June 26, 2005
My son has attended 6th and 7th grade, and will complete 8th grade. Jackson has very strong leadership, including administration and teachers. The principal, Mr. DeFosset, allows the teachers to maintain order in their classrooms, and he backs them up to provide them a sense of support. He listens to all, including parents, students, and teachers, and makes unbiased decisions. Academically, Jackson reaches all levels of ability, including Gifted and Talented programs. Jackson has a very strong band program, involving over half the student body. It regularly wins its yearly competitions. Jackson also has orchestra and other arts. Jackson provides for most sports, allowing for all to participate, regardless of ability, via A, B, and C teams. Jackson has strong parent involvement through PTA, and numerous volunteer hours. The PTA invoked uniforms, which has enhanced the no-nonsense attitude about negative behavior. I highly support and recommend Jackson Middle School.
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