Award Year: 2020

S.Y. Jackson Elementary School

4720 Cairo Drive NE
Albuquerque, NM, 87111-2617

(505) 296-9536

Mr. Vermillion Vermillion, Principal at time of Nomination

Albuquerque Public Schools

School Website


One School, One Goal: Student Success!

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 61%
  • Hispanic: 29%
  • Asian: 3%
  • Native American: 3%
  • Two or more races: 4%
Annual Balloons and Burritos Event in October

Annual Balloons and Burritos Event in October

SY Jackson Elementary School is located in the Northeast Heights of Albuquerque, New Mexico. The school has received a letter grade of "A" by the NM Public Education Department since the letter grade system was established. We have very involved parents who volunteer on a regular basis around the school. Parent Teacher Conferences have an attendance rate of 99%. Close to 25% of the students attend our school because their parents request a transfer from other schools. We have a stable population of students with the majority being at the school from kindergarten through 5th grade. There is very little turnover of staff, and over 85% of our staff members either currently have their children at the school or had them attend in the past. The principal has been at SY Jackson for 19 years and his children also attended the school.

The school motto is "One Team, One Goal: Student Success." It is something we believe encompasses our mission as well as how we work with the students and community. It is a team effort by everyone to make sure the students are successful. General Education and Special Education also work closely together. The parents are very supportive of the school and volunteer to make sure their children are receiving an excellent education. We want everyone who enters the building to feel that they are part of the "SY Family."