Jackson Middle School is located in Portland, OR, near the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia rivers. Portland is Oregon’s most populous city, and the third most populous city in the Pacific Northwest, after Seattle, WA and Vancouver, BC.
The City of Portland has been referred to as one of the most environmentally friendly or “green” cities in the world. The city and region are noted for strong land-use planning and investment in light rail, supported by Metro, a distinctive regional government. Portland is known for its large number of microbreweries and microdistilleries, as well as its coffee enthusiasm. It is also the home of the Trail Blazers NBA team.
Portland lies in the Marine west coast climate region, marked by warm, dry summers and rainy but mild winters. This climate is ideal for growing roses, and for more than a century, Portland has been known as “The City of Roses” with many rose gardens—most prominently the International Rose Test Garden.
Jackson Middle School, a Leonard Bernstein School for Artful Learning, serves 600 students in grades 6-8 in SW Portland.
Demographics are as follows:
Ethnicity and Percent of Total School Population
- White: 73.3 %
- African-American: 8.6 %
- Hispanic: 8.1 %
- Asian 4.9 %
- Native American: 0.8 %