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B-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Jackson County Schools is a public school district located in Jefferson, GA. It has 7,446 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 43% of students are at least proficient in math and 44% in reading.
Address
1660 Winder Highway
Jefferson, GA 30549
Telephone
(706) 367-5151
Website

Jackson County Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
44%
Percent Proficient - Math
43%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1110
203 responses
Average ACT
24
65 responses

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
7,446
Free or Reduced Lunch
50.9%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$57,127
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.7%

Finances

Total Expenses
$85,444,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,145/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    62%
  • Support Services
    31%
  • Other
    7%

Jackson County Schools Reviews

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When choosing a school to go to you consider academics, safety, facilities, sports, clubs/activities, teachers and parent involvement. With me going to Jackson County High School I definitely feel that it meets these standards. The teachers are very friendly and willing to help when you need them. The courses offered help students grow and meet their full potential. Although, there are a few things I would change about Jackson County High school. For instance, I would consider a new facility due to the massive amount of students attending. We are very over populated and tend to have large number of kids one classroom. This could cause students to not perform at their best state. in addition, I would consider a class that helps prepare for college. This would help students apply to colleges, scholarships, and keep us updated on deadlines. I feel many students would benefit from this class.
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Jackson County School systems have always been on the less advanced end of the spectrum. It is not near as developed as schools in surrounding counties. Due to the fact that the school system is mostly composed of lower class students, I feel like it isn't taken as serious. The school system does have some good qualities though. The opprotunites for different clubs and activites is given to every single student. There is truly something for everyone. The schools have been trying to advance forward. However it lacks school pride.
Jackson County is a very small and rural school. The teachers are very involved in student life. There are always people willing to help however for the students who aren't sure who to ask or where to start there is very little guidance. Administration was not up to par. They focus on the wrong issues at the school and don't handle the true structural issues at the school such as staff that is too personal with students or feel that they are in control of students every decision. There is little room to grow as a person due to the immense judgement constantly surrounding the school's atmosphere. The sports programs were a great stress relief to the daily routine at the school however, funding was never handled well and some coaches were a little power driven as well. Overall, there are better schools to have graduated from but also worse.