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D-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    D+
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    D+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    D-
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Jackson-Olin High School is a public, magnet school located in Birmingham, AL. It has 947 students in grades 8-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 3% of students are at least proficient in math and 11% in reading.
Address
1300 Avenue F Ensley
Birmingham, AL 35218
Telephone
(205) 231-6431

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
11%
Percent Proficient - Math
3%
Average Graduation Rate
77%
Average SAT
Average ACT
18
53 responses
AP Enrollment
4%
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Cost of Living
    B+
  4. Good for Families
    C
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$32,404
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$744
National
$949
Median Home Value
$87,100
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
57%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 24 responses
Report
  • Homecoming
    29%
  • Band
    25%
  • Acadamy of health sciences
    13%
  • Football
    13%
  • Jrotc
    8%
  • Advisory Council
    4%
  • Choir
    4%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
947
Free or Reduced Lunch
63%
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.8 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.8 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.8 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$59,694
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.9%
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.10 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.10 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.10 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$11,602/ year
National
$12,239
67%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.12 responses
25%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.12 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.12 responses
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J.O. overall is an okay school, thanks to the students and administrators. Con- Not only are the students full of drama, so is the Teachers. Pro- when it is time to have fun J.O. Knows how to have a fun, but maybe it could be a little better with recommendations from the students. But, if you were to compare J.O. to any other Birmingham City School than it is definitely average.
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The thing I like most about Jackson Olin High school is the teachers and sports. I played on the Jackson olin high school girls volleyball and basketball team. The coaches made sure every athlete were involved no matter the skill level. I think because of this the teams were really good because everyone depended on each other. All of my teachers for my senior year made sure no student were left behind. If a student needed help they wanted to help.
Overall, the extracurricular activities in which students are involved are great at Jackson-Olin. The faculty and staff all do their best to get students involved and interested in the careers related to their activities. The whole school always supports every organization whether it's a band competition or a football game. The funding for school activities can bring about a small problem when it comes down for resources. Yet, there is always someone in the school that will be willing to help out with whatever is needed. The extracurricular activities also help many students stay away from the problems in their homes or neighborhoods. The activities after school can keep many students away from abuse and danger. The activities also bring a sense of pride within students when they excel in their certain fields. The best extracurricular activity would be football. However, football doesn't just stand alone. All of the students are engaged. The band plays at games, the various sports teams support, and even the computer club students will help with lighting and sound checking the stadium. Football brings together every activity in our school like one big melting pot with hundreds of different flavors.