School Details

George A Jackson School

58 Maytime Drive, Jericho, NY 11753
(516) 203-3640
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 431 students 10 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

65%
68%
32%
88%
84%
42%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See http://www.engageny.org/sites/default/files/resource/attachments/test_score_release_letter_to_parents.pdf from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes. In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to mee
  • This school in 2014
  • Jericho Union Free School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

68%
70%
33%
90%
86%
43%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See http://www.engageny.org/sites/default/files/resource/attachments/test_score_release_letter_to_parents.pdf from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes. In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to mee
  • This school in 2014
  • Jericho Union Free School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

78%
69%
30%
84%
83%
40%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See http://www.engageny.org/sites/default/files/resource/attachments/test_score_release_letter_to_parents.pdf from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes. In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to mee
  • This school in 2014
  • Jericho Union Free School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

George A Jackson School is a public elementary school in Jericho. The principal of George A Jackson School is PRINCIPAL - MR. BENNY D'AQUILA and can be contacted at bdaquila@jerichoschools.org. 431 children attend George A Jackson School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 2% of the George A Jackson School students are "limited in English proficiency." 4% of the 431 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at George A Jackson School is 10:1. Robbins Lane Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Italian
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 50% 67%
Asian/Pacific Islander 44% 29%
Asian 44% %
Hispanic 4% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.1%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 4% 2%
Limited English proficiency 2% 2%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    The teacher quality varies a lot here-one year you got a really caring teacher and another year one that does not care at all. Overall though they are still pretty good. The staff and principal are not very friendly and easily accessible especially Mrs. D'Alto who is always complaining and bashing about some parents whenever I walk in the school office. Just a lot of negative energy in that room.

  • (2 years ago)

    My son went to school here. There was bullying going on in as early as 1st grade. I was surprised that the teachers did not pay any attention to it and inform any parents. When I discussed with the teacher she said she had no idea. Good strategy to pretend no knowledge ..wow. We were relocating to another state so didn t have time to take it up with the principal. From what I had heard from other parents the principal takes no feedback and mostly believes they are doing the best (read this as we are a great school everything we do is right and you parents have no experience just leave it to us and yeah we have no room for improvement). It s probably a cultural thing passed on from the boss.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is great but the staff and the principal try to push any student to special education to get more fund for the school from State of New York

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is terrific! The staff is caring concerned and provides an academically challenging environment for the students. The music program is fabulous The focus on social-emotional growth is strong and there are specialty programs like second language study in all grades. My child is very happy. I am pleased with the staff across the board. The principal is doing something right!

  • (6 years ago)

    Jackson Elementary School is an excellent school. The staff provides and warm and friendly atmosphere providing support and academic excellence. The principal and teachers are accessible supportive and concerned about student well-being. A high-lighted program this year is Peacekeepers which teaches students that a safe peaceful environment is created through positive choices and good communication skills. I am impressed with the school environment having dealt with parents students and staff.

  • (9 years ago)

    I personally think that all Jericho Schools are wonderful and should be rated higher!

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(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

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  • Principal leadership
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