We had a wonderful time meeting the teachers and other staff members of Jackson Elementary. The children seemed engaged and very enthusiastic about learning. Thanks Jackson Elementary Staff and Principle for an overall great experience.
WTJ is where my son attends. My observation as my son was entering 1st G was exciting. Safe environment , family focused participation is strongly present. Prim campus was a great experience but my son's 1st G teacher I've learned was her first year at WTJ my opinion her style of teaching was a structured pattern that in some cases left parents and students confused. I 'm positive she wanted all her kids to succeed but with that being her first class teaching at WTJ, it was at times mind bottling. Great tea and wine conversations with other parents, but often I felt no one really wanted to speak honestly, about what they thought the character or learning, or difficulties of the class because of being afraid amongst classroom adults as not being highly liked.
After a decade of sending kids through Jackson, I could not have more respect for the leadership of the principal, faculty and involved parents. My kids have flourished there and gained a strong foundation and are thriving in the K-12 system. I'm happy to support our cluster and can see that family engagement is growing throughout the pipeline because once you get a taste of how good a public school can be, you want to carry it through. Thank goodness it is finally happening in Buckhead.
We moved from San Francisco and wanted to attend the best school in Atlanta. We settled on Warren Jackson and while the setting is incredible (serene and wooded, etc) and the teachers are tremendously caring, there is not much for ethnic diversity at this school. Academically, my daughter thrived, but socially she suffered from not seeing a healthy blend of races and having enough children that looked like her. We are African-American and to put things into perspective, there were 6 second grade classrooms. Each room had 1-2 AA children in each class. I rarely saw any Asians, Indians or Mexican children as well. Very upsetting. I have volunteered in her classroom on several occasions as I am a "tiger mom" who is very hands on. The children I interacted with were extremely well-behaved as I expected, but they seemed afraid to just.. be.. kids. They are afraid to laugh loudly and get dirty and birthday parties are banned.. It was a bit much to absorb. I don't have anything bad to say about the staff- everyone was as helpful as I needed them to be, but finding a school with high ranking academics and a mix of social and ethnic backgrounds seems to be a real challenge in Atlanta.
Jackson is an exceptional school in which both of my children have been lucky to attend. I think one of the highlights of Jackson is when you child moves on to another school. Its at that point you realize how spoiled you were at Jackson. The learning environment is second to none.
W.T. Jackson earned a much coveted 'platinum status' on last year's CRCT results. Jackson is also an 'International Baccalaureate School.' This is public schooling at it's finest. I have 2 children who are receiving fabulous educations, which I feel private schools could not top.
My son graduated from Jackson last year and I have a second son in 1st grade. Great school. Great environment. Dedicated teachers. Two campus which makes environment easier for the kinder and 1st graders. Overall, a great experience.
As an African-American parent with a rising second grader, I have grown to love Jackson - the teachers, staff and administration. Jackson exudes a high level of appreciation for diversity and the kids both feel it and are motivated by it! My son has been a top performer in all of his classes and I am thrilled that my rising K daughter will enjoy the same experience in this socially nurturing but academically challenging institution of greatness!!!
My son just graduated from this National Blue Ribbon school. It is an excellent school, with very strong leadership, and one of the most active and committed PTA organizations I've ever seen. It has almost too much to offer the elementary student and is an excellent choice for any family, particularly one that wants to be involved in their child's school.
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