ADHD child that special considerations come in handy. I highly recommend this school as a school of choice for your child or any other accredited magnet school.

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2006
MOST teachers are of good quality, parental involmentment is very high and extracurricular activities are far higher than any of the schools in our area. I've had 3 of my children go to this school and it's the same each year. Some teachers are difficult and embarrassed my children when they didn't understand. All of my children are special needs. When i complain to the school everything is denied and the teachers have a deaf ear. I was so tired of my 2 female children coming home crying. my son says when he's picked on he just ignores it which i encourge. I advise to be careful when you mention something unsatifactory.

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2006
School generally is good of good quality teachers. Hampton as a city needs budget for infrastructure. Some school H/W policies unusual and inconvienent need explored and negotiated with parents.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2005
I am deeply saddened that I have to disenroll my daughter from JMMS. We are moving to AZ. She is a 7th grader there who has learned so much in 6th and 7th grade, while having fun, and actually being able to apply her knowledge than I think she has learned in 5 years. PTA is almost 100%, parents are close, teacher relationships are close, academics are above level and there is a full award winning band and an awesome technology department.

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2004
This school is awesome. I am going into 9th grade and my experience at Jones was the best! They made accomidations for my electric as best as they good. I would highly recomend this school.

- submitted by a former student
August 02, 2004
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Francis W. Jones Magnet Middle School
1819 Nickerson Blvd, Hampton, VA  23663
(757) 850-7900
Last modified Francis W. Jones Magnet Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Francis W. Jones Magnet Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 27 reviews. Top