14 Parent Reviews for Mary Jo Sheppard Elementary School
I have been very impressed with the teachers, staff, and parent involvement at this school! They have an exceptional kindergarten teaching staff!
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Posted by a parent on 09/24/13
just started this school. so far so good and i am impressed. it is very diverse and admin staff is great. i did tours for about 3 other schools
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Posted by a parent on 10/13/12
Parent Involvement is exceptional at this campus. The PTA is extremely active and the Watch DOGS (Dads of Great Students) has a high participation rate. We had 96 dads to attend Bring Your Dad to School at the end of September 2012. Parents and grandparents are on campus daily and are actively participating
... Read more by helping the teachers and students. The students LOVE having their parents (and other parents) here to work with them in small group learning activities. This is very much a "community" school where everyone pitches in to make it the best that it can be. I am proud to be the principal of Mary Jo Sheppard Elementary. This year we started having daily intervention time (for accelerated instruction during the school day based on the needs of the individual student) and "Families" (like Ron Clark Academy) for every student and staff member. Our staff, parents, and community make Mary Jo Sheppard Elementary a great place to learn! Read less
Posted by a teacher on 10/04/12
This school has been wonderful.. Great teachers. Only one problem with one teacher that was only there a short while. This was not handled well at all. Now that the old principal is gone everything has changed. Not for the better. He was great with the parents and students. The new principle is not
... Read more parent friendly. Has changed so many things that worked great before. I hope this does not affect parents volunteering at the school. I wish the old principle good luck with his new adventures. And hope for the best for our school. Read less
Posted by a parent on 09/13/12
This is a very good school. Mr. Mann's (principal) oversees the Kinder crosswalk. He waves & says hi when you walk down the halls. He personally answers emails quickly. He sets a good vibe for the school. There are MANY great teachers here too, but l think whatever constitutes GREAT in your eyes
... Read more will vary with whatever your child's learning style is. Overall, we have been pleased. Our MJS partnership began w/ Mrs. Prince (kinder) who is now the libriarian. She is wonderful. I DO think that parent involvement seems to have dropped somewhat since school bounderies were changed. Many former MJS kids now go to Nancy Neal. PTA could use some fresh ideas, but that involves all of us. Any complaints cannot be pinned solely on those that hold PTA positions. This school also offers Destination Imagination (an awesome program). It's amazing to me that most other elementary schools don't. Private school is in our future after we leave MJS because we don't particularly like the lack of flexibilty that public schools have (legislature/red tape/issues with standardized testing). However, this is no way reflects MJS. They are doing the very best they can in the midst of it all. Read less
Posted by a parent on 04/14/12
My child has attended MJS for 2 years we could not be happier. The prinicpal acts as the crossing guard for students being dropped off at the kinder entrance (cafeteria) and knows everyone. The Dads Of Great Students group is highly involved- they also take turns as the crossing guard for children coming
... Read more from neighborhood behind the school. Parent involvement is amazing. I.E. field trip this year an average of 11 parents per class showed for our grade level. This is a wonderful school, and I believe it's success is based on the hard work and care of it's staff (many of who are practicing Christians). It is reassuring that the values I teach my child are being reinforced in school and not underminded. Read less
Posted by a parent on 05/10/11
I believe this school could do better. My son started there in kindergarten. We have faced some issues that I think were not fairly addressed by the principal. It is sad that not all students get the same treatment. One thing I can say is that some of the teachers really care about the success of the
... Read more students and there are some that really do not take the time to know the students for themselves. I honestly believe Mr. Manns have no clue of this type of behavior. I was also on the PTA Board and it was clear to me that I was not welcome there. Overall, the curriculim there is great, however some of the teachers need to find jobs that they have a passion for and not do it for the paycheck. They make the whole school look bad to the parents. Read less
Posted by a parent on 07/11/10
I have a daughter in kindergarden and has been to mjs since pre k this is one of the best schools they seem to really care about the student the staff is amazing! sadly next year she will not be attending mjs! i would reccommed mjs to anyone!
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Posted by a parent on 04/14/10
I have taught at MJS since its opening. I love it there and am fortunate to be working under Mr. Manns' leadership. The staff, administration, and other employees work well together to create a positive environment for the students there.
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Posted by a teacher on 07/29/09
I have a daughter exiting 3rd grade who has attended MJS since it's opening. I could not be more pleased with our experiences here! The principal and staff are very 'hands on', and are attentive to both student and parent concerns and needs. Also, something that is very important to our family, a large
... Read more majority of the staff are very vocal Christians, and we love that about them, knowing they give my child the same foundation in school that we promote at home is a bonus! Read less
School Profile for Mary Jo Sheppard Elementary School
TAKS* Test Scores
Test Year: 2011
Mary Jo Sheppard Elementary School
* In 2010-2011, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in reading in grades 3 through 9; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in English language arts in grades 10 and 11; in mathematics in grades 3 through 11; in science in grades 5, 8, 10 and 11; and in social studies in grades 8, 10 and 11. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The grade 11 Exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
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Mansfield schools — Mary Jo Sheppard Elementary School is located at 1701 Highway 1187, Mansfield TX 76063. 1701 Highway 1187 is in the 76063 ZIP code in Mansfield, TX The school district for Mary Jo Sheppard Elementary School is the Mansfield Isd. Mary Jo Sheppard Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels PK - 4.
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