Jackson Middle School

Public 6-8

 10625 SW 35th
       Portland, OR  97219-6960


 (503) 916-5680

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District: Portland School District 1j

SchoolDigger Rank:
40th of 384 Oregon Middle Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  22.4
Number of students:  607

Racial breakdown:
White:
73.0%
Two or more races:
8.4%
African American:
7.9%
Free/discounted lunch recipients:  26.0%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Thursday, September 20, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Jackson Middle School ranked better than 89.6% of middle schools in Oregon. It also ranked 4th among 11 ranked middle schools in the Portland School District 1j. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 85.1. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (73%), two or more races (8.4%), African American (7.9%). (See more...)
Compare Details 26% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Jackson Middle School is 22.4. 9 middle schools in the Portland School District 1j have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare Jackson Middle School employs 27 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Jackson Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Jackson Middle School 40th of 384 Oregon public middle schools. (See Jackson Middle School in the ranking list.)

Portland School District 1j:

SchoolDigger ranks Portland School District 1j 56th of 147 Oregon school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Jackson Middle School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OR State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 89.60 16th 270 94.1%
2005 90.46 16th 271 94.1%
2006 85.60 21st 285 92.6%
2007 89.73 13th 295 95.6%
2008 89.05 14th 315 95.6%
2009 75.78 57th 323 82.4%
2010 72.23 63rd 343 81.6%
2011 75.89 50th 357 86.0%
2012 67.09 110th 395 72.2%
2013 73.07 85th 377 77.5%
2014 77.18 67th 382 82.5%
2015 85.45 38th 381 90.0%
2016 86.32 33rd 383 91.4%
2017 81.74 46th 382 88.0%
2018 85.10 40th 384 89.6%

Data source: test scores: Oregon Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Open Quote Jackson school supports grades six through eight. Our son is presently in the eighth grade and began his Jackson education in the seventh grade. The students who make up the Jackson student body are a mixed bag of varying affluency as well as religious and ethnic backgrounds.

The school not only focuses on a good academic education but also places an emphasis on the role of the arts. Students are generally respectful (from my limited experience) and seem to respect the teachers and grounds. I've never seen any signs of vandalism. That being said, the school is very nice and has an outdoor track and plenty of well kept grass. The walls inside the school are covered in murals that have been painted by students which, remarkably, look as though they were professionally commissioned.

On the academic front, I've found that my son has learned a lot of math and social studies. Writing, on the other hand, is not quite up to my expectations. There seems to be a focus on creative writing and a lack of focus on grammar. I feel that all students should have a good foundation of the parts of speech- especially if they go on to learn a second language- it's invaluable. Reading has been required since he started attending the school. One change I would like to see is that the students read books from a required reading list. If all the students read the same material, write papers on the it and share with each other, they will read a better quality of literature and learn more from it than reading old paperback.

Overall I'm very pleased with Jackson. Close Quote


Enrollment information for Jackson Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1991 588 22 27 9 4 n/a n/a 0 650
1992 620 17 30 15 4 n/a n/a 0 686
1993 639 18 32 15 5 n/a n/a 0 709
1994 655 22 33 22 5 n/a n/a 0 737
1995 684 23 28 40 10 n/a n/a 0 785
1996 684 23 28 40 10 n/a n/a 0 785
1997 710 17 33 25 10 n/a n/a 0 795
1998 696 14 39 15 6 n/a n/a 0 770
1999 760 20 38 18 6 n/a n/a 0 842
2000 708 28 40 24 8 n/a n/a 0 808
2001 675 35 47 27 12 n/a n/a 0 796
2002 694 35 49 40 5 n/a n/a 0 823
2003 694 35 49 40 5 n/a n/a 0 823
2004 641 28 47 47 5 n/a n/a 0 768
2005 623 39 53 50 6 n/a n/a 2 773
2006 534 45 54 49 10 n/a n/a 0 692
2007 512 46 54 57 10 n/a n/a 9 688
2008 540 41 49 47 15 n/a n/a 22 714
2009 530 50 47 50 8 n/a n/a 27 712
2010 475 56 32 53 5 n/a n/a 30 651
2011 432 37 28 55 5 3 24 0 584
2012 391 33 21 52 5 5 26 0 533
2013 389 30 14 58 4 3 36 0 534
2014 391 27 15 62 2 5 31 0 533
2015 398 38 17 44 4 3 44 0 548
2016 443 48 17 42 3 3 51 0 607

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 Jackson Middle School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1991 650 36.2 17.9 7.5
1992 686 36.4 18.8 8.7
1993 709 36.1 19.6 9.3
1994 737 39.2 18.8 9.0
1995 785 38.5 20.4 0.0
1996 785 38.5 20.4 0.0
1997 795 37.0 21.5 10.4
1998 770 35.5 21.7 12.3
1999 842 37.0 22.8 11.5
2000 808 37.6 21.5 9.4
2001 796 39.8 20.0 8.3
2002 823 38.5 21.4 11.2
2003 823 38.5 21.4 11.2
2004 768 38.5 19.9 14.3
2005 773 37.3 20.7 19.5
2006 692 37.0 18.7 18.1
2007 688 37.0 18.6 18.1
2008 714 34.5 20.7 20.7
2009 712 35.3 20.1 22.6
2010 651 32.1 20.2 27.5
2011 584 28.2 20.6 25.9
2012 533 26.1 20.3 27.4
2013 534 26.6 20.0 25.7
2014 533 25.2 21.0 25.0
2015 548 27.0 20.2 24.3
2016 607 27.0 22.4 26.0

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Jackson Middle School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1991 650 36.2 17.9 7.5
1992 686 36.4 18.8 8.7
1993 709 36.1 19.6 9.3
1994 737 39.2 18.8 9.0
1995 785 38.5 20.4 0.0
1996 785 38.5 20.4 0.0
1997 795 37.0 21.5 10.4
1998 770 35.5 21.7 12.3
1999 842 37.0 22.8 11.5
2000 808 37.6 21.5 9.4
2001 796 39.8 20.0 8.3
2002 823 38.5 21.4 11.2
2003 823 38.5 21.4 11.2
2004 768 38.5 19.9 14.3
2005 773 37.3 20.7 19.5
2006 692 37.0 18.7 18.1
2007 688 37.0 18.6 18.1
2008 714 34.5 20.7 20.7
2009 712 35.3 20.1 22.6
2010 651 32.1 20.2 27.5
2011 584 28.2 20.6 25.9
2012 533 26.1 20.3 27.4
2013 534 26.6 20.0 25.7
2014 533 25.2 21.0 25.0
2015 548 27.0 20.2 24.3
2016 607 27.0 22.4 26.0

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.




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Oregon Department of Education.

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