Students enrolled 914
School leader Donna Jackson

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7711 Mount Zion Blvd
Jonesboro, GA 30236

(678) 610-4401
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4 stars
Based on 13 ratings

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June 25, 2014
This school looks nice on the outside but it needs to be shut down for internal investigations. I have complained numerous times prior to the pre-k students having sex in the classroom in front of two teachers being present. School dont even supply soap in bathrooms, and a number of students were sick with viruses and illnesses throughout the 2013-2014 school year. I even contacted the term superintendent with my concerns,no actions I could see taken. My child second grade teacher lost my child for hours, a neighbor found my daughter and stayed with her until I (parent) found her with my neighbor. Please be aware, you will be sorry later, thinking this school of the art school is a safe learning environment for any child

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2014
My son is in Kindergarten at Jackson and is part of the Arts Program. I can say without question that his teacher is wonderful. My son is an avid reader, but is now interested in Science because of the instruction that he is receiving. I wish their scores and rating for the school overall was higher, but we reinforce what he is learning at home. Jackson is a good school for the county that it is in.

- submitted by a parent
December 03, 2012
I am moving in the area and have heard great things about this school. The review are awesome and I am looking forward to my daughter getting a great education.

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2012
This is my daughter's second year at Jackson and we love it! We love the challenge Jackson offers and love the magnet program as well... S/o to 1st grade's Mrs. Harris and Mr. Ward !

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2011
I have three sons in this school . One has a learning disability. However, he is still an A/B student because of not only how much we, as his family, support him but the school also continues the committment to excellence that we strive for in our family. My boys are in the Magnet Performing Arts schools and they are all challenged and feel cared for and supported. There is quite a bit of family involvement (you see alot of dads at the school as well). My oldest son participates in honor chorus and drama. As a matter of fact he auditioned for the county wide "Willy Wonka" production. It was intense and he got a role, which lead to more intense rehearsals. On opening night the whole family (nuclear and extended) were there cheering him on. My other son is in dance and my youngest is a gifted drama student. Despite the craziness that you hear about Clayton County (some of it is true), I came out of homeschooling (four years) so that my kids could attend this school. We have only stayed in Clayton county because this incredible school, along with the wonderful Middle school: Rex Mill Magnet school; which my oldest son was just accepted in. Both schools are the BEST.

- submitted by a parent
February 11, 2011
This is the first year my children have attended Jackson Elementary, and we are more than pleased. The teachers and staff members are so caring and very helpful. My son's first grade teacher teaches each student according to their learning level and works with them to reach higher levels of acheivement. My other son's fifth grade teacher prepares the students for middle school and teaches them responsibility and accountability. Both of their teachers keep in regular contact with me, and I couldn't be more satisfied with the school's overall performance in testing. I recommend this school to all parents who want their children to get a good education in a caring environment.

- submitted by a parent
November 19, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating November 17, 2009
I have two children at JES and we love it. We are a new School of Performing Arts!!! I am so happy to know that we are the best school! The principal is approachable and nice; Mr. Roberts is very kind; the counselor is helpful! I think the librarian is very helpful with Curriculum Night and she has helped me with many things too. Miss Dee is also helpful and nice. Most of all, we love Ms. Guida's and Ms. Lovett's programs for the arts. JES is the best! We love JES!

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 23, 2009
Jackson is a wonderful school. Everyone I have met from teachers to the counselors to the office staff have been very professional and friendly. My daughter was doing well in school but she really excelled once she came to this school. The teachers encourage students to think and have very high expectations for them. My daughter went from reading 3rd grade books to 5th grade ones by the end of her 3rd grade year. She is really prepared for 4th grade.

- submitted by a parent
March 20, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
February 13, 2008
My son has attended Jackson since Kindergarten. I am very pleased with the education provided there. The teachers and office staff are always professional and the school counselors make a genuine effort to build positive rapport with the kids and parents. The school is clean and the parking lot is well-kept. I would recommend this school to any family in the surrounding area.

- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2008
I love this school so much and so do my child and shes in the 5th grade!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 22, 2007
I would not reccommend this school to anyone. There are many underlying issues involving this school, and Clayton County schools as a whole. My children attend this school, and some , not all of the staff are very unprofessional in their approach to teaching our children. When a parent wants to get involved some of these teachers have very negative attitudes, and are very hesitant to discuss what is going on with your child. It is my experience that Jackson needs to find better quality teachers and staff as a whole.

- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2007
I enjoy sending my child to this school. She has learned so much during her kindergarten year. My child's confidence has grown tremendously with all the various activities being offered.

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2007
Jackson is a wonderful school. It's clean and healthy. They have a lot of after school programs. Their always having plays and programs and clubs. They even award the kids. There always having different fundraiser too. There music teacher always has different programs . Ms.Guida (the music teacher) has the children singing and dancing all the time. Ms.Thigpen (computer teacher) teaches them different academic skills on the computer and teaches them how to type and what the computer buttons do.They have three coaches Samanski,Burton,and Jackson they use discipline and fun to get the kids heart pumpin.Their art teacher lets hem learn about different people and things by drawing.The teachers have their own personalities. Strict and education is what every teacher has.

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November 06, 2006
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James Jackson Elementary School
7711 Mount Zion Blvd, Jonesboro, GA  30236
(678) 610-4401
Last modified James Jackson Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
James Jackson Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 16 reviews. Top