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Jackson Elementary School

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Posted August 9, 2014

The teachers are wonderful, but unfortunately the administration isn't. With all the discipline problems in the upper grades, I had to remove both of my children. Most students at Jackson are very nice, but it was obvious that the associate principal was unwilling to take care of disrespect towards teachers and fellow students. Conversations with teachers whom were in my opinion, great women, basically ended in the fact their hands were tied and that the associate principal was rude and unapproachable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 28, 2013

Had to pull my child out of this school. The teachers are nice, but administration is more concerned with the low-income children. If your child has two parents or one supportive one, beware! They will use your child's "stability" as a reason to move their rooms and generally treat your child poorly and allow the "troubled" children to hurt your child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2008

I also agree with many other parents of children that attend Jackson, It is an amazing school! I am over all very pleased with the teachers, the program, the goals that are set for the children to accomplish through Jackson School. Mrs.Kennedy, the principal has done great wonders with this school!! I have always been able to meet with the teachers when needed to, and have been able to keep up with what the teachers are teaching on and know when test are going to happen so that we can be prepared to do well on the test. However, I wish that we could do away with the 'No Child Left Behind Act', it has become the 'Every Child Left Behind Act'. I feel that these children have too much work to cram in to thier brains and the teachers are not allowed enough time to teach the basics.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2005

I think that Andrew Jackson is one of the best schools in Kingsport. I am very proud to say that my children go there. I think in order to feel involved, you have to be involved....and there is lack of parent involvement. Therefore some parents might feel like the person who wrote negative things on here. I have never been or seen anyone looked down on. In fact, it amazes me that there is no such things as different colors of skin there. Alot of parents, not only there but everywhere, feel that the child should learn everything in school and nothing at home. They feel if there child fails, it is the teachers fault. I blame it on lack of parental involvement at home and communication with the school. Jackson is mixed with different incomes...I have never seen that make a difference in how the children are treated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2004

I have a child that attends andrew jackson school. I am very pleased with the teachers there. They do a very good job with the students. It is a fine and outstanding school to me. I am proud to tell people that my child attends andrew jackson elementary school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2004

We have 2 children that attend Jackson Elementary School. We have had nothing but a positive experience at Jackson. The teachers and staff are top notch. The children are learning and are very well adjusted. We do work with our children at home as well. I think that any parent that shows an effort to take part in their child's education, will be accepted by the teachers and staff at Jackson. I believe that the education of children is a joint effort of teachers and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2004

andrew jackson elementary school is very very racisim agreest children that dont have no money,plus if u are any other color beside white ,you are looked down on.if u lived in low income housing u are said to be white trash...the schooling think it can do whatever they want to do....there are alot of parents here in kingsport getting together to take andrew jackson school to the school board.....not all teachers are bad in this school.........the ones that are dont have no respected...........i would rate this school from 1-10 and 0......
—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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
54%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 49% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
63%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 84% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 49% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
27%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 48% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
47%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 88% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
43%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 55% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
45%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
46%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 87% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students57%
African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities19%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students47%
African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students63%
African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students87%
African American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade 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

Math

All Students40%
African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
White38%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities12%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students48%
African American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
White51%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities12%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students54%
African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
White52%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students93%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
White92%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade 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

Math

All Students79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities23%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students94%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade 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
White 77% 67%
Black 12% 23%
Hispanic 10% 7%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 78%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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600 Jackson St
Kingsport, TN 37660
Phone: (423) 378-2250

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