88 out of 10GreatSchools

James Franklin Smith Elementary School

San Jose, CA
  • Public
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  • Grades K-6
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  • Enrollment: 642


James Franklin Smith Elementary School
2220 Woodbury Lane
San Jose, CA 95121
(408) 532-2150
James Franklin Smith Elementary School is located in San Jose, CA and serves grades K-6.It received a GreatSchool rating of 8 out of 10
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Reviews13 Reviews

I have two beautiful daughters at JFS and they love the school. My oldest daughter graduated from JFS 5 years ago and the youngest daughter is graduating from 6th grade next week. Let's be honest, no school is perfect but JFS provides excellent students; the results of scores speaks a lot. You will have good teachers and bad teachers but overall, JFS provides excellent education and great attitudes to the young children. I moved to this area 11 years ago so my children can have good influence and great education and I am so grateful that made that decision.
I am a parent with my kid going to this school. His bullying started on day one and and the teacher has done nothing to stop it. The teacher expressed concern that my child was inattentive in the class on day one and wanted to put the child under behavioral review program a month later. The child is not disruptive in any manner has done well in his periodic assessments. I am a doctor and do not find any thing wrong with the child other then normal 20 minute attention spans and regular kid behavior. We have even taken the child to a board certified psychiatrist with a fellowship in child psychiatry and the doctor made it clear that she cannot diagnose my child with ADHD. The teacher still insists on putting the child under review rather then working with the child to make the class room interesting. It appears any child who does not fit the box will be put in for review to get a ADHD diagnosis. I believe the motto of the school is have bunch of robots and if a child does not confirm they will do their best to slap a ADHD label and probably drug the child. I regret the decision of moving him to this school.
The school is nice but the principal is not. She needs to be replaced. McClintock is not a very friendly principal until she is replace it is best too look at other better school in the area
JFS is a wonderful school - I have 2 children attending since KG and we could not be happier. The teachers are wonderful and care about the kids. The facility is new and clean. The new principal, Mrs. McClintock is much more approachable and involved. I wish there was more after school enrichment provided through school, especially established programs such as Math Olympiad which are currently parent-run. My boys enjoy their time at school and have made wonderful friends.
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