Jackson Middle School

  • Jackson Middle School serves 596 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 52% (which is higher than the Oregon state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 74% (which is higher than the Oregon state average of 55%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is equal to the Oregon state level of 20:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Oregon state average of 37%.

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School Overview

  • Jackson Middle School's student population of 596 students has grown by 11% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 30 teachers has grown by 20% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students596 students
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Gender %This chart display gender of Jackson Middle School
Total Classroom Teachers30 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Jackson Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has decreased from 21:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Jackson Middle School is 0.49, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.37. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (OR)
Overall School Rank#136 out of 1,194 schools
(Top 20%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
52%
42%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Jackson Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Oregon by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
74%
55%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Jackson Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Oregon by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio20:120:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Jackson Middle School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Oregon by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Jackson Middle School and percentage of American Indian public school students in Oregon by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
Asian
3%
4%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Jackson Middle School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Oregon by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Hispanic
8%
23%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Jackson Middle School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Oregon by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
9%
2%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Jackson Middle School and the percentage of Black public school students in Oregon by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
70%
63%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Jackson Middle School and the percentage of White public school students in Oregon by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of Hawaiian students in Jackson Middle School and the percentage of Hawaiian public school students in Oregon by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Two or more races
10%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Jackson Middle School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Oregon by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Jackson Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in OR.
Diversity Score0.490.37
This chart display the diversity score of Jackson Middle School and the public school average diversity score of Oregon by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
23%
42%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Jackson Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Oregon by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Jackson Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Oregon by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePortland SD 1J School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, OR Dept. of Education

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  3.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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I was very pleased with Jackson Middle School. The teachers are attentive and the test scores are very good.
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Poor continuity for students. Lack of involvement by administrators. Lack of an art program in a supposedly artful learning school. Cronyism among principal and teachers. This school teaches children to dislike learning. Avoid it if possible.
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