Things to Know About Jackson Elementary
Jackson Elementary School is located on Janesville's south side at 441 West Burbank Avenue. It was built in 1965 and named after President Andrew Jackson. Jackson is one of twelve elementary schools in Janesville, and serves a population of approximately 315 students ranging from Early Childhood and Pre-K through 5th Grade.
Jackson offers many extra opportunities and support to better meet the needs of its students, including:
- AGR: funding through 3rd Grade: "The Student Achievement Guarantee in Education (SAGE) program is an initiative of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). It spans kindergarten to third grade and provides funds to participating Wisconsin schools based on the number of free or reduced price lunch students. To receive the extra funding, classes must have fewer than 18 students when only one teacher is present and fewer than 15 students per teacher when more than one teacher is present."
- School Wide Title 1 program: "Title I is a federal program that provides funds to school districts and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children who are disadvantaged to support a variety of services. Its overall purpose is to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging state academic achievement standards and assessments."
- Janesville’s P4J has a site location at Jackson
- Every grade has 30 minutes of BOOST time built into their schedules daily
- Breakfast After the Bell Program for students daily in classroom breakfast
- Jackson’s Summer Journey (summer school program)
- Summer Bookmobile program run by 100% staff volunteers and donations
- A growing PTA which sponsors carnivals and family fun nights throughout the year
- Numerous organizations and individuals who volunteer resources to our students including Monterey Mills, Golden State Foods