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Falls Church, VA
Students enrolled: 1,156

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3020 Gallows Rd
Falls Church, VA 22042

(703) 204-8100
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December 02, 2014
I am a former student of this school, and the two years I spent there were the worst years of my life. The teachers were largely apathetic and incompetent, and rarely showed the students or parents respect. Bullying was rampant, and no matter who you complained to, nothing was ever done about it. I left Luther Jackson worse than when I went in. It has been a while since I left this school, but literally everyone I've spoken to who has gone to this school since has told me that things haven't improved at all. If you care about your children at all, you will avoid this school like the flu.

- submitted by a community member

November 16, 2014
top notch teachers; no violence, drug, or bullying issues; population of just decent kids - no snobs, no cliques; everyone gets along and accepts each other. no "rich" spoiled kid, appearance and things are everything. great academics, no matter the student need or ability... super advanced academics program. wonderful and dedicated teachers

- submitted by a parent

September 17, 2014
Hello, I'm currently an 8th grader at LJ. As a student, I would say jackson is an okay school. The AAP program is pretty good, and they have a great orchestra department. In my opinion LJ is a very underrated school.

- submitted by a community member

September 14, 2014
Terrible staff and administration. I sent in an email stating my concerns about one of the employees who is involved in substance abuse and they did not bother to even reply. They do not care about the students or the parents.

- submitted by a parent

September 03, 2014
We just moved to the area and went in last week to try to register the kids and they had absolutely no interest in registering the kids. Literally asked me what i was doing there and refused to give me any information telling me I had to wait a week for an appointment. I hope the teachers are more concerned than the staff.

- submitted by a parent

May 15, 2014
Also, Ms. Porter retired. There is an interim principal. His name is Mr. Timothy Arrington. If possible, please update.

- submitted by a parent

March 15, 2014
I seriously think this school deserves a 10 out of 10 instead of a 8 out of ten.

- submitted by a community member

August 21, 2013
My child went to Jackson and now he is in harvard university!!! I love this school and go tigers

- submitted by a parent

May 16, 2013
Old school with state of the art academics! What a gem of a academic campus . Great arts program as well! Nothing bad to say..

- submitted by a parent

October 22, 2011
I was in the GT Program for 7th grade. It was simply Amazing, we had very though teachers and very strict rules. There was not one fight, and i never saw anybody getting bullied. The after school programs were amazing, we had an amazing science Olympiad Team, and even had a student go to national competitions and the Music department was unstoppable. There was a very bad teacher, Whose name started with a Y, and didn't know a thing about math, but she is no longer a 7th grade teacher. Overall, this school is amazing, and is very well prepared to handle the very motivated GT students, who are intellectual superior to all the other students.

- submitted by a parent

July 16, 2011
Hello, I was a student at Luther Jackson for the seventh and eighth grade.When i was in 6th grade,I remember pondering with my parents about whether to go to Luther Jackson or move and go to a school.I chose to attend LJ.As a student who attended LJMS for all two years without missing a single day (besides the days I missed for orchestra like Districts or Competition trips),I can honestly say that LJ was amazing.I was in the GT program and I felt that LJ was VERY underrated.LJ gained a bad reputation from all the rumors among the parents,but most of those rumors are false.There were hardly any violence.No more than any other school in the county. LJ also had various extracurricular activities.I was in Science Olympiad, MathCounts, Literary Magazine, National Junior Honor Society and a few other clubs. I stayed after about three times every week. I was in orchestra and we got first and best overall @ the Herhsey Music competition.Next year, I will be attending TJHSST, the best public high school in the country.Thus, LJMS is really not a bad school as it is alleged to be.Recently the field got renovated, so that's an extra positive for future LJ tigers as well.Overall, great school.

- submitted by a community member

March 27, 2009
As a student, I can honestly say that this is an excellent school. This school is quite underrated. There are hardly no gangs or violence as some people suggest and there are almost no cliques. The GT program is tough and the students are very competitive in terms of academics. The after school programs are good and so is the music department. The reason I didn't give this school five stars is because there are a few bad teachers and the administration is unnecessarily strict. I had the choice between attending Jackson or Thoreau, and I can say that Jackson is the better school in my opinion. Overall, terrific school.

- submitted by a student

May 20, 2007
Admin isn't great. A few good teachers. Some terrible teachers. Good after school opportunities.

- submitted by a parent

September 24, 2005
Luther Jackson Middle School is a great school. There are many extra-curricular activities the students can be a part of. The principal is very good, and so are the two vice principals. This school also has an excellent music department.

- submitted by a student

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Jackson Middle School
3020 Gallows Rd, Falls Church, VA  22042
(703) 204-8100
Last modified Jackson Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 7-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Jackson Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 16 reviews. Top