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Jack David Gordon Elementary School8

Miami, FL | Miami-Dade County

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June 16, 2014


Jack D Gordon is an excellent school. The school administrators are excellent and they handle the parents concerns very well and they care a lot about their students. The teachers are great and like any other school your child might have an excellent teacher that informs you about your child progress and there are other teachers that I am not sure why they are even teaching. I would recommend this school and if you are not sure if this will be the right school for your child ask to see if they offer a tour of the school so you can have an idea and the different program the school offers.

December 19, 2013


My children are in Kindergarten this year. I really love this school . The teacher Ms. Rifkin is an excellent teacher and the overall organization of this school is amazing. My kids are an out of area transfer and I always knew this was the school I wanted them to go to and I'm very happy with my choice.

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February 26, 2012


The new principal Mr Lopez is excellent. The teachers have excellent communication and really care about my kids. I still have one in 4th grade, but my eldest who graduated 2 years ago was very well prepared for the challenge of the Middle School gifted magnet program he is in now.

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April 27, 2011


My grandchildren attend this school pre-K and 1st grade. I must say that the teachers are wonderful, especially Ms. Glassmer, Kinder and Ms. Cruz, 1st grade They take pride in their children achieving to their full capacity. In general the environment is friendly and welcoming and everyone from the person in charge of the office to the lady that prepares the food all make the children want to be in school and to learn!

February 15, 2011


I've had my child at JDG for 2 years now & haven't had any complaints. However, I think that when you have a problem is when you will find out whether they are professional & attentive or not. The school is secure, clean, organized and the teachers, for the most part, seem well qualified. I look forward to keeping my child at JDG for the rest of elementary years.

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November 3, 2010


Jack D. Gordon Elementary has high expectations of it's faculty and staff, students, parents and community.

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September 14, 2010


I belieive Ms. Alperin was removed because of the problem she had with the Union Teachers not the School System itself. The Union is there on behalf of the Teachers to speak out for them when needed. Unfortunately she did not get the chance to "correct" the situation before it got to that level. As far as the parents, I agree not enough parent involvement in the school. However the parent's lack of involvement should not adhere to the Principal's attitude or her personal vengeance with co-workers.

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August 12, 2010


I think this is an excellent school my daughter has gotten outstanding results I do feel there should be more activities for after school programs, about the ex- Principal, if people feel discriminated because the Principal enforces the rules that everyone must follow then I disagree on letting her go, but I do not agree on anyone screaming at kids. I'm Hispanic and I expect all parents and students to follow the rules we cannot change what has gotten great results this is an A+ school.

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August 11, 2010


Our principal was an excellent principal and an even greater human being. She bent over backwards for her school and the children. She's gone because she was a victim of bureaucracy and a school system that is too big and ineffective. Unfortunate.

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August 8, 2010


I am sorry that Ms. Alperin left. I was there for years, and saw no discrimination towards any particular population. What she didn't like was the fact that a lot of people felt entitled and thought they could get away with rule-breaking. I was a member of the PTA and am part-hispanic and NEVER felt any discrimination at ALL. She was very polite and always listened well. OUR PTA was ALL hispanic, but we were a respectful bunch and didn't think the rules should BEND our way. THAT was the major problem. Very unprofessional parents who thought they should be free of all rules, and children who didn't know their limits and boundaries.

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April 20, 2010


My grandson started Kindergarden in this school and by December he had learned so much! Ms. Glasmer is excellent. She uses positive to correct, and makes learning fun.

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March 19, 2010


I am a full time single father with two kids. Jack D. Gordon has been a family to us. Ms. Alperin, Ms. Guerra and Ms. Hernandez are the most compassionate, genuine, classy, and professional adminstrators. They have dealt with my boys at the hardest of times. They care enough to make personal phone calls when my kids are sad, falling behind or having a bad day because of the tough times we are going through. The teachers are wonderful and work hard to educate my children to their fullest potential. I am so proud to have my children in the best school in Miami Dade. Thank you for being more than just teachers and administrators to my family.....

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January 28, 2010


I love this school. My daughter is in fifth grade and my son is in 2nd. The teachers and staff are wonderful and very caring. My daughter's teacher Mrs. Gavulic is a fantastic teacher and really cares about her students, Ms. Torra is an excellent teacher as well. I just wish there was extracurricular activities.

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June 28, 2009


This school has the #1 ingredient to make it one of the best school in our area, that is wonderful caring teachers that like to motivate kids to do their best.

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July 23, 2008


Wow our school has changed!!! We have lost so many students to Norma Butler Bossard (due to boundary changes) that we lost Teachers! Due to the lack of student activities - the moral of Parents, Students and Teachers is low. We would like to see some of the activities offered in Norma Butler Bossard in our school. There is no or limited parent involvement because the Principal seems to want it that way. No special events for all students for Holidays etc. Even the ART fair DID NOT display art projects from all students (there are plenty of walls) - all students should have displayed at least ONE item. All in all the teachers are awesome they teach well unfortunately (all the time). There is no extra curricular activites, clubs or programs. The Principals lack of Enthusiasm is felt by everyone (you can tell she is ready to retire).

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