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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    C
  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
Jackson County High School is a public school located in Gainesboro, TN. It has 449 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 47% of students are at least proficient in math and 37% in reading.
Address
190 Blue Devil Ln
Gainesboro, TN 38562
Telephone
(931) 268-9771
Website
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Jackson County High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
37%
Percent Proficient - Math
47%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
Average ACT
24
32 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    C-
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$33,933
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$533
National
$949
Median Home Value
$107,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
57%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
43%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 15 responses
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  • Homecoming
    33%
  • Christmas break
    20%
  • Nerd Night
    13%
  • Chicken
    7%
  • Homecoming
    7%
  • Not the chicken
    7%
  • Pep rallies
    7%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
449
Free or Reduced Lunch
44%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$41,237
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.8%
22%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.9 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.9 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.9 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$9,214/ year
National
$12,239
58%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.12 responses
17%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.12 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.12 responses
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Let me start off by saying this; I appreciate my school very much! My teachers are absolutely wonderful educators and deserve a hefty raise for how much they care for their students and lessons. The administration is so-so and definitely could give teachers more of the support that they need. Our maintenance and cafeteria staff always have a smile on their face and happy to help at any time. In other words, the staff is terrific. Unfortunately, the school’s culture is toxic and complacent. The students here have such an unwillingness to learn and refuse to put forth any effort into school. Although this is not true of everyone, this problem is rampant throughout the campus and leaves a lot of the teachers I have spoken to feeling frustrated.
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One thing I love about my school is how close all the students and teachers become. Since it is a small school, most of us have the same classes together. The teachers also are able to have one on one time with most students who need it. My school experience here has overall been great. I have made many memories with my friends here and have gotten to know many of my teachers on another level than I would at a larger school since most of them are sports coaches and club sponsor. The teachers get to know you on a personal level; this has helped me a lot when it comes to learning in the classroom because it doesn't seem like the teachers are teaching as much as they are trying to help guide you throughout life.
It is a small town school that is only concerned with football and girls basketball. I had select few teachers that actually cared about each students'success and future. Most teachers socialized more than teaching, and assigned busy work.