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Jordan/Jackson Elementary School

Public | 3-5 & ungraded | 1094 students

 
 

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Posted February 5, 2014

This school is so completely obsessed with how the students perform in MCAS that little else matters. Children who have any needs outside the norm are left to flounder because the SPED Dept has no idea how to perform proper evaluations or write proper reports for evals requested by parents. On time team meetings? Doesn't happen. By the time staff at this nightmare of a school recognize and deal with an issue with a child, it is time for them to move on to middle school. Given that perfectly "normal" kids will do fine, this school needs to pull their heads out of the sand and provide FAPE to each and every student, regardless of their individual needs, in that school from their 1st day of grade 3 to their last in grade 5. They have a new assistant vice principal whose sloppy supervision, lack of honesty and scare tactics leave much to be desired. Parents who are part of the in crowd seem to be the only ones welcomed to volunteer here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2010

I love Jordan Jackson school because the teachers and principals care about the students!
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

313 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

313 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
75%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 53% in 2013.

374 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

375 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
50%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 65% in 2013.

353 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

353 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

352 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
65%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students73%
Female79%
Male66%
African American55%
Asian82%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial75%
White73%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students83%
Female84%
Male81%
African American64%
Asian88%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial75%
White84%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities49%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students67%
Female72%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asian86%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial61%
White66%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students63%
Female67%
Male59%
African Americann/a
Asian93%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracial54%
White63%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students82%
Female84%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Asian85%
Hispanic69%
Multiracial90%
White83%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities35%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students75%
Female73%
Male78%
African Americann/a
Asian69%
Hispanic63%
Multiracial70%
White77%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students73%
Female72%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asian76%
Hispanic56%
Multiracial70%
White75%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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50%
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26%
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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

Above average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 MCAS results from the state of Massachusetts.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math and English Language Arts from the state of Massachusetts.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 87% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 6%
Hispanic 4% 16%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Black 2% 8%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 10%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Mansfield, MA 02048
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