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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  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 an above average, public, magnet school located in Jackson, MI. It has 1,258 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 27% of students are at least proficient in math and 52% in reading.
Address
544 Wildwood Ave
Jackson, MI 49201
Telephone
(517) 841-3700
Website
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Jackson High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
52%
Percent Proficient - Math
27%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1140
135 responses
Average ACT
26
65 responses
AP Enrollment
9%

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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$31,118
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$662
National
$949
Median Home Value
$63,200
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
63%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.19 responses
Poll
74%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.19 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 78 responses
Report
  • Graduation heheh
    17%
  • Theatre, Fundraisers, Mr.Viking & events like that
    14%
  • Senior Auction
    14%
  • Prom
    13%
  • Battle of Classes
    13%
  • Orchestra and Band concerts are a BLAST! Games too
    12%
  • Homecoming
    9%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,258
Free or Reduced Lunch
52%
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.25 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.25 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.25 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$68,754
Teachers in First/Second Year
17.1%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.30 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.30 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.30 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
$11,493/ year
National
$12,239
81%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.32 responses
13%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.32 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.32 responses
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My school is very much a misunderstood place. Many people think that Jackson High is a bad place to attend school. I'm here as a recent graduate of Jackson High to let you know that it is not true. We have many educational opportunities including AP classes, dual enrollment, and the Career Center where students learned a trade or skill and also went to school for free. The school is also the best example of the great American melting pot that you can find outside of a major city like Detroit or Grand Rapids. Jackson is not exactly a happening place, which is best for students who need time to study and work, and network as well. I definitely recommend my school as your school of choice.
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I enjoyed my experience at Jackson High. They have many AP Classes offered, which I took opportunity of. Most teachers are fantastic, with the exception of a few duds. Extracurriculars are varied and there’s something for everyone. There’s always an event taking place. The only thing I would like to see changed is decreased gender discrimination through dress code, better communication with divorced parents, fairer punishments for children of school board members, and opportunity to evaluate/review teachers.
My experience with Jackson High school has been phenomenal. The students and teachers are very welcoming and supportive. Most teachers try to challenge their students and make personal connections with them. The diversity of the school is beautiful and is one of my favorite parts about the school. The sports and extracurricular activities led me to meet so many amazing people. The school is big and diverse, so you have to like a large school if you wanted to go. But it’s well worth trying it out.