What Makes Jackson So Special? A Diverse and Engaged Student Body More than 85% of our students are minorities.
"With all of our cultural, ethnic, and linguistic diversity, we like to think of ourselves as a miniature United Nations." - Principal Lisa Kaplan 24 national heritages 14 world languages 112* immigrant families What Makes Jackson So Special? "A Miniature United Nations"
What Makes Jackson So Special? Serving a Disadvantaged Community More than 80% of our students are economically disadvantaged.
"On a steamy summer Wednesday, every usable classroom in Andrew Jackson Elementary School in South Philadelphia was alive with activity " -The Inquirer JACKSON! JACKSON! READ ALL ABOUT IT! (Click on quotes to read more) "The school made Adequate Yearly Progress for the first time in seven years in Kaplan's first year, and students' PSSA scores ranked above the district average in all but one category"The school made Adequate Yearly Progress for the first time in seven years in Kaplan's first year, and students' PSSA scores ranked above the district average in all but one category" -The Inquirer " Jackson includes a very diverse Spanish-speaking student population, among them Mexican, Dominican, and Puerto Rican students" Jackson includes a very diverse Spanish-speaking student population, among them Mexican, Dominican, and Puerto Rican students" -The Notebook "'Jackson Moms' are devoting themselves to a neighborhood school and setting an example for the rest of the district" -The Inquirer
"Jackson Jaguars" http://www.philly.com/philly/video/BC180852 8250001.html "Music Program" Jackson on Camera (Click on titles to watch videos)
What Makes Jackson So Special? Exciting Visits! Our 2011-2012 student council was sworn in by Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor!
What Makes Jackson So Special? Our positive performance 2010 – Jackson ranked 2nd of ten demographically similar schools in the School Performance Index 2011 - Jackson's Math, Reading, and Special Ed. programs were in the top 25% of Philadelphia schools
Yearly increases in student enrollment! What Makes Jackson So Special? Increasing Enrollment Jackson's strong administration and academic rigor draw students to the school, even as enrollment in other Philadelphia schools is dropping.
What Makes Jackson So Special? Sustained Academic Growth Grade 8 PSSA Math Results * Grade 8 PSSA Reading Results * * Such dramatic growth in academic achievement is not typical of the Philadelphia School District overall.
What Makes Jackson So Special? Our Students Score Above the District Average SubjectJackson SchoolDistrict Math 84.4%58.6% Reading 68.7%52.0% Science 52.0%34.8% This chart shows the percentage of students who tested at or above proficiency levels for core subjects in 2011
Developing programs that enrich the experience of students Leadership Conference United Nations Assoc iation Creative Arts Initiative International S cholars Music Program What Makes Jackson So Special? Our Extracurricular Enrichments
Spotlight Music Program--Rock Band! Donated guitars and drums have colored our lives. "It's the best part of my day." - Mr. A (award-winning music teacher) "My son has becomes more and more confident in the rock band." - Parent
"Andrew Jackson is an amazing school. My child is thriving there, and I am very happy with her education thus far. The Principal, the teachers, and other support staff are all very invested in making this school one of the top in the city, and it is happening! " - Parent "Andrew Jackson has a great new principal and she is really changing the climate and culture at Jackson! We are so excited by the changes. More activities, excellent education, and a safe, small school environment. My kids love all the new activities and as a parent l love the chance to really get involved in the school." - Parent What Makes Jackson So Special? Excited and Engaged Parents
What Makes Jackson So Special? Strong Community Partnerships Advancing Civics Education Mind TV Comcast Com. Learning Center JUNTOS Micro Society BalletX Playworks COSACOSA Donors Choose Drexel University First Unitarian Church Fleisher Art Memorial The Food Trust Hawthorne Civic Association Little Kids Rock Lowe’s Passyunk Square Civic Association
What Makes Jackson So Special? Strong Community Partnerships Philadelphia Orchestra Philadelphia Recycle Bank Police Athletic League Philadelphia Water Dept. Rising Sons South Philadelphia Tennis Association Temple University Theater Exile United Nations Association Philadelphia Mural Arts Program Philadelphia Bar Association Philadelphia Museum of Art University of the Arts University of Pennsylvania Verizon
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