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Portland, OR
Students enrolled: 533

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10625 SW 35th
Portland, OR 97219

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(503) 916-5680
(503) 916-2640
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April 20, 2013
I know that this is an amazing school and it has many great teachers! I luv Jackson!

- submitted by a community member
August 22, 2011
Teacher quality is uneven - there are quite a few amazing teachers, while others are sub-par. The current principal is a difficult and unpleasant person with whom to work - he does not listen to parents, bristles at constructive criticism, and seems unable to find creative solutions. (Note that reviews before 2008 describe a school under a different - and wonderful - principal.) Despite all of this, the school community is a good one, with strong parent involvement, an excellent guidance counselor, and apparent overall student satisfaction.

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2010
This only thing this school has done for my child is teach her to dislike learning. The teachers are stressed and mean to the students. The principal is inept and his judgment is poor. This school bills itself as an "artful learning" school but doesn't offer art. Students have fled band because the band instructor the kids loved didn't have seniority. This school is barely lackluster and cronyism is rampant among the administrators and teachers. Avoid this school if you are able.

- submitted by a parent
June 28, 2010
I think Jackson was a really great school to go to all though-out 6th-8th grade. I was really glad to get the experience of being able to have as much arts as Jackson does, even if I wasn't chosen to be a mural student. It was really great even if I had to deal with the school councilor's grouchy mood for the 2nd half of the year. I'm glad to say that I went to Jackson before going off to Wilson :D

- submitted by a community member
February 03, 2010
I believe JMS is a school that encourages creativity and strives to support those from all walks of life. I am positive that the school administration is doing a great and phenomenal job, keeping JMS students safe, happy, and prepared for their future lifelong learning.

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 16, 2009
Their 7th grade teachers are the best!

- submitted by a community member
August 31, 2009
This school is the best! i love going to school there! all the teachers are great and they have this thing called cultural day it is so cool!

- submitted by a student
April 13, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2009
I LOVE JMS!! Im is 6th grade now and I love it!!! the teachers are sooo cool! our school is so beautiful with all the murals on the walls, and we get the coolest electives. i would hate to leave!! i would cry so much!!

- submitted by a student
April 08, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
January 22, 2009
I'm in seventh grade it is the greatest school I have ever been to. The walls are decorated with murals from the art class, it's advanced in art and its math. 7th graders can take pre algebra, Algebra 1, and algebra 1-2. The teachers are really cool and it's just amazing with such a warm and welcoming feeling.

- submitted by a student
September 11, 2008
Jackson is awsome it is my second year and i would be sooooooo sad to leave it!

- submitted by a student
July 18, 2008
I love JMS! Its my 3rd and final year, but i'll sure come back to visit. I'm in ensemble the elite choir we have there. We are the baest middle school choir in state and possibly in the whole USA. We are going to sing in New York City this year. JMS is a great Bernstien Artful Learning program school and it rocks!

- submitted by a student
February 05, 2008
I love JSM!!!!!!!!! All children should get the chance to go to it. My son is doing the Chinese exchange program right now and it is a wonderful life changing opportunity that you will not get anywhere else!

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December 09, 2007
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November 25, 2007
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December 15, 2006
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- submitted by a student
March 28, 2006
Jackson MS is a wonderful school. The teachers, Principal and Assistant Principal and staff truly care about the students and their education and emotional needs. Jackson has a fine staff of award winning teachers. Jackson MS is a Leonard Bernstein school. We have an excellent choir and art program. The school is has caring environment and a high percentage of parent involvement, and community folks that come to volunteer in the classroom and to tutor our students to help them reach their potential. Jackson MS has an award winning PTA that works to benefit the staff, students and community.

- submitted by a staff
June 11, 2005
Jackson is a wonderful school. Attention to students is incredible in a school this size. Staff are very kid-invested. Children are happy and safe. Administrators are always available and easy to approach. The quality of the teaching staff is extraordinary.

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2005
This is an awesome middle school....one of the best in the state of Oregon.

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Jackson Middle School
10625 SW 35th, Portland, OR  97219
(503) 916-5680
Last modified Jackson Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Jackson Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 20 reviews. Top