Katrina Bagu received a letter of congratulations from the Florida Department of Education, signed by Pam Stewart, Commissioner of Education. The letter was sent congratulating Katrina for being one of the highest impact teachers in the state. The letter goes on to say that “a recent analysis of your former students’ performance on statewide standardized assessments found that your impact on student growth is among the most positive in the state”. The analysis was based on student data between 2013 to 2016.
The faculty and staff at Garrison-Jones Elementary are committed to our students' education, while developing the whole child. Everyone here works hard to make your elementary school experience an extraordinary one. Here, you will find highly enthusiastic and committed parents, deep-seated community involvement, and long established business partnerships.
Garrison-Jones is a Pre-K through Grade 5 school with a focus on rigorous and relevant curriculum. We strive towards academic excellence while meeting the needs of all students. We are proud of our Spanish Dual Immersion Program where students learn academics not only in English but in Spanish. Students start in this program in Kindergarten and continue through to 5th grade. We also have a Dual Immersion VPK program at Garrison-Jones.
Volunteers are highly regarded as a contributing factor to our school's success. We take great pride in the strong relationships that have grown through our volunteer programs. Parents and community members are always invited to be a part of our school family, help support student academic achievement, and develop good citizenship. We strive to build memberships through our Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and School Advisory Council (SAC). We encourage our parents and families to volunteer their time on campus by tutoring or mentoring our students.
Parents are encouraged to maintain communication with your child's teacher by discussing your interests or addressing your concerns. Working together in a supportive environment, we can meet the needs of our students.