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Kernan Trail Elementary School8

Jacksonville, FL | Duval County

October 7, 2013


Lovely school. We miss KTE as we moved and son was transferred. Loved the teachers and staff. They have a nice environment there for learning.

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April 30, 2010


The staff and principal are very caring and committed to excellence!

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December 23, 2009


Excellent school. The ESE program is wonderful. The principal and the administration is very caring.

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December 8, 2009


Kernan Trail Elementary has great teachers, facilities and resources.

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August 23, 2009


I love this school. My daughter will be going back for her second year. They changed it back to being only elementary and brought in new administration. I am hopeful that this year will be as exciting as last!

Submitted by a parent

May 25, 2009


We are very disappointed with Kernan Trail. Our child has a learning disability and even though he/she has received a minimum of 1 D each 9 weeks, we are assured he/she will pass to the next grade. As parents we feel they don't want to deal with our child and his/her problems and moving him/her to the next grade gets him/her off their roster. We are very unhappy with KTE and are trying to get our child out of there before he/she slips through the cracks one too many times and there is no hope. KTE serves middle of the road children only...if your child needs help don't count on it...unless they need tutoring for the FCAT so the school can get their funding.

Submitted by a parent

November 14, 2008


My child is also in 3rd grade and it has been a difficult change from 2nd grade to 3rd grade and we are still struggling. I feel that the teachers are not compassionate and some of them are down right mean to the kids! There is no communication. I have never been told one positive thing regarding my child's school work. This is such a pivotal year due to FCAT and as a parent I feel the child is left to sink or swim! There is no organization with this school and there never has been. Orientation was a joke as well as open house night. I wish I could afford private school but I can't but I made a promise to my child that I will not allow she/he to become a statistic and fall through the cracks! The school needs to step up and do their part!

Submitted by a parent

October 8, 2008


My child is in 3rd grade and it has been a difficult change for all 2nd graders. The teachers have been excellent with communication. The teachers at Kernan Trail are very friendly. The extended day program is excellent as well. The staff has improved the attitude. I do think the could be more organinized when it comes to the homework and the folders the children carry around. They have around 5 folders! My child loves this school and has made many friends.

Submitted by a parent

October 5, 2008


I was a teacher at Kernan Trail in an 'all-inclusive' classroom (or, one of the big classes). The principal has great ideas and theories, and somehow pulls strings to get special programs at his schools that he thinks will be of great benefit to the students falling behind. If he's not very visible, its probably becuse his office isn't even on the elementary campus; it's down the street at the Middle school office- WHY...I have no idea!! That needs to change! It seems things would work more efficiently with two different principals for each campus. I requested his presence (and the AP's) many times for help- and never got any until it was virtually too late. If your child has an LD or you suspect he or she does, get them some private tutoring because they will not get the instruction they need out of any public school in Florida.

Submitted by a teacher

August 15, 2008


I love this school and have faught to keep my kids enrolled even though we moved outside of the district

Submitted by a parent

July 8, 2008


The Autistic program at this school is top notch! Ms. Amanda Barrett's classroom is one of the best I've involved with! Thanks

Submitted by a parent

May 14, 2008


I am very pleased with Kernan Trail. The staff and teachers are great. My child transfered into the school one month into the school year. He was behind in reading since coming from out of state. His first grade teacher Mrs. Williams did an excellent job of working with him and catching him up. The staff in the front office and in the cafe' are very helpful. My son loves this school and so do I.

Submitted by a parent

February 20, 2008


Teachers in general are great. The new, male principal is particularly not suited for this age group. (I am male...) His rigid, rule based approach is more military like. Might work better with his co-assignment to principal the adjacent middle school. As noted below, the staff has deteriorated in morale and is not nearly as friendly before his arrival.

Submitted by a parent

October 19, 2007


I like my daughter's teacher and she seems to be developing scholastically very well; however, I am very disappointed in the fact that the children are only allowed to go out to the playground two days out of a seven-day rotating schedule. I am also very disappointed in the front office staff.

Submitted by a parent

January 27, 2006


It is a very good school and the teachers are wonderful!

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