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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Jackson County High School is an above average, public school located in Jefferson, GA. It has 1,106 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 46% in reading.
Address
1668 Winder Hwy
Jefferson, GA 30549
Telephone
(706) 367-5003
Website

Jackson County High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
46%
Percent Proficient - Math
47%
Average Graduation Rate
86%
Average SAT
1140
113 responses
Average ACT
24
40 responses
AP Enrollment
32%
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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
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$51,419
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$720
National
$949
Median Home Value
$158,800
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
67%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 34 responses
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  • Homecoming
    26%
  • Prom
    26%
  • Sports events
    26%
  • Talent show
    12%
  • Marching Band and other band activities.
    6%
  • Graduation
    3%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,106
Free or Reduced Lunch
34%
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$57,127
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.5%
52%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.21 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.21 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.21 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$10,145/ year
National
$12,239
79%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.24 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.24 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.24 responses
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Some teachers are amazing in the ways they teach along with their vast knowledge, but most of the time, teachers are very inconsistent. Only occasionally do you get a great teacher that performs excellent in both teaching and supporting their students. A lot of teachers are not only inconsistent in their teaching methods, but are easily swayed off track and unstable when creating appropriate teaching schedules. This leaves for unfair timing, unfair grading in individual cases, and all around lack of support especially if your struggling. Specifically to this school, the quality of teachers are quite poor mainly due to the inefficient administration in finding problems in the education system of teaching. If they do find problems, they make little effort to fix them. I personally have had one teacher who tried to teach A.P. Physics obviously knowing very little in the field of study, and had some how gotten the job merely with a certificate to teach science in general. Other teachers such as my drama teacher winged all of her teaching responsibilities for her own benefits in the drama department.

Grading is horrifyingly inconsistent and unfair in that I get worse grades than other people extremely often, for the simplest minor things or the fact that all students are stereotyped by teachers so someone who has had good grades will naturally receive good grades even with little effort, while poor background students will have very many more difficulties in achieving success. But as long as you make an extreme effort to get good grades, most teachers will try and support you.
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I attended Jackson Co. High School from 2012 to 2016 and it was an overall good experience. They have an excellent AP program, I was able to get credit (sometimes for multiple courses) on all of the exams I took that I passed with a 3 or higher when I entered UNG. Most of the teachers are very pleasant and work with you because they want you to succeed, the administration is generally very helpful, and the cafeteria staff are always very warm and pleasant, which makes up for the food not always being to a teenager's taste. Our band while I attended got better and better consistently, we won a World championship my senior year; and our athletics department is very good as well.
In general, the school is just bad quality. The budgeting is poor for almost every organization although they still come out okay. The administration is horrible and don't seem to be a positive influence at all and don't really make any visible effort in improving the school quality. Of all my time there, the counseling office never guided me in any way or insisted to help for my future. In fact, I didn't know what a G.P.A. was until half way into my sophomore year. Part of the problem is the poor quality of students also. There are tons of country side kids who don't make much effort for their education, and also influence everyone else negatively. Teachers are bad in general.

My experience at this school was a struggling depression. Although I consistently put hard work into honors and A.P. classes, I could never seem to get through the inconsistent and unfair grading systems, and I constantly gave up with not much support from teachers. If it wasn't for a couple really close friends, I probably wouldn't have made it to college level along with many other members of my class. I wouldn't choose this school again because I waited every day there to get out.