Best and worst schools??

Best and worst schools??

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Alexanderr

Memphis, TN

#1 Feb 17, 2013
Moving to Jackson soon. Wanted to get an idea of some good schools to send my kids to.
Guest

Jackson, TN

#2 Feb 17, 2013
If you can get in, the Montessori School of Bemis is an amazing public school grades K-8 with straight A's on state scorecard. It is a random lottery for entry. I think Feb 28 is the last day to get your application in, FYI, for next year.

Lots of people go to USJ but it is expensive and elitist. There are a whole bunch of private Christian schools.

Madison Academic is the best public high school but again, random lottery to get in.

Good luck!
Ball Sack

United States

#3 Feb 17, 2013
Alexanderr wrote:
Moving to Jackson soon. Wanted to get an idea of some good schools to send my kids to.
Moving to Jackson was your first mistake. Move to Medina in Gibson County. there is no other choice.

Since: Feb 13

Jackson, TN

#4 Feb 17, 2013
Guest wrote:
If you can get in, the Montessori School of Bemis is an amazing public school grades K-8 with straight A's on state scorecard. It is a random lottery for entry. I think Feb 28 is the last day to get your application in, FYI, for next year.
Lots of people go to USJ but it is expensive and elitist. There are a whole bunch of private Christian schools.
Madison Academic is the best public high school but again, random lottery to get in.
Good luck!
There is no ist in ELITE. you'd know that had you been a bruin.
wow

Jackson, TN

#5 Feb 17, 2013
Frat Star wrote:
<quoted text>There is no ist in ELITE. you'd know that had you been a bruin.
You'd know that if you had a bruin??? Brain maybe? You jackass! Serves you right for calling someone out. Haha
Honey

Jackson, TN

#6 Feb 17, 2013
Don't live in Jackson. All their public schools suck. Hopefully you can afford private schools or live in Medina or Alamo/Bells instead, and commute to Jackson.
Guest

Ardsley, NY

#7 Feb 17, 2013
wow wrote:
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You'd know that if you had a bruin??? Brain maybe? You jackass! Serves you right for calling someone out. Haha
I didn't go to USJ but I got the pun, at least. Usj are the Bruins. Now who is the dumbass??
Usj

Jackson, TN

#8 Feb 17, 2013
Usj is by far the best school to send your kid to! They excel in sports and academics!
guest

United States

#9 Feb 17, 2013
They also exceed in the number of azzwipes.
Left Nut

Milan, TN

#10 Feb 18, 2013
Medina is full. Stick with Jackson. Thank you
what

Milan, TN

#11 Feb 18, 2013
Ball Sack wrote:
<quoted text> Moving to Jackson was your first mistake. Move to Medina in Gibson County. there is no other choice.
Medina schools are over loaded and there is NOTHING there.....bunch of houses all stacked on top of each other.....

Since: Feb 13

Jackson, TN

#12 Feb 18, 2013
wow wrote:
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You'd know that if you had a bruin??? Brain maybe? You jackass! Serves you right for calling someone out. Haha
Had you BEEN a bruin you retard. Why don't you read closer before making a fool of yourself
Prime

Jackson, TN

#13 Feb 19, 2013
Alexanderr wrote:
Moving to Jackson soon. Wanted to get an idea of some good schools to send my kids to.
Seriously, locate in one of the surrounding counties and commute to Jackson. I wouldn't send an ex con to the public schools here. So bad here even the Federal Court pulled out of the school system!
HollyS

Jackson, TN

#14 Feb 20, 2013
I moved to Jackson 3 years ago and had no idea about the schools. I wondered why everyone I met put their kids in private schools here, but I found out quickly.
My son started out in 4th grade and got bullied and beat up for not being religious (mostly Christian city). When he entered Middle school, I was informed by letter that his school was a "Title 1" school, which means that they failed TN testing requirements, and because of that I could elect to move him to any other Middle school in Jackson. Haha. After a little digging, I found out that they are ALL Title 1 schools. Great choices here.
If you can afford private school, I have heard really good things about the University School of Jackson. If you can't afford it, well, if you can get into the Bemis Montessori, that's your best bet. They work on a lottery system here (not academic based) and it's tough to get into; you have to wait for open spots and no one is leaving that school if they can help it. Also, it may have been removed from the list of choices for this year. After being on the wait list for 2 years, I just gave up. Good luck with your move and your school situation!
Guest

Tucker, GA

#15 Feb 20, 2013
Best School: JCS or USJ
worst School: Jprep
Guest

United States

#16 Feb 20, 2013
HollyS that is incorrect info. The schools are Title schools based on economically disadvantaged students attending...NOT because they failed testing requirements.
Donkeys

Jackson, TN

#17 Feb 20, 2013
Title has nothing to do with testing, that's ridiculous. Guest is right, it's all about how many kids are receiving aid at the school. Free breakfast/lunch etc.. I went to Jackson Central Merry and was kind of afraid to go there. Then I got there and realized all of the bad kids transferred to Northside. I graduated with a 3.0 and had a great experience.
Student

Jackson, TN

#18 Feb 20, 2013
If it's based on need, I guarantee all of the schools are Title 1. Thanks to rezoning, the minorities are spread out at each school now. Yeah, thanks school board.
Really

Humboldt, TN

#19 Feb 20, 2013
Guest....THAT information, I am sure, really made the difference and made them want their kids to go to school with economically disadvantaged kids instead of failing grades.
Alexanderr, dont put your kids in Jackson schools. The surrounding counties all have better school systems than Jackson. I am sorry, but it true.

Since: Feb 13

Jackson, TN

#21 Feb 20, 2013
I've got a full ride at every college I've applied to. USJ must have done something right.

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