55 out of 10GreatSchools

Jackson Middle School

Falls Church, VA
  • Public
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  • Grades 7-8
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  • Enrollment: 1464


Jackson Middle School
3020 Gallows Road
Falls Church, VA 22042
(703) 204-8100
Jackson Middle School is located in Falls Church, VA and serves grades 7-8.It received a GreatSchool rating of 5 out of 10
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Reviews17 Reviews

Terrible. Needs better administrators and people who care. Bullying is normal for them.
I was in the AAP program at Luther Jackson for two years. All honors classes are terrific. The students in AAP are very successful and most teachers do a terrific job. I felt challenged, but not overwhelmed. However, whenever I would see a gen ed class in progress, I was always shocked. Kids would slump back in their chairs and show up to class 20 minutes late. There was definitely disrespect towards the teachers and towards other students. I was lucky to be in AAP because I truly believe that I would have a much worse education in the general classes. Another problem with the school was the sexism, especially when it came to the dress code. Boys would wear pants that would hang so low, they would fall down if they bent over. I never saw a teacher say a thing about this. But girls were CONSTANTLY dress coded for spaghetti straps or shorts. There is also sexual harassment that is overlooked by the administration. My friends and I had sever issues with bullying, especially by boys, and we went to the counselor several times to report it. The counselor sometimes said "well what do you want me to do about it?" or promised to look into it and never did. bullying is ignored, even when students report it several times, but I think that is a problem in all FCPS schools. One good thing though is the music department!!! 40% of the school is involved with it and the teachers are really great. I would recommend this school to AAP students, but not to anyone else.
Great school with very good teachers. My son is in AAP program the second year, and we never regret choosing Jackson MS over Thoreau MS.
I have a 7th grader at LJ(Advanced Program) and we love it! Excellent school, great administration. Every time I sent an email to either teachers or administration, I get an answer the same day. The teachers are awesome! I'm so glad I sent my daughter to LJ versus Thoreau (which AAP still not at the same level as LJ). A lot of parents doesn't like LJ because a lot of the students are on free or reduce meals. To those parents I say, the joke's on you! Homework decent, first month tough, but after that they get use to it and learn how to manage their time. She's also taking Algebra and doing great!!!
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