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Jackson Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 520 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted March 3, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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.


Posted 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.


Posted October 11, 2010

The staff and the commitment to low income and new US residents


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted May 11, 2010

Great school! Wonderful programs....super involved parents and strong PTA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted May 11, 2010

Jackson School has great teachers and an amazing PTA!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2010

Excellent teachers and staff. Wonderful parents. Love this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2010

Great School! Wonderful parent involved programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted May 6, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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.


Posted 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


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
>95%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
91%
Writing

2010

 
 
55%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
95%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

All Students44%
Female31%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students67%
Female66%
Male69%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

All Students78%
Female83%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=95%
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female81%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

All Students74%
Female74%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander83%
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female85%
Male82%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=95%
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students81%
Female80%
Male82%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander>=95%
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

All Students72%
Female76%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female84%
Male81%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 79% 66%
Asian 8% 4%
Hispanic 7% 21%
Two or more races 3% 4%
Black 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 17%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Hillsboro, OR 97124
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