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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    D
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Jackson Preparatory & Early College is a public, charter school located in Jackson, MI. It has 384 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 26 to 1. According to state test scores, 17% of students are at least proficient in math and 32% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
32%
Percent Proficient - Math
17%
Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1140
31 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$56,198
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$863
National
$949
Median Home Value
$122,100
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
75%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.4 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.4 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 7 responses
  • Pep rallies
    43%
  • Spirit Week
    29%
  • Homecoming
    14%
  • Prom
    14%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
384
Free or Reduced Lunch
34%
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.4 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.4 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.4 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
26:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.4 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.4 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.4 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
50%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.4 responses
25%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.4 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.4 responses

Jackson Preparatory & Early College Reviews

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They try to say that there isn’t a lot on bullying but there is and when you get bullied they don’t do anything about it. I told them that I was being bullied and they didn’t even talk to the bully. They don’t provide lunches, so a lot of students don’t eat. We get in trouble for being even 1min late when sometime you have to walk from one side of campus to the other. Some teachers are nice but most of the students are kinda annoying. Sometimes they put you in classes that you don’t need and they won’t let you drop them. They also make up dumb classes and force you to take them, and if you fail it is permanently on your transcript.
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Jackson Prep. and Early College was an amazing school choice for me personally. The staff there is very insufficient and any kid that goes there must be driven to be the best that they can be in order to succeed at this school. The staff does not baby the students like other high schools do. If you don't get a B or above, you fail the class. The high school classes are not up to par with normal high school classes because the teachers just aren't as good. However, if you are determined enough they let you start college classes at just fifteen, in which you can get both high school and college credit from Jackson College. The professors at Jackson College are phenomenal. This school gives student who are ready for it, the responsibility and independence of a college student. Nothing else has prepared me for real life and school like this place has.
Overall, JPEC is a wonderful institution. It allows students to work at their own pace and earn college credits while still in highschool via dual enrollment at the local college, but is not without its flaws. A bit of favoritism and ineptitude among a handful of the staff and lack of control over younger students can sour the experience greatly.