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Silver Spring, MD
Students enrolled: 637

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900 Jackson Rd
Silver Spring, MD 20904

(301) 989-5650
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March 25, 2015
I attended this school and initially was very happy that my children would be attending also. Well this is their third year at Jackson road and I'm so disappointed. The principal Mrs Macias is a horrible. She bullies the staff and children. I don't know how she is still the principal. It is my understanding that plenty of parents have complained and reported her but still she remains. I'm currently trying to get my children into another school do that they do not have to continue to experience this horrible situation they call Jackson road. Some of the teachers are great at what they do however they seem to have their hands tied when it comes to going above and beyond for these children. Several teachers have left.

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November 20, 2014
We've had some great teachers. Many have left. Principal is lacking. Parents & PTA are seen as obstacles to overcome. Bullying comes from the top.

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November 01, 2014
The teachers are talented and committed but the principal is bringing the school down. She BULLIES the staff and students and makes the environment very toxic. She doesn't know instruction and forces teachers to do things that are developmentally INAPPROPRIATE. There is a very high turnover rate which is never good for a school and she has an OBVIOUS DISDAIN for the special education population, students and teachers alike. It amazes me that she still holds this position.

- submitted by a community member

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.

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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.

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January 30, 2009
We send our daughter here and are very pleased with the teachers and the involvement of the parents. Extremely pleased.

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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!

- submitted by a community member

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.

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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.

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Jackson Road Elementary School
900 Jackson Rd, Silver Spring, MD  20904
(301) 989-5650
Last modified Jackson Road Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Jackson Road Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 9 reviews. Top