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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Jackson High School is an above average, public, magnet school located in Jackson, MI. It has 1,223 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 27% of students are at least proficient in math and 52% in reading.

Jackson High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
52%
Percent Proficient - Math
27%
Average Graduation Rate
84%
Average SAT
1150
168 responses
Average ACT
26
67 responses
AP Enrollment
9%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$33,404
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$696
National
$949
Median Home Value
$66,700
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
60%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.20 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.20 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 82 responses
  • Graduation heheh
    16%
  • Prom
    13%
  • Senior Auction
    13%
  • Theatre, Fundraisers, Mr.Viking & events like that
    13%
  • Battle of Classes
    12%
  • Orchestra and Band concerts are a BLAST! Games too
    11%
  • Homecoming
    10%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,223
Free or Reduced Lunch
52%
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.26 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.26 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.26 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$70,217
Teachers in First/Second Year
17.1%
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.31 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.31 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.31 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
$12,349/ year
National
$12,239
82%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.33 responses
15%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.33 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.33 responses
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Jackson High School has helped me become the person I am today! The school system is amazing and whenever there are a few bumps in the road they always seem to quickly find a solution! However if I were to have one negative comment it is that the new student parking lot is not at all feasible with the students needs, there's not enough parking for the one hundred plus students to accommodate.
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Jackson High School has education for everyone which is one thing I love about the school. I am able to challenge myself by taking Advanced Placement courses and a large variety of extra curricular activities. The teachers at our school for the most part are wonderful but if I could change anything about the school it would be administration. Our administration has recently gone through many changes, and in my opinion these changes have not been beneficial. Jackson High consist of people among all levels of education. Our administration tends to target the higher level students when they could be spending their time with the students that actually need the necessary help to graduate and continue their life through post-secondary schooling.
Jackson High School is a great school with teachers always willing to help you, diverse students, and a huge variety of courses to choose from that suit your interests. Jackson High offers endless opportunities, however it doesn't offer everything therefore I would like to see more chances for independent study hours. You can take an independent study hour, but based on which teacher you choose as your mentor, you have to go just as they plan it out for you. You don't really have the independence of planning and executing the course as you wish. Jackson High School has many extracurricular activities to have fun after school and if you don't have time after school, you can take some extracurriculars in an hour during the school day. Jackon High School offers rigorous courses to help you challenge yourself academically and excel. Teachers are willing to help you succeed.