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
    A
  7. Administration
    B-
  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 1,279 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 25% of students are at least proficient in math and 49% 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
49%
Percent Proficient - Math
25%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1110
69 responses
Average ACT
26
63 responses
AP Enrollment
13%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
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
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  • 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
1,279
Free or Reduced Lunch
57%
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
17:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.1%
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
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
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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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.
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I have enjoyed Jackson High School because of the academics that they offer the students along with their extracurricular classes and activities. The school gets their students involved doing things that they like such as sports, or clubs. They also encourage volunteering where more than half of the students at Jackson High have collected community service hours, where they have gone out into the community, into other schools and volunteered their time. Jackson High School is a great school where they are not only educating students of tomorrow but leaders of tomorrow.
There are plenty of clubs to join here, but there are a couple of faults about them. Word does not get out about all of the clubs, so someone may miss out on something related to them, and they think theres nothing for them to do there. Another thing is, this school was, and probably still is, a focus school. Half of the kids excel with flying colors, and the other half has trouble being motivated... so that half tends not to participate in extracurriculars. Other than these, there is great support amongst and within the groups, clubs, and sports. They are great environments, and help you to relieve from the stress of school!