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C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Jacksonville School District No. 117 is a public school district located in Jacksonville, IL. It has 3,345 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 23% of students are at least proficient in math and 29% in reading.

Jacksonville School District No. 117 Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
29%
Percent Proficient - Math
23%
Average Graduation Rate
73%
Average SAT
1150
50 responses
Average ACT
25
81 responses

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,345
Free or Reduced Lunch
55.5%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$42,738
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.6%

Finances

Total Expenses
$36,064,000
Expenses Per Student
$17,713/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    56%
  • Support Services
    40%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$41,635
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$680
National
$949
Median Home Value
$97,700
National
$184,700

Jacksonville School District No. 117 Reviews

15 reviews
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At Jacksonville High School, most teachers care about the well-being of their students. At JHS I sometimes don't feel safe, students are disrespectful to the teachers and often disrupt the classroom despite the teacher's wishes. If I could change something about this high school it would be for everyone to feel safe and be treated equally.
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Jacksonville School District really isn't that bad. The teachers do their best to teach you to your highest ability. And while there are many opportunities to join an athletic team that doesn't mean they are actually good when it comes to completing and some teams receive favoritism over other sports, but other than that it is a great place to send your children.
I liked the academics at JHS, as well as the diversity. The clubs and activities kept us busy as students and involved in our community functions, making it not so noticeable that it was school work.
Being a student heading to college for American Sign Language, I will say that I wish the administration would listen more to the students when it comes to issues with the teachers on staff. I understand that not all complaints are valid, but there were multiple students in my 4 years of ASL that multiple students had issues with the only teacher we had for ASL. It made it quite a struggle to want to stay in that specific class, however my love for ASL prevailed and I made it onto college to pursue my dreams. I just worry about other students who may not stick it out with out the administrative support they need.