James Jackson Elementary School

Summary:

James Jackson Elementary School is a public elementary school in Jonesboro, Georgia, serving 633 students in grades PK-5. The school is part of the Clayton County School District, which is ranked 170 out of 201 districts in Georgia and has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

James Jackson Elementary has a significantly higher percentage of African American students (79.46%) compared to nearby schools, which range from 45.31% to 83.66% African American. The school consistently underperforms the Clayton County and Georgia state averages on the Milestones Assessments, with 5th-grade proficiency rates of just 22.7% in ELA, 13.6% in Math, and 21.6% in Science, compared to state averages of 41.6%, 37.4%, and 40%, respectively. James Jackson Elementary has been ranked in the bottom half of Georgia elementary schools for the past several years, with a ranking of 1050 out of 1242 schools in 2022-2023, and has consistently received a 1 or 0 out of 5 stars from SchoolDigger.

While most nearby schools have similar demographic and performance characteristics, there are a few exceptions. Arnold Elementary School and Kay R Pace Elementary School of the Arts both outperform James Jackson Elementary and the district/state averages on the Milestones Assessments. In contrast, Lee Street Elementary School and Suder Elementary School have the lowest test scores and school rankings among the nearby schools, performing even worse than James Jackson Elementary.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 7711 Mount Zion Blvd
       Jonesboro, GA  30236


(678) 610-4401

District: Clayton County

SchoolDigger Rank:
1051st of 1,243 Georgia Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,757 Help


Students who attend James Jackson Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Jonesboro Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  14.2 Help
Number of students:  633

Racial breakdown:

African American:
79.5%
Hispanic:
13.3%
Two or more races:
3.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  90.4% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details James Jackson Elementary School ranks worse than 84.6% of elementary schools in Georgia. It also ranks 17th among 36 ranked elementary schools in the Clayton County School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 17.87. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (79.5%), Hispanic (13.3%), two or more races (3.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 90.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at James Jackson Elementary School is 14.2, which is the 17th best among 36 elementary schools in the Clayton County School District. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at James Jackson Elementary School is $8,757, which is the 14th highest among 36 elementary schools in the Clayton County School District.
Schooldigger Rankings:

James Jackson Elementary School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.

Clayton County:

SchoolDigger ranks Clayton County 170th of 201 Georgia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for James Jackson Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 31.02 846th 1101 23.2%
2007 25.75 921st 1125 18.1%
2008 35.80 809th 1134 28.7%
2009 40.51 773rd 1133 31.8%
2010 46.79 742nd 1183 37.3%
2011 45.66 779th 1212 35.7%
2012 38.19 872nd 1201 27.4%
2013 42.08 850th 1225 30.6%
2014 46.78 791st 1231 35.7%
2015 44.89 634th 1240 48.9%
2016 40.37 718th 1233 41.8%
2017 44.78 627th 1205 48.0%
2018 33.69 796th 1209 34.2%
2019 12.13 1114th 1234 9.7%
2021 16.25 1026th 1214 15.5%
2022 12.04 1127th 1244 9.4%
2023 17.87 1050th 1242 15.5%
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Data source: test scores: Georgia Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

James Jackson Elementary School Test Scores
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Data source: Georgia Department of Education

Review counts

All ratings (Avg rating: 4)
67%

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Reviews:
by a parent
Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Open Quote Great school for my kindergartener. Lots of events and opportunities. Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Open Quote This school is bursting from the seams! Overcrowding is a significant issue and the child/ teacher ratio is inaccurate..it's more like 26/1... Close Quote


by a citizen
Monday, May 4, 2015

Open Quote Based on my interactions with the school,this school is inviting, warm and caring. The administration is supportive and cares about our students. The teachers take time to teach each individual student. What is most rewarding is the school's focus on students excelling socially and academically. I LOVE this school! Close Quote



Enrollment information for James Jackson Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2004 101 637 35 47 2 n/a n/a 0 822
2005 70 660 37 69 1 n/a n/a 48 885
2006 65 728 35 83 1 n/a n/a 44 956
2007 47 725 46 85 1 n/a n/a 43 947
2008 27 766 49 98 1 n/a n/a 50 991
2009 18 560 37 85 1 n/a n/a 43 744
2010 20 599 34 84 2 0 38 0 777
2011 21 692 34 80 1 0 38 0 866
2012 26 734 29 89 2 0 34 0 914
2013 22 786 33 89 3 0 35 0 968
2014 19 830 39 92 4 2 37 0 1023
2015 27 828 38 81 4 2 31 0 1011
2016 26 876 40 93 3 2 34 0 1074
2017 27 844 32 115 2 1 30 0 1051
2018 29 856 24 118 3 1 43 0 1074
2019 19 512 8 82 2 0 13 0 636
2020 16 490 13 96 0 0 10 0 625
2021 13 447 18 84 0 0 16 0 578
2022 8 455 17 75 0 1 14 0 570
2023 6 503 18 84 0 0 22 0 633

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at James Jackson Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2004 822 44.0 18.7 60.1
2005 885 57.0 15.5 67.4
2006 956 61.6 15.5 72
2007 947 64.0 14.8 73.1
2008 991 69.2 14.3 75.1
2009 744 54.7 13.6 74.2
2010 777 54.4 14.2 76.6
2011 866 56.0 15.4 77.3
2012 914 54.0 16.9 80.6
2013 968 55.8 17.3 78.8
2014 1023 59.3 17.2 99.7
2015 1011 60.0 16.8 95.5
2016 1074 60.0 17.9 99.5
2017 1051 60.5 17.3 99.5
2018 1074 68.0 15.7 99.5
2019 636 37.5 16.9 92.8
2020 625 40.5 15.4 93.1
2021 578 41.0 14.0 92.9
2022 570 42.0 13.5 n/a
2023 633 44.3 14.2 90.4

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio James Jackson Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2004 822 44.0 18.7 60.1
2005 885 57.0 15.5 67.4
2006 956 61.6 15.5 72
2007 947 64.0 14.8 73.1
2008 991 69.2 14.3 75.1
2009 744 54.7 13.6 74.2
2010 777 54.4 14.2 76.6
2011 866 56.0 15.4 77.3
2012 914 54.0 16.9 80.6
2013 968 55.8 17.3 78.8
2014 1023 59.3 17.2 99.7
2015 1011 60.0 16.8 95.5
2016 1074 60.0 17.9 99.5
2017 1051 60.5 17.3 99.5
2018 1074 68.0 15.7 99.5
2019 636 37.5 16.9 92.8
2020 625 40.5 15.4 93.1
2021 578 41.0 14.0 92.9
2022 570 42.0 13.5 n/a
2023 633 44.3 14.2 90.4

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for James Jackson Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2017 $522 (6.2%) $7,914 (93.8%) $8,436
2018 $621 (6.8%) $8,515 (93.2%) $9,136
2019 $576 (6.6%) $8,180 (93.4%) $8,757

Data source: Georgia Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on James Jackson Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1114th of 1234 Elementary schoolsRanks 1050th of 1242 Elementary schools
 5.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (James Jackson Elementary School)26.118.9
 7.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Clayton County)26.918.1
 8.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4238.6
 3.4%
3rd Grade Mathematics (James Jackson Elementary School)2520
 5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Clayton County)35.923.7
 12.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Georgia)5245.6
 6.4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (James Jackson Elementary School)18.817.3
 1.5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Clayton County)26.518.2
 8.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4236.1
 5.9%
4th Grade Mathematics (James Jackson Elementary School)16.523.5
 7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Clayton County)29.223.4
 5.8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4945.7
 3.3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (James Jackson Elementary School)16.322.7
 6.4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Clayton County)30.422.9
 7.5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4541.6
 3.4%
5th Grade Mathematics (James Jackson Elementary School)16.313.6
 2.7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Clayton County)23.215.6
 7.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4137.4
 3.6%
5th Grade Science (James Jackson Elementary School)16.321.6
 5.3%
   5th Grade Science (Clayton County)26.517.1
 9.4%
   5th Grade Science (Georgia)4340
 3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students636633
 0.5%
African American512503
 1.8%
American Indian20
 100%
Asian818
 125%
Hispanic8284
 2.4%
Pacific Islander00
White196
 68.4%
Two or More Races1322
 69.2%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients92.8%90.4%
 2.4%


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Students at James Jackson Elementary School are 79% African American, 13% Hispanic, 3% Two or more races, 3% Asian.

Students who attend James Jackson Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Jonesboro Middle School

In the 2022-23 school year, 633 students attended James Jackson Elementary School.

James Jackson Elementary School ranks in the bottom 15.4% of Georgia elementary schools.


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