Jackson Elementary School is a nurturing learning community committed to preparing students, academically and socially to be college and career ready. We believe: all belong, all learn, all lead to succeed.
Jackson Elementary School was built in 1948 with five classrooms. It has grown over the years to 23 classrooms, an office area, and a multipurpose room/cafeteria. In addition, we house two Mild/Moderate Learning Centers (Primary and Intermediate) and two Moderate/Severe Special Day Classes (Primary and Intermediate). Currently, the enrollment is 431 students in grades TK-5.
The core educational program provided to Jackson Elementary students reflects the California Common Core and State Framework. The core curriculum is enhanced by special opportunities, such as field trips, special music and art instruction, and assemblies.
Students in grades TK-2 are assessed three times yearly using RESULTS testing from the California Reading and Literature Project. Third through fifth grade students are assessed annually through the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CASPP) test. The California Department of Education (CDE) California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) focuses primarily on the Smarter Balanced (SBAC) assessments, which are a major component of the CAASPP system. Annual improvements in the educational program through our Single Plan for Student Achievement and Local Control Accountability Plan are expected by the State. The School Site Council aligned goals with student data from the SBAC Reading and Math results as well as the District’s LCAP.
Many parents volunteer in their children’s classrooms, and participate in Cougar Pride activities, fund-raisers, and field trips. Our two parent groups, School Site Council and our Jackson United Students, Teachers, and Parents (JUSTAP), provide continuous and valuable support to the school. Through the support of JUSTAP, we are able to provide instructional programs supporting our current curriculum such as primary music, intermediate art, and additional art activities for all grade levels.
Through our School Based Coordinated Program, Jackson Elementary receives monetary support for our school and for resources to improve our educational program. The School Site Council oversees the expenditure of the Single Plan for Student Achievements fund. Annually, we conduct a survey to review the program strengths and weaknesses. We are able to develop improvement goals and objectives in writing our Single Plan for Student Achievement.
Students with special needs are served in a variety of ways. Classroom teachers have received training in English Language Development. Teachers serve English Learners in the classroom. Individuals with additional needs are served through our Learning Opportunity Primary and Intermediate Classrooms following our Response to Intervention (RtI) plan. If necessary, additional Learning Center support is available to all students meeting the second stage of the school’s RtI Plan. Students with an IEP receive additional academic support; Special Education services are available through our Amador County Office of Education.