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Stonewall Jackson Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1355 students

 

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Posted June 25, 2014

It is a fantastic school...I am an IB student entering the 8th grade and I think that the AVID and IB Programmes work well together and they are hand in hand programmes...I have had a very enjoyable experience at JMS and am a proud Jackson Jaguar.


Posted November 3, 2013

Okay, as an I.B. Student I do not like this school At ALL.... This school is an I.B school and lets everyone know but the teachers are not the worst I just feel that they can be better , they don't show enough effort as it pertains to helping the kids learn and this school is not just for I.B. we have what they are referred to as "the regular kids" in this school and everyone acts like they are not important and they don't matter because its an I.B. school and this is not a bias statement because I am a I.B. student .


Posted October 23, 2013

Okay, I get that it is in a bad neihborhood. It still is one of the best schools in orange county. I am an I.B. student at jackson and the teachers are AMAZING. The school provides busses for the I.B. students. And depending on your school your districted for, you may have like me, dodged a bullet.


Posted July 26, 2013

This school is awesome, but before my 7th grade year started, the principal transferred (Sadly) and numerous teachers left. The teachers are enthusiastic in teaching and the staff his helpful


Posted November 26, 2012

First, of all its very easy to find faults in a school and discipline begins at home. As parents we need to realize that those teachers are there to teach if we had more control over our kid, they won't face a lot of problems and teachers wont waist time correcting our kids. They will have more time to teach. Stonewall Jackson is a great school with wonderful staff and a SUPER PRINCIPAL that cares about his staff and students, Has a parents i stand behind the Principal and staff. Our child is in the IB program and he is getting what he needs to get. Some kids go to school to be clowns and waist their and the teachers time. let us stp playing the blame game and know when you go to school is to learn. It doesn't matter what neighborhood the school is located in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2012

I attended this school in 2009-2010 for 6th grade, and I asked my mom to take my out as soon as we could. This school was ghetto. Bad kids, bad neighborhood, and much more. Luckily, I came from Dover Shores Elementary so I didn't live there. If any parents are moving to Orlando, Howard or Conway middle are much better. I transferred to Howard Middle for 7th and 8th grade, and loved it much more.


Posted September 6, 2010

This is another review for a student at S. Jackson Middle School, I have been for a few weeks now.... Things are a little better. Kids still are noisy and destructive. Still only learning in 2 classes. But this time there is a terrible kid in my last class. He is very noisy and NOT respective. He does not behave, and to me it seems as if the teacher is not being very controlling of his actions in her class. This is still a horrible school through my perspective.


Posted February 3, 2010

Sjms is a very diciplined school and i am someone who is saying that b/c i thought that it was not a very good school. Turns out, i ws wrong. I have gotten a 4.0 since i started and the IB andAVID Program is great ! We are taking high school classes already and getting ahead in life. Not to even talk about how the teachers are they are so involved and nice and willing to go and help you with the extra step. Jackson has changed and it waayyy different now. an i love it there .
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 26, 2010

I was a student on Jackson Middle School I already graduated on 2006 from Colonial which I never had a problem. But in Jackson I used to too manny problems with other girls since I was shy and I was new and didnt know english. Now my sister is enroll in Jackson and she is having the same problems I think that the stuff of the school should put more discipline on this kids..
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 18, 2009

Stonewall Jackson Middle School has a great IB program and should be recognized for its achievements. The faculty, staff and administrators are quite responsive and concerned about every student.


Posted November 16, 2009

SJMS is a great school cuz' Im in the AVID program and it helps you get scholarships and stuff also Its a 'B' school dont listen to what people say that SJMS is a bad school cuz its a good school.Im a A student Im in 7th grade this year SJMS rocks its da' best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 27, 2009

ok.. sjms is the best school with the best teachers!!! how do i know this information??? cuz i am a 8th grader and been going there for 3 years and i had the best time of my life there and there are so many memories that will never leave my mind because how fun that school is. don't listento what others say about that we are a bad school cuz we aren't!!!! )(im a 8th grade avid student and a sjms student and i am proud to be one!!!!!!!!!!!!)
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 5, 2009

I think that stonewall jackson is no't that good because the students that are no't in AVID can go to pe and that is no't fear.But my teachers wor great on 7th grade they have good teacher on 7th grade i do't know on 8th but will see.I am talking from experiece.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 3, 2009

I am a former student who recently move to jackson.I totally dnt like it there it is the worse school ever.i totally dnt think the teachers care if u learn anything.so when i go there i know am on my own and i try to do my best.if i could get a transfer i would.am talking from experience.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 26, 2009

I am a former student at Stonewall Jackson Middle school. I think it is a great school. The IB program which I was in was a great program I got all A's in my acedmic grades!!! The staff is very wonderful. This school is a very caring and a very trusting school!! Peace.Love.Jennifer Nguyen
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 24, 2009

i dont think this is a good school the teacher there only care about themself dont even bother to let the parents know when there is a problem until is to late thay say they will get incontact with you but they dont the principal doesnt even want 2 hear your problem.this is my opion i talk for experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2009

Jackson is awesome.Yeah sure it has some bad rumors but they're not true.It is fun and has lots of after school activities.Im a 6th grade avid studentand avid helps me complete my biggest goals in learning.so fare ive gotten 2 straight a's this year.Yeah some times the works tough but i think its a wonderful school
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 7, 2009

I am a student of Stonewall Jackson i think the school is good. but has to change the way they have the schdeules and the studnets running.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 28, 2008

I am a student at jackson, this school has rose out of the depths and become the best school Florida has to offer, With the new Ib and AVID programs that our school offers shows that jackson isn't a 'Bad' school like everybody says. The students are determined to be the best and are the best there is no way that anyone can put down Jackson with everything that is new and improved.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 30, 2007

i think stonewall jackson is one of the best schools in florida, from all the choice they made and to try an be an ib school is the best! it used to be way different with tons of violence and guns plus drugs. i am and ib student and all of my teachers care about all thier students and help them and also dont pick favorites!!
—Submitted by a student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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

The state average for Math was 53% in 2014.

423 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

424 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
46%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

470 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

467 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
47%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2014.

444 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

449 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
37%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

444 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
32%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

451 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
70%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 78% in 2012.

409 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "B".

About the tests


Florida uses School Grades to measure the overall performance of a school each year on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Each school is assigned a letter grade (A-F) based on three criteria: the overall performance on the FCAT, the percentage of eligible students who took the test, and whether or not students made progress in reading and math. The School Grades are calculated by adding points earned from each of the performance criteria listed above.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 64% in 2013.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
63%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1 and Geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The Algebra 1 EOC has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 69%
White 14%
Black 9%
Asian 5%
Two or more races 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 17%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 85%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 60%66%61%
Master's degree 37%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 2%1%1%
Other degree 1%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Security personnel
Special education coordinator
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
Media arts
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • MR. JHUNU MOHAPATRA
Fax number
  • (407) 249-6438

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
Media arts
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer time after school
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6000 Stonewall Jackson Road
Orlando, FL 32807
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Phone: (407) 249-6430

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