Details overview

Hours 07:40 AM - 02:55 AM
School leader David Pillar
District Monroe County Com Sch Corp
Transportation options Yes

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code Dress code
Schedule Block scheduling
Homeroom/advisory
Traditional
Day or Boarding offered Day school
Coed/Single-gender Coed

Academic focus and philosophy

Educational philosophy and approach to learning At Jackson Creek Middle School, students are encouraged to Dream, Explore, and Learn. In addition to strong core content classes, Jackson Creek features 28 different elective offerings for students to consider. While understanding that some students have a vision of their future academic and occupational goals, at JCMS we also realize that many students are at a developmental stage of exploration and we encourage them to fall in love with learning.
Academic themes / Areas of focus General - school does not emphasize one particular subject
Instructional / curriculum models used Accelerated credit learning
Honors track
Standards-based
Core Knowledge
Gifted / High performing

Classes

4
Visual Arts
including: Design
6
Music
including: Theory
3
Languages
including: French
Music Band
Choir / Chorus
Jazz band
Orchestra
Rock band
Theory
Performing & written arts None
Media arts Computer animation
Graphics
Video and film production
Visual arts Ceramics
Design
Drawing / Sketching
Painting
World languages taught Chinese - Mandarin
French
Spanish

Support

15
Facilities
including: Outdoor learning lab
Facilities Art room
Auditorium
Cafeteria
College / career center
Computer lab
Garden / Greenhouse
Gym
Kitchen
Library
Music room
Natural area
Outdoor learning lab
Performance stage
Science lab
Sports Fields
Extra learning resources Acceleration
Counseling
Differentiated learning programs
Gifted and talented programs
Mentoring
Remediation
Tutoring
Special education program details We have an inclusive special education program at JCMS that ranges from students in our Community Based classroom that focus on functional skills to students that are on consultation where a teacher of record checks in on student progress to support students with minimal need.
Special education programs Inclusive classroom
Self-contained classroom
Special education resource room
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students Developmental delay
Cognitive disability
Multiple disabilities
Specific learning disabilities
Speech and language impairments
Other health impairment
Level of special education programming Intensive - school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs
English Language Learner program details We have a comprehensive ELL program integrating multiples languages at multiple levels.
English Language Learner programs Integrated group classrooms
Push-in model
Self-contained ELL classrooms
Level of ESL/ELL programming Moderate - school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Early childhood program

Early childhood program offered No

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
White 82% 72%
Asian 6% 2%
Multiracial 5% 4%
Hispanic 4% 10%
Black 3% 12%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school State average
Female 48% 49%
Male 52% 51%
Special education 13% 14%
Students participating in a free or reduced-price lunch program 28% 46%
English Language Learners 2% 5%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

9
Girls Sports
including: Volleyball
9
Boys Sports
including: Swimming
10
Clubs
including: National Honor Society (NHS)
Girls sports Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross country
Diving
PE classes
Track
Ultimate Frisbee
Volleyball
Wrestling
Boys sports Basketball
Cross country
Diving
Football
PE classes
Swimming
Track
Ultimate Frisbee
Wrestling
Clubs Anime club
Art club
Book / reading club
Community service
Debate
Game club
National Honor Society (NHS)
Science club
Foreign language and culture club
Yearbook
Clubs (misc.) Best Buddies
  Kindness Campaign
Clubs - language French
Extended care / Extended programs None

Culture

Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
Join PTO / PTA
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Present special topics during curricular units
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Tutor
Volunteer in the classroom
Volunteer time after school
School mascot Jaguars
School colors Blue, Green, and Silver
Students typically come from these schools Childs and Binford Elementary
  Lakeview and Templeton Elementary
  University Elementary
Students typically continue on to these schools Bloomington High School South
  The Academy of Science & Entrepreneurship
  Bloomington High School North
Parent involvement details Jackson Creek Middle School has an active and supportive PTO. The principal and the PTO president work together for monthly Lunch with the Principal meetings where parents are welcomed to discuss school issues and events as well as hear from corporation-level personnel to hear about topics and services that affect the entire school system. Parents are welcome and encouraged to volunteer at sporting events, dances, academic clubs, and in the library.

Awards

Academic award Indiana 4 Start School
Year received 2013
Academic award Indiana DOE "A" School
Year received 2013
Academic award PLC Evidence of Effectiveness School
Year received 2015

Teachers

13
Staff
including: Reading specialist
Staff Assistant principal
Coach(es)
College counselor
ELL / ESL Coordinator
Gifted Specialist
Librarian / media specialist
Nurse
Reading specialist
School counselor
School psychologist
Special education coordinator
Speech therapist(s)
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
World languages spoken by staff American Sign Language (ASL)
Mandarin
French
Spanish

Neighborhood

Transportation options Buses / vans provided for students
Accessible via public transportation
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner Bloomington Boys and Girls Club
  South Central Indiana Kiwanis Club
  Girls Inc.

Enrollment

Application/ enrollment process details Any family that lives in the area districted to attend Jackson Creek Middle School may call the Student Services Office at (812) 330-2451 to get details regarding what is needed to enroll.
Ways to enroll/attend this school Live in the attendance zone
Students living in district can apply for transfer
Students living outside district can apply for transfer

Sources

Student diversity IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013
Students by group IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013