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Wichita, KS
Students enrolled: 439

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2717 North Woodlawn
Wichita, KS 67220

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(316) 973-1200
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September 26, 2014
If I could rate this school negative stars I would. The whole school needs to be reevaluated.... The principal doesn't seem to care about anything. When she is actually in the school, she refuses to meet with parents, dismisses students like they are bothersome, and even refuses to have a PTA. I am not sure that the front office staff knows how to smile or be anything other than rude. Since we have started at this school, I have seen more staff leave than I can count....we are talking over 10 in one school year alone! My children are getting a sub-par education, and they refuse to help those that are excelling. Only hold them back. If I could I would send my children else where. Since that is currently not an option we are thinking of homeschooling until we are able to move at the end of this school year. I really hope the district and the staff members at Jackson read this and make changes, sadly I doubt that will happen.

- submitted by a parent

September 01, 2014
Be Aware! This is the most unorganized schools I've seen! They can't even get the parking lot together for drop off/pick up. The office staff is rude, and the principal is so distant, it's like she doesn't care! Now there are a FEW good teachers there, and if you are lucky to get one of them, be grateful! I wish we could trade schools, but I refuse to allow my children to ride a bus. USD 259 School Board needs to reevaluate Jackson immediately! This school is not diverse and it shows. They do not want you to be active in your child's education or school experience. They try to make you feel like they are well capable of caring and teaching children, and they are not. They run this school like a mini boot camp, and the kids are no longer loving school. I won't stand for it, and I am more than happy to make my presence known, and I correct them when they try to talk down me. Jackson is really making me consider moving out of the district! I really dread sending my kids there every morning!

- submitted by a parent

May 20, 2014
Well, the office staff is less than friendly. I think they're rude and don't need to be around children with their negative, unfortunate attitudes. They have a bad habit of talking down to people. I cringe at the thought of my son interacting with one of them without me by his side.

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May 07, 2014
The staff is very caring about kids. The school does numerous activites which involve parents.

- submitted by a community member

May 07, 2014
The is no such thing as a perfect school. I think there are positive and negative things in all schools. I stay involved in every aspect of my child's education. I take responsibility for the way I raise my kids, and if I wan't successful kids then I have to do my part!

- submitted by a parent

October 02, 2013
I have to agree with the prior post.As far as rating the school I couldn't even give it 1 star.The Principal there is very rude,disrespectful,and unprofessional.The teachers there all use their authority to over power the students.It 's a shame,really!The staff in the office are also very rude,and act like the parents bother them when we need answers for a question.I wish my child could be moved to another school,but this is the district we live in.My son use to love school.He tells me he HATES going to Jackson.Parents,please think about it long and hard before you decide to have your child/children attend this school.

- submitted by a parent

August 12, 2013
I had a very bad experience at this school and I would not recommend this to ANYONE. I was a student there and I saw that the teachers take no interest in teaching and are always blaming the students for anything that happens. The school deserves it's rating of 1. I have also noted that their gifted program is good but students in the program are strongly disliked and discriminated. I also do not like the fact that the school mainly teaches reading, writing and math only and hardly has any projects. I would really not recommend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a community member

June 24, 2013
I have nothing but good things to say about Jacson Elementary. Every school has their problems but I have had awesome teachers for the past 3 years. They have always worked hard to accommodate our religious beliefs and home values.

- submitted by a parent

February 02, 2013
Our daughter started Kindergarten at Val Jackson in fall 2012. We have enjoyed the staff, and administration thus far. The kindergarten teachers are teaching the students how to read with a success of the read well program last year and trying it again this year. Our daughter is learning what we expect them to learn at this age. We are also making sure we do our part at home for her to excel. The behavioral system is great with our child. The traffic light system... We wish we had it growing up.

- submitted by a parent

June 19, 2011
As a a parent of of 2 former students who attended this school., I concur with the last post. I do not understand why the district supt. does not clean house here and replace this administration. Many good teachers are being abused in front of students and this is being done by the school leader.There appears to be racial selection of students and staff, and exclusion of others. What message do we teach our children? . If you are not in this schools majority , you feel fear- inadequacy, Why is this reverse discrimination being allowed? These messages are why we have bullying. 259 do something quick , this is a volitale situation.

- submitted by a parent

April 03, 2009
As a parent of a gifted child I find that the school and staff seem to resent the gifted students. it doesn't seem like they are doing anything to help the program grow, especially since there isn't even enough room for one of the classes. The class is crowded in a very small room not intended for a classroom. Why aren't these kids' needs as important as students' on the other end of the spectrum? is there only one kind of diversity at this school?

- submitted by a parent

March 25, 2009
principal and staff as a whole was rude, in effective and favored certain students and families in the school.

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March 24, 2009
I have bee a parent at Jackson for four years now. Yes we have seen some leadership changes and they each brought something new to the school. We have a great leader now and she is building her team and improvements have been seen and more will come. My oldest daughter has a great teacher and provides her and I great support. Which I will miss once she moves classes next year. My youngest daughter is doing good but has a class size of 23 which is not a lot of time to spend with a teacher, so I hope for a smaller class for her next year. If you are an active parent you will see the good things that are happening at your school. If you are not active you will tend to focus on the negative.

- submitted by a parent

July 27, 2008
My child's teacher was organized , provided rigor and structured lessons, but the principal and staff as a whole was rude, in effective and favored certain students and families in the school.

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July 27, 2008
I really liked my son's teacher, she worked hard, stayed late, had a challenging curriculum, and his scores went up alot. The school as a whole tho, was not as good as his last school. The kids were disrespectful to teachers and other students. The lunch room was out of control. It had a behavior plan that did not work for the kids who were out of control and was too stict for kids who did not need it.

- submitted by a parent

March 26, 2008
This school was a huge mistake to go to ,we ended up changing schools ,my sons were behind so much from going to school here ,but they finally caught up and at a school they like now

- submitted by a parent

January 29, 2008
My experience at Jackson has been positive. The staff and administration is open to questions and any issue I have raised has been addressed. The students are orderly and this allows for a calm learning environment, which increases student achievement. The school is fortunate to have had 2 strong principals since it opened in 2004. For a relatively new school, the staff has done a fine job of taking on academic challenges they inherited from other schools and building a foundation for success. I am proud to be a Jackson parent.

- submitted by a parent

December 17, 2007
I have a daughter in the 1st grade. I enjoy and appreciate (Mrs. Robinson) her teacher's efforts in pushing the student to do well and understand new information.But due to her changing teachers for next year, I am afraid she will not get that same dedication from her future teachers.

- submitted by a parent

December 03, 2007
I am extremely impressed with the intermediate self- contained gifted teacher who is new this year. I would like to see the principal more involved, and other teachers more friendly. The specials teachers do an awesome job too.

- submitted by a parent

December 01, 2007
My too sons we always trated as outsiders there because of the diversity they have at the schol but my kinigardener once we moved was so far behind compaired to other schools ,he like his new school because the school is not near as strict but feel like we wasted a year ar Jackson because there was no one on one help and no caring that now he will probably have to repeat a grade because the difference in what and how they teach at Jackson

- submitted by a parent
no rating
November 30, 2007
The school is too strict , the rules are intended to keep control, but end up being like a military, and stifle students fun to learn, and enjoy school. The teachers are mean and do not really teach- the principal is uninvolved, and appears to have an agenda for 'projects' not running a school- I never see him in the halls with kids- or involved in student successes- he lets the clique teachers over run him and he does not ask parent input for the new behavior plan that requires students to walk all around the building and not talk- not talk in the lunch room, and Not talk in class hallways, only when spoken to--- way to strict

- submitted by a parent
no rating
November 29, 2007
I enrolled my son just this year into kindergarten. I liked the ethnic diversity even though he is very much a minority. The teachers do seem to hold children accountable for their actions and the principal follows through as well. My complaints are that my son, again is in kindergarten. He is not rude or mean or even disrespectful however he is a talker. He is made to sit by himself facing a wall and frequently he is asked to leave his classroom to go be with another random teacher because he needs time to 'think.' Also, latchkey offeres honeybuns for breakfast and coco puffs for snack at 4:30. I feel like the children are not given enough quallity attention but instead are made to feel like an inconvenience.

- submitted by a parent

March 13, 2007
My daughter started at Jackson in 2006. Jackson Elementary was open to students in 2004. Although my daughter was kinda scared at the ethnic diversity, she ended up okay with it. The education is a little below average in my opinion. The teachers try to teach, but the parents are not holding the children up to the excellence that they can achieve. My son will not be attending Jackson, but my daughter will be staying due to ethnic differences in my children.

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Jackson Elementary School
2717 North Woodlawn, Wichita, KS  67220
(316) 973-1200
Last modified Jackson Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 1 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Jackson Elementary School Rating: 2 out of 5 based on 26 reviews. Top