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Joseph Widmer, Jr., Elementary School

Lathrop, CA
  • Public
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  • Grades K-8
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  • Enrollment: 814


Joseph Widmer, Jr., Elementary School
751 Stonebridge Lane
Lathrop, CA 95330
(209) 938-6340
Joseph Widmer, Jr., Elementary School is located in Lathrop, CA and serves grades K-8.It received a GreatSchool rating of 4 out of 10
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Reviews18 Reviews

I was looking forward to the ethnic diversity of this school when moving here from south Florida. We have moved multiple times, but when my 7th grader was emotionally upset and not eating or sleeping well after attending this school for 4 months, we chose to switch him to online school. There is no classroom management, students were swearing in class and would regularly pick on my son during recess and lunch time. We met with administration who believed that having a 7th grader write about how this would make him feel if he were in my student's shoes. For a short time, the teachers paid a little more attention to what was happening, and then it went back to the way it was before.
its okay i have one child in k and one in the forth grade the teachers are wonderful but the yard duty teachers are always yelling and abusing their authority and some of the office staff seem like there just there for a pay check the vice principal and principal seem good as far as my dealings with them this school has some very stupid rules
My sons first year kindergarten 2015 at Joseph Widmer was great. The next year the 1st grade instructor decided because she stated he was being disruptive the 1st week of school to place my son in a isolated desk by himself with his back to the other students . He was assigned this seating arrangement and the remaining students were placed in groups at circle table allowing them to socialize and learn from each other . We where not notified about this and only became aware of the situation due to my wife coming to a teacher/parent conference and noticing our sons name and only his name on a desk up at the front of the class. I'm not sure how long this teacher intended on keeping my son isolated from the other class but it had been two weeks at the time we became aware. The class duration is 6 hours and my son is 6 years old. I can't describe in detail how angry I was to find out my son was placed in this arrangement for 6 hours a day for a minimum of 2 weeks. I contacted the teacher and made it clear I wanted my son removed from that desk by himself. I then notified the Vice Principal and then the teacher did so but reluctantly stating in a sarcastic tone " we shall see if it works". I wonder if I wouldn't have seen this how long would she have segregated my son from the entire class. No parent should have to worry if their child is being mistreated by a TEACHER especially at 6 years old. After this incident I have had several bad encounters with the same teacher. The 2nd week of school I asked the teacher how was my son doing she couldn't say anything positive with the exception that he had potential. The progress report that was sent 12/19/16 was almost exactly the same. I have asked to have my son removed from this teachers class as of 12/20/2016. If this doesn't work I will be removing my son from this school entirely.
One of the worst schools my children have attended. We are an army family and have traveled all over the U.S. so we know our schools. For one, yard duty are always rude. I always see them yelling and are less than professional when on traffic duty. My children's are always tellinge stories about how they are always yelling and not helpful in school grounds. They get soccer ball taken away for weeks/months at a time even if bigger grades are the ones who kicked ball on roof. They started playing with Pokemon cards and within a week they had that privilege taken away. My son was not able to wear his captain America shoes after wearing them for months at school because they were red and blue (captain America colors) with captain America logo and character on shoes. I mean, if he went months wearing them at school with no gang problems I'm sure nothing is going to happen. No organized sports during school or after. Teachers talk about personal lives including being married multiple times and what tatoos they have and how they have kids with different me (this is what my 6th grade daughter comes home and tells me) not impressed one bit. I can't wait to be assigned to next duty station
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