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Jackson Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 343 students

 

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Posted October 1, 2008

I am a parent of three children that attend Jackson Elementary. Jackson is probably one of the worst schools I have ever known. There are a lot of teachers at the school who really are concerned with helping the children, but there seem to be more emphasis on punishment rather than learning. It is very hard for a child to learn and be motivated when every little thing calls for a paddling or suspension. The majority of the children who attend Jackson are from low income families, and I am sure that there are a lot more behavioral problems in the school just because of the area that it is in. It is in an area where children no doubt see and hear things that the average child should not. I know it is not the school's responsibility to raise the children but I do believe a little more emphasis on
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2003

Jackson is not challenging. There are no extracurricular activities. There is about 10% of participation from parents. The teachers and principal can only do so much. There are new computers and that is great. Private school is definitely a good choice.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 79% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
67%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 85% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 82% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
82%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 84% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
36%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 73% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
50%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 77% in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the End of Course Exam to test high school students in Algebra I, Geometry and Biology. The results for End of Course Exams administered in the spring of each school year are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The End of Course Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 98% 21%
Hispanic 1% 10%
White 1% 64%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 99%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2395 Sl Henry St
West Memphis, AR 72301
Phone: (870) 735-7303

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