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675 NE Estate Dr
Hillsboro, OR 97124

(503) 844-1670
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March 03, 2014
I have been so impressed with Jackson Elementary school. The blended K-1 class did not end up happening and the kindergarten has the lowest amount of students in each class around. I have been so happy with all my daughter has learned so far in Kindergarten. She is learning to read and do addition and subtraction but she is also having so much fun, with plenty of time for free play which I feel is so important. There is so much parent involvement it really allows the teacher to do fun projects she wouldn't be able to do without parent help.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2013
The school was excellent when we first started coming here in 2009. Mr. Pede was a good principal and the ratio of truly outstanding teachers to mediocre ones was in favor of the outstanding ones. Unfortunately, Mr. Pede moved to a position with the district and was replaced by Mr. Lee who does not have the same rapport or respect for parents or students. Now, all but 4th grade have blended classrooms including a joke of a K/1 blend where a dozen first graders will get to share their morning with one set of kinders and then later another set of kinders. Avoid Jackson unless you're a fan of blended classrooms. There are some truly gifted teachers (Mrs.Hall, Mrs. Boyer, Mrs. Ward) but I don't know that even they can overcome the challenges of a blended classroom or a principal who thinks parents should be seen and not heard and sit quietly at "meetings" and just go along with his vision.

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2013
Jackson is a very true, accepting, and loving community that accepts all children and parents, no matter what race or physical appearance that they have. The staff is extremely helpful and understanding, and will always help someone in need. the principal, Mr.Lee, is so warm, funny, and welcoming to everybody. At each Town Hall at the start of each month, Mr.Lee makes a very humorous news video called "The Jackson News". Whenever I watch it, I laugh! Jackson is overall an amazing school!!!

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2013
My daughter has shown great improvement in her reading and writing skills since she joined this school. I result was gradual but very good. Apart from education the school focusses on other extra curricular activities which are very beneficial for the overall development of the child.

- submitted by a parent
January 22, 2012
Jackson is a true community school where ALL staff care about the students. There is a strong arts, science, math and reading emphasis at Jackson. The Jackson PTA is a dedicated group of parents who want quality programs for the kids. The teachers and staff are wonderful. They really take much time getting to know each student.

- submitted by a community member
January 12, 2012
Poor response to special education students complaints about being bullied by another student with conduct disorders who is in foster care. Special needs student accused of lying about the ongoing bullying. Opinion the school is covering up for the foster child who has the "system" support whereas the special needs child is the most vulnerable but truthful and therefore using this to discredit the child. Poor counselor to advocate for the safety of special need student at school prefers to hide the problems of the student being bullied, there seems to be a pattern of conduct by this individual to demean the parents who are of lower income and education level which in my opinion is also systematic bullying of not only the child but the parents who are doing the best to advocate for their special needs child.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 11, 2010
The staff and the commitment to low income and new US residents

- submitted by a community member
October 10, 2010
First and formost you must have a involved leader to have a excellent school. Mr Pede the school principal really has got it right. I am 43 years old and I just have never seen anything like it in my life. I have lunch with my daughter 1 or 2 times a week and Mr Pede is always right there making sure the children make healthy choices. Which you must have great brain food to learn. This is something he does everyday. Jackson School doesn't participate in the kids selling cookies candy etc to raise money. We have whats called a Fun Run once a year to raise money for field trips etc for the kids. Our district scores are excellent one of the best so I do feel the teachers of Jackson School are more then doing their part to help in the students learning process. This money would really help this year and maybe into the next to keep giving all the students the education they so deserve.

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2010
Great community. Parents are involved. Staff is helpful. PTA is involved. Teachers work hard and care about my kids.

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2010
I was not happy w/the kindergarden and t/f'd my child to private due to lack of education/stimulation. However, 1st grade has been impressive. Unlike kindergarden, her current teacher encourages growth in academics, manners, and social. However, parking lot safety in absent. Parents park where ever they want w/not thought to child safety.

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2010
Great school! Wonderful programs....super involved parents and strong PTA.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 11, 2010
Jackson is a fantastic school because we believe that parent participation in education is the key to student success!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 11, 2010
Jackson School has great teachers and an amazing PTA!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 11, 2010
Excellent teachers and staff. Wonderful parents. Love this school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 11, 2010
Great School! Wonderful parent involved programs.

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2010
It is a great community of families, where values are taught, lifelong friendships are forged, and leaders of tomorrow are born. Jackson has some of the best teachers i have ever seen, all 100% dedicated to offering the best elementary education to our kids.

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2010
Both my children have attended this school. One still does and this school has been wonderful for her, at her previous school she was not challenged enough. At Jackson she is excelling while being challenged. All the teachers,staff are all wonderful and care very much for the kids. The PTA does an awesome job providing a great experience for the kids. The whole family is involved and excited about the school. I love this school wish I had sent our kids there from kindergarten on.

- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2010
If I had known now what I knew then, I would have moved to the Beaverton SD when relocating. The staff seems to be just marking time until retirement. There doesn't seem to be an entire week the students are in school full-time. We're paying for private school now, and we happily write those checks every month. If you're unfortunate enough to land in a Hillsboro Public School, we suggest you price private education.

- submitted by a parent
December 03, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating January 12, 2009
Jackson is an extrordinary school. It is made of teachers, parents and administration who care about children. Students at Jackson are given a quality and balanced education. This year the focus has been writing. Jackson has started a new intervention program in reading for Kindergarten and First grade. Everyday is a good day to be a Jackson Jaguar.

- submitted by a community member
April 23, 2007
Jackson elementary is so-so. It might be good in comparison to other Hillsboro/Oregon schools but truely lacks compared to other schools we have been acreoos the country. Teachers lack enthusiasim, the general attitude with students, and parents is very 'stand-offish'. My child has stated a lack of positive reinforcement in this school as compared to others( out of state). Jackson could do alot better.

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2007
The HSD as a whole pretty much bites, short school year, short school days and not a whole lot of learning. I swear it seems like there is not a complete week where the kids are in school all day all week. We are definitely not getting our dollars worth when it comes to Education in the HSD.

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2006
Jackson Elementary School is one of the best elementary school in Hillsboro district.It has one of the best PTA's and also good parent teacher involvement. The principal Ms.Hill is very involved which helps a lot.I also like it that the classes are till the 6th grade instead of upto the 5th. Academically the school has a good rating amongst the Hillsboro schools.Overall the school is one among the best and my kids love the school and the teachers.

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2004
I owe a debt of gratitude to this school. One of my kids has regularly struggled with school, and the teachers here were able to help me pinpoint the problem, recommend testing, and even helped back my petition for help. Finally my child is excited about learning again, and has better self image. This is such a safe environment, and there are so many things to get involved with as parents. My kids also feel pride and ownership in this school as they were part of some of the art projects on the building. My hat is off to this school and staff. Even with a tight budget, they make the educational system work.

- submitted by a parent
June 22, 2004
This is the best elementary school in Hillsboro. Most of the kid's parents work for high tech companies (i.e. Intel) and make sure that their kids are involved in the basics, especially math and science. While Oregon schools have had financial challenges these last few years, Jackson school has continued to show its commitment to its students. My son, a first grader, regularly had homework assignments, tests and required reading. His teacher was organized, caring and helpful. I would have to say that based on what I have observed, Jackson School ranks right up there with the best that Portland metro area has to offer.

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2003
Jackson Elementary is part of the Hillsboro School district and subsequently has the shortest school year in the nation for the school year 2003-2004. We have been pleased with the parental involvement at this school--there is a high level of support and morale which our children have benefitted from. The school boundaries encompass neighborhoods with a good socio-economic status. A lot of the parents of students in this neighborhood work in the technology industry and are well-educated themselves. Unfortunately, we are unimpressed with the overall quality of the school. Our children are lagging behind in many subjects. We're particularly concerned that our daughter seems to do worksheets all day instead of more creative and interactive learning. When she brings worksheets home, the teacher has written comments in the margin such as, 'nice drawing,' or 'wow' while simultaneously neglecting to correct spelling and grammatical errors. Children in all grade levels sit in groups and do mostly group work. This class model is good for younger grades (K-2), but in the older classes leads to one or two students doing most of the work while the other students copy. (The principal doesn't believe in the traditional school format of sitting at one's own desk in a row.) I wonder if this lack of individualized attention is due to the large class sizes, lack of funding to hire more teachers and specialists, or inability to employ regular teachers for a full-term academic year. The principal is caring and charismatic. However, in my opinion, this school is a model of dumbing-down the students to suit the curriculum instead of raising the bar on the curriculum to help the students excel. We are moving because we do not want our children to attend this school district and this elementary any longer.

- submitted by a parent
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Jackson Elementary School
675 NE Estate Dr, Hillsboro, OR  97124
(503) 844-1670
Last modified Jackson Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Jackson Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 26 reviews. Top