My daughter attended this school from k-4 grade. The reason why the test scores r so high here have nothing to do with quality teaching. Most of the kids come from mostly stable and wealthy backgrounds which makes it very easy to pass the watered down state mandated test. My daughter had all A's in 3rd grade, but when i whipped out those state standards and asked questions related to the standards, she rarely could give the answer. Many parents talked among themselves about how lazy some of the teachers were. Also many of the teachers there r just down right mean. However i will say that my child was a minority but was well accepted among peers and the parents r really nice. Over the years i saw a lot of parents transfer their kids to the private schools. Sure the tuition was around 20k a year, but they knew that many of the teachers at jackson really were not that great. If u dont believe me then download a copy of the state standards and see if your child can answer questions they should know. When my child was in 4th grade her teacher didnt even bother to teach prepositions, after the state test one of the students asked the teacher what was a preposition and the teacher looked shocked and said "was that on the test". SmH. We moved to Milton area of Fulton county and i can tell u that my child was challenged. The work was hard, but she learned. If u r a parent that does not know much about curriculum and state standards then schools like Jackson can fool u. Also log on to georgia dept of edu and download the writing rubrics and other resources and compare them to what your kids r actually doing at school.
LOOOOVE this school. Our son has learned so much. We were debating private but why would we leave? The school does more than most private schools as far as I can tell from my friend AND my child is far nicer and polite than some of the private school kids.
Fulton schools - Atlanta Public Schools is a unified school district that is located at 210 Pryor Street Southwest, Atlanta GA 30303. The school district serves 52147 students in grades PK-12.There are 106 schools associated with this district.