Jackson has the most amazing teachers that put all there effort and talents into taking care of our children to make sure they have the finest education.
Jackson Elementary is a strong balance of great Leadership, teachers who are invested in successful academic performance outcomes, and their enthusiasm for teaching is demonstrated on a daily basis. The prinicpal is invested in knowing each student beginning at the Kindergarten level. She is always striving to incorporate new programs to stimulate children's love of learning.
Jackson is an awesome school. My children have had very positive experiences both academically and socially. The teachers are top notch and the principal is highly involved. The yard duties, computer teachers, teachers aides, librarian and custodial staff must be commended as well. Parents are encouraged to be involved, and the volunteer efforts are incredible. This school runs like a well oiled machine.
Both my boys go to this school, I am very happy with it. The teachers are great. The onsite extented daycare is great for both working parents. We don't need to spend much time on their studying at home. They both meet most of their grade level requirements at 2nd trimester. They get extra assignments to keep them challenged. The reading contest every year helps to improve their reading greatly. Both start to read chapter book at 1st grade. My older son had been to a private kindergarden and first grade (2 month) in a Folsom school before we moved to El dorado hills, I can see the hugh differences in teacher quality and experience.
Disappointed! All I have to say is we switched schools. Hit or miss on the teachers, and they really study to the testing, that's probably why they do well. There are some really great teachers, but no good leadership.
I give Jackson Elementary 5 stars. My son loves it at Jackson. As parents, we are blown away by the parent involvement. Community is what you make it. Involved parents and good leadership makes this school a winner. My only comments are as follows. The school needs to communicate with parents using new tools like email and web site to become more efficient.
The school clearly is high quality. Our girls' kindergarten teacher is the best balance of academics and being nurturing/encouraging to the kids. I'm impressed with the level of learning and how the rest of the kids bring up the overall academic performance of the cassroom.
We just found out that jackson made the top 2% in the whole of the state of california for the state testing. Go jackson jaguars. We are the most fantastic, educated and fun school ever!
Great school with great parent involvment. High academic performance, with carring teachers. Most students carry not only a full load academically, but also a full load of after school activities.
We love Jackson school. It is a large school, but it has an intimate feel. So far our girls have had exceptional teachers, parent involvement is very high and it has a warm and friendly environment. The principal is high energy and very involved with the children.
Unfortunately my review of the leadership is lacking at best. The current principal only acts on the best interest of a child if she has a relationship with the parent. She does not act of the best interest of the child and would recomment you purchase a house outside this elementary school.
Parental involvement is high, and that's great, but those of us who can't volunteer as much as we'd like are condemned. Parental competition over who sacrifices the most for the school undermines Jackson's culture. It should be needless to say that volunteering should be voluntary.
In reference to the last critical posting, you should know that yo-yo demonstrations and bicycle tricks are just two rather inexpensive mind building experiences. Remember this is elementary school and children should receive a variety of stimuli.
Some teachers are good. But you have to be very lucky or know the principal really well to get into a good class. I do commend them for changing the secretarial staff but they still yell at the kids and don't always seem willing to help a parent. Also Jackson seems to enjoy having lots of unnecessary assemblies. I'd like to see my children receive more class instruction not watch bicyle tricks and yo-yo demonstrations. I was a teacher for 10 years before I had my children and I would never dream of teaching here.
I absolutely love Jackson. I feel very fortunate that my children attend this school. The parent involvement is overwhelming. The staff is well rounded and care very much about their students, both academically and emotionally. The principal is very visible and accessible. Michele Miller deserves the highest praise for how much she cares about her students and the happiness of her staff. I have nothing but positive things to say about our school.
This is a great school. The test scores have always been the top in the county. The teachers are the best and the children come from well educated wonderful families. The principal has done a fantastic job of offering a superb program dispite budget cuts. The overall atmosphere of Jackson exudes happiness, contentment, and high standards.
We are 4-year parents at Jackson. Each of the four teachers that our daughters have had, have all been excellent in every aspect. We feel very blessed that they have all made time for us when needed, and have always spent the extra time, whether before or after school with our daughter. The Extended Day program is very valuable to us. Ms. Sue and Ms. Barbara are great with the kids! Our kids love the computer lab and love to spend time learing in the Jackson Garden. They love doing the Tony Crane dance recitals, and singing performances. Parent involvement seems to be very high at Jackson, which makes the learning experience much better for the kids, and helps the teachers get more done. Every child progresses at a rate that they are capable of, and our teachers have always been accommodating to it. Principal Miller is very visible and very involved. I'm totally confused by the first two parent comments, because it certainly doesn't describe the 4 year experience that we have had at Jackson. We love Jackson!
Both my children received an excellent education while attending Jackson. Their attitudes toward learning grew in each successive year.The teachers all took the time needed to help each with their own areas of needed improvement and the the whole staff makes you feel that you are a part of the Jackson Family! I do have to mention that after reading some of the negative comments written that none of that was true for our family. Both my husband and I agree that communication was excellent and I never had more than a day go by without a call back from the principal or teacher. I liken this website to be similar to the anonymous comments I've read on other sites for hotels or cars in that some people just seem to like to vent and will slander a business if things don't 'go their way.' And I have to wonder sometimes what in the world these people were thinking, as I stayed in the same hotel and thought the service was excellent when they did nothing but complain. I suggest going to Jackson and seeing for yourself what a top notch school this is and form YOUR OWN OPINION!!
I am impressed with Jackson Elementary. My children came from a private school in the Bay Area, and my fear was that they would be bored with a public school. The opposite has been true.I feel Jackson teachers are excellent, caring, and truly give 110% to their students. My kids have grown so much academically in the three years they've been attending. I am very pleased with the education they're getting. The principal has been very hands-on and caring, and truly approachable. I am grateful for her leadership and involvement.
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