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Big Jackson Public School

Public School | Grades K-6 | Big Jackson
4020 13 Mile Rd
Paris, MI 49338
(231) 796-8947

About This School

Big Jackson Public School is located in Paris, MI and is in Big Jackson School District. It is a public school that serves 37 students in grades K-6. See Big Jackson Public School's test results to learn more about school performance.

In 2011, Big Jackson Public School had 11 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Michigan average is 18 students per full-time equivalent teacher.

Student Ethnicity (2011)

Students (2011)


Students Per Teacher (2011)

Female/Male (2011)

49% 51%

Subsidized Lunch (2011)


District Spending (2010)

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Big Jackson Public School Reviews

Big Jackson Public School is one of the top schools in Newaygo county.

By , a Parent on

Reading past reviews, I couldn't help but leave a review of my own.  My daughter started at Big Jackson this year and absolutely loves it.  She does have a long day, but that long day is preparing her for life. Not everybody gets to sleep until noon.  What a better way to teach a child that life is about hard work and good choices, not sitting around complaining that this and that isn't right.  The kids that go to Big Jackson Public school are learning from some of the best teachers around.  I myself love the fact they only go 4 days a week.  Every school around here goes on field trips, so why should Big Jackson be any different?  The kids enjoy themselves and learn while having fun.  Who wouldn't want that for their child?  I am involved in the parent group. For anyone who has a complaint about this school, I am guessing you never went to one meeting or helped out with the events and fundraisers that the staff, parents, and community work hard on.  Being that Big Jackson Public school is a small school, the teachers, parents, and community have to work hard to make things work.   So for those of you who are considering sending your child to Big Jackson Public school, don't let the people who apparently don't know what they are talking about discourage you.  This school is great and would love to have the chance to teach your child.

Reviewed on

Big Jackson is a small school in size....but huge at heart!  With small class sizes we are able to provide each student with individualized attention in all areas.  We offer many educational field trips because students learn best through hands on experiences.  3, 15 minute recesses so kids can have break.  Our technology is amazing!  About 2 students per computer, SMARTboards, Kindle in each room, and digital recorders for various assignments.  

Parent- I am sorry your experience was so poor, but Big Jackson is a great school, might not be a perfect fit for everyone, but we work had to provide a great educational experience for all kids!

By a Current Student on

Hey parent who said that the school is a joke first of all there has only been 3 field trips this year. They also have education level, they are not trying to save gas by starting earlier they start earlier because they no longer have school on Fridays anymore! Plus BJ has been here for about 100 years and it will stay for another 100. Also all the field Trips they went on have been educational and only half day except for Pando Park also they even give 6th graders a tour of big rapids middle school so they will know where to. They also give 3rd graders dictionaries. Another good thing about the school is that they give the students 3 15 minute recesses everyday for a break. They also do not have any sports like basketball for kids to have so they do not have to quit early to practice for a game...

                  BIG JACKSON BRAVES!!!!!

By a Parent on

This school is a joke; they put too much focus on field trips and not enough on keeping the kids in school learning at an appropriate education level. Now they are trying to determine how to save gas money by having the kids start an hour earlier beginning next year just so they can reduce the number of days the kids are actually in attendance. It’s time that this school shuts down and allows the kids to be placed into a larger school district.

By , a Parent on

I like Big Jackson Public School because... They teach my child more than her other school  and the reson that is  that they are  showing her were she can understand  the problem.And I also like her reading  teacher Mrs. Dever she helps my child Kaci Lee Burton and the way they are helping  kaci  is making her feel better about  her grades  and Kaci and me are glad  so
                                       THANK YOU
                            BIG JACKSON PUBLIC SCHOOL!

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