School Details

Jackson Elementary School

1325 Mount Paran Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30327
(404) 802-8800
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 900 students 13 students/teacher (GA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

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83%

Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT)

In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2012
  • Atlanta Public Schools average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

100%
84%
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100%
88%
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81%

Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT)

In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2012
  • Atlanta Public Schools average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

99%
90%
94%
97%
81%
90%
98%
87%
93%
95%
69%
80%
96%
70%
81%

Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT)

In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
96%
77%
80%

Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA)

In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA) to students in grades 5 and 8. The MGWA is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2012
  • Atlanta Public Schools average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Jackson Elementary School is a public elementary school in Atlanta. The principal of Jackson Elementary School is Lorraine Reich, who can be contacted at lreich@atlanta.k12.ga.us. 900 students attend Jackson Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Hispanic. 6% of the Jackson Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 8% of the 900 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 9% have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Jackson Elementary School is 13:1. Holy Spirit Preparatory School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 76% 10%
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 0.8%
Hispanic 6% 5%
Multiracial 3% %
Asian 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 11% 83%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.5% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.06%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 9% 76%
Limited English proficiency 6% 3%
Economically disadvantaged 8% 75%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (12 months ago)

    I have two girls at WTJ one in Grade 2 and the other in Grade 5. Our family immigrated to the US 2 years ago and my children happily and easily settled into the school. The PTA and parents are very involved and there is a wonderful sense of committment and community amongst teachers administrators parents and children. My children are both high performers sweet children and were lovingly accepted into the school. The teachers are very nurturing and attentive and all the teachers are available for consults whenever the parents need to speak to them. Dr Reich the headmistress is acutely aware of everything in the school is up-to-date on the State and district school issues and navigates the public school system with aplomb. The school is amazing and coming from a country where my children had a high level of private education I was concerned about public schooling but all my doubts disappeared at WTJ.

  • (1 year ago)

    We had a wonderful time meeting the teachers and other staff members of Jackson Elementary. The children seemed engaged and very enthusiastic about learning. Thanks Jackson Elementary Staff and Principle for an overall great experience.

  • (1 year ago)

    WTJ is where my son attends. My observation as my son was entering 1st G was exciting. Safe environment family focused participation is strongly present. Prim campus was a great experience but my son's 1st G teacher I've learned was her first year at WTJ my opinion her style of teaching was a structured pattern that in some cases left parents and students confused. I 'm positive she wanted all her kids to succeed but with that being her first class teaching at WTJ it was at times mind bottling. Great tea and wine conversations with other parents but often I felt no one really wanted to speak honestly about what they thought the character or learning or difficulties of the class because of being afraid amongst classroom adults as not being highly liked.

  • (1 year ago)

    After a decade of sending kids through Jackson I could not have more respect for the leadership of the principal faculty and involved parents. My kids have flourished there and gained a strong foundation and are thriving in the K-12 system. I'm happy to support our cluster and can see that family engagement is growing throughout the pipeline because once you get a taste of how good a public school can be you want to carry it through. Thank goodness it is finally happening in Buckhead.

  • (1 year ago)

    We moved from San Francisco and wanted to attend the best school in Atlanta. We settled on Warren Jackson and while the setting is incredible (serene and wooded etc) and the teachers are tremendously caring there is not much for ethnic diversity at this school. Academically my daughter thrived but socially she suffered from not seeing a healthy blend of races and having enough children that looked like her. We are African-American and to put things into perspective there were 6 second grade classrooms. Each room had 1-2 AA children in each class. I rarely saw any Asians Indians or Mexican children as well. Very upsetting. I have volunteered in her classroom on several occasions as I am a "tiger mom" who is very hands on. The children I interacted with were extremely well-behaved as I expected but they seemed afraid to just.. be.. kids. They are afraid to laugh loudly and get dirty and birthday parties are banned.. It was a bit much to absorb. I don't have anything bad to say about the staff- everyone was as helpful as I needed them to be but finding a school with high ranking academics and a mix of social and ethnic backgrounds seems to be a real challenge in Atlanta.

  • (5 years ago)

    Jackson is an exceptional school in which both of my children have been lucky to attend. I think one of the highlights of Jackson is when you child moves on to another school. Its at that point you realize how spoiled you were at Jackson. The learning environment is second to none.

  • (5 years ago)

    W.T. Jackson earned a much coveted 'platinum status' on last year's CRCT results. Jackson is also an 'International Baccalaureate School.' This is public schooling at it's finest. I have 2 children who are receiving fabulous educations which I feel private schools could not top.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son graduated from Jackson last year and I have a second son in 1st grade. Great school. Great environment. Dedicated teachers. Two campus which makes environment easier for the kinder and 1st graders. Overall a great experience.

  • (6 years ago)

    As an African-American parent with a rising second grader I have grown to love Jackson - the teachers staff and administration. Jackson exudes a high level of appreciation for diversity and the kids both feel it and are motivated by it! My son has been a top performer in all of his classes and I am thrilled that my rising K daughter will enjoy the same experience in this socially nurturing but academically challenging institution of greatness!!!

  • (11 years ago)

    My son just graduated from this National Blue Ribbon school. It is an excellent school with very strong leadership and one of the most active and committed PTA organizations I've ever seen. It has almost too much to offer the elementary student and is an excellent choice for any family particularly one that wants to be involved in their child's school.

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