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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 4,589 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 39% of students are at least proficient in math and 51% in reading.
1 School Street
Ripley, WV 25271

Jackson County Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
51%
Percent Proficient - Math
39%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1080
74 responses
Average ACT
23
231 responses

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
4,589
Free or Reduced Lunch
11.3%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$48,483
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.9%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$11,119/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    56%
  • Support Services
    38%
  • Other
    6%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$33,054
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$649
National
$949
Median Home Value
$112,400
National
$184,700

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.