Hugh Lorch

Anna Marie Jacobson Elementary School9

Chandler, AZ | Maricopa County

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November 1, 2014


Unless your child is in the CATS program there is not too much that differentiates this school from any other. Our teachers ARE wonderful and we have nothing but admiration for their dedication to our children. What is missing is better communication from leadership about school happenings; parents shouldn't have to subscribe to the school's PTO Facebook page in order to stay informed. Despite subscribing to School Wires we feel routinely left out of the loop. Also, with the disparity in income levels among the students the campus would benefit from an Anti-Bullying Campaign. When my children have had issues they refuse to complain because both the parties, no matter how one-sided the bullying is, are punished. Popular (ie. clique-y) kids are encouraged while shy kids are receiving the message that they shouldn't even bother speaking out. This is discouraging as a parent trying to raise kind-hearted, fair-minded children in this environment.

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April 10, 2014


Awesome! My kids get the best education here. The teachers give each child their undivided attention.

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April 10, 2014


The students are the main focal point of the school's mission statement. Great student/teacher ratio.

April 10, 2014


Fantastic! So blessed to have my children attend such a great school. The teachers are amazing!

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April 10, 2014


The school has in place guidelines to continue the path of success with methods of including parents and students.

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January 24, 2014


I agree with other parents concern about students with special needs. Principal, teacher and special needs counselor shows total disregard for students with special needs. They are just one additional headache for them. If you go and talk to them, they will politely ask you to go to another school rather than taking care of you. There is too much bullying. Teachers and administrators don't like students from other races. That is why you will see very few students of other races. My advice is to go to other schools if this is your home school.

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August 12, 2013


I am pleased that my children attend this school. The princiapl, Mrs. Weed is the best princiapl, so interactive and outside talking with parents, meeting the kids to make sure they have good days. I honestly am so glad I switched my kids from Noah Webster Basic School where the principal never called anyone back and never was seen. Jacobson has been a blessing to my children and as a parent I am so happy!!!

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May 28, 2013


This has been my son's first year at Jacobson and I could not have been more pleased. He's gifted with fairly severe ADHD. Other school districts had wanted to put him in a special needs classroom. Only Chandler agreed with us that he should be put in the gifted program where he would be challenged academically and socially. Jacobson has given him the support he needed to succeed in the gifted program. They have been responsive to all our concerns and usually were way ahead of us. I don't think we could have had a better experience. The teachers and resource teacher have been phenomenal.

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September 20, 2012


We have a lot of issues with this school. The principle does know the children's names, but that is just for show. She seems nice at first, but after you hear her talk, you can see how fake she is. She couldn't care less about our concerns & was trying to force our child into one of the "four buckets" (their words for special needs classes) due to one simple need. They show no respect for children that are not white or those who have some challenges. One of the special needs "bucket" was labeled "the wheelchair class" . I personally don't have a child that requires a wheelchair, but the very thought of the principle and some of the staff labeling children like that is very offensive. Their main focus is to have every kid memorize what they need to know for the AIMS test and to look good on paper. We are white, but I have seen the horrible looks they give to people of mixed races or different color. That is not the environment we want our child in.

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February 7, 2012


This school is amazing! After having my daughters at a private school for several years, I can honestly say the academics at Jacobson are more challenging and well rounded. The teachers really care about the students and the principal knows every student by name. My oldest daughter was in the advanced program and my youngest daughter needed speech therapy, both were easy to access and valuable. I LOVE this school and feel very fortunate that my children have an opportunity to attend a great school right in our own neighborhood.

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January 26, 2012


We have our two daughters at this school. We have lived in England,, Ireland and USA three states (NM, Oregon and now AZ). This is by far the best school my kids have ever attended their opinion !! and they are very happy and contented. Reading these reviews I had to double check at the top of the page that this was my childrens school I had logged into. As for bulling issue my oldest daughter has told me she has never seen any during her time at this school. We could not be more pleased with this school, the teachers and Principal are excellent and my kids grades have increased while here.

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September 25, 2011


Jacobson has great teachers, a dedicated and involved support staff and a really fun principal who loves the kids. My son is very happy there and we're please with the education he's receiving.

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August 18, 2011


This school becomes more of a joke, day after day. The school/district now thinks they have the power to tell me what music class my daughter will take. Excuse me, you are NOT my attorney, you are NOT a court of law nor are you the decision maker in my household. The administration is a joke and talks out both sides of their mouth.

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May 24, 2011


Jacobson is a wonderful school! The teachers love to teach. My children have developed a great love of learning. I believe their teachers at Jacobson have had a great influence over this. The teachers at Jacobson really care about their students and help them reach their fullest potential. I believe my children are getting a phenomenal education. I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to send my children to Jacobson.

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April 16, 2011


Excellent School. Great teachers, parents, and administrators. My child has been at this school since kindergarten and is moving on to junior high in the honors program. Never any issues with security or gangs. Many kids walk to school, nice neighborhood. We are lucky to have had the opportunity to have been in this district and attend this school, lots of parent volunteers and involvement. Highly recommended school.

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