Jackson elementary has an amazing staff. Mrs. Magee and Mrs. Terry are AWESOME kindergarten teachers. I have had children in both classes and these teachers are so caring and loving. My children can be a handful but this teachers lovingly handled them. The relationships will last forever. The entire school is full of great teachers and students. the cultural diversity makes it an amazing place to learn!!!
Jackson Elementary School is a public elementary school in Norman. 500 students attend Jackson Elementary School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Native American or Native Alaskan; and White, non-Hispanic. 57% of the 500 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Jackson Elementary School is 17:1. McKinley Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.
- Drawing painting
- Theater drama
- P.E. classes
|Native American or Native Alaskan||8%||8%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||0%||%|
|Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program||57%||42%|
Great teachers--especially Mrs. Magee and Mrs. Wheeler--they really cares about the students. The principal is nice but I think he could be more involved in making Jackson great. We have lost some fantastic teachers in some of the upper grades over the past few years. (Mrs Leader and Mr. Tally) The new addition is awesome but it makes the rest of the school look dingy. The administration should look into painting the "old" school and removing mold from exterior. Also there are still modular classrooms even with the addition. We have a lot of English second language children -with two great teachers however given the population we could use two more. We also need more Reading Specialist. Parents at this school for the most part are fantastic--very involved. Several substitute teachers are parents of children at the school. The PTA is awesome and the teacher liason for the PTA is very active. The children at the school are taught to be respectful of others and are exposed to children of all backgrounds. The library is well stocked however I think it would be nice if the librarian could do actual lesson plans.
My son started attending this school last year. (2010/11) We were all very unhappy with his 4th grade teacher. We actually considered transferring him out of Jackson but we are so happy we stayed. His teacher is Mr. Tally and he is amazing. My son is a whole new kid who loves school now. I couldn't be happier with this teacher. All of Jackson s office staff principle counselor librarian etc are very pleasant to deal with.
My son is moving into 2nd grade and so far the staff including the principal has been fantastic. We are looking forward to sending our younger boy in 2012.
I have had children in several schools in Norman and this staff is spectacular!
Focus's on creativity and serving the community
This is an awesome school! My daughter is now at Alcott MS but started going to Jackson when she was in the second grade. My son has gone there since he was in K and is now in 3rd grade. I would reccomend this school to anyone.
We are quite pleased with the school. Our child is in the 2nd grade now; he began attending in the 1st. His teacher Mrs. Bruton was great. She dealt with whatever concerns we had yet was unbelieveably calm and in charge no matter what. Same with Ms. Dickinson this year. From what we can see they are all great though. Same with 2nd grade. Seems like most of the teachers have been there a while. The office staff is friendly and helpful.
My daughter attended through 1st grade. Pre-k was wonderful and i love her first grade teacher.( Mrs. Brunton)
My daughter attended Pre-K last year and Kindergarten this year. My son is in Pre-K this year. This school cares about the kids in it and actively involves the parents in every aspect possible! The teachers are wonderful and genuinely enjoy what they do. The staff is always friendly and willing to stop and chat. They have music or PE every day as well as interactive centers to foster creativity and learning. My kids have learned so much in such a short time! I would definitely recommend Jackson to anyone moving to Norman!
Jackson is a wonderful school! We couldn't be more pleased. The teachers really care and it is amazing how much my 6 year old has learned this year. Mrs. Magee and Ms. Sides are amazing. The principal and office staff are very personable. They have PE and music everyday which my daughter loves. The parents are very involved. They are in the classroom constantly. We are transferring to this school for next year and plan to attend all the way through fifth grade.