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Jackson Street

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 296 students

 

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Posted April 25, 2013

Very impressed by the quality and caring of the teachers and administrators. I truly feel like my children are cared for and about, and taught in a very personal way that applies to their levels of understanding
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2011

I am very impressed by the quality of teachers, and the involvement and the depth of our principal Gwen Agna. I am continually amazed by Ms. Agna's educational and real world background and her deep understanding of the needs and demands of the kids she educates. This school would never be the same without her. I never knew what a difference a principal could make.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2010

There is a wonderful community spirit at this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2010

There is a strong sense of community. Inclusion is not just a buzz word: learners are valued, regardless of their background. There is a strong home/school connection, great leadership, enthusiastic teachers, and every year new innovations manifest at our wonderful school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2010

It is the best public school in the area. There is a lot of school spirit, and the teachers really care. There is also a tremendous amount of diversity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2010

Jackson Street School has a wonderful sense of community. The Principle, teachers, and staff are amazing and very dedicated to the students and families.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2010

Excellent Principal which translates to great teachers who care about each and every child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2010

Because it is multicultural and creative!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2010

I am so honored and privileged to be the principal of Jackson St. It is a school with extraordinary staff, families and students.


Posted May 17, 2010

Kindness, tolerance, amazing diversity, a wonderful, involved and powerful yet friendly principal are only a few of the reasons why I chose to move to this area so my daughter could attend this school with its far-ranging good reputation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2010

Jackson Street School is a warming and caring place. I am amazed at how much my son has learned this year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2010

Jackson Street has been a model for the sort of integrated, beautiful, respectful, compassionate, challenging world we hope will one day be achieved everywhere.


Posted April 17, 2010

The diversity and the 'it takes a village to raise a child' feel of the staff and Jss parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2010

One of the things I love most, -the gardens that the children tend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2010

wonderful community, amazing teachers and principal and a diverse group of families make this school traditional and progressive all in one!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2010

The principal and teachers create a respectful and nurturing learning environment with a great sense of community and many opportunities for fun. My kids love their school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2010

Gwen Agna, the principal, and the entire staff have created a school environment that celebrates the strengths and differences of every child there. It is a true community which supports all different ways of learning and helps children believe in themselves and unique abilities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2010

The principal is wonderful...She really is involved with the kids and their families...The atmosphere is on of total acceptance and love
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2010

This is a formidable school! The principal is very dedicated to help all families and to get the best resources for the school, and the teachers are highly prepared, making it a great choice for our kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2010

The principal (Gwen Agna) knows every childs name. I find this amazing. The teachers will help you, your family, your extended family, do many things to help. I have cancer and they helped so much for both my children. Neither of my kids go there now and I still can call up and talk to Gwen. This school deserves this award sooooo Much!
—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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
39%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
38%
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.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
61%
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 Students47%
Female42%
Male55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Title I47%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students51%
Female45%
Male60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Title I51%
Students with disabilities50%
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 Students42%
Female54%
Male29%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic10%
Multiracialn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Title I42%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students52%
Female47%
Male58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Title I52%
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 Students62%
Female77%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Title I62%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students50%
Female62%
Male41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Title I50%
Students with disabilities26%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students40%
Female61%
Male24%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic9%
Multiracialn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Title I40%
Students with disabilities20%
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

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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How schools in the state rate:

24%
of schools in the state are Below average
50%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

Test score rating 20131What's this?

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Math growth at this school

Above average

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 57% 67%
Hispanic 24% 16%
Two or more races 8% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 6%
Black 4% 8%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 44%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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120 Jackson St
Northampton, MA 01060
Phone: (413) 587-1510

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