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Jackson Elementary School

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Posted July 14, 2012

We have been there for 2 years and it seems to be luck of the draw with teachers. 1st year my son's teacher was only interested in telling me her problems with my son, not in helping to do anything about it. 2nd year teacher went above and beyond to help his focus and was instrumental in getting his ADHD diagnosed and under control. VERY little parent involvement; it seems like you see the same small group of parents doing everything. Things are handled very lackadaisically as well - carpool may or may not have teachers out at any given time, et cetera. It's been adequate, but not impressive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2011

Esther Jackson is incredible! My kids love it there and have so many life-enriching and fulfilling opportunities. Student government, morning news crew, chorus, TAG, and the talent show are just a sample of the things that get my kids turned on to Esther Jackson. Overall I ve found the teachers to be caring, kind, skilled, and professional. This is a great neighborhood school with a great staff. My kids are excelling and cannot wait get up and walk to school in the morning. Tough to beat!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2011

We really love Esther Jackson. Every staff member we encountered was very friendly and sweet. The school is very diverse as well. There are families from all different ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds, which is very important to us. They do focus a lot on the CRCT, but teaching for the test isn't the end of the world, in my opinion. Parents should be the first educators anyway. In all, we are very pleased with EJE and can't wait for next year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2011

Loved this school for Georgia Pre-K. Ms. Glen and Ms. Carole are great :) If you volunteer, tutoring the kids is very rewarding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2011

We have been very happy with the staff at Esther Jackson. Our children have done very well especially our older child. HOWEVER, the biggest problem I've had is that the entire curriculum has been based on "how to pass the CRCT." I understand the importance of standardized tests but really! My third grader hasn't read a book in his reading class since before winter break and before that he only did two or three. Shouldn't part of their education be based on actually reading a book and discussing the who, what, when, where, and most importantly WHY? This is just another example of the failure of "No Child Left Behind." Unfortunately this school (despite all the many positives) is the epitome of "teaching to the test." I find it very unfortunate and we are exploring charter schools as a result.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2010

Fantastic teachers, tutoring available with parents and staff, very active PTA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

We are dedicated to helping all children rise to the peak of their abilities regardless of their background, special needs or giftedness.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 27, 2009

This school works hard and cheerfully to serve a hugely diverse population. They have exceptional esol and special education programs. At the same time, they provide excellent learning opportunities and challenges for the rest of their students. The teachers and staff demonstrate their own compassion and academic prowess in the creative ways that they try and reach all of their students. The school itself is warm and friendly. Parents are welcome to come and help out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2008

This is a great school with teacher that will give evrything to help our child to learn..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2008

I have two children, one that is now attending Holcomb Bridge Middle School (attended EJackson Kindergarten through 5th) and one still at Esther Jackson (in second grade currently). I can say with all sincerity that both my children benefitted greatly from attending their neighborhood school. I live in Martin's Landing, where the school is located. Both my children are in the TAG program, and were given many opportunities within this program and in the classroom to excel. Special reading programs in the classrom and elevated math programs are options for all students, and they both have received great advantage from these. Attending school events within your neighborhood is great too! Teachers were and still are very good with encouraging communication with parents and work hard to keep them involved. I look forward to three more years for my second grader.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2008

This school has exceded my expectations. This school does not get the credit that it deserves. The Test scores that are published are unfairly documented. We have a high ESOL and special ed. population, which are averaged in to the total of all test scores. What is not shown are the test scores for the ESOL population after they have completed their 2 year program, those test scores are all above 90%. If you just look at the general population and the ESOL monitored scores, they are ALL above 85%. We could use a lot more parental involvement, but other than that I think this school is only going to get better and better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2006

I can't thank the wonderful teachers and staff of Esther Jackson for all the hard work in helping our child reach her potential. What truly means so much is that they did it with a smile and they do it for all of the children!
—Submitted by a parent


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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

88 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

88 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
91%
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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

88 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

87 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
93%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
86%
Social Studies

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

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
72%
Social Studies

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

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
84%
Social Studies

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

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
92%
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
Hispanic 40% 12%
Black 27% 37%
White 27% 44%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Constance Coles
Fax number
  • (770) 643-3332

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1400 Martin Rd
Roswell, GA 30076
Phone: (770) 594-5290

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