Walter Jackson Elementary School

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1950 Park St Se

Decatur, AL 35601

(256) 552-3031

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Grades: K - 5

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 255

Students Per Teacher: 13

Parent Reviews

18 Parent Reviews for Walter Jackson Elementary School

My family moved to Decatur from out of state almost two years ago, and my daughter is about to finish her second year at Walter Jackson. I can't say enough good things about this school! We (my husband, daughter, and myself) absolutely love Walter Jackson and are so very pleased with our decision for ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/11/14

WJES is an excellent neighborhood school.It is always clean and so well maintained by their support staff. The ladies in the front office are always welcoming and eager to help. WJ contains great administrational leadership, with some of the most knowledgeable and caring teachers around. Combine these ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/05/14

I moved here from Fairfax County, Virginia and have high expectations for my children's schools. We researched all our options, private, public--in other districts and WJES, which is our district school. After speaking with other parents and touring the school multiple times, we decided WJES had what ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/02/14

Walter Jackson is a great school. I love its small school atmosphere. It is as close to you can get in small numbers as a private school. The administration is great and are always eager to help. The teachers have loved on my children and that is really important to know when you are away from your ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/02/14

I have two boys that attend Walter Jackson and have been very pleased with the school. The teachers/student ratio is low for most grades. The teachers are excellent and the small school atmospher is such that teachers in all grades seem to know all the children. The Administration is terrific and I ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/28/14

Walter Jackson is the best school in Decatur. It has a fantastic track record for the last 50 years. The teacher to student ratio is perfect, and the administration is very accommodating and conscientious. We and other parents we know have chosen to keep our son at Walter Jackson after being offered ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/28/14

We love Walter Jackson Elementary School! As a teacher at a different school in the same district, I can honestly report that I know a great deal about most of the elementary schools in our area (including those outside of Decatur City Schools), and I am proud to say that we would choose Walter Jackson ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/28/14

This is a difficult review for me to write because the experience was so mixed for my child. His teachers were either great, or terrible. I had heard nothing but rave reviews about the administration, but that was the previous administration. This administration actually worked proactively to exclude ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/20/13

I have had two boys attend here 16 years apart. The teacher-student ratio is smaller than most elementary schools in the city and the scores are fantastic. Beyond all of that, this school has excellent PTA and community involvement. Extra curricular activities at this school include a week at Space ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/14/13

I have sent two children through WJES in the last 8 years and I would not trade their time there for a million dollars. Walter Jackson really is the best kept secret in Decatur. It is the smallest elementary school in town, so the teacher/student ratio is excellent. The principal and teachers are ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/14/13

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Test scores for Walter Jackson Elementary School

ARMT* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2010
Walter Jackson Elementary School
Decatur City Schools
* In 2009-2010 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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Decatur schools — Walter Jackson Elementary School is located at 1950 Park St Se, Decatur AL 35601. 1950 Park St Se is in the 35601 ZIP code in Decatur, AL The school district for Walter Jackson Elementary School is the Decatur City Schools. Walter Jackson Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 5.
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