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Do you feel this school develops honesty, integrity, and fairness in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Strongly agree (2 responses)
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Do you feel this school develops compassion, caring, and empathy in its students?
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Do you feel this school develops respect in its students?
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Do you feel this school develops persistence, grit, and determination in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Agree (2 responses)
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How do you feel about the amount of homework given at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Not enough (1 response)
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How effective do you feel the teachers are at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Effective (1 response)
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Is there someone at this school who you want to say "thanks" to?
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Currently, most people answered Teacher (1 response)
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There are 35 reviews about all of the school topics.

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Jackson Middle School
Grateful to: Teacher

Posted January 29, 2016
- a parent
Mr. Rehm, the drama teacher, and Mrs. Murdoch, the choir teacher, have both made a huge, positive impact on my child's middle school experience.

Jackson Middle School
Teacher effectiveness: Very effective

Posted January 29, 2016
- a parent
I love hearing from my child about what she is learning. Her teachers are interesting and engaging.


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Amount of homework: Just right

Posted January 29, 2016
- a parent
My child is involved in lots of activities at school. I don't want her to have too much homework at this age.

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Develops grit: Agree

Posted January 29, 2016
- a parent
when children feel successful, they are more likely to persist, even when things are difficult.

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Develops empathy: Strongly agree

Posted January 29, 2016
- a parent
The social atmosphere tends to be caring and accepting. Adults are kind to students, and the students seem to be caring toward eac hother as well.


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Develops honesty: Strongly agree

Posted January 29, 2016
- a parent
Jackson treats students with respect. When students are treated with respect, and feel that they are part of a community, they develop positive social values.

Jackson Middle School 5

Posted January 29, 2016
- a parent
My child has attended Jackson for 3 years, and has had a fabulous experience. The social interactions are very positive, the teachers smart and supportive, and the arts programs are excellent. She told me, "At my school we don't really have cliques"- which is a pretty remarkable perception for a 7th grade girl, even if it isn't probably 100% true. But it speaks to the open, inclusive atmosphere there!

Jackson Middle School 5

Posted October 15, 2015
- a parent
Please note the other, negative reviews are for a different principal and administration than the one that is there now. School leadership is well-informed, competent, professional, and, best of all, inspired. The Bernstein model is alive and well despite common core standards and increased testing. Jackson offers choir, cadet, concert and symphonic band, drama, engineering (shop) and art in addition to the classic curriculum. There is a large emphasis on 21st-century learning styles, including a dedication to integrating technology into the classroom as much as the budget will allow (and then some). Also, students are safe to learn here; this school is one of the most diverse in the city (a large Somali community and mosque nearby) and so there is a lot of emphasis on positive anti-bullying efforts and community-building. There are a lot of community events happening at the school after hours, from Portland Youth Philharmonic peer classes to football practice to Girl Scouts. The school is alive at all hours! As a result, and because of the strong community involvement and great parents, the kids are kind, supportive, and encouraging of each other. Overall, this school offers a truly great public middle school experience. You will not be disappointed that your kid goes here.


Jackson Middle School 5

Posted April 20, 2013
- a community member
I know that this is an amazing school and it has many great teachers! I luv Jackson!

Jackson Middle School 3

Posted August 22, 2011
- a parent
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.

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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 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Jackson Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 35 reviews. Top