School Details

Jackson Middle School

10625 SW 35th, Portland, OR 97219
(503) 916-5680
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 533 students 20 students/teacher (OR avg is 19)

Test Scores by grade

72%
62%
59%
76%
67%
63%

Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS)

In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Portland School District 1j average
  • Oregon state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

67%
64%
61%
78%
75%
73%

Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS)

In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Portland School District 1j average
  • Oregon state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

72%
63%
63%
80%
69%
67%
77%
63%
66%

Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS)

In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Portland School District 1j average
  • Oregon state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Jackson Middle School is a public middle school in Portland. 533 students go to Jackson Middle School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 27% of the 533 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Jackson Middle School is 20:1. West Hills Christian School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • German
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 73% 56%
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 12%
Multiracial 5% 6%
Asian 5% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 8%
Hispanic 10% 16%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.9% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.9% 1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 27% 43%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    I know that this is an amazing school and it has many great teachers! I luv Jackson!

  • (3 years ago)

    Teacher quality is uneven - there are quite a few amazing teachers while others are sub-par. The current principal is a difficult and unpleasant person with whom to work - he does not listen to parents bristles at constructive criticism and seems unable to find creative solutions. (Note that reviews before 2008 describe a school under a different - and wonderful - principal.) Despite all of this the school community is a good one with strong parent involvement an excellent guidance counselor and apparent overall student satisfaction.

  • (4 years ago)

    This only thing this school has done for my child is teach her to dislike learning. The teachers are stressed and mean to the students. The principal is inept and his judgment is poor. This school bills itself as an "artful learning" school but doesn't offer art. Students have fled band because the band instructor the kids loved didn't have seniority. This school is barely lackluster and cronyism is rampant among the administrators and teachers. Avoid this school if you are able.

  • (5 years ago)

    I think Jackson was a really great school to go to all though-out 6th-8th grade. I was really glad to get the experience of being able to have as much arts as Jackson does even if I wasn't chosen to be a mural student. It was really great even if I had to deal with the school councilor's grouchy mood for the 2nd half of the year. I'm glad to say that I went to Jackson before going off to Wilson D

  • (5 years ago)

    I believe JMS is a school that encourages creativity and strives to support those from all walks of life. I am positive that the school administration is doing a great and phenomenal job keeping JMS students safe happy and prepared for their future lifelong learning.

  • (5 years ago)

    Their 7th grade teachers are the best!

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is the best! i love going to school there! all the teachers are great and they have this thing called cultural day it is so cool!

  • (6 years ago)

    I LOVE JMS!! Im is 6th grade now and I love it!!! the teachers are sooo cool! our school is so beautiful with all the murals on the walls and we get the coolest electives. i would hate to leave!! i would cry so much!!

  • (6 years ago)

    I'm in seventh grade it is the greatest school I have ever been to. The walls are decorated with murals from the art class it's advanced in art and its math. 7th graders can take pre algebra Algebra 1 and algebra 1-2. The teachers are really cool and it's just amazing with such a warm and welcoming feeling.

  • (6 years ago)

    Jackson is awsome it is my second year and i would be sooooooo sad to leave it!

  • (6 years ago)

    I love JMS! Its my 3rd and final year but i'll sure come back to visit. I'm in ensemble the elite choir we have there. We are the baest middle school choir in state and possibly in the whole USA. We are going to sing in New York City this year. JMS is a great Bernstien Artful Learning program school and it rocks!

  • (7 years ago)

    I love JSM!!!!!!!!! All children should get the chance to go to it. My son is doing the Chinese exchange program right now and it is a wonderful life changing opportunity that you will not get anywhere else!

  • (9 years ago)

    Jackson MS is a wonderful school. The teachers Principal and Assistant Principal and staff truly care about the students and their education and emotional needs. Jackson has a fine staff of award winning teachers. Jackson MS is a Leonard Bernstein school. We have an excellent choir and art program. The school is has caring environment and a high percentage of parent involvement and community folks that come to volunteer in the classroom and to tutor our students to help them reach their potential. Jackson MS has an award winning PTA that works to benefit the staff students and community.

  • (10 years ago)

    Jackson is a wonderful school. Attention to students is incredible in a school this size. Staff are very kid-invested. Children are happy and safe. Administrators are always available and easy to approach. The quality of the teaching staff is extraordinary.

  • (10 years ago)

    This is an awesome middle school....one of the best in the state of Oregon.

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Overall score

(based on 19 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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