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- a parent
Warren T. Jackson Elementary is a great school. Teachers are passionate about their job. I have 4th grader and 5th grader, and both class teachers are exceptional!



- a community member
W.T. Jackson school in Atlanta is good school for curiculum and academically learning but not very good school to develop futur Human and adult. Grading is not fair, but manifest favors and preferences There is absolutely no communication with teacher except weekly newsletter!! Every personal mail to teacher stays without answer. To take appointment is terrible. The way the class is organized is to get the students to memorize stuff with minimum critical thinking or innovation. When our child asked more questions, it is notified like trouble! Isn't it amazing!!! And last point there is not much for ethnic diversity at this school. Academically, my son thrived, but socially he suffered because he's foreigner..... High ranking academics is not all...........



- a parent
We have two kids attending different grades, and we are happy with our experience. The school has an active PTA and the teachers are doing good job in supporting students.



- a parent
W.T. Jackson Elementary school in Atlanta is very good at maintaining a facade of a good school but doing nothing improve---the management keeps brushing critical issues under the carpet, and the classroom teachers strive to do the absolute minimum in teaching. Example, one class teacher, with a previously "successful" career in a lucrative profession, said she went back to school to get degrees in education just to teach. You would have thought she must be passionate about teaching, right? No! the way the class is organized is to get the students to memorize stuff with minimum critical thinking or innovation. The grading work is horrible---not only does this teacher not point out why an answer was wrong, she does not even show what the right answer should be. Moreover, the final grade is not even fair, but manifests personal favors and preferences. The effort is so minimum that we did not even get notification of any sorts for an extended period of time because the teacher got our email addresses and phone numbers all wrong! When issues were brought up, with concrete evidence, the management immediately went into denial. It is disheartening to realize that they would rather put all their time, effort, creativity into shirking responsibility, than to take that responsibility. Deeply disappointed by such ethics!

Teacher effectiveness: Strongly disagree


- a parent
Not effective at developing the students. However, they are effective in coming up with ways to do absolutely the minimum.

Amount of homework: Disagree


- a parent
Useful homeworks that develop critical thinking, artistic sense, and creativity is lacking if any. Useless homework that only help the teachers having an easy job done is too much.

Develops character: Strongly disagree


- a parent
Grading is not fair, but manifest favors and preferences. Upon Inquiry, no legitimate answer were provided. They just look deep into the floor and say something totally irrelevant.



- a parent
Warren T. Jackson Elementary (city of Atlanta) is a great elementary school. We have two campuses -- a primary campus for K- 1 and a main campus for 2-5. I have three children attending this school, and we have had excellent experiences with our teachers. Advanced math available for children 3rd grade and higher, and a "Challenge" program (gifted program) is also available for children who wish to test for it and qualify. The PTA is very strong and very involved, which has a big impact on the school and activities. Our principal is wonderful and has been with the school 20 or so years. Important to note, there is another school named Esther Jackson in Roswell, GA, so be sure not to confuse that one with this one. (I believe one of the reviews on here is for that school.)



- a parent
I am writing this review in response to the comment written by the AA parent from San Francisco. As I agree with your point that W.T. Jackson is not the most ethnically diverse elementary school in Atlanta, insomuch, a parent who is as involved would have researched the ethnic population as noted on this particular website prior to registration. My advice to AA parents who have children currently attending or are considering Jackson as their school of choice, is to be EXTREMELY involved in the PTA, keep your eyes and ears WIDE open and let your expectations for the treatment of your children be held in the HIGHEST regard, and your experience will be GREAT!



- a parent
So far I can not say enough about this public elementary school. There is such a positive atmosphere the minute you walk into the door. Kids are enthusiastic, staffers smiling, teachers seem thrilled to be there, what more can you ask? Oh academically the kids are on their toes, due to the high standards. It's an IB school also, and the French teachers are great. Too bad it does not go to 12th grade! Wish I had more time as a working parent to be involved in the PTA!

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Last modified Jackson Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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