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About This School

Jana Elementary School is a public elementary school in Florissant. The principal of Jana Elementary School is Ms. Sheilia Fitzgerald, who can be contacted at Sftzgrld@Hazelwoodschools.Org. 402 students go to Jana Elementary School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 45% of the 402 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Jana Elementary School is 15:1. Cold Water Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Photography
  • Sports

    • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 63% 68%
White, non-Hispanic 32% 29%
Asian 3% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Hispanic 2% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.1%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 45% 52%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I like jana. My daughter has learned a lot from her teachers. My son is learning good educational things also. The teachers are wonderful.

  • (1 year ago)

    It is unfortunate that our students have to endure such unfairness. The principal of this school is one of the worst that I have seen in my lifetime. She is very bias she shows favoritism and treats the children as if they were inmates; not to mention she loves to play warden. The principal belittles and looks down on her staff and speaks unkind to her colleagues. This brings me to my point of how the principal abuses her position. It is clear that parents are not as involved as they want to be mainly because of how unwelcome they feel. The school's principal is also very harsh on the students with consequences and reprimand. She is quick to suspend an elementary student rather rectify the issue in other forms. Some of the teachers at Jana are not tentative to the children and allow dangerous events to occur. Students do not feel safe and this is a huge issue. At some point Jana was a great school but I guess until a person of good leadership comes along Jana will continue to decline instead of develop!!!!

  • (1 year ago)

    Jana used to be a great school. I have had children there since 1996 and let me tell you it has gone down hill.I've been through 3 principles countless teachers and let me just say that every year is worst than the last. This is my last year to have kids there and I could not be more excited to be done with this school. I actually have a countdown for how many days I have left. The new princple has ran it into the ground. As long as she is there there is no hope for the school to turn around. It's sad to see a school that used to be one of the best in the district turn out to be one of the worst.

  • (2 years ago)

    this school's principal made this school from a 5 star school to a 1 star school. they teach the kids that you have to compeit to win their attention witch makes kids try to stand out but when they do the school punishes them for the teachers bad judgement so all i have to say is that you'd be better of home schooling your child then exposing them to unsatisfactory behavior. sorry jana it's the truth!

  • (6 years ago)

    Jana is a fantastic school. I was a very active on the PTA and we begged for parent help with very little response. That would be the one thing that could better this school. Parents need to stop complaining and start getting involved!

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a mother of two children that go to jana. One is in 4th grade and I am very dissatisfied because the classes are not racially equal

  • (7 years ago)

    I have two children that attend Jana for the past 6 years. Very disappointed with the school. Not a warm environment. Teachers most of the times don't speak. The children tell you that they are being treated unfairly. I think parents should be able to visit the classroom at anytime or the playground as well. They make you feel uncomfortable about being a parent helper. And you are not aloud on the playground to watch your child. I did join the PTA for two years until I found that they just wanted the fee and not the parent involvement. There is very little parent involvement in the school on a daily basis or even just PTA meeting .

  • (8 years ago)

    I am very disapointed with Jana and have been for 5 years. The teachers seem to resent parent involvement with our children's education. I never receive word back when I have sent notes or phone calls. The focus on the MAP test is horrible. They have taken spelling and handwriting out of the curriculum because the MAP does not require correct spelling. That is a district wide policy. They have made handwriting a like skill grade. My daughter is in the 4th grade and she cannot write in cursive! The kids only have to write their names in cursive. I have a gifted child who gets no challenge at all. He was getting higher level reading but that was stopped. I asked for help but was told by teacher that she didn't know how to teach him. I don't have space to go into the bullying problemthat is being allowed.

  • (8 years ago)

    Jana is a terrific school.The teachers are great and communicate well with parents! I am very happy sending my children to Jana!

  • (8 years ago)

    My son started Kindergarten there this year 2005 and I am so far very impressed. He's starting to sound out words in Kindergarten! WOW. The teacher has such a no nonsense philosophy for teaching and my son is completely responding to it.

  • (9 years ago)

    I have been impressed with Jana Elementary. The principal counselors teachers and other staff are very responsive to the needs of my child and he seems to be learning a significant amount of information about a variety of topics.

  • (9 years ago)

    Jana is pretty good. They taught my son how to read but I am not sure if they concentrate on writing enough. I would like to see more worksheets and homework (never thought I would say!) But there is definatly alot of parent involvement. The playground is nice for the kids too. Two big complaints I have are the major traffic jams that happen before and after school and the slim choice of daycares that pick up and drop off at Jana. Other than that it is nice.

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