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James Jackson Elementary School

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Posted 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


Posted April 2, 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


Posted December 3, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted January 26, 2008

I love this school so much and so do my child and shes in the 5th grade!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted August 6, 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


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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 86% in 2010.

140 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

140 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

140 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
88%
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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

102 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

103 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
84%
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 88% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
81%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 83% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
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 90% in 2013.

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
73%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
67%
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 94% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
69%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
61%
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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2012.

136 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
72%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA) to students in grades 5 and 8. The MGWA 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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 80% 37%
Hispanic 10% 12%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
White 3% 44%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Donna Jackson
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  • (678) 610-4411

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7711 Mount Zion Blvd
Jonesboro, GA 30236
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