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Jackson Middle School

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Posted August 30, 2013

I was not impressed with any part of my experience at this school. There were fights in the hallways everywhere you looked and the teachers were never available for one-on-one help. I was also placed in a lower level of math, which I excelled at, and it is now affecting me with the college application process because I was so far behind in that subject.


Posted December 28, 2011

I went to JMS and i can for sure tell you that this school has a lot of academic programs but they are pricey so if you want to be on the cheer leading squad it costs like 80 dollars per month or something and the teachers do not really give any homework and you barely have something to do but as a student of course I am going to like it as a parent I wouldn't dare taking my child there!!!


Posted April 11, 2010

This school is extremely average and doesn't meet the requirements for my high performing strudent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2010

This school is a good school to learn at and is easy to ajust to and the theachers are fantastic.:) I am a student and i came from a diferent distric and I had another year for elementry and i ajusted quikly and the school is nicely lade out and easy to get around. It is a great school trust me.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 2, 2009

I'm a parent of an 8th grader at JMS. When we moved here I was a bit frightened by the size of the school. However, since day1 the teachers, staff have been wonderful. Everyone is available for my emails and responds to questions timely. I have been even more impressed with the teachers ability to recognize the differences in students and accomodate accordingly. Yes, it's a large school, but is structured in a way to fit us.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2009

I'm a student here and its a completely safe environment. There isn't constant violence, and when there is bullying, teachers react immediately. All of the teachers are awesome, and they understand what each student needs to achieve the standards. The school is huge and there's plenty of room for everybody. I'd definitely recommend this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 19, 2009

The teaching is pretty good, but i don't like the school because of the other students. There are constantly fights and beatings in the hallways that the teachers are oblivious to. There are a couple thousand students, but the school was only meant to hold 1,000. As a result the hallways are crowded and impossible to get to your class on time.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 13, 2008

absolutly perfect have higher classes for intelligent students and offer alot of help to not so smart students best school ever
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2008

This is a large school with tons of extras which enhance the ability of students to learn more. Although, the number of students is sad because this is not a school to attend for a family who needs extra help from the community. Bullying is in fact an issue and teachers may or may not take action. Overall this is a school for those that want to achieve.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2006

This is a large school with the benefits and issues you would expect of such a large school. The teachers are top notch. The facilities are quality. The music, math and science programs are awesome. A good school for high performers. Performance of senior administration and diversity issues are worrisome. The number of children left behind is sad. This is not a good environment for low performers or families that require community support.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2006

I have been frustrated with this school tolerance for bullying. My daughter has been a victim of bullying for a couple of months and I feel the school has not done their job in keeping my child safe.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2004

Despite it's large size, Jackson feels like a small school. There are a lot of innovative programs available for kids, like looping (staying with a team of teachers for two years), environmental science teams, a variety of clubs and afterschool activities. Be sure to check the school's website and watch letters that come home so you don't miss anything. The staff seems to have a good relationship and are enthusiastic about their jobs. Overall, I've been very satisfied with the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2004

I have two children currently enrolled in the 6th and 8th grades at Jackson Middle School. My children have had wonderful opportunities as well as great experiences in this school. 6th, 7th & 8th graders mostly have their own grade level section of the school, which is great for the new 6th graders coming into such a large volume school. This happens to be the largest middle school in the state of Minnesota, however, they offer small school opportunities that are unbeatable. From the start of the year there is no question of when, how and where things will take place. Every extracurricular activity, concert, sporting event, field trip, etc., is listed in the school calendar, as well as when to expect grades, mid quarter reports and conference times. Communication is usually in the form of a monthly newsletter, parent board meeting minutes and the quarterly Jaguar School news. As long as you take the initiative to be well informed, read the communications and attend the conferences your children will be forever enriched by this school. I know some parents have had problems, however, these parents for the most part feel that it is the teachers job to teach. This is not the case if you want your child to succeed. You need to keep in contact and take some responsibility as well. Paying property taxes and levies for the schools does not mean that your child should be taught only at school, parents need to be in partnership with the schools, teachers, guidance counselors, whatever it takes to make your child succeed.
—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 69% in 2010.

538 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

574 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
68%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2010.

599 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2012.

651 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
69%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2010.

622 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

620 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2011.

641 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
55%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students75%
Female78%
Male72%
Black55%
Hispanic57%
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities79%
English language learners43%
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant75%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students74%
Female80%
Male68%
Black65%
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities49%
Students without disabilities76%
English language learners32%
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant74%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students76%
Female73%
Male78%
Black59%
Hispanic67%
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities78%
English language learners33%
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant76%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

574 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

565 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2013.

586 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

584 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

643 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

644 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2013.

658 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
51%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students57%
Female58%
Male56%
Black34%
Asian45%
Hispanic23%
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities59%
English language learners17%
Proficient in English63%
Not migrant57%

Reading

All Students58%
Female66%
Male51%
Black44%
Asian35%
Hispanic42%
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities41%
Students without disabilities59%
English language learners10%
Proficient in English65%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
Not migrant58%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students59%
Female60%
Male58%
Black38%
Asian53%
Hispanic38%
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities24%
Students without disabilities62%
English language learners25%
Proficient in English63%
Not migrant59%

Reading

All Students53%
Female57%
Male49%
Black33%
Asian40%
Hispanic33%
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities15%
Students without disabilities57%
English language learners19%
Proficient in English58%
Not migrant53%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students61%
Female65%
Male56%
Black41%
Asian55%
Hispanic43%
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities26%
Students without disabilities64%
English language learners23%
Proficient in English63%
Not migrant61%

Reading

All Students58%
Female66%
Male49%
Black40%
Asian47%
Hispanic39%
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities60%
English language learners12%
Proficient in English61%
Not migrant58%

Science

All Students64%
Female66%
Male62%
Black47%
Asian55%
Hispanic33%
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities28%
Students without disabilities68%
English language learners24%
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant64%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 66% 73%
Black 18% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 6%
Hispanic 5% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Two or more races 1% 2%
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 34%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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