I have two kids in Jack London this year. My oldest has been there since K he is in 5th grade now. 4th Grade was hard on him but he still came out with flying colors. The teacher work really hard on making sure the kids understand what they are teaching. My daughter is in K this year. She has ADHD and her teacher is doing really good with her and she is patient. My niece started at Pocs this years and she really likes it. We have had a great experience at this school and my kids will stay here till high school. So far the only thing they don't like is the play ground teachers and school lunch.
Jack London Elementary School is a public middle school in Santa Rosa. The principal of Jack London Elementary School is Jack Potter, whose e-mail is email@example.com. 368 students attend Jack London Elementary School and are mostly Asian, Multiracial, and Hispanic. 33% of the Jack London Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 40% of the 368 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Jack London Elementary School is 21:1. Piner-Olivet Charter School is one of the nearest middle schools.
|Native American or Native Alaskan||3%||2%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||1%||%|
|Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program||40%||43%|
|Limited English proficiency||33%||29%|
I have two children in Kindergarten at Jack London and was referred by my sister whom loved the school & had two children go there as well. With a child in each of the two Kindergarten classes I am & have been very pleased with their progress academically and socially. I volunteer in their classrooms and have to say I have NEVER been discouraged from doing so and on the other side I have never been made to feel bad for not making it in when something came up. The teachers have always been available to answer questions and chat about progress as well as been attentive to the individual needs of students with focus groups after normal school hours to help with any areas the kids may be having difficulty with. Overall a great first school year experience the small classes and excellent teachers have made year one a breeze. )
My son started at this school the year it opened and is now in sixth grade. He has had exceptional teachers in kindergarten second grade third grade fifth grade and now in sixth grade. His first and fourth grade teachers are no longer at the school. Each grade has only had two classes and the classes are small under 30 children in his current class. It has been difficult for the school this year with the exteme budget cuts affecting losses in physical ed. library access and music. These programs were wonderful at Jack London and we hope they will be back soon. I would recommend this school to any one. My son is very bright and active in school events - and his teachers have encouraged his zest for learning.
My sons have been at this school from the beginning and even though they are still there (this will be their last year unless this year goes as bad as the others then it maybe sooner). They have had no positive experiences at all. If your child needs extra help forget it. And homework is totally out of control when my second grader comes home with so much homework for the week he spends all his time after school until bed doing it. And yes the some of the rules are out there As for the teacher they have had okay ones but they have also have had some that make them feel belittled unsure of their selves about what they can do and can't do. No teacher should tell a student they can't participate because of their sizes. I wish they were having a better experiences.
My child is a new student in fourth grade. She has been there almost two months and still seems to be confused about the homework assignments although they are given calendars I must admit that between the weekly newsletter the calendar and all the different due dates for assingments it does get very confusing at times. I think all assingments should be turned in the same day and weekly packets given so as to avoid assingments being turned in late. After school activities are good although I think after school tutoring needs to be expanded.
We are new to the area and have two of our children in this school. One is in the 1st grade and other is in the 5th grade. We are simply NOT happy with the experiences either one of our kids have received here. For the most part our 5th graders teacher is a qualified teacher. Our 1st grader does need a little more help academically and is NOT receiving this in his class. We have also had numerous miscommunications issues with his teacher as well. The principal is very nice and willing to work with you. However change or parent involvment does not seem to be liked very much. Also the silly rules of NO running on the playground and making your child eat outside in freezing weather is ludacris. We are taking our children out!
I love the teachers at this school but also agree that parents wanting to help is not always a welcoming experience. I think a lot of the rules at this school are silly. It's safety I know but that's what being a kid is about. Academically if your child is struggling don't expect extra effort from the some of the teachers.
Jack London is a really great school. The teachers are excellent the principal leadership is excellent the school grounds are well maintain. I have been very pleased with my daughter's education. She loves going to school. The principal stays right on top of any problems or issues that occur. The meetings have improved with more parent involvement this year. All the teachers seem to really care about the children. The Charter School kids are now allowed to ride their bikes to school. They have a good turn out for after school events. Parent involvement is greatly appreciated by the family group.
This is a new school so it is understanding that everyone is learning new things. I think new parents wanting to help with functions is not always a welcoming experience. You tend to feel a bit used instead of accepted. I think it is awful that our children in this district are not allowed to ride bikes or scooters to school. Excellent teachers and all staff. Good programs to offer