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!
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.
The staff is very caring about kids. The school does numerous activites which involve parents.
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!
Jackson Elementary is a huge joke...My son is in 4th grade at Jackson,and let me tell you what a teacher named Ms.Cox(Cassandra Cox) said to me about my child.My son was struggling with a school project and he told me he has asked her for help numerous times.When I questioned her about why she wouldn't help him this was her response...Your child is always talking,laughing,and disrupts the class.I use to stay on him,but it's to the point I've just given up on him because it's pointless and a waste of my time.I couldn't believe what I heard.She has given up on my child...how many other children has she given up on?It's teachers like this that makes children hate school.This is why they fall behind.I told her that the children that struggle the most is the children she should help the most. She hug the phone up in my face.So I'll let you answer the question about how Jackson supports children with learning and attention issues...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
principal and staff as a whole was rude, in effective and favored certain students and families in the school.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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