Jason Lee is not the newest school around. I can tell you that for sure. The teachers are great though and the I like the program a lot. This school could be improved a lot with a renovation and maybe a better P.E. department. The P.E. teachers are kind of jerks and the building is pretty old. Great school though.
This is definitly the best schools. They not only let us learn and teach us great things but they let us be free. the teachers love the students and help then learn what they need for state standerds even if we are failing big time. we will improve...i love this school my entire family went here and i want my children to go here too. no matter whant this school lest us all be very free. and color our own world
A great school with plenty of good teachers. All of the progrgrams are well run and the kids love it. As for the so called 'bad kids', there are no more of them then you would see at any other middle school.
Wonderful Special education program! Staff very willing to work with challenging students and help them get a good education! I am impressed.
It's probably not the worst school in Vancouver, but it's definitely not the best. There is something wrong about Jason Lee. I have sat at student performances and the principal, Ms. Cone, appears disengaged. Many of the teachers here seem more than ready for retirement and outdated in their manner of teaching. With so many differently-abled learners, Jason Lee has its work cut out for it. From my experience as a parent it is not handling the task. The 'bad' kids dominate here and there are plenty of them.
I like this school. As a parent I want my child to be immersed in diverse cultures and needs. Jason Lee has a large assortment of differences, from accelerated learning to non English speaking students. Having that type of variety may skew the testing results but it gives a much better view of the world to our children.
As a student I at jason lee has good teachers. My favorite was ms.Reiff. I think though that 6 graders need more sports insted of just track. Parents with time can participate in school stuff but parents that have to support a famliy have no time.
jason lee middle school is getting way to strict these kids need freedom of expression. just because the world is hard and crazy does not mean we have to take it out on todays youth. i think that the school should have more faith in the students because the school is full of great kids. its seems that they think if they dont push the students into being good, they will turn in to a bunch good for nothing drug dealers.i hope the kids of jason lee take a stand for their rights and speech up about this, because i know for a fact not too many kids there are happy about this pedicament.
My child is a straight 'A' student and needs to be challenged in schools with high academic standards. We thought Jason Lee's 'Challenge Program' was going to meet those standards, but unfortunately they don't. Needless to say, I wish I would have researched more before moving into this area and putting my child in this school.
Both of my daughters went to Jason Lee Middle School. The teachers encourges my kids to do the best of their ability. The teachers helped them one on one when the students need more help. All teachers and staff try to help the kids stay out of trouble because they know that they are all good kids, and they want to see them make something of themselfs. There are at least 7 differents cultures at Jason Lee. At Jason Lee they have different Language classes that you can take to help the childern communicate with each other. They encourge kids to physically fit and to eat right.
This school spends too much of their money on the ELL program, I have nothing against these kids, but they should budget so every group of students gets the same. Being a former students the one thing that I hated was the mile run, this makes up a significant portion of your grade and if you do it over 12 minutes you are penalized. The PTA meetings are held when nobody but the priveliged mothers who don't have to work can come, this goes the same for the challenge parents meetings. The irony is that a couple years ago they had this big campaign to eliminate stereotypes.
I think the band in Jason Lee Middle School is superb. I like the intramurals after school, and my daughter does also. I do not like, however, the mile that the physical education provides. I like the whole concept of it, but really, who wants to run once a week, in rainy or cold or really hot weather? I think you need to rethink this idea.
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