July 24, 2011
The school is terrible, I don't really like it, the curriculum is great, though. You learn a lot, but the only thing wrong really here is the people, mostly students. Students are horribly mannered, and if you want your child to have a good time, you better work hard to get in honors' classes. Most teachers are great but some are really mean no apparent reason. Basically, if you behave, you'll do fine, but make sure your student has some self esteem because people there will break it down fast. Riots, fights, all kind of things happen all the time, and theres a group of "Wanna be gangsters" that think they're all that and try to terrorize the school. The majority of the race are Hispanics, and most of them being pretty nice, but there's some that misbehave of each race there. If you've got another choice, really, don't choose Jackson. I'm a student there, reluctantly going on my third year. On the bright side, the afterschool activities are decent and the fine arts program is excellent.
- submitted by a community member