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West Jackson Primary School

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Posted May 19, 2013

I lOVE West Jackson Primary School we have a daughter (7) who started there in Kindergarten(Mrs. Williams/Mrs. Pursley) I was one nervous Mommy, but from day one the teachers were wonderful supporting, inviting, and caring always quick to address any of my worries or concerns as a first time school parent. She has just finished 1st grade(Mrs. Tinnell) we had another great year, she took my very over achieving, too hard on herself little girl and helped her ground herself and realize it is okay to fail at something as long as you try and learn something along the way. Along with that we had the great opportunity to use the After School Program, it was amazing ALL the people who help out it are wonderful and carting, and they helped with homework, did activities and got lots of attention. Generally speaking I have not run into a person at this school in the halls ways or at an event that was not super nice and genuinely caring about the school and the children at it I cannot wait for my youngest to start there in Kindergarten next school year, even though it means my oldest with be experiencing her last year there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2012

I had 2 children matriculate WJPS. My children loved their experience and had personal, loving support from their teachers all 3 years. The principal is always visible and available for the parents. However, only 3 out of 6 teachers had truly prepared my children for the CRCT for 3rd grade over the course of their WJPS curricula. The results were evident with my child's early, poor 3rd grade reports in all subject matter, and a 2nd grade teacher's laissez-faire attitude toward homework and preparatory CRCT criteria. Thanks to the teachers and staff at WJIS, my children completed their CRCT test preparation, as well as the CRCT, successfully. School is first and foremost based on the 3 "Rs" and academia in general. It is my observation that not all of the faculty at WJPS are preparing our children well for their future academic careers, even one building block at at time. Also, the principal does her best to conceal the academic and watchguard incompetencies of her younger faculty from the Jackson Co. BOE as well as the parents in general. Parents must remain ever vigilent in their children's education, while they attend WJPS, if they expect future success from their kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2012

My child attended WJPS and although we "enjoyed" her experience at the school, I do not feel that they prepared her academically for what she needed to know for her future education. There are some great teachers at the school, however, I do not feel that there is much academic accountability in the school. Some of the teachers, although kind, do not prepare the children for what they need to know for their future education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2012

My son is in the first grade and we love all the teachers and staff at wjps we feel so lucky that our son is able to attend such a great school.
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Posted May 13, 2012

All three of my children have attended this school and have loved it. The teachers have gone out of their way to give special attention to my children. Even the staff at the after school program have looked out for them. My youngest is in the pre-k program and learned phonics in the first month of school. She would come home singing songs that helped her learn phonics, numbers, and other things so quickly. The teachers know how children learn best and what motivates them as well. The principal is always visible to parents and students. She knows them all by name and is a role model for all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2011

Great first year in school for my son. He'll be going into 1st grade next year and is so excited! Our teachers have been amazing, so caring and encouraging.
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Posted May 27, 2009

Our daughter will be going into the 2nd grade this coming August and she has been at WJPS since Pre-k and we love it. We have had awesome teachers every year. We are looking forward to having our son start Pre-k this August!
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Posted March 5, 2008

My daughter is in Mrs Venable's class and is doing great in her reading and math skills. I am proud to say she attends WJPS!!!!
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Posted February 5, 2008

Iam helping raise my grandchild. She is in MrsHurleys class. Im very impressed by the amount of concern for the kids,in terms of learning. She and Mrs Youngblood go up and above the call of duty to see that these kids get what they need and more. I cant believe what our grandchild has learned in this year.Im impressed by the positive attitude of the whole school.


Posted January 30, 2008

Great school with great leadership and really focusing on the positive that the children do. It is so refreshing to see the positive emphasized so much and not the negative of what they do wrong.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2007

Not impressed, the school staff is completely unorganized.
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Posted April 11, 2007

I was a little apprehensive since this was my son's first year out of private day care. However, his Kindergarten experience at WJPS has been great. He has a wonderful teacher in Mrs Johnston, and the staff has been very responsive and supportive overall. As a parent I am very pleased with the academic programs offered for his age group. He is doing very well, and is developing a great love of reading and other subjects because of the basics being taught there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2007

It just doesn't get any better than West Jackson Primary. The entire staff cares about every single child.
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Posted January 31, 2007

I just can't say enough good things about West Jackson Primary School. Our daughter can't wait to write another story or book to share with the principal. He is such an encourager and he always gives her a 'hint' to make the next story even better.
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Posted January 19, 2007

I have had two children in the school and have never had a problem with any of their teachers. They absolutely love the teachers they have had and the librarian and their challenge teachers. Communication has always been great and continues over to the intermediate school. My child wants her first grade teacher to move on to second grade next year she loves her that much, so do I. My hats off to the team work the teachers have at this school.
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Posted October 26, 2006

WJP has a good academic program such as the sight word program for kindergartners and the advanced reading program for 1st graders. The quality of teachers however is hit or miss. Teachers in some cases are very educated and highly professional while others are rude, condescending, and make disciplinary decisions based on emotion instead of maturity and prudent judgement. As public schools go, I would say that it is probably above average in the academic program, but transplants beware.
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Posted September 18, 2006

I absolutely love West Jackson Primary. It is such a great school and I am proud to send my son there. The teachers there are caring and loving to their students and they make my son feel so happy about going to school. He loves it. The principal is also great. He and the teachers involve parents and encourage parents to come to the school and help out.
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Posted February 19, 2005

I have a daugter in kindergarten at W.J. Primary and she loves it there. Her spelling and writing is wonderful. She also went to Pre-K there and the teachers have been great! She is above level in reading already and she loves to read! This school is GREAT!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2004

My son will be going to the second grade. He has been going to the primary school for 2 years and has had great experinces. His reading is 3rd grade level because of the reading push that this school is involved in. I have loved his teachers and the involvement that they have shown.
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Posted June 8, 2004

This elementary school promotes reading, writing and arithmetic, my first grader reads on 4th grade level and had all required sight words in Kindergarten, she spells the required words in first grade. Writing is important at the school and my child has improved. Great enviroment for children.
—Submitted by a parent


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English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 86% in 2010.

114 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

114 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

114 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
96%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2010.

126 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

126 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

126 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
96%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 78% 44%
Hispanic 12% 12%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Black 2% 37%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4825 Highway 53
Braselton, GA 30517
Phone: (706) 654-2243

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