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George A Jackson School

Public | K-5 | 379 students

 

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Posted November 6, 2013

The teacher quality varies a lot here-one year you got a really caring teacher, and another year one that does not care at all. Overall though they are still pretty good. The staff and principal are not very friendly and easily accessible, especially, Mrs. D'Alto, who is always complaining and bashing about some parents whenever I walk in the school office. Just a lot of negative energy in that room.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2012

My son went to school here. There was bullying going on in as early as 1st grade. I was surprised that the teachers did not pay any attention to it and inform any parents. When I discussed with the teacher, she said she had no idea. Good strategy to pretend no knowledge ..wow. We were relocating to another state so didn t have time to take it up with the principal. From what I had heard from other parents, the principal takes no feedback and mostly believes they are doing the best (read this as: we are a great school, everything we do is right and you parents have no experience, just leave it to us, and yeah we have no room for improvement). It s probably a cultural thing passed on from the boss.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2011

This school is great but the staff and the principal try to push any student to special education to get more fund for the school from State of New York
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2011

This school is terrific! The staff is caring, concerned, and provides an academically challenging environment for the students. The music program is fabulous, The focus on social-emotional growth is strong, and there are specialty programs like second language study in all grades. My child is very happy. I am pleased with the staff across the board. The principal is doing something right!


Posted January 15, 2009

Jackson Elementary School is an excellent school. The staff provides and warm and friendly atmosphere, providing support and academic excellence. The principal and teachers are accessible, supportive and concerned about student well-being. A high-lighted program this year is Peacekeepers which teaches students that a safe, peaceful environment is created through positive choices and good communication skills. I am impressed with the school environment, having dealt with parents, students and staff.


Posted September 9, 2005

I personally think that all Jericho Schools are wonderful and should be rated higher!
—Submitted by a parent


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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 32% in 2014.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
88%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
93%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 33% in 2014.

82 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

84 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
90%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 30% in 2014.

78 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

81 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
95%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 1 50% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 44% 9%
Hispanic 2 4% 23%
Black 1 2% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 12%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 24%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 0%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 77%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 0%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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  • MR. BENNY D'AQUILA

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58 Maytime Dr
Jericho, NY 11753
Phone: (516) 203-3640

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