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Helen Hunt Jackson Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 385 students

 

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Posted March 4, 2014

Love the schools commitment to excellence and how the teachers are so willing to help therr students. I do wish it was all day kindergarden but at least our children are getting a good education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

Jackson Elementary is a true "neighborhood" school. The students all live within walking distance. The sense of community is very obvious.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2013

Overall Jackson Elementary is an amazing school. Most of the teachers are happy and eager to teach. The new principal is not very personable and the teachers seem nervous and tense when she is around but last year was her first year so hopefully she will learn to relax as provide a more positive atmosphere for her teachers. Mrs. Hayes (4th) and Mrs. William (1st) are amazing teachers and went above and beyond with my children. We have been very happy with the school and staff. The PTA spends a lot of time planning events and parent volunteers make up for the lack of school funds from the state. All of the areas schools are very good but JES is a little smaller so the kids don't fall between the cracks and everyone knows your name.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2012

I really love the 2 kinder teachers my twins had this year. I was always informed of their progress and how to help/assist them with daily and take home work. If this was just about those 2 teaches, I would give the school a solid 5 star. However, a school is not made up of just the teachers. The front office (namely the person in charge of the front office) is sorely lacking and at times most unpleasant. The principle is so-so. I had tried on at least 3 different times to have a conversation with her about some bothersome situations but she never bothered to call me back. If you want to volunteer your time in the class room, the teachers are very open and always need help. But was treated as an outsider by everyone else but the teachers (of course when I was donating money the PTA and school had a hand out and smile but that was only during money time). All in all, my first year at JES was wonderful with the teaches but extremely disappointed with everything else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2012

Our son started at Jackson in the fall of 2011. He has enjoyed the school, his classmates, and most of all his teacher. Mrs. Hayes is a wonderful lady and very easy to talk too. The school has a newer layout for classrooms, where you can reach the class from inside like offices. Nice when it rains so the kids don't have to go out into the rain and the library and office are easy to access. You won't get kids wandering around.The office staff is always welcoming and helpful. I think that always makes a parent feel important . They also have great resources for children with special needs. I met a parent that lives out of the school zone who brings there child for this purpose. That says a lot.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2011

Wonderful school! Parents are very involved and the staff is amazing. I have 2 children in the school grades Kindergarten and 4th grade. Both of their teachers are very motivated, positive and encouraging. The front staff (Karen) is always happy to help and very welcoming. My children have excelled in all areas and actually LOVE going to school. Thank you JES for a job well done.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2010

We have been at JES since my son started kinder. Both of my children attend the school and love it. The staff is amazing. We could not ask for a more devoted, caring and loving environment for our children. We love JES!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

This school has the best staff. The teachers are great and really care for the kids and are not there to earn just a paycheck. The Pricipal is a wonderful, kind, friendly person. I havem never seen such support until my son started here all the way to the speech therapist and RSP teacher
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2008

I am a Teacher's Aide at Jackson. I've been at this school site since it opened (9 years). I love to go to work every morning because the students, parents and staff are amazing.


Posted December 31, 2007

This is very good school. My daughter has attended for since kindergarten and is now in the fourth grade. She loves the school and everybody there.The teachers are understanding. And she can wait to go to fifth grade there too. It is by far, a very wonderful school. I would choose over any school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2007

This is my sons first year at this school. He is 1st grade and him and I both just love the school. The teachers are great there and he is doing very well, especially in reading. Very good school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2006

My daughter attended all 3 years and was was very happy there. The teachers are wonderful and are always willing to go the extra mile. Very safe atmosphere and caring staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2005

My student attends jackson and despises summer break! There,they have a very good academic program. The teachers are very kind and nice but a the same time,they can be strict. My daughter was in student council one year and won 2nd place in the school spelling bee in 4th grade. The PTA was very generous when it came to donating money to the school. In conclusion,I would choose helen hunt jackson over any school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2005

Excellent teachers, a so-so new principal, and over-crowded! Hopefully better next year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2004

This school has some good teachers, they are however laking in student motivation as far as academics are concerned. They seem to be more interested in acknowledging being an athlete and raising alot of fundraising money but do not acknowledge academic achievment. Because of this I am sadly disappointed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2003

The principle and teachers are impeccable role models and both of my children. We have loved being apart of this school and enviroment. They challenge them just enough. And when there is a concern, you can feel comfortable to discuss it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2003

My child spent K-4 years in expensive private school because I was unaware that a public school such as this one existed...this school is great, the staff is beyond helpful, it's new, fresh and a very happy environment. My child is treated lovingly.
—Submitted by a parent


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The API reflects year-over-year schools performance based on STAR test score results from spring 2013.

This school's
API score

881

Change from
2012 to 2013

-31

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

9 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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881

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Change from
2012 to 2013

-31

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API Statewide Rank
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9 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
The API Statewide Rank ranges from 1 to 10. A rank of 10, for example, means that the school’s API fell into the top 10% of all schools in the state with a comparable grade range. The 2012 rank is based on results from tests students took in Spring 2012.
API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

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API Similar Schools Rank (2012)
The API Similar Schools Rank ranges from 1 to 10. It shows how the school compares to other schools with similar student demographic profiles. The California Department of Education uses parent education level, poverty level, student ethnicity and other data to identify similar schools.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 56% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
70%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 46% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
82%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 65% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
79%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
73%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students58%
Females57%
Males59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino45%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability73%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)33%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate73%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students74%
Females78%
Males70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability83%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)73%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students64%
Females64%
Males64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability63%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate87%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students72%
Females64%
Males77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability71%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)76%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate80%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students85%
Females85%
Males86%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino69%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)87%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability85%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only86%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate95%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students82%
Females76%
Males87%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability83%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only82%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)72%
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate90%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students84%
Females85%
Males82%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability85%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only85%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)86%
Parent education - college graduate84%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students84%
Females80%
Males88%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability85%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only86%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)83%
Parent education - college graduate92%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students68%
Females64%
Males73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino65%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability70%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)65%
Parent education - college graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 48%
Hispanic 23%
Two or more races 11%
Asian 4%
Black 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 15%N/AN/A
English language learners 3%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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