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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
    B-
  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 1,280 students in grades 7-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 21% of students are at least proficient in math and 43% in reading.
Address
544 Wildwood Ave
Jackson, MI 49201
Telephone
(517) 841-3700
Website

Jackson High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
43%
Percent Proficient - Math
21%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1120
86 responses
Average ACT
25
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+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$28,697
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$648
National
$949
Median Home Value
$62,000
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
67%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.18 responses
Poll
78%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 77 responses
Report
  • Graduation heheh
    16%
  • 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
1,280
Free or Reduced Lunch
55%
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.24 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.24 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.24 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$67,813
Teachers in First/Second Year
17.1%
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.29 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.29 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.29 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$10,758/ year
National
$12,239
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.31 responses
13%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.31 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.31 responses
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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.
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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.
High school is what you make it. Teachers I've personally had were great and the ones that weren't you don't have to worry too much about. The opportunities are pretty much endless with this school, we're lucky to have all the options for classes that we have and I loved a lot of the classes I took. But by junior year I took all the electives I wanted to take so I opted to go Career Center. But many are happy and successful while staying at the main school. I was never active with any club or activities but if you don't find something you like you can always start your own club which friends have done as well. The high school is a little unorganized at times which can be a little frustrating but there's more important things in life. For the most part the school is safe and diverse, we're a little wild but sometimes that can be good.