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B-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Jackson County Schools is a public school district located in Ripley, WV. It has 4,727 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 35% of students are at least proficient in math and 49% in reading.
Address
1 School Street
Ripley, WV 25271
Telephone
(304) 372-7300
Website

Jackson County Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
49%
Percent Proficient - Math
35%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1090
59 responses
Average ACT
23
207 responses

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
4,727
Free or Reduced Lunch
11.3%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$48,661
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.9%

Finances

Total Expenses
$58,617,000
Expenses Per Student
$11,479/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    57%
  • Support Services
    37%
  • Other
    6%

Jackson County Schools Reviews

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My experience at Jackson County Schools has been quite excellent. The new Kenna Elementary school building is state of the art in safety. I would like to see the safety techniques and technology applied to the other schools throughout the county. Ripley High School's facilities are very well kept. The football field is the best in the county, and is certainly one of the best in the surrounding areas. Nearly all of my teachers throughout my years have been helpful, fun and nice in the classroom. Teachers I have had have inspired me to become an educator myself. Ripley Middle School though, is not as well kept. The gym and cafeteria are both very nice. However, the locker-rooms are not nice, and the football field is place in a flood-zone. Every time there is heavy rainfall, the field floods and remains loose and wet for weeks. In all a new Ripley Middle School would make Jackson County Schools 5 stars.
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I loved my school but we get left out when it comes to money and higher education, the teachers are great I feel like they did their best to ready us for college. I wouldn't have wanted to go anywhere else. I played sports and some coaches didn't work on getting us scholarships as in many schools there is favortisim in a lot of schools and if you can't afford college you try hard to get scholarships. We have a lot of safety plans in our school, we just need to be aware. I will say I hated the food but doesn't everyone.
Although Ravenswood is half the size of Ripley, we still have a lot of spirit and motivation. Our school and campus is always clean, and the teachers are hard-working and dedicated. Our extracurricular activities range from show choir to quiz bowl to archery, so you have many options for clubs. The only complaint is there is not much diversity in Jackson County, but we do have some foreign exchange students every so often. Also every student is apart of a program called "One-to-One", which provides every student with a Apple Mac Book. Overall, its one of the best counties in West Virginia to send you children to.