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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
    B
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Jackson High School is a public school located in Jackson, GA. It has 1,005 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 26% of students are at least proficient in math and 22% in reading.
Address
717 S Harkness St
Jackson, GA 30233
Telephone
(770) 504-2340
Website

Jackson High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
22%
Percent Proficient - Math
26%
Average Graduation Rate
81%
Average SAT
1050
60 responses
Average ACT
22
34 responses
AP Enrollment
10%
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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
    C+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$35,507
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$642
National
$949
Median Home Value
$108,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
58%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
58%
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 14 responses
Report
  • Spirit Week and Red Devil Drawings
    36%
  • Sports events
    36%
  • Basketball, tennis, baseball, soccer, and football
    7%
  • Club meetings
    7%
  • Homecoming
    7%
  • Nothing
    7%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,005
Free or Reduced Lunch
87%
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.16 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$47,735
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.8%
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.17 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.17 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.17 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$10,633/ year
National
$12,239
80%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.20 responses
25%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.20 responses
20%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.20 responses
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The school is pretty diverse between black, white and mixed races as well as Hispanics. Not many of the Asian descent. School work is fairly simple. Some Teachers are very compassionate and caring for their students. Lots of clubs and Organizations, pretty hard to get into them though. The school itself is relatively small and the hallways are often very crowded. The faculty is not the best but I guess they try. Not much bullying from my perspective but there are cliques and groups so there could be. Overall Jackson High isnt my favorite place but I guess it is what you make of it. Just not for me Gladly I graduate very soon.
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What I like about Jackson High School is the feeling of family. Being the high school of such a small town means that most people know just about everybody else. That is what results in the sense of togetherness and unity you'll find among students and staff alike. The things I'd like to see improve would be more resources and funding, as a lot of teachers have to take out of their own pockets for the lessons they teach. Being a teacher is an extracurricular activity in its own right, and I'd like to see administration help out teachers more.
Being at Jackson High School offered many opportunities I thought I'd never have. Our student body are very close and the administrators are willing to listen to what the students have to say. We have free breakfast and lunch, although the food they serve could be better it's okay for it to be free. I wish we could have a more options when it come to the clubs and activities but we do have fun with the activities we do have. Overall it's a pretty good school to attend.