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  • Jesse Wharton Elementary School8

    Greensboro, NC | Guilford County

    May 5, 2013


    I absolutely adore Jesse Wharton Elementary School. Teachers and staff are amazing, caring, inspiring, and go the extra mile for all of the children. My kindergartener and 3rd grader have excelled and have had wonderful experiences at this school. There is a very strong PTA and parent involvement, lots of fun after school activities as well as a strong community feel. I couldn't recommend this great neighborhood school enough.

    Submitted by a parent

    April 30, 2013


    I have 2 children at Jesse Wharton and we have been extremely happy with the school. I have been amazed at the academic advancement of both of my children and their growing love of learning. I have found that the teachers really do identify and develop each child's individual strengths which has built self-confidence in both of my boys. The principal, teachers, and staff do an excellent job of teaching academics, providing enrichment activities for the children, and developing good character in these kids. I cannot say enough good things about the environment at this school. It is a happy, fun, well-established school with proven success. I believe beyond a shadow of a doubt that Jesse Wharton is setting my boys up for success.

    Submitted by a parent

    April 25, 2013


    We are finishing up Kindergarten and couldn't be happier with our neighborhood school Jesse Wharton Elementary School. JWES is a great community and I feel like teachers, other parents, and staff are all my partners in giving my son an amazing experience. I am so impressed with the individual attention that each child receives by the teachers and teacher aids. Each child's abilities and hurdles are recognized and addressed so that each child gets what they need. I volunteer weekly in the classroom and I see this happen everytime I am there! The school spirit is so strong and activities are held all the time including movie nights, festivals, book fairs--and so many families get involved. We can't wait for 1st Grade!

    Submitted by a parent

    January 17, 2013


    My daughter attended JWES for 5 years. I would say it is average, at best. I believe your child's school year ultimately depends on 1. the leadership of the administration, and 2. her specific teacher. I will describe these 2 areas in regards to JW. Leadership: the current princ has been there only a couple years. She is nice when approached, responds fairly quickly to emails but overall seems a bit unattached and "hands off". The VP, in my opinion, is not very nice to the children. I have observed her being quite condescending. Leadership is average if not slightly below. Teachers: I am unfortunatly jaded by the public school system, in general. I think most schools struggle to find and keep great teachers. Out of my child's entire elem school career, she had one outstanding teacher at JWES (4th grade-McCormick). (If counting "specials" teachers, she had 2 outstanding teachers total-Music teach. is great.) The rest of them were very average; focusing mostly on EOG scores and quite rigid in their expectations of the children. Overall JW gets 3 stars from me. Safe school, nice location, diverse population, average admin, average teachers

    Submitted by a parent

    January 1, 2012


    Jesse Wharton is a great school for small children such as my own i love and recommend this school to those whom have children the ages 5 and up they care so much for children and work very hard with them thats what i love and they are very patient with the parents to all are sending their children here enjoy i am. I rate Jesse Wharton 5 stars. Thanks Jesse Wharton.

    Submitted by a parent

    July 27, 2011


    Unbelievable care for quality and integrity here at Jesse Wharton! My daughter's Kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Leggett, was phenomenal! My rising first-grader can READ BOOKS now and already has the concepts of multiplication in her head. Even though she has had problems with attention in the past, Mrs. Leggett didn't lose steam with us, keeping in good communication throughout the whole year. Come to find out, she was voted teacher of the year! The PTA is also very motivated - last year they had their first carnival! If you enjoy being active in your child's learning, this is the place for you!

    Submitted by a parent

    August 26, 2009


    I've been very happy with the teaching and leadership. I wouldn't want it any more academically rigorous than it is. My daughter is kept very busy. The facility is well maintained. My only wish is that the after school program were a little stricter, but maybe I ask too much. I recommend this school.

    Submitted by a parent

    April 28, 2009


    I rate this school a 1. We spend a total of 5 years at this school betwen both of our kids and had one good teacher

    Submitted by a parent

    February 6, 2009


    I moved to this state not to long ago, and my two daughters a 2nd grader and a 5th grader went to this school. I was very disappointed in the teacher/parent relationship with my 5th graders teacher. I tried to set up conferences, calls to the teacher with NO answer and NO return calls.

    Submitted by a parent

    July 31, 2007


    I have been very pleased with Ms. Bridges and her leadership skills with the children, teachers and parents. She is very loving, supportive and friendly and is very approachable and willing to help solve problems parents may be experiencing.

    Submitted by a parent

    June 6, 2007


    This school is great! There is nothing wrong with this school!!!!! The teachers are so nice and they have a class for exception students and they have Advanced Leaners which I am in!!!! And they teach people from other countries English!!! Trust me, you will make a lot of friends at this school!!! I love it!!!!

    Submitted by a student

    June 2, 2005


    True,Jesse Wharton is a large school, but it has an exciting mix of kids, from the wealthy Lake Jeanette crowd to recent immigrants from Vietnam, Africa, and Mexico, and many in between. Most teachers make a great effort to be warm and nurturing with children, professional with parents, and to teach to the tests, which is what everyone HAS to do. The office staff is super! You could go down the street and pay $10,000 a year, or you can send your kids here and let them meet who the real people in GSO are. Test scores might be a bit higher in the whiter, wealthier schools, but a better public elementary school in Guilford County? Can't think of one.

    Submitted by a parent

    March 14, 2004


    We were Jesse Wharton parents since the school reopened in it's new location. We never had any trouble until the new principal showed up. Now we are considering homeschooling our younger child. This year has been a great disappointment. I wish you better luck than we had!

    Submitted by a parent

    March 8, 2004


    I want to say thank you not only to the school but a special thanks to Mrs. Susan Starr 3rd grade teacher. She has been such a blessing to our family. Mrs. Starr works so well with all the students. She has worked with me and my ADHD child and has loved and cared for him like her own and to know your child is in the care of such a wonderful person could not make a mother feel any better. Jesse Wharton you have a wonderful teacher in your hands. I am so thankful my child attends such a wonderful school.

    Submitted by a parent

    February 23, 2004


    My oldest daughter is in 4th grade, my youngest in kindergarten & both have had stellar teachers every year. I rate the school very high in both safety/discipline and in academics. The only (unavoidable) downside, from our perspective, is that the school is large (six classes per grade) and so lacks some of the close-knit feel that a smaller school has.

    Submitted by a parent

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