Students in Jackson County’s three school systems continue to do well on reading and English on a state-mandated test, but still lag somewhat in math, science and social studies.
Among eighth graders, students in the Jefferson City School System were ranked top in Georgia in math and science. Those students also placed fourth in social studies among districts in the state and 11th in reading. All of its eighth graders also passed the English/Language Arts (ELA) portion of the CRCT.
The Jackson County School System had more students passing all five subjects of the CRCT than the previous school year. The district placed 14th in eighth grade reading in the state among other school systems. It also placed 23rd in science, 28th in math and 33rd in social studies among eighth graders.
As for fifth graders, students in the Jefferson City School System scored among the 10 best districts in all portions of the CRCT. The city school system was ranked first in Georgia for science in fifth grade, despite having a higher percentage of students fail the test than last year.
Fifth grade science scores for the Jackson County School System and the Commerce City School System remained relatively the same from last year to the this year. Jackson County schools placed 9th in the state for fifth grade science and Commerce schools were ranked 14th.
1st, 9th, and 14th in 5th grade science....are there not about 179 school systems in GA. Jefferson, Commerce, & Jackson County are doing pretty good. Congrats to all. Keep up the good work...and keep improving.