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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Jacksonville High School is a public school located in Jacksonville, IL. It has 971 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 23% of students are at least proficient in math and 29% in reading.

Jacksonville High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
29%
Percent Proficient - Math
23%
Average Graduation Rate
73%
Average SAT
1160
49 responses
Average ACT
25
82 responses
AP Enrollment
12%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$41,635
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$680
National
$949
Median Home Value
$97,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
62%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
Poll
62%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 47 responses
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  • Homecoming/Prom
    30%
  • Pep rally
    23%
  • Sporting events
    19%
  • We do not have Off Campus Lunch anymore.
    9%
  • Dressing up for halloween
    4%
  • Off Campus Lunch
    4%
  • Senior girls overnight
    4%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
971
Free or Reduced Lunch
48%
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$44,043
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.4%
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.19 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.19 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.19 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$17,713/ year
National
$12,239
79%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.24 responses
21%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.24 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.24 responses
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Jacksonville High School Reviews

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Jacksonville High School was not a school that prepared you well for the future, they lacked real world activities that would benefit every student. Instead most of the teachers just stuck to the course they were teaching and didn’t offer a teaching method that connected with more than a few students in the classroom. The school also prided itself more on “rules”, meaning they put more effort into trying to punish kids than putting effort into helping kids achieve the main goal, graduation.
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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.
While Jacksonville High School was a big diverse school with several opportunities, there were many social issues with the school being very divided and a lot of favoritism. a lot of coaches and teachers needed to be more involved in student success and personal growth.