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Jackson Central-Merry Academy Of Medical Technolog

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Posted October 17, 2013

I am a former student of JCM and I now attend Madison Academic Magnet High School. I think JCM is a good school. It has changed greatly from what it used to be. The school is a magnet school and they do a lot of work in class instead of giving it all for homework like Madison does. it is not much different from any other school in Jackson, Tennessee. I didn't change schools because I wanted to but because I didn't have a choice to. both schools are old and broken down but they are really similar. I think JCM is a good place to go to school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 31, 2013

I am a former student of JCM who graduated in 1981 and was recently tracking down an old teacher when I checked in on the school. JCM was a rathole back in 1981 and it's even worse today. Im sure school money is extremely tight, but for goodness sake, tear down this place. I see the enrollment has now dropped to 620. These students should be consolidated to other schools and this place leveled.


Posted November 18, 2009

We have lived in Jackson only a few months. My son is a sophmore at JCM. The teachers, advisors, coaches are all top shelf and did everything to make both of us feel comfortable in our new location and school. Mrs. Hampson
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2009

I'm a parent and I think JCM is a great school, I love the teacher, because they care about the student's also the student's are great, I think JCM is one of the best school in Jackson and I would recommend any parents who moving to Jackson enroll your child in JCM
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2007

I graduated from JCM, and I was more than prepared for the workload when I went to college on a full 4 year scholarship. JCM has received harsh criticism and a lack of support from the community, but the students have persevered despite it all. JCM provides fertile soil to help any child grow. The parents just have to be prepared to play their part too.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 21, 2006

my children go to jcm and they love it. but the city of jackson and the schoolboard have forgotten about jcm.the school is old and unsafe the books are old and behind the times.the system is breaking down and jcm is taking the worst of it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2006

I am a JCM Parent and a 1987 Graduate of JCM, I love the school when I was a student and my sons enjoy going there (They are children, so in my opinion, they don't have a choice), I love Ms. Crump, she was my sons principal at Parkview Montessori and I will support her all the way! She gives these students structure, a listening ear and rules. More parents should get involved in the school system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2005

I am a JC-M student and I believe I am recieving one of the best education and social development experience that Jackson,TN has to offer. JC-M has a negative image because it is the student population is 80% African American and it is one of the last inner city schools in Jackson, TN. Jackson, TN has progressed alot but race is still a major issue in the city. JC-M is seen as a bad school but it has produced and still is producing many leaders in the city and nation. JC-M also has a repuation of having a challenging athletic program which has produced some pro-athletes in football and baseball. JC-M students are very well prepared for the world after graduation from the training they recieved at the school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 25, 2005

I am a JCM student. Just the other day the students rioted because the school's principal was changing. There are several fights daily. There is a drug problem to deal with also. The buildings are in shambles. Lots of racial tension also.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 9, 2005

JCM really needs improvement. Half of the students say that there teachers don't teach anything and they probably know more than their teachers.
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Posted August 29, 2004

I am not a parent but a formal student. However JCM is the best school in the whole Madison County district. So many people look at JCM as a bad school, but it is the best school. The staff at JCM is all about helping the students and helping them make their dreams come true. While I was at JCM it was not just High School but it was my family away from my family. In conclusion it may not be in the most glamours part of town but its whats on the inside the make JCM shine like new money.
—Submitted by a student


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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.
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 65% in 2013.

206 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
23%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 42% in 2013.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
11%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 62% in 2013.

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
29%
English I

The state average for English I was 68% in 2013.

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
36%
English II

The state average for English II was 59% in 2013.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
26%
English III

The state average for English III was 40% in 2013.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
13%
U.S. History

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science, and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. Students must pass the algebra I, English II, and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students48%
African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a

Algebra II

All Students24%
African American23%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities9%
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students33%
African American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a

English I

All Students39%
African American39%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities15%
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students29%
African American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities24%
English language learnersn/a

English III

All Students24%
African American22%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilities7%
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Students94%
African American94%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science, and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. Students must pass the algebra I, English II, and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 87% 23%
White 8% 67%
Hispanic 3% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 84%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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332 Ln Av
Jackson, TN 38301
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