Jackson Intermediate Center

5001 Miami Rd, South Bend, IN 46614
(574) 231-5600
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 5-8 576 students 14 students/teacher (IN avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

63%
67%
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Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+)

In 2013-2014 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. GreatSchools Ratings for schools in IN are currently based on 2012-13 results for ISTEP+ and ECA, pending the release of ECA data for 2013-14. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • South Bend Community School Corporation average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

63%
65%
79%
74%
75%
86%
39%
40%
64%

Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+)

In 2013-2014 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. GreatSchools Ratings for schools in IN are currently based on 2012-13 results for ISTEP+ and ECA, pending the release of ECA data for 2013-14. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • South Bend Community School Corporation average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

72%
66%
78%
68%
71%
81%
61%
52%
71%

Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+)

In 2013-2014 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. GreatSchools Ratings for schools in IN are currently based on 2012-13 results for ISTEP+ and ECA, pending the release of ECA data for 2013-14. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • South Bend Community School Corporation average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

68%
68%
76%
67%
71%
82%

Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+)

In 2013-2014 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. GreatSchools Ratings for schools in IN are currently based on 2012-13 results for ISTEP+ and ECA, pending the release of ECA data for 2013-14. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • South Bend Community School Corporation average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

72%
41%
70%

End-Of-Course (ECA)

In 2012-2013 Indiana used the End-of-Course (ECA) assessment to test students in middle and high school in Algebra I, Biology I, and English 10. The ECA is a criterion-referenced assessment developed specifically for students completing their instruction in Algebra I, Biology I, or English 10. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • South Bend Community School Corporation average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Jackson Intermediate Center is a public middle school in South Bend. The principal of Jackson Intermediate Center is Ms Margaret Schaller. 576 students attend Jackson Intermediate Center and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 9% of the Jackson Intermediate Center students have "limited English proficiency." 76% of the 576 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Jackson Intermediate Center is 14:1. Marshall Intermediate Center is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 41% 36%
Black, non-Hispanic 33% 35%
Hispanic 15% 18%
Multiracial 10% 9%
Asian 0.5% 1%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 0.4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.02%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 76% 73%
Limited English proficiency 9% 11%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Reading the reviews were interesting but then again they are very old! I wouldn't recommend this school to any parent. I wish someone would have informed me of.the way they treat the kids. The staff bully and verbally abuses kids! Both principles cover up and make excuses for their staff behavior! Don't make your children suffer like mine did!

  • (5 years ago)

    As the parent of a former student (spent 1 yr) I am thankful he is no longer there. The staff is friendly but the level of education is well below par. The test scores prove it. A's seem to be handed out freely. My son was even given back work to improve his grade! At an honor roll ceremony the principle told the kids the goal was to improve state test scores by 3 pts so a larger majority of them would be passing the test. If you are on the honor roll you should be scoring in the 90's not just passing!

  • (6 years ago)

    Wow What a wonderful School!! My child went to a nearby school for the first 5 years of her education She was near failing for the last year. She now attends Jackson never misses a day and is in the band and plays soccer oh yeah and on Honor roll Why is SBCSC so much better for her?? She is a Student a friend and a cared for child in this system not a number on the books or a face in the crowd she is special there and we all love this school!! Keep up the hard work Jackson Teachers and Staff! You all are wonderful!!

  • (7 years ago)

    I think the school has a good start to being one of the best school. My children love the school. We come from Ft. Worth Texas and it has been nice.

  • (7 years ago)

    Strong administrative policies the uniform dress code and a great teaching staff - put them all together and you've got Jackson! My child is in the Explorers program and his growth has been wonderful! He passed both parts of the ISTEP! Success at last!

  • (8 years ago)

    My child is going to Jackson this year for 5th grade. Jackson is much more structured and the teachers and administration are so much more helpful than any school I have been to by far. Thank you Jackson for caring for our kids. I do love the school uniforms also.

  • (10 years ago)

    I went to Jackson Middle School for one year in seventh grade (2002-2003). But with the daily problems teachers must face I believe they are doing a great job. When I attended Jackson I was in all the honors classes available. I did not have any problems taking the state tests given to us at the end of the year. Obviously most teachers are teaching the needed curriculum. Even I admit there are some not-so-great teachers at Jackson. I blame it on lack of organization or inspiration. But with the things teachers have to deal with (and they MOST certainly should not have to) such as cursing fighting and just overall insubordinance it is hard to totally focus your attention on kids who are actually attempting to learn.

  • (11 years ago)

    I'm currently taking my child out of this school due to the lack of any cooperation from the faculty involving my childs safty. She has been harrassed and threatend since she started here and their response is 'We are not dealing with these problem and if your child comes to the office for help again she will be fined $102.50 and/or suspended' unbelievable!

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