Jesse Jackson Academy is located in Houston, TX and is in Jesse Jackson Academy School District. It is a charter school that serves 243 students in grades 9-12.
Charter schools are public schools, but differ from traditional public schools in that they are independent and are operated by educators, parents, community leaders, educational entrepreneurs, or others. Funding for charter schools is based on designated local or state educational organizations. Those organizations are responsible for monitoring and assessing the quality and effectiveness of education, but permit the schools to operate outside of the traditional public school education system.
Jesse Jackson Academy did not make AYP in 2008. 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 Jesse Jackson Academy's test results to learn more about school performance.
Jesse Jackson Academy
SpeakingOnIt: I actually attended JJA back in 2002-2003 and I enjoyed it.It was much better for me being someone that was in previous AP classes from the beginning of middle school until attending Jesse Jackson because I liked the fact that I could work at my own pace and that I did. Its just unfortunate that this school has undergone as many issues as they did because there is a benefit in Charter schools if you ask me, it just all depends on the individual.-Loved My Teachers-
by a Former Student
on Jul 6, 2010
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Student Economic Level (2009)
In 2009, Jesse Jackson Academy had 96% 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.
The Jesse Jackson Academy spends $8,282 per pupil in current expenditures. The district spends 35% on instruction, 59% on support services, 6% on other elementary and secondary expenditures. More about Jesse Jackson Academy District
In 2009, Jesse Jackson Academy had 23 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Texas average is 15 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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.