About This School
Magnet schools are public schools that offer a specialized curriculum or educational philosophy, often with a specific focus or theme. Magnet schools promote student diversity because they are open to students outside the normal school district boundaries and often attract high caliber students through competitive programs.
Jackson Technology Center made AYP in 2011. Under No Child Left Behind, a school makes Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) if it achieves the minimum levels of improvement determined by the state of Texas in terms of student performance and other accountability measures. See Jackson Technology Center's test results to learn more about school performance.
In 2011, Jackson Technology Center had 17 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Texas average is 15 students per full-time equivalent teacher. Learn more about Jackson Technology Center's students and teachers. more
Middle Schools Nearby
|School Name distance||TestRating||Community Rating|
|Education Center International Academy 0.9 miles|
|St Joseph Catholic School 1 miles||n/a|
|Berkner High School 1.1 miles|
|Brighter Horizons Academy 1.6 miles||n/a|
|Liberty Junior High School 1.6 miles|
Enrollment (2011)Total: 1157
Student Economic Level (2011)In 2011, Jackson Technology Center had 68% of students eligible for free or reduced price lunch programs. Texas had 50% of eligible students for free or reduced price lunch programs. Eligibility for the National School Lunch Program is based on family income levels.
Student Ethnicity (2011)
Garland ISD District Spending
In 2011, Jackson Technology Center had 17 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Texas average is 15 students per full-time equivalent teacher.Compare to other schools in Garland ISD District
About the TAKS
What is it?
The TAKS is an annual test used to measure a student's mastery of the state's grade-level academic standards.
Which Grades and Subjects?
Students are assessed in Grades 3 through 9 in reading, in Grades 4 and 7 in writing, and in Grades 10 and 11 in English language arts. Math skills are assessed in Grades 3 through 11, and students are assessed in Grades 5, 8, 10, and 11 in science, and in Grades 8, 10, and 11 in social studies.
How is it Scored?
Students receive one of two ratings: met standard or commended performance. The goal is for all students to meet the state standard. Students must pass the TAKS tests in grades 3, 5, and 8 in order to be promoted to the next grade, and in grade 11 in order to graduate from high school.