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John Stockton Elementary School10

Jacksonville, FL | Duval County

January 21, 2015


This school is not all its cracked up to be. My daughter attended this school for 4 years. The first two years were bad. Her teachers told me all about how she couldn't do this and couldn't do that. I worked with her on all of her deficiencies. We had to do all the work outside of school to make this happen. Her teachers were no help! By the third year she was a model student. She had worked her butt off and it showed. The fourth and final year was the last straw. Her fourth grade teacher was horrible!!!! She only had negative things to say about my child. Never did she have any type of positive reinforcement from her teacher. My child who loved school and doing her best, hated school. When speaking to the administration all I was told is they would talk to the teacher . What good was that, my daughter was already terrified. This is when we decided enough is enough and moved her out of this environment. Since then she is now a straight A student. Her teachers love her and has since been tested for gifted. This school is receiving 1 star because we had 1 good year.

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April 20, 2011


Great school! I am so glad that my child goes to this school. I wouldn't have it any other way!

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September 21, 2010


Great administration, Great teachers, Great parental involvment.

Submitted by a parent

September 21, 2010


Stockton embodies all that is right with our community, our education, our future.

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September 4, 2010


Need more social opportunities for children... Kindergarteners are forced to sit boy girl boy girl at lunch and my child has told me they are not allowed to talk, or at most allowed a quiet whisper, but he is afraid of getting in trouble, so does not talk at all! Can't talk in line, cant talk at lunch, can[t talk in class... how is THIS more social than homeschooling!!?

Submitted by a parent

July 28, 2008


My daughter has been at John Stockton since kindergarten. We have been very happy with our experience. They boast a very involved PTA and a men's group called the friends of Stockton that raise money for the school.

Submitted by a parent

July 28, 2008


My children have been attending this school for 5 years now and I have 6 more to go with my next child. It is a wonderful school. The parents that are involved are a tight knit group. They work together to help this school in any way they can. Parents have every opportunity to get involved. They can join the PTA, FOS, or just work in the class. Every little bit helps the teachers and staff. We have never had any complaints.

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March 2, 2008


I have two boys that attend school here and one will be leaving to middle school this year. I am truly going to miss having him at Stockton because of it's warm atmosphere and awesome teachers. The parental envolvement is great and the reading dinner theater and fall festival are lots of fun. The office staff are friendly and it's a small school environment so everyone knows each other.

Submitted by a parent

May 7, 2007


My son attended Stockton from grades 2-5. There was always something 'extra' going on for the kids and the teachers are generally positive and caring. The parental involvement via PTA, Patrols, and FOS (a group of dads making a difference) is amazing. The carpool line is the best-run/most efficient one I've seen so far. The afterschool program is not 'enriching' but the kids are safe, and I wish there was more exposure to the arts/music, but overall this is an excellent elementary school.

Submitted by a parent

February 23, 2007


I love this school. The discipline is great. I don't see kids acting up at all here. There is the little click problem. My son loves it here, the classes are small and he began reading before I knew it. They do music, art and pe. No problems there. Parents are very involved and encouraged to be involved. Lots of field trips and affordable activities. Great lunches, great teachers. Love love love it!

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September 21, 2006


My son attended John Stockton for 6 fantastic years. The school is easily one of the best in the state, if not the country. The teachers are caring and compassionate and go well beyond the call of duty. Evening activities are always happening at JS. That tells you how much these teachers care. Reading Theatre, dances, festivals.....these are the things we are now keeping close to our heart as our son has moved on to middle school. The classroom curriculum is not for the faint of heart. These kids have homework and plenty of it. That's why the FCAT score are always high. That's also why our son's transitition to middle school has been an easy adjustment. I would highly recommend this school to any parent who believes strongly in a great education for their child!

Submitted by a parent

May 17, 2006


The only, only bad thing about this school is the obviously lack of music and art. I do understand this school focuses on math and science, but all work and no play makes Jack a very dull boy! Right?

Submitted by a parent

April 24, 2006


This school is a great school. My family is so proud that our daughter is able to attend this school on the magnet program. I feel that there is not much to offer as far as extracurricular activites though. I do agree with another parent, as far as the volunteer group being a tight-knit click that is hard to penatrate. Parent involvment does seem high, but for an 'outsider, that does not live in that upper scale neighborhood' I have found it hard to fit in, not many open arms wanting to know you. But whats important is the wonderful education that my child seems to be recieving. Teachers/staff can seem to be a bit snappy and harsh with the little ones, but I'm guess thats needed at times. Overall this school is a extremly great school to place your child.

Submitted by a parent

April 10, 2006


My daugheter attended John Stockton for 5 years. It is an impressive school. The academic program is of good quality. The extracurricular activities are numerous and parental involvement is outstanding. I was particularly impressed with the after school art program and the opportunities for the children to take typing classes. It may be difficult to penetrate this tight-knit volunteer group, however, if you do not find it easy to get to know complete strangers. It is my understanding that several local school principals have enrolled their children at this school.

Submitted by a parent

March 28, 2005


Even though this is a highly praised school, I was not impressed with it. Some of the older teachers need to retire. They are frustrated and cynical. This school is also an FCAT test preparation center!

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