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Jackson Elementary School

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Posted January 15, 2014

The new Principal is a joke. The worst I have ever had to deal with. She only gives the richer kids the time a day. I truly cannot wait to get my child out of that school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2013

Jackson Elementary is an amazing school lead by a great Principle. I have been here as a parent for 11 years. THis is my last year with a child year and it will bittersweet.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2013

A dedicated staff of caring people. I have had a great time there. I have enjoyed working with them to educate my daughter.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2013

Jackson Elementary school has been a wonderful school for both my children. We have been attendance from Kinder - 5th grade and are tremendously pleased with the outstanding teachers, principal and staff. We feel they truly care about the whole child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 29, 2012

My child is an A student in the 4th grade. We are very happy with the teacher staff they are great. They provide challenging academic program. They truly care about students. The Leadership staff are great as well. The administrative/receptionist staff always welcome you very friendly and very helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2010

We really miss the school .This is a 'great school ' indeed and deserves 5 stars.My son was in 3rd grade here when we left the school and moved to California.The Plano ISD is truly dedicated to the progress of the children & so is the school.Go Jackson go..!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2008

This is the second year my child is at this school. Kindergarten was all fun, especially after a montessori background. The K teachers were nice and helped both parents and kids adjust to the school. But 1st grade is a whole new story. I haven't seen any progress in math or english. My kid's current teacher doesn't communicate with us even when we send requests. Homework either shows up or not. Reading briefcases are sent at random ( these supposedly are 'above and beyond' the curriculum, when asked about the randomness. But the kindergarten teacher used to do this regularly and tailored to each student's ability) .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 24, 2007

Jackson elem is a great school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 15, 2004

Jackson Elementary is providing a wonderful learning and growing experience for my children. Both started kindgarten here. My oldest is now in 5th grade and my youngest in 1st grade. The teachers throughout the years have all been wonderful. I have felt we were team and together we worked through concerns as they arose. This year has been the best yet for both my children. My 5th grader's year is a direct result of her 5th grade teacher. She motivates and encourages my child academically and for postive social interaction. The PTO is very strong and the school staff appreciates this involvement. The current principal is very involved and supportive. There are numerous after school activities as well as family activities throughout the year. This school actively promotes family involvement to assist with building a strong educational and social foundation for the children.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 89% in 2011.

113 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

113 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
87%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2011.

90 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

91 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

85 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
92%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 82% in 2011.

85 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

87 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

84 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
92%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students89%
Female89%
Male90%
Black or African American88%
Asian100%
Hispanic76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education67%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)72%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students87%
Female87%
Male87%
Black or African American80%
Asian100%
Hispanic78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education33%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)76%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students88%
Female86%
Male89%
Black or African American85%
Asian100%
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education75%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students88%
Female88%
Male88%
Black or African American64%
Asian100%
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education67%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students89%
Female91%
Male88%
Black or African American85%
Asian100%
Hispanic82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education86%
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students98%
Female100%
Male95%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education86%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students98%
Female96%
Male100%
Black or African American86%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education88%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students87%
Female91%
Male83%
Black or African American71%
Asian91%
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education78%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)60%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
58%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
69%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
73%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students69%
Female76%
Male63%
Black or African American90%
Asian100%
Hispanic53%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education63%
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)46%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted68%
Bilingual38%

Math

All Students74%
Female80%
Male68%
Black or African American44%
Asian100%
Hispanic69%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education50%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant74%
Gifted/talented83%
Non-Gifted74%
Bilingual79%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students67%
Female67%
Male68%
Black or African American59%
Asian71%
Hispanic51%
Multiracial78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education20%
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)39%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted64%
Bilingual32%

Math

All Students52%
Female48%
Male55%
Black or African American29%
Asian86%
Hispanic38%
Multiracial56%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special education14%
Not special education54%
Limited English proficient (LEP)28%
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant52%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted46%
Bilingual27%

Writing

All Students63%
Female65%
Male62%
Black or African American59%
Asian71%
Hispanic41%
Multiracial89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education20%
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)29%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted59%
Bilingual23%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students81%
Female82%
Male80%
Black or African American76%
Asian91%
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)43%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted79%
Bilingual30%

Math

All Students65%
Female64%
Male66%
Black or African American41%
Asian100%
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted61%
Bilingual20%

Science

All Students64%
Female68%
Male60%
Black or African American24%
Asian100%
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education40%
Not special education65%
Limited English proficient (LEP)28%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted60%
Bilingual10%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Recognized".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 37% 50%
White 32% 31%
Black 15% 13%
Asian 12% 3%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School Leader's name
  • Ms Kris Benson
Fax number
  • (469) 752-2101

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1101 Jackson Dr
Plano, TX 75075
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