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Jackson Early Childhood & Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 323 students

 
 
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4 stars

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Posted December 28, 2012

When your children absolutely love and enjoy the school their in, it speaks overly well for the Principle and staff. Often, children will truly express how they feel about specific qualities and people within the educational arena. In other words, they will not lie! Gwen T. Jackson has proven itself to be this example for our young that are being reared with great educational experiences. I consider this school to be selected as one of the best that MPS has to offer. The learning strategies displayed from the staff, including the Principle, really grabs the heart and soul of these children in care/in the classroom. Not to mention their early care program. That staff also goes above and beyond the charge of caring for our little people. I am so jubial and elated that I chose this school to nurture my children's education and learning opportunities. Hats off to you all at Gwen T. Jackson Early Childhood and Elementary School. May God Bless You All!!!!! An appreciative and grateful parent of 11 happy years! ( Even during the 21st School days!!!!!!.......)
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Posted March 27, 2012

Gwen T Jackson is a "behind-the-scenes" school with exemplified purpose in truely educating our children and families. I am overjoyed to be linked and partnered with such a place with insurmountable dedication and care for rearing my children in learning and basic education. This school is top-notch and has a strong backbone with fuly supporting its families and nurturing the development of each student. The staff works beyond to ensure that these children are reaaly learning. I love it here. Its been my family for 10 years and the consistancy of teaching is yet compelling. My family has bees and still is blessed with this gift of Gwen T Jackson. Keep up the great job. I will always support this scholl and remain grateful to all the staf for being a brigth light in this community and distrcit. God Bless!!!!!!!


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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.
Math

The state average for Math was 50% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
6%

2010

 
 
23%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
50%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Language Arts

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

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
5%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
41%
Math

The state average for Math was 50% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 33% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
27%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 92% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
77%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 36% in 2013.

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
56%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students5%
Female9%
Malen/a
Black, not of Hispanic origin5%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged5%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled10%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English5%
Non-migrantn/a

Reading

All Students0%
Female0%
Malen/a
Black, not of Hispanic origin0%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled0%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English0%
Non-migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.

The different student groups are identified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group. Subgroup scores for each school are only reported for students who were enrolled as of the fall enrollment count. The All students score includes results for all students who took the test, regardless of when they first enrolled in the school.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Language Arts

All Students5%
Female0%
Malen/a
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged5%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English5%
Non-migrant5%

Math

All Students0%
Female0%
Malen/a
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English0%
Non-migrant0%

Reading

All Students0%
Female0%
Malen/a
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English0%
Non-migrant0%

Science

All Students19%
Female17%
Malen/a
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English19%
Non-migrant19%

Social Studies

All Students43%
Female33%
Malen/a
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabledn/a
English learnersn/a
Proficient in English43%
Non-migrant43%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.

The different student groups are identified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group. Subgroup scores for each school are only reported for students who were enrolled as of the fall enrollment count. The All students score includes results for all students who took the test, regardless of when they first enrolled in the school.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students6%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled10%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant6%

Reading

All Students0%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled0%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant0%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.

The different student groups are identified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group. Subgroup scores for each school are only reported for students who were enrolled as of the fall enrollment count. The All students score includes results for all students who took the test, regardless of when they first enrolled in the school.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

GreatSchools Rating

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Academic rating
3 / 10
Climate rating
5 / 10

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Overall academic rating

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Reading growth
Average

*Test scores are based on the 2013 WSAS results from the state of Wisconsin.

**The academic growth rating measures how schools affect student test score improvement over time in reading and math. This data is from 2013 and is provided by the Value-Added Research Center and Milwaukee Public Schools.

Climate ratings

This rating encompasses five elements of school climate: safety and cleanliness, respect and relationships, expectations for students, teacher collaboration and support, and parent involvement. This school's climate ratings are the result of GreatSchools' analysis of teacher survey data from the Spring 2013 School Climate Survey developed by Milwaukee Public Schools.

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Informing and including families.

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black, not Hispanic 96% 10%
White, not Hispanic 2% 73%
Asian 1% 4%
Hispanic 1% 10%
Multiracial 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Disabled students 30%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 98%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 0%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 97%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 25%N/A55%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with valid license 100%N/A98%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

School leader's name Kanika A Burks
Special staff resources available to students PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Milwaukee Public Schools Model Site For Early Childhood Education (2009)
  • Reading Best Practice Model Site (2009)

Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Cognitive disability
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Speech and language impairments
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Poetry

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:45 am
School end time
  • 2:25 pm
School Leader's name
  • Kanika Burks
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • Infant
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (414) 267-5515

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • CLP and CMSP
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Cognitive disability
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Mentoring
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • In region bussing available
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Artisits Working in Education
  • First Stage
  • Schools the Can Milwaukee
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Track

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Girl scouts
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Monitor the playground
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School colors
  • Blue and White
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2121 W Hadley St
Milwaukee, WI 53206
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Phone: (414) 267-5500

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