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C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    D+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Jacksonville High School is a public school located in Jacksonville, IL. It has 955 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 10% of students are at least proficient in math and 29% in reading.
Address
1211 N Diamond St
Jacksonville, IL 62650
Telephone
(217) 243-4384
Website

Jacksonville High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
29%
Percent Proficient - Math
10%
Average Graduation Rate
78%
Average SAT
1110
24 responses
Average ACT
24
63 responses
AP Enrollment
6%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Cost of Living
    A-
  4. Good for Families
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$41,645
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$658
National
$949
Median Home Value
$95,800
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
58%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 44 responses
Report
  • Homecoming/Prom
    30%
  • Pep rally
    25%
  • Sporting events
    18%
  • We do not have Off Campus Lunch anymore.
    7%
  • Dressing up for halloween
    5%
  • Off Campus Lunch
    5%
  • Senior girls overnight
    5%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
955
Free or Reduced Lunch
45%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.14 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.14 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.14 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$44,043
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.7%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.18 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.18 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.18 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$10,141/ year
National
$12,239
78%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.23 responses
22%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.23 responses
39%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.23 responses
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I transferred to Jacksonville High School this year and I honestly have to say that my experience here has not been pleasant. Some of my teachers are very good and I'm glad to be in their classes, but the majority of administration here is awful. The school environment is terrible; disrespect from both students and administration. There are a ton of ridiculous rules and it feels like administration is trying to find ways to get students in trouble. The lunches are decent. This school will not prepare you for college, I feel like I'm back in grade school here. The environment at my old school was much more mature and professional; teachers and staff treated students with respect and, in turn, received mutual respect from students. Overall, a very bad school.
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I would like to see the safety change, a lot of fights occur and so does bullying. The teachers are wonderful, some of them do not provide after school help. The food has gotten worse and so has the counselors. The school nurse is amazing and so is the school officer. The athletics are somewhat good and so is the marching band. The band gets very little funding. Athletics and cheer/poms gets most of the funding.
There is club for just about every school subject so one would be bound to at least find one interesting. It is easy to be apart of many different clubs and there are several different leadership positions for each club. Clubs such as Student Government take control of different events like homecoming, blood drives, and more. There are clubs put together specifically for volunteering like Interact Club and Key Club but the majority of the clubs offer volunteer opportunities like Science Club and Student Government. In past years there have been students who have initiated their owns clubs if they were interested in one that did not already exist. A lot of the sports teams get involved as well. The dance team volunteers a lot with younger kids and just about every sport offers camps for elementary students to attend. Overall great variety of different clubs and extracurriculars.