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Andrew Jackson Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 538 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted June 13, 2013

As a parent who just wasted thousands on a lawyer over a school problem. The courts have no authority over the school board - not the majistrate we went in front of. Go to the head of the school board or call the media and be a thorn in thier side. Our taxes are thier paycheck so more ppl need to speak up instead of just accepting being blown off.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2011

This school is an excellent school for some...... the advanced student in the Cambridge program only! I have a SPECIAL ED student who has a diagnosed problem and is low in reading and has made a 1 on the fcat four years in a row. Just because that has to have a 90 min reading block which is unfair....How about 1 reading class instead!!! He was forced to quit orchestra because he has so many reading classes. He gets NO ACTIVITIES: PE, band, orchestra, NOTHING! I think the educators need to rethink this. No child should have to take 7 straight classes without an activity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2011

I have a child in 7th grade at Jackson. I am partial to the school because I went there as well, however, the administration refuses to do what needs to be done about bullies and violence. My daughter has been victim several times and even the resource officer defends the offender. If something else happens I will be suing them. Everything reported gets swept under the carpet. When I contacted the school board I was referred back to the school who were very unhappy with me for contacting the superintendant's office. I am very pleased with the acedemic aspect of Jackson and the teachers have been great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2011

MY MOTHER TEACHES AT THIS SCHOOL AND IS A WONDERFUL TEACHER! THE PARENTS NEED TO START GETTING INVOLVED AND REALIZING THE ISSUES! THEIR IS A WEBSITE THE SCHOOL SYSTEM HAS THAT POSTS GRADES AND LESSON PLANS. PARENTS NEED TO START OWNING UP AND TAKING MORE RESPONSIBILITY AND REALIZE ITS NOT ALWAYS THE SCHOOLS DOING. THANK YOU. O YA AND I HAVE TWO CHILDREN OF MY OWN AND ONE IS IN SCHOOL.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2010

This school fails to act to protect its students. It allows bullying and quotes technicalities to prevent disciplinary action. Florida public schools are mandated by law to ensure each student is afforded a hostile-free learning environment in which they can gain a proper education. Jackson, however, is more concerned with their school board rating than taking the hard stance against student violence. If you want your child bullied, mistreated, and unprotected, enroll them in Jackson.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2010

My daughter has had a wonderful education in the Cambridge Program and she loves advanced art and orchestra.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2010

terrible communication at this school...my daughter was pulling straight F,s and parents not even notified.....lack of parent envolvement is encouraged here unless you are part of the A team ...lack of care and concern emailed every teacher and principal with my concerns with my daughters f,s and only had one response
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

The guidance counselor there is the most caring, thoughful special person to be in such a position. The school is fortunate to have her and so are the kids!!!!!!!!!!!!


Posted December 28, 2008

The school offers an excellent program for advanced students. My daughter enrolled in the Cambridge Checkpoint program this year. We have been very pleased with the classes. The students are challenged but not bombed with homework. They also have an excellent band program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2007

This school has been horrible for me. I have endured absolute terror here, it has encouraged discrepancies in my supposedly sound mental health, and I know of another student whom has endured this as well. It got so bad that I had to be homeschooled (provided by the school) for the rest of the year, after October. I've returned for this year (the above events happening last year) and it seems like it's the same thing over again. I would not recommend this school to ANYBODY - and not simply because I dislike school. Personally, I love to learn. This school has scarred me badly enough that I am STILL not fully recovered.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 25, 2007

I have a child entering the 7th grade and one going into the 8th. I love this school and feel that the staff and faculty want the best for our students. However, I am very concerned about the safety of my children. I can not believe the number of fights this past year. I am also concerned about the way the kids dress especially the boys who refused to wear belts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2007

My child is a 7th grader at the school. The quality of academic programing is acceptable, and well organized. The school is rated A by the state for academics. My concerns are with the security of students. I know the the staff tries to monitor these problems, but I am so concerned that my child will not be attending this school next year.
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

255 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

303 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
68%
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.

149 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

235 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

235 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

237 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
75%
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.

293 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
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 "A".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "A".

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 66% in 2014.

111 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
98%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
77%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 68% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 65% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1, U.S. History, 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
White 63%
Black 21%
Hispanic 7%
Two or more races 7%
Asian 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 6%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 55%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 61%58%61%
Master's degree 36%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 2%1%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 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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1515 Knox McRae Drive
Titusville, FL 32780
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