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Jackson Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 503 students

 

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Posted June 7, 2009

My daughter has just completed her 4th grade year at Jackson. She started out the year writing at a level 3 out of 6 and ended the year with the highest writing score in the 4th grade at Jackson with a 5.5 on her FCAT. This is thanks to Mrs Pugh whom was wonderfully encouraging. She also had a really great homeroom teacher in Ms. Mcphail whom was also a very involved teacher, she made sure her students were well behaved as well as learning what was needed. I can't forget to mention Ms. Flock the gifted math teacher, she is laid back, fun and brings a whole new approach to learning that really works for the kids. All in all my experience with everyone at Jackson was wonderful, no complaints whatsoever!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2007

My son has been a student at Jackson for four years now. Last year his teacher, Ms. Kus was fabulous. I always knew what my son was learning. The communication with her was fantastic. She did a great job keeping the parents involved in their childs education. Unfortunately, this year is the complete opposite.
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Posted September 19, 2006

I believe Jackson is a wonderful scholl. Mrs. Aubin is a delight to work with in the overall discipline with my son. He can be a talker and she provides him with other activities to keep him on task. Dr. Raschke has also been a great asset to my son as far as finding other alternatives with his talking behavior. Thanks so much for working with him. MEM
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Posted August 15, 2006

I love my son's teacher, Mrs. Douglas. He has learned so much even though it is just the beginning of the school year. Last year at the end of the year he didn't hardly know anything and now he can spell words and recognizes letters. The only problem I am having with the school is on the ID check. Other than that the teaching is excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 4, 2004

We moved here mid yr from California, our son was 2nd in his class. The first day he came home we could not believe the advanced work in Florida's schools. He is in 2nd grade and it was the exact if not higher learning materials than some of our friends' children in 3rd and 4th in California. Thank you for helping our children prepare for the future.
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Posted November 6, 2003

I transferred my kids to Jackson Elementary this year. One is in kindergarten and the other is repeating 2nd grade. Since the oldest has been in this school, he went from failing to High Honor Roll. The teachers are excellent and I will keep them in this school through the 5th grade!
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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 58% in 2014.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
26%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

72 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
32%
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 63% in 2014.

92 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

89 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
37%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

87 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
82%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
24%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
31%
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 81% in 2012.

65 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%
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 "B".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "A".
  • 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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 49%
Black 25%
White 23%
Two or more races 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 8%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 37%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 70%67%61%
Master's degree 30%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%0%1%
Other degree 0%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 1%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • MS. DORA MADISON
Fax number
  • (813) 757-9343

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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502 East Gilchrist Street
Plant City, FL 33563
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