School Details

Jackson Middle School

2271 Holton Rd, Grove City, OH 43123
(614) 801-3800
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-8 609 students 17 students/teacher (OH avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

86%
74%
73%
90%
83%
83%

Ohio Achievement Test (OAT)

In 2013-2014 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • South-Western City School District average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

89%
81%
80%
94%
88%
87%
78%
66%
68%

Ohio Achievement Test (OAT)

In 2013-2014 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • South-Western City School District average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Jackson Middle School is a public middle school in Grove City. The principal of Jackson Middle School is Emily C. Jablonka, who can be contacted at emily.jablonka@swcs.us. 609 students go to Jackson Middle School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 11% of the 609 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 27% get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Jackson Middle School is 17:1. Grove City Christian School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 92% 68%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 12%
Multiracial 2% 4%
Hispanic 2% 13%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Asian 1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 27% 57%
Economically disadvantaged 11% 24%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    JMS is a wonderful school. There are many activities to choose from from academic to athletic. The teachers are superb. My child was a 7th grader 2012-2013. Prior to 7th grade my child was average in Math. JMS does this wonderful thing which involves 2 teachers per Math class. Mr. Townley and Ms. Penrose did a wonderful job. They helped my child to go from an average B in Math to an A. My child now enjoys Math and is no longer intimidated. Thank you so much JMS!!!

  • (2 years ago)

    My son was in 7th last year going onto 8th this year. The Teachers worked well with my son who has an IEP and needed that extra help since this was his first year in main stream I have to admit I was very worried and he was too . I was included in all of his meetings and my opinions and ideas were listened too along with my sons. VERY Successful school year! Thanks to a Very supportive staff and principal Mrs. Jablanca who cares about the future of each and everyone of the students at Jackson Middle along with Mrs. Dumford Mr.Mittlemen Mrs.Cole and Mr. Allard! They are all great teachers! They truly care about your childrens future! Great School!

  • (4 years ago)

    im very proud my son teachers and all staff at your schoolyou show you care and very supportive with parents

  • (5 years ago)

    I love Jackson Middle and I am proud to be a student there. My 7th grade teachers were kind of harsh. Ihad Mrs. and Mr.Crouthamel and Mrs. Nash and Ms.Frederick. They were overall very nice and handled problems very well. I am trying out for the cheerleading squad in 8th grade and I aam hoping i can actually manage good grades this year.

  • (7 years ago)

    Jackson is a great school. The facilities are well designed and built but the principal and vice principal can be harsh from time to time.

  • (9 years ago)

    The quality of the academic programs at this school is fair. I think it could be much better if the teachers were not evaluated so much on the scores their students get on the proficiency tests. Teachers have to gear their classes to preparing students for the proficiency tests rather than teaching about the general subject. There are numerous opportunities for extracurricular activities such as band choir orchestra drama club basketball football cheerleading wrestling school paper and student government. Majority of parents are involved with the PTA and students participate in various fund raisers thru the school year. In 7th grade there is an overnight science camp and in 8th graden there is a great 4 day trip to Wahington DC. Both trips are optional and there are fees to participate. My son is in 8th grade and he has enjoyed going to Jackson.

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Overall score

(based on 11 ratings & reviews)

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