School Details

Jackson Road Elementary School

900 Jackson Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20904
(301) 989-5650
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 615 students 13 student/teacher

Test Scores by grade

77%
78%
82%
82%
85%
83%

Maryland School Assessment (MSA)

In 2011-2012 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Montgomery County Public Schools average
  • Maryland state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

90%
91%
89%
87%
91%
88%

Maryland School Assessment (MSA)

In 2011-2012 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Montgomery County Public Schools average
  • Maryland state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

66%
85%
81%
91%
93%
88%
53%
72%
67%

Maryland School Assessment (MSA)

In 2011-2012 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Montgomery County Public Schools average
  • Maryland state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Jackson Road Elementary School is a public elementary school in Silver Spring. 615 children attend Jackson Road Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 23% of the Jackson Road Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 67% of the 615 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Jackson Road Elementary School is 13:1. St. John the Baptist School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Orchestra

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 6% 39%
Black, non-Hispanic 43% 23%
Hispanic 35% 22%
Multiracial 3% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 15% 15%
Asian 13% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 67% 27%
Limited English proficiency 23% 12%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    The faculty staff is caring and nurturing. Many talented eager teachers who need a strong yet open leader. The principal (2008-10) does not seem interested in input from parents students community etc. Teachers sometimes seem to have their hands tied when they try to innovate. The tiny PTA is drowned in words not action by the principal but does not get support. Test scores are middling. Very frustrating. Lots of excuses about what CAN'T be done. It wouldn't be this way in Potomac that's for sure. .. But children are happy and healthy there nonetheless.

  • (5 years ago)

    The principal is fantastic I've had my kids enrolled in other states where the principals didn't really care but Mrs Macias is fantastic I love her.

  • (5 years ago)

    We send our daughter here and are very pleased with the teachers and the involvement of the parents. Extremely pleased.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a former JRES student and I am now attending White Oak Middle School.JRES is a awsome school teachers are very nice and love their students some teachers are just very mean but the overall school disipline is great i just graduated from Jres in 2008 and i loved it the teachers took extra time to make this very nice graduation!

  • (9 years ago)

    2 of my children go to this school and we are very happy with it. Every teacher we have encountered has been top notch.

  • (9 years ago)

    I have three students attending JRES. Each has different learning needs and each need is met by the wonderful staff at this school. The teachers in particular have a long tenure low turn over and a great love of children and teaching. They work exceedingly hard to meet curriculum needs and to keep the program interesting for students in spite the the new emphasis on standardized testing. There is a strong art program and a good music program. The after school activities are varied although we will miss the great gymnastic coaching of Jack Leonard retiring after over 30 years as the dynamic athletic director.

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Overall score

(based on 6 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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