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6-8
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Garland, TX
Students enrolled: 1,247

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1310 Bobbie Lane
Garland, TX 75042

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June 08, 2014
At first there was reservation to put my son in Jackson. Earlier reviews we no so favorable. Our son started in the 6th grade MST program. The curriculum was challenging for him at first with the transition to middle school. With tutorials and support of teachers he was able to make a ton of improvement right away. What I liked is that my son was challenged. He seems to really enjoy the social part of Jackson. Communication with Teacher thru email was very effective and they responded promptly. We will finish 8th grade at Jackson and trust that he will be more than ready for high school. Mr. Duffy is a good leader and activities are well communicated. Class of 2019

- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2014
This year was my last year at Jackson . I honestly can't feel more proud of myself and my piers for everything we went through to succeed . Jackson has been a very memorable middle school life for me and I can't believe how fast it went by . I won't forget those who encouraged me to keep my head . So ... here's to aJackson . CLASS OF 2018 goodluck to the new little kiddos (:

- submitted by a community member
June 06, 2014
Jackson technology is just AMAZING !!! I'm in the newcomer program , which is for the people who don't speak English . I came in November 2013 and I didn't know ANY English back then but now I speak very well just like students in regular classes , I like jackson , well actually I don't like it I LOVE it ! The teachers , principals , counselors , etc they are all so nice . Jackson helped me a lot . Im a 7th grader btw but im moving countries next year .. today was the last day of school , im going to miss Jackson =( I'll always be proud that I studied there .. jackson is the best ever ! =)

- submitted by a community member
April 28, 2014
My wife and I have been very pleased with Jackson. This is our son's first year at Jackson and he really likes it. The staff and the teachers all seem to be very caring. They offer a lot of different classes and some fun electives. My son has not had any bad experiences there. There is one teacher my son is not crazy about, but that is to be expected in middle school and high school.

- submitted by a parent
March 02, 2014
This is my son's first year at Jackson. Several people discouraged us from going here, but we did our own research, toured the school, and met with the principal ahead of time. We have been very pleased and our son loves the school. I am involved in the PTA and it's been wonderful getting to know some of the staff and teachers a little better. Most of the people on the PTA board have full-time jobs, so anyone can join and be involved in the school. My son's grades have gone up and down a little, but the teachers have been great about communicating with us. Each time I have been at the school, the students have been well-behaved and have not acted like hoodlums. I know they have children from all backgrounds here, but I have not seen inappropriate or out-of-control behavior and my son has not witnessed that either. I encourage people to check it out and give them a chance. We are very pleased with Jackson! Mr. Dunphy and Mr. Bruman stay active and involved and have a presence around the school. They do not stay holed up in their offices. They are present at after-school activities and seem to genuinely care about the students.

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2014
Mr. Duffy is very unprofessional. Does Not know how to communicate with parents in an adult manner. How do you as a leader expect to gain respect when you do not know how to act like a leader

- submitted by a parent
November 15, 2013
I have been going to Jackson since I was in the 6th grade now I'm in the 8th grade it is a fantastic school for kids interested in math and science and they do their best trying to incorporate technology into the mst math and science classes which is a very good and interactive way of learning and I really enjoy it.

- submitted by a community member
September 15, 2013
This is a great middle school to go to. I have been going here for 2 years and i wish i went here in the 6th grade. The teachers explain the work better, without getting mad. Also they have high school credit courses such as robotics,aljebra,pro communications. We also have a cooking extended day class with real stove tops and ovens. But over all you should cone to this amazing place. :)

- submitted by a community member
July 09, 2012
Amazing School I love it! It is my home <3 I really hope that new students will love this school as much as I did(:

- submitted by a community member
September 02, 2011
I have to disagree with some of the comments made about Jackson. This is my son's last year at Jackson and he likes this school. He is in the MST program and is doing well. He has been exempt from reading this year and has scored commended in all subjects on his TASKS scores which means the teachers are doing there jobs. It is not the teachers job to babysit or be friends with the students. There job is to teach and they do just that. If the student is having a problem and you inform the school, the school will take appropriate actions. My son was bullied in his 6th grade year, I told the school and the students were sent to the reform school. It is the students job to make the best of school. If your not getting along with some of the students there, either make new friends or try to make the best of it.

- submitted by a parent
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
July 20, 2011
My son attended this school for 2 years as a part of the math & science "magnet" program. I am sad to say I am unimpressed with the teachers attitudes toward the students. Some of the teachers even made a point of telling the students how much they disliked thier jobs. Very motivating I'm sure. We had repeated problems with theft which was disregarded until I complained. My son was basically told it was his fault that things were stolen. Possibly the most enlightening moment was when my husband cursed by a student when he chaperoned a field trip & the teacher said "she's from a bad home." Said that excused the behavior. We are transferring next year.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2011
Very disappointed with the quality of education. I sent my son there for the Math & Science program and found the quality to be lower than the middle school that is in our immediate neighborhood. He will not be returning next year.

- submitted by a parent
December 16, 2010
My daughter was invited to attend the MST honors program at Jackson for 6th grade this year. Jackson overall is probably one of the best schools in the district for not only for bright students, but kids with Autism/PDD-NOS. Her case manager, and teachers understand the finer points of children with ASD's, don't make them appear any different to other kids in the class, and as a result, my daughter has been able to socialize much better than previous schools, as well as succeed academically. The cirriculum is great, with both core subjects and electives that are both fun and challenging

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2010
i am a 6th grader at Jackson and I would say Jackson is an awesome middle school the teachers are awesome and when you go home you can't wait to go back to school because the teachers make you really eager to learn!!! :)

- submitted by a student
April 17, 2010
I am currently an 8th grader in the MST program here at Jackson. This is a great school with some flaws, but hey, nothing is ever perfect. I love my teachers and I feel like they actually want us to succeed. MST is a bit challenging but it's all worth it in the end. You will have your occasional fights here and there but it's not any of the staffs fault it happens. Anyway, I'm glad to spend my 8th grade year at the best middle school in Garland.

- submitted by a student
January 05, 2010
It's a great school, I'm actually learning a lot.

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December 23, 2009
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- submitted by a student
November 04, 2009
great school my son is getting better in every subject every day

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October 27, 2009
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October 16, 2009
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October 08, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2009
i think this school is cool because the teachers actually tell you what they want you to do with your hw while the others schools really dont.

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August 26, 2009
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August 23, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
July 03, 2009
I'm going into 7th Grade at this school, and I can't believe I'm about to go to it again. I actually laugh that this school calls themselves a 'magnet' school. The kids use strong language in every sentence. Constant fights, stink bombs, the teachers couldn't care less. I'm terrified of this school and would not recommend it to anyone.

- submitted by a student
June 18, 2009
This school has a great fine arts department. In 2009,all departments recieved basically ones from uil competitions and great results were pouring in everywhere and every competitions. The choir department is great and just because they don't get as many awards does not mean they are not great. Their will is so amazing and mrs. Jagielski is so awesome. She deserves to get great results for another year. She makes students realize that it's not the score that matters. You're great mrs. J!

- submitted by a student
no rating June 17, 2009
This school is a GREAT! It challenges students and I had a great time, except it could be a little bigger, the hallways are always cramped. I am just a normal kid and I think that if you love music and challenges this school is good!

- submitted by a student
April 29, 2009
Thank goodness this is our last year at this school. I am constantly amazed at how the teachers tattle on the students and when you help correct the problem and ask for an update they don't have time to tell you its better or thank you or answer in any way. The teachers are not on the same page about anything not standardized dress ,not cell phones or MP3's the teachers only see what they want to see and if something bad happens,surprise their cameras were not clear enough to see. Bad language and bulling is common and from time to time they have a student in an ankle braclet. If you are sending your student to Jackson because os the Science and Math it is not worth it find a school with honor classes and teachers that can control the class be fair and consistant and stay off THEIR cells

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating April 01, 2009
i think this is a great school because my son is really doing well there and I believe the teachers are doing their best to give him the very best

- submitted by a parent
January 21, 2009
Well, I reviewed this school 5 years ago. My son still has great memories of that school. Mrs. Kathy Miller made a lasting impression on us. My son is now attending college, just turned 18 on Oct. 9, 2008 and graduated early from high school. I highly recommend this school. Mrs. Miller, God bless you and keep you. You are the best!

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January 06, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2008
This is the best school ever it has great teachers

- submitted by a student
September 30, 2008
My son attended Jackson for 6th grade last year and did not come back this year. There was way too much bullying and not enough staff supervision in PE, the halls changing classes and in the lunchroom. He is now at Brandenburg and is thriving. At Jackson, he was just a number, a slot to fill in their MST program. I would not recommend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2008
JTC is the best middle school I ever went to! The staff is excelent, and they really made my learning experience wonderful. Atheltics was so loving, each girl and coach loved each other like family, and it so hard to leave. I wish that I could just bring the whole staff with me. =) I will never regret going to this school!

- submitted by a student
August 20, 2008
The Orchestra program at Jackson is AWESOME. Great teachers. No doubt. But the choir department lacks.

- submitted by a student
August 18, 2008
I'm a student at Jackson and I love it! Other than the standerdized dress, there usually aren't any big issues. They have a good athletic dept. and fun after-school programs. They also have fun field trips like six flags and NASA. This is my last year at jackson and I'm going to miss it!

- submitted by a student
August 04, 2008
well,jackson is kind of a poor rated school. its fun because the teachers are sometimes easy to walk all over, but i hate uniforms. amd i live how we have fun,,

- submitted by a student
no rating July 28, 2008
I think that your school is one of the best schools. The teachers take the time the students and that is the most important thing that I look for thank you Jackson staff for all that you do to make our school great. :)

- submitted by a parent
July 23, 2008
im a student at jackson technology center and i love my teachers and friendds i realy learn and i have ab honor roll thanks to the teachers

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June 30, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
no rating May 20, 2008
This was my childs first year here and she will not be back. If there is an issue brought to the Principals attention and he doesn't want to handle it he passes it on to the Assistant. Well she has a habbit of forgetting or putting aside the problem and therefore it is never taken care of until you constantly remind her. I question the safety of my child in there hands. Matters are not taken serious. I get the impression that they are in way over their heads. We have had several on going problems with a teacher and it has never been taken care of or a solution offered. I am not happy at all with Jackson and its so called leader ship. Then there is the uniforms which I am all for but only certain teachers inforce. So they are confused at what is acceptable or not.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2008
I am a parent of an 8th grader at Jackson and carefully considered my options for his 7th and 8th grade sschool. I am very HAPPY I decided to take a chance with this program. I have found his teachers are more then happy to discuss his grades and keep me informed on how he is doing. I email them every month and have let them feel free to alert me if a problem arises. The office staff is very friendly and never makes me feel like I am a meddling parent. There are more than a handful of this staff I would like to move onto high school with us. I will miss them tremendously!

- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2008
Man I think this school is pretty darn good. I don't know if everyone agrees with me about it but that's my opinion and that's theirs. I'm an 8th grader right now and the teachers i've ever had are great and I'm actually learning. What a surprise? Not really. Kids don't get beat up everyday like some may think. Fights don't always break-out every day either. Some of the clubs are pretty great. I'm in athletics and it's really fun. Some great friends.

- submitted by a student
March 27, 2008
I was invited to this school because of my grade average, and now I am sorry I ever accepted. fights break out in the lunch line and all the sudden the teacher is busy, stink bombs are constently being activated, thier security cameras never see anything, and kids walk out the front doors of the school in the middle of the day in full view of teachers. this is supposed to be a magnet school?, I don't think so.

- submitted by a student
March 24, 2008
Overall we think the school is good. Areas of improvement are: 1. Improve the instructions for first day of classes ie what items/supplies to bring and to where. 2. Some teachers fail to log in completed work for grades causing errors in grading. 3. Athletics information is scarce for all programs, ie, where and when practice is and when over to ensure adequate pickup. 4. It is extremely hard for parents to keep up with their childs assignments resulting in lots of frustration-yes the student should know their assignments, however, that's not always the case and the school should want the parents involvement, not just after the fact. 5. We joined PTA but never get informed of anything they do.

- submitted by a parent
January 25, 2008
I love this school. Besides the strictness on uniforms. But overall, its the best. And I regret moving.

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May 25, 2007
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- submitted by a student
December 11, 2006
I feel they move too quickly through curriculum not giving it a chance to sink in or prove its relavancy to the students.Security is the best I have ever seen,I know my child is being cared for and his safty is paramount to the staff.I cant say anything for the meals...we pack his lunch.Atheletic programs are ok..All in all, we would rather have our child in a magnet school then a regular school

- submitted by a parent
December 08, 2006
i honestly love this school. it has a wonderful curriculum, great teachers and a diverse collection of students.

- submitted by a student
November 12, 2006
I think Jackson is the best school ever I loveit.I The teachers and staff they are great.I had to move and I hated to have to move to a different school because their is no better.

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June 05, 2006
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March 31, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
December 17, 2005
Jackson Technology Center strives to provide quality learing for a diverse range of students. New state requirements have been addressed, communications infrastructure has been implemented and the staff is composed of a mix of new and veteran career instructors.

- submitted by a teacher
April 27, 2005
There are after school programs and alternate language classes such as Spanish and ESL. Any grade can take Choir, Orchrestra, Theatre Arts, Art, Spanish, or band. 7th and 8th grades can take Athletics and play on sport teams which include, girls and boys basketball and track and field, girls vollyball and cheerleading, and boys football. Throughout the year there are dances and fundraisers that parents can help out with.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
February 26, 2005
I am not pleased about this school whatsoever. My child had to move schools, just to start enjoying his childhood. This school has the least class of people ever. There is so much teasing, bullying, and I was sick of my child coming home from school in tears because of the workload and how his fellow classmates treated him. The staff never took action of any sort. It was just awful. I also felt that my child was not secure whatsoever. Everytime in the car-pull line I see nothing but juveniles flashing gang symbols and just could tell that they did not come from a well balanced home.

- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2004
The math and science magnet program is very good. The robotics and forensics teams went to state to compete against high schools!

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2004
I am a Student at Jackson Middle School. I think Jackson should be rated the best middle school in Garland, Tx. The teachers have helped me in many of ways. The athletic Dept is very good. The staff at Jackson is great. I love this School.

- submitted by a student
January 22, 2004
This is the best middle school my son has attended. He has also been in the Richardson schools--we were not impressed by them. Garland has good schools and this is definitely among the top 3 in my opinion. The teachers are all willing to do what it takes to get the kids performing at their best. I am very impressed by Mrs. Miller's (MST Science) willingness to go the extra mile to get my son the help he needs to excel in her class. Way to go, Mr. Cozby, you've got a winning staff there!

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Jackson Technology Center
1310 Bobbie Lane, Garland, TX  75042
(972) 494-8362
Last modified Jackson Technology Center is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Jackson Technology Center Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 61 reviews. Top