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  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
    B
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Jackson County High School is an above average, public school located in Jefferson, GA. It has 1,228 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 58% of students are at least proficient in math and 53% in reading.

Jackson County High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
53%
Percent Proficient - Math
58%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1140
156 responses
Average ACT
24
63 responses
AP Enrollment
32%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$56,960
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$762
National
$949
Median Home Value
$187,900
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
1,228
Free or Reduced Lunch
30%
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
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$55,233
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
$10,492/ 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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My experience at Jackson County High School, based off the quality of learning, opportunities given, and the social aspect, has made it a mediocre experience so far. The quality of learning here is not bad, I am able to learn a lot, and I am given resources and attention from teachers when I am struggling. Although I would like it if there were more varied resources and ways of learning, so I could really be creative with my learning. There are a variety of opportunities given at Jackson County, including clubs, sports, and learning experiences such as dual enrollment, and work based learning. Although there are opportunities, they are limited compared to other places, and are not well advertised, making it hard for certain students to take advantage of them. The social life here, although making friends can be easy, the majority of people all have similar thoughts and beliefs that I feel like I can't relate to, making me feel like an outsider at times.
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This school has many opportunities and definitely has served me well in my past three years being a student here. The Fine Arts Programs are exceptional and the sports are well loved by the community. However, students feel the administration and staff could look into the students well-being and ideas more. This is an issue we have seen many times throughout these past 3 years. Cleanliness is an issue as well. We have had problems where the trash cans are not taken out and are piled over along with bathroom sanity. Lastly, the teachers are very helpful and have done well but there are those who only pass out homework, notes, and tests and do not actually teach in front of the class. there is an obvious issue there. This school does a good job at attempting to prepare their students for college giving many opportunities for questions to be asked.
As an upcoming senior at Jackson County High School, I can say from my own experience, and from the past 3 years of being here, that it is a great school. The teachers do a lot to make sure students are prepared for college. Including teaching students general college maturity and behavior, SAT and ACT content, and teaching students content going to be taught in college level/more difficult courses at universities. For example, I am planning on being a science major when I arrive at college, and I feel like the school system, specifically the science department, has done a great job teaching me and preparing me for the college level content to be taught in science classes.
In terms of what I would change about the school? I would like more clubs and societies to be opened up in the school, so that students could have opportunities to join more clubs and societies revolving around things that interest them.