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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Jackson Public Schools is a public school district located in Jackson, MI. It has 5,180 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 22% of students are at least proficient in math and 41% in reading.
Address
522 Wildwood Ave
Jackson, MI 49201
Telephone
(517) 841-2202
Website

Jackson Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
41%
Percent Proficient - Math
22%
Average Graduation Rate
68%
Average SAT
1120
92 responses
Average ACT
25
66 responses

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
5,180
Free or Reduced Lunch
59.5%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$67,813
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.3%

Finances

Total Expenses
$67,140,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,758/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    66%
  • Support Services
    28%
  • Other
    6%

Jackson Public Schools Reviews

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While I love the academic opportunities and the diversity of the school, I have found communication with administrators and the college resource advisor frustrating. I have received conflicting or inaccurate information related to college and scholarship opportunities. The school is also relatively cliquey with administrators showing favoritism to some of the groups. The cafeteria is also very overwhelming because of how large the school is. Due to that, I don’t go down there anymore and I stay in a teacher’s classroom for lunch. Within the classroom, however, I have found many trusted adults that have helped me in every step as I prepare for college. Once you have found your people, Jackson High can be a great place to learn and grow.
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One thing I have always loved about Jackson Public Schools is the diversity. There’s such a huge variety of different kinds of people and cultures and it makes the environment more comfortable, I think. Also I believe that academically JPS is much easier than others schools in my opinion, the teachers are very caring and really try to make sure every student understands.
JPS has wonderful academic, extracurricular, and social activities. The school offers more than 10 AP courses, as well as numerous honors and trade skill classes. There are even co-taught and lift classes for students that struggle significantly. There is a pleothora of extracurricular activities, including sports, theatre, politics, etc. However, administration is terrible. Issues like bullying are not addressed whatsoever, -and the victim is constantly accused of starting the problem. They do not attempt to address and fix the negatives; they only highlight the positives, thus inhibiting the opportunity to grow.