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.
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.
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.