I too attended J.J. Finley as a child but I probably would never if I were a 5 year old Autistic child; like my son who was kept out of school for 3 weeks because the principal "felt" he was going to be a distraction. She never gave him a chance to see what he was capable of never changed and observed him in a classroom setting. So now my son who knows his name can spell his name can write is name know his alphabet and numbers random; had to go back to Pre-K.... I know many are going to have something to say but to that I say "speak on". But I was always taught to never judge a book by it's cover" and "judge not or let ye be judged"... I love what my lil book is teaching me.... He's quite a story!!!! P.S. -I only gave one star because I had to!!
J. J. Finley Elementary School is a public elementary school in Gainesville. The principal of J. J. Finley Elementary School is MS. KATHLEEN B VALDES and can be contacted at email@example.com. 578 children attend J. J. Finley Elementary School and identify primarily as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 22% of the J. J. Finley Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 57% of the 578 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at J. J. Finley Elementary School is 12:1. Character Counts Center is one of the nearest elementary schools.
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The best school that I have ever known my children love it and will never forget their excellent days and experience during the one year that they spent at it.
I think J.J. Finley is an excellent school My granddaughter learned so much in kindergarten. We don't want to move out of the district so she can continue to go to J. J. Finley.
My son attends this school and I could not be more pleased with the education he receives.He came in as a new student from another country and I was worried about the transition but his teacher Ms Monda Poe together with the other teachers (whose names I do not know) made him felt at home and he is doing wonderfully well. They try to help each child reach their full potential. The primcipal and the class teachers are always available to listen and help. Ms. Monda Poe is a great teacher and my child is lucky enough to be in her class. All the teachers I have met truly care about the kids and are willing to take the time to address your concerns. The PTA is also top notch. Keep up the good work.
I am a former Finley student. I absolutely loved Finley i learned so much and the staff/teachers were above average. I would highly recromend this school to any parent looking into this school.
My fourth-grade daughter is this year new to J.J. Finley. So far I am concerned that neither the principal nor the guidance counselor returned calls I made to them a week ago.
Great school! My kids attended J.J. Finley 2001-2002 as ESOL students. The knowledge they got there helped them a lot in their further schooling back home- overseas. We as parents felt happy and safe about having our children in this school. All the teachers tried hard to help us make us all feel at home. We appreciate that very much and we say 'thanks' to them again. I would always recommend this school - specially because of Ms Lyall Ms Bagby Ms Sabback Mr Bair and Ms Delaney the PE teacher and Art teacher(sorry I forgot the names) to all new ESOL students and parents coming to Gainesville. Vesna Obradovic Belgrade Serbia and Montenegro (ex Yugoslavia)