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Jackson Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 1156 students

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Posted 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


Posted March 15, 2014

I seriously think this school deserves a 10 out of 10 instead of a 8 out of ten.


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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.


Posted 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


Posted May 20, 2007

Admin isn't great. A few good teachers. Some terrible teachers. Good after school opportunities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 75% in 2013.

526 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 88% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

282 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
83%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 71% in 2013.

536 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%
English: Writing

The state average for English: Writing was 70% in 2013.

535 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
94%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 88% in 2012.

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n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 62% in 2013.

353 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

561 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students82%
Female students82%
Male students81%
Black students61%
Asian students89%
Hispanic66%
Multiracial88%
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities61%
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficient students54%
Proficient in English90%

Math

All Students73%
Female students73%
Male students73%
Black students67%
Asian students84%
Hispanic64%
Multiracial80%
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities68%
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficient students62%
Proficient in English81%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students79%
Female students80%
Male students79%
Black students56%
Asian students83%
Hispanic64%
Multiracial93%
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficient students52%
Proficient in English88%

English: Writing

All Students76%
Female students77%
Male students74%
Black students57%
Asian students87%
Hispanic54%
Multiracial71%
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities37%
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient students43%
Proficient in English85%

Math

All Students85%
Female students85%
Male students86%
Black students93%
Asian students90%
Hispanic73%
Multiracial94%
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities63%
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficient students67%
Proficient in English93%

Science

All Students81%
Female students76%
Male students87%
Black students63%
Asian students89%
Hispanic68%
Multiracial86%
White students90%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient students55%
Proficient in English91%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".
  • In 2007-2008, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".

About the tests


Virginia school accreditation ratings reflect student achievement on Standards of Learning (SOL) tests and other assessments in English, history/social science, math and science. The 2009-2010 ratings are based on passing rates on tests taken during the 2008-2009 school year or on overall achievement during the three most recent years. Schools are identified as either Fully Accredited, Accredited with Warning, Conditionally Accredited or Accreditation Denied.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 76% in 2013.

341 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 76% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course tests to assess students in reading, writing, math, science and history/social science subjects at the end of each course, regardless of the student's grade level. The SOL End-of-Course tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. High school students must pass at least six SOL End-of-Course tests to graduate. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students99%
Female students99%
Male students99%
Black students93%
Asian students99%
Hispanic100%
Multiracial100%
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged99%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities100%
Students without disabilities99%
Limited English proficient students100%
Proficient in English99%

Geometry

All Students100%
Female students100%
Male students100%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English100%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course tests to assess students in reading, writing, math, science and history/social science subjects at the end of each course, regardless of the student's grade level. The SOL End-of-Course tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. High school students must pass at least six SOL End-of-Course tests to graduate. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

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3020 Gallows Rd
Falls Church, VA 22042
Phone: (703) 204-8100

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