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Jackson Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 720 students

 
 

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Posted April 20, 2013

I know that this is an amazing school and it has many great teachers! I luv Jackson!


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted February 3, 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.


Posted September 16, 2009

Their 7th grade teachers are the best!


Posted 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


Posted April 9, 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


Posted 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


Posted September 11, 2008

Jackson is awsome it is my second year and i would be sooooooo sad to leave it!
—Submitted by a student


Posted 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


Posted February 5, 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!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted May 27, 2005

This is an awesome middle school....one of the best in the state of Oregon.
—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 59% in 2013.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
84%
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 61% in 2013.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
88%
Writing

2010

 
 
53%
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 63% in 2013.

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 67% in 2013.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
79%
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 American20%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracial46%
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learners17%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted94%
Special Education with Accomodation17%

Reading

All Students76%
Female82%
Male69%
African American30%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracial73%
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities39%
English language learners<=5%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted94%
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 Students67%
Female67%
Male67%
African American43%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracial80%
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learners<=5%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation27%

Reading

All Students78%
Female83%
Male74%
African American43%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracial90%
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities28%
English language learners<=5%
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 American18%
Asian/Pacific Islander71%
Hispanic50%
Multiracial80%
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities16%
English language learners<=5%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female86%
Male73%
African American18%
Asian/Pacific Islander83%
Hispanic69%
Multiracial80%
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation10%

Science

All Students77%
Female78%
Male75%
African American27%
Asian/Pacific Islander57%
Hispanic56%
Multiracial73%
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities28%
English language learners<=5%
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodation13%
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 73% 65%
Hispanic 10% 21%
Black 6% 3%
Two or more races 5% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 27%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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