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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    D
  2. Diversity
    C-
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    D+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Jackson Public School District is a public school district located in Jackson, MS. It has 27,574 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 13% of students are at least proficient in math and 19% in reading.
About Jackson Public School District...
Address
662 S. President Street
Jackson, MS 39225
Telephone
(601) 960-8700

Jackson Public School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
19%
Percent Proficient - Math
13%
Average Graduation Rate
70%
Average SAT
1120
33 responses
Average ACT
20
740 responses
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Students

Diversity
C-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
27,574
Free or Reduced Lunch
100%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$42,689
Teachers in First/Second Year
22.1%

Finances

Total Expenses
$269,324,000
Expenses Per Student
$8,847/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    54%
  • Support Services
    38%
  • Other
    8%

Jackson Public School District Reviews

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JPS school district is an amazing place for children to learn and grow! Not only is there an immense amount of academic opportunities such as: 18 AP classes offered; numerous honor classes; and dual-enrollment opportunities, but the large exposure to a great deal of diversity really prepares the children for the real world and creates an outstanding learning environment.
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I've been in the Jackson public school district from 1st grade to 12th grade. During my time in this particular school system, I could see the struggles of the leaders of my schools and district try to achieve better for our district. However, they were met with many obstacles or a higher position stopping them. In my high school for instance, you can see that the funds were never equally distributed. They focused more on the athletics department than on the other areas, like the debate club which were doing marvelous things for the school. If anything JPS should try to help all the different after school programs instead of just the athletics.
I loved my experience in the Jackson Public School District. Although a few things could be changed or updated such as the buildings and cafeteria food, I think things were great. Academics were a plus because we had teachers that actually cared about every student. I wouldn't trade this experience for nothing in the world!