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Jackson Road Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 637 students

 

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Posted September 22, 2010

The faculty staff is caring and nurturing. Many talented, eager teachers who need a strong yet open leader. The principal (2008-10) does not seem interested in input from parents, students, community, etc. Teachers sometimes seem to have their hands tied when they try to innovate. The tiny PTA is drowned in words not action by the principal, but does not get support. Test scores are middling. Very frustrating. Lots of excuses about what CAN'T be done. It wouldn't be this way in Potomac, that's for sure. .. But children are happy and healthy there, nonetheless.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2009

The principal is fantastic, I've had my kids enrolled in other states, where the principals didn't really care, but Mrs Macias is fantastic, I love her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2009

We send our daughter here and are very pleased with the teachers and the involvement of the parents. Extremely pleased.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2008

I am a former JRES student and I am now attending White Oak Middle School.JRES is a awsome school teachers are very nice and love their students some teachers are just very mean but the overall school disipline is great i just graduated from Jres in 2008 and i loved it the teachers took extra time to make this very nice graduation!


Posted July 29, 2005

2 of my children go to this school and we are very happy with it. Every teacher we have encountered has been top notch.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2005

I have three students attending JRES. Each has different learning needs and each need is met by the wonderful staff at this school. The teachers, in particular, have a long tenure, low turn over, and a great love of children and teaching. They work exceedingly hard to meet curriculum needs, and to keep the program interesting for students in spite the the new emphasis on standardized testing. There is a strong art program and a good music program. The after school activities are varied, although we will miss the great gymnastic coaching of Jack Leonard, retiring after over 30 years as the dynamic athletic director.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2014.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2014.

102 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
83%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2014.

98 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

74 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
87%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2014.

98 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2014.

100 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
90%

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2014.

99 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
55%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 47% 35%
Hispanic 33% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 14% 6%
White 3% 42%
Two or more races 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 68%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • School psychologist

Gifted & talented

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  • Gifted / high performing
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  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
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  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Resources

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  • School psychologist
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  • Counseling
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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  • Buses/vans for students only
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900 Jackson Rd
Silver Spring, MD 20904
Phone: (301) 989-5650

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