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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 5,056 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 26% of students are at least proficient in math and 42% in reading.
Address
522 Wildwood Ave
Jackson, MI 49201
Telephone
(517) 841-2202

Jackson Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
42%
Percent Proficient - Math
26%
Average Graduation Rate
67%
Average SAT
1140
131 responses
Average ACT
26
66 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
5,056
Free or Reduced Lunch
62.2%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$68,754
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.3%

Finances

Total Expenses
$67,140,000
Expenses Per Student
$11,493/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    64%
  • Support Services
    30%
  • Other
    6%

Jackson Public Schools Reviews

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As a former student from JPS my experience could have been better. Unfortunately the SCMV portion of JPS was not the greatest experience they did not cater to the students in high school with activities or anything related to the public school that was related to it. There were no activities to meet whom I graduated with till the prior week before graduation. The teachers were nice but, there should be more inclusion for the high school students like they do for the younger students in the program.
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I liked going to my clubs and hang out with my friends. Some of the teachers were really nice, and made the classes easy. The books and other supplies weren't in very good condition, some actually falling apart. They hardly helped me start getting ready for colleges. The safety at the school isn't very good either because there has been at least nearby gunfire across the street about once a month or so.
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.