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  1. Academics
    C-
  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 26,530 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 14% 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
14%
Average Graduation Rate
71%
Average SAT
1070
50 responses
Average ACT
20
934 responses

Students

Diversity
C-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
26,530
Free or Reduced Lunch
100%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$45,795
Teachers in First/Second Year
22.1%

Finances

Total Expenses
$269,324,000
Expenses Per Student
$9,666/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    55%
  • Support Services
    38%
  • Other
    8%

Jackson Public School District Reviews

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I attend jim hill high school, one of the schools in JPS. The school is honestly unsafe for learning. There’s ceiling tiles missing, wires hanging from the ceiling, and mold in the air vents. And that’s not even half! Also, the food is disgusting! If it isn’t cold then it’s not even worth eating and that’s my honest opinion. The only good thing about jim hill is the fact that the extra curricular activities are great, coming from someone who participates in one.
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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.
I like to see Jackson Public Schools stop using old and useless rules to regulate kids. Many other school districts have adopted new rules and better regulations that are the reason they are successful. For example, JPS wastes its time with bad students and has a bad case of punishing the good with the bad.
They also keep prohibiting the use of phones that ,of applied, would make learning and education easier for students and teachers.