Jackson Elementary School places an emphasis on community service with students as well as whole-school service projects. The mission of Jackson is to develop independent thinkers and learners who are respectful and responsible citizens as demonstrated by multiple data sources.
Jackson has several enrichment club offerings including: foreign language, gardening, puppets and plays, cooking club, math club, and music appreciation. Jackson also offers athletic and academic intramurals before and after school. “Prime Time” is a challenging, academic program that serves second and third grade students that have demonstrated superior potential in a specific intellectual area. Like “Prime Time,” the elementary school Program for Academic and Creative Talent (PACT) provides curriculum enrichment experiences for academically gifted students in fourth and fifth grades.
Jackson’s PTA is involved in supporting classroom teachers with instruction and special events as well as sponsoring monthly family fun night events for our school community. The PTA has focused on raising awareness of the importance of parents as the first teachers in the home, as partners with and advocates for public schools, and as the voices for children and children’s issues in communities.
Jackson was built in 1970 but closed in 1986 due to declining enrollment. It re-opened in 1993 as District enrollment was increasing. The student population continued to grow each year and lack of space began to be an issue. With the opening of Viola Gibson in 2002, some students from Jackson were transferred to the new school to alleviate over-crowding.