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Maynard H. Jackson- Jr. High School

Public | 9-12 | 791 students

 

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Posted yesterday

50+ million dollars to renovate the facility and they just fill it up with students who are not interested in school and have very serious behavioral problems. Some excellent teachers and administrators but they are just beating their heads against the wall.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2014

This school is horrible they do not respect parents what so ever DO NOT listen to these other reviews because they are all lies that are written by the principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2014

I am actually a student who attend Jackson and my school is an awesome school we have newly renovated school. Teachers are more concern than before. My mother can come and talk to the principal with no problem and the principal gives her great responses. The curricular there is phenomenal during and after school. Our ballet department is great, the chorus is wonderful and the band is magnificent.


Posted October 8, 2013

The teachers and principal are much concerned about the students and the level they are on . We hope to get the coaches and atheletic director on board to have the students working as brothers on the field as well as in their studies.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2013

The graduation coaches are encouraging and give excellent suggestions as to how a student can improve on their academics to be prepared for college. The new principal is very involved and as a parent I enjoy working with her. There could be more parent participation in PTA meetings and activities.


Posted October 4, 2012

Maynard Jackson, you are getting the best principal. Mrs. Johnson is so good at her job. Your parents, teachers, and students will love her!!! If you want to be the best, you chose the right principal.


Posted October 3, 2012

You are getting a great principal. Your scores will not be low for long. She knows how to push students and teachers to succeed beyond anything they imagined. Mrs. Johnson is the best principal we have ever worked with, and I know she is going to do the same for you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2012

You are getting the best principal. Mrs. Johnson loves her students and staff. She makes us work to compete to be the best. Don't take her smile for weakness. She is extremely competitive, and she is going to drive you crazy wanting to win everything. But it does feel good when you reach your goals in the end.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 8, 2010

small classroom size; doesn't matter because the conduct in some of them is horrendous Some of the Teachers leave before the busses are out of the parking lot! It has academies but the principle is so disconnected its ridiculous Some of the teachers care.. and if you are to attend please go to the IT dept. Much better regarding academics & the discipline! Athletics is disorganized & the coaches allow the players to play 'me' ball... no teamwork taught.... If I could start over with choosing, it wouldn't begin here.... keep looking
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2004

I graduated from Southside Comprehensive High School. Southside prepared me for college in which I graduated from Morris Brown College 2003. I am not teaching 5th grade.
—Submitted by a former student


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

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2011.

146 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

145 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

145 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
73%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 80% in 2011.

146 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
79%
Scale: % at or above passing

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) in English language arts, math, science and social studies to students in grade 11. The GHSGT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass all parts of the GHSGT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 95% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT) to students in grade 11. The GHSWT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass the GHSWT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

9th Grade Literature

The state average for 9th Grade Literature was 86% in 2013.

286 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
53%
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 30% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
American Literature

The state average for American Literature was 91% in 2013.

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
74%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

286 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
34%
Coordinate Algebra

The state average for Coordinate Algebra was 37% in 2013.

266 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
37%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 29% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
27%
Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 59% in 2013.

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
16%
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 83% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
20%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
36%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered End-of-Course Tests (EOCT) in 9th grade math levels 1 and 2, biology, United States history, physical science, American literature and economics. The EOCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 90% 37%
Hispanic 7% 12%
White 2% 44%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students School social worker/counselors(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff French
German
Chinese (Mandarin)
Spanish
Hindi and Arabic
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Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education

Arts & music

Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Hindi and Arabic
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Shirlene Carter
Fax number
  • (404) 624-2111

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Gifted / high performing
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Hindi and Arabic
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Cross country
  • Football
Girls sports
  • Cross country
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Performing arts
  • Drama
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  • Parents and the community are involved in the school in the following ways: 1. volunteering 2. mentoring 3. tutoring 4. sponsor of internships 5. sponsor job shadowing experiences 6. parent academic and athletic boosters
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  • 1. The school maintains two-way communication via academic progress night every three weeks and an open door policy for parents. 2. The school has an active PTSA and two parent liaisons who plan and implement activities for parents. 3. Parents have the opportunity to participate in the Most Valuable Parent Club as determined by their involvement. 4. The graduation rate in 2006- 2007 was 86% , an increase from 42% in 2003-2004 school year. 5. In the 2007-2008 school year, 82% of the senior class were accepted in post secondary options. 6. The school has 17 business partners to support student achievement. 7. The school has a comprehensive college bound center with a full time college support advisor to assist students with researching and applying to post secondary institutions as well as applying for scholarships and other financial aid.
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1550 Hosea L Williams Drive Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30316
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Phone: (404) 802-5200

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