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.
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!!!
This school is extremely average and doesn't meet the requirements for my high performing strudent.
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.
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.
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.
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.
absolutly perfect have higher classes for intelligent students and offer alot of help to not so smart students best school ever
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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