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S. Y. Jackson Elementary School

Public | K-5

 
 

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Posted January 26, 2014

Great school. The teachers are amazing as well as the principal and staff. I'm very please with the educational standards.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2013

Is there anyone concerned with the condition of the SY Jackson facility? Although the school has positive reviews and the school has high academic ratings, I'm coming from out of state and am hesitant to send my children here because the building is not just old, but looks uninviting. The K/1 playground is also a sorry sight. Any word on possible updates to the building?


Posted March 19, 2012

I've had my four kids in private schools all over the U.S. as we move around. The education my two youngest got at SY Jackson was been priceless. The teachers and principal are amazing! My youngest went from struggling in math to being advanced. Teachers provide safe environment, exceptional education. Parents are very involved. This has best elementary school my kids have ever attended. Best education! Principal sends out regular emails/keeps parents informed. School is very responsive and proactive. Couldn't buy a better education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2011

SY jackson is a wonderful school. The teachers and staff are amazing with our kids and very helpful to each other.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2011

This is an amazing school! I enrolled my daughter in kindergarten here and could not be more pleased with the individual attention, and quality of education that she has received. She is safe, challenged and appreciated by the dedicated staff every day. The principal is outstanding, and the teacher turn-over is virtually non-existent. We have heard great things from parents of children in other grades there, and parents of multiple children at the schoo,l as well. We are looking forward to our continued enrollment at this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

Both my boys have attended SY and I'm a teacher there. My boys have received an outstanding education, and I feel so fortunate to be a part of team that truly cares about kids. We have an active parent base, an outstanding administrative staff, and the best group of kids in New Mexico!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

I love SYJ because they always help my child when they are sick or need extra help.l The principal and teachers and staff are wonderful and caring people!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

This is a school where teachers work who are completely and totally devoted to seeing that the needs of their students are taken care of. They go out of their way to find programs to help students be successful and the way they work as a team to accomplish this is truly inspiring! I was lucky enough to have my daughter attend this school for 3 years, and I have been extremely fortunate to also have been able to work at this school for the same amount of time. I have gotten to see this school from both perspectives, and there isn't a school in the area that can touch us!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

Walking through the school one can sense the vitality and spirit of the place. It has excellent creative teachers and scores well on national tests.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

SY Jackson encourages parents to participate in the school community, and it is the feeling of a community and family that makes our school great!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 5, 2010

This school has bulliying problems and the Jack did nothing for my older child they put my other daughter in special Ed when she only need speech. We took them out and now my little one can read and the older one is not getting bullied that much and that is because the pricipal is taking care of it. Also the older one is out of alot of special Ed classes Sy wants to keep them behind. Good luck people.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2010

With some of the negative press about public schools in NM we had concerns about sending our daughter, who is an advanced learner, to public school. But we heard great things about SY Jackson and decided to give it a try. We couldn't be more happy and, most importantly, neither could our daughter. The teachers and administration at SY are tremendous, talented, hard working, and very caring. As a public school, I've been very pleasantly surprised at the creative, flexible educational approaches they've taken and the resources they've been able to put towards ensuring our daughter is engaged and challenged. The school community as a whole is friendly, welcoming and offers lots of fun activities for kids after school and many family events as well. I highly recommend SY Jackson.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2008

This is my son's second year at S.Y. He was in the Kindergarten inclusion class last year and we loved it. My son was put in an advanced reading group this year and last year. The teachers have been fantastic and the principal is great. As a teacher, I have seen many schools in Albuquerque that have poor administration and teachers. S.Y. is the best elementary school I have seen in New Mexico. S.Y. always has great parent involvement. I wish to thank Mr. Vermillion and all the teachers and staff for making these last two years such great ones for my son. Keep up the great work
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2008

My son just finished his 5th grade year and I have a daughter that will be in 2nd grade. This school has been amazing. I've never seen so much participation from parents and faculty as I have at SY Jackson.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2008

Both of my boys went to SY Jackson and they received an excellent education. The staff was very supportive and really cared about them. I felt very safe with them at the school and felt fortunate to have such a good school in the neighborhood.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2008

Our school is just wonderful...... Our staff are just awesome and so is our principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2008

The teachers and staff are wonderful, and you won't find a better, more involved principal than Jack. I have first grade girls and we all love the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2008

This is our last year at SY Jackson, it has been a great experience for my children and our family. My children have thrived under the supervision of the teachers and the principal. In my opinion it is the best Elementary School in Albuquerque.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2008

The staff was great. My son went to K and he thought it was great. However when we moved, we learned that all the 'social' skills that they were teaching didn't really put him on the same level academically with other schools. In 1st grade at his new school, we played 'catch up' all year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

Our principle is awesome and so are the teachers. My children have had special needs and the school has bent over backwards to help them. Even though New Mexico schools are rated very low, this is one of the finest in the country. Ten thumbs up for our school.
—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 51% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2010.

96 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
97%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math, and grades 4, 7 and 11 in Science. The NMSBA did not report Science results in 2012. As of 2012, New Mexico no longer uses the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test high school students, and instead uses the NMSBA to test high school students. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
85%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math, and grades 4, 7 and 11 in Science. The NMSBA did not report Science results in 2012. As of 2012, New Mexico no longer uses the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test high school students, and instead uses the NMSBA to test high school students. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2010.

107 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
85%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math, and grades 4, 7 and 11 in Science. The NMSBA did not report Science results in 2012. As of 2012, New Mexico no longer uses the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test high school students, and instead uses the NMSBA to test high school students. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

Math

All Students69%
Female63%
Male76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities15%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students75%
Female79%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities23%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math, and grades 4, 7 and 11 in Science. The NMSBA did not report Science results in 2012. As of 2012, New Mexico no longer uses the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test high school students, and instead uses the NMSBA to test high school students. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the New Mexico Public Education Department. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

Math

All Students75%
Female75%
Male75%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities31%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female83%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities23%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Science

All Students85%
Female87%
Male83%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities54%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math, and grades 4, 7 and 11 in Science. The NMSBA did not report Science results in 2012. As of 2012, New Mexico no longer uses the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test high school students, and instead uses the NMSBA to test high school students. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the New Mexico Public Education Department. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

Math

All Students84%
Female89%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female91%
Male76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math, and grades 4, 7 and 11 in Science. The NMSBA did not report Science results in 2012. As of 2012, New Mexico no longer uses the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test high school students, and instead uses the NMSBA to test high school students. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the New Mexico Public Education Department. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 60% 26%
Hispanic 26% 59%
Two or more races 6% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 10%
Black 2% 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 19%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4720 Cairo NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
Phone: (505) 880-3744

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