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: 238

Students Per Teacher: 14

Parent Reviews

11 Parent Reviews for Walter Jackson Elementary School

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

I have three children that attend walter jackson and the staff is always very friendly, always keeping us informed and they are great with the students

Posted by a parent on 10/06/12

Walter Jackson is a great school by any standard. I have moved several times and have only been completely satisfied with this school. The academics are very strong as is the communication with the parents.

Posted by a parent on 10/08/09

We moved here 6 years ago and my children went all the way through elementary school at Walter Jackson. We love this school, the teachers, the staff and principal! It is a well kept secret here in town, but it has been the best thing for my kids and for us. We love it and are sad that we won't be ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/21/09

This is the best kept secret in Decatur. We have lived in school districts lauded as the best in the nation and still have friends there. I would put my 3rd grader's education up against any of them! The kids have recess AND PE every day. The school system addresses the needs of gifted children, not ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/28/09

We have a 1st grader at Walter Jackson and will have another child entering K-5 next year. We love this school. The teachers and faculty are wonderful.

Posted by a parent on 12/16/07

I have a third grader at Walter Jackson and about to have one in the K program as well. This is the BEST school in Decatur, Al. Everyone knows each other and helps each other our. I can't say enough good things about our teachers. If you want loving, caring and smart teachers, send your children ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/01/05

This is a fantastic school. The environment is nurturing yet progressive. Every teacher knows every student's name. The principal is incredibly talented. Students are encouraged to learn at their own pace (for example, my first grader reads with the third graders and does math with second graders). ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/09/04

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Test scores for Walter Jackson Elementary School

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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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