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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Jamestown High School is a highly rated, public school located in Williamsburg, VA. It has 1,350 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 88% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.
Address
3751 John Tyler Hwy
Williamsburg, VA 23135
Telephone
(757) 259-3600
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Jamestown High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
88%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1220
341 responses
Average ACT
28
97 responses
AP Enrollment
39%

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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    NG
  2. Good for Families
    NG
  3. Housing
    NG
Median Household Income
$54,606
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,118
National
$949
Median Home Value
$307,000
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.15 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.15 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 36 responses
Report
  • The senior run
    31%
  • Football games
    25%
  • Spirit Week
    17%
  • Homecoming
    11%
  • Pep rallies
    8%
  • Band Concerts
    3%
  • End of the year fair.
    3%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,350
Free or Reduced Lunch
16%
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.16 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$57,613
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.3%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.19 responses
79%
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
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$12,035/ year
National
$12,239
75%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.24 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.24 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.24 responses
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Jamestown High School Reviews

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Classes had an average of 18-25 students, with larger ones having around 30. It was harder for teachers to help everyone & make sure students are not cheating.
Older rules need to be reviewed by the school and some need to be changed.
Advisory period needs to be monitored to watch for teachers who are teaching during times meant for students to finish hw. Smaller student clubs are available but not advertised so knowing about them can be difficult.
Lunches need to be handled differently, some students were barley getting back to their table with food before they had to leave.
Leaving the final line out of the parking lot needs safety signs for drivers.
Computers are available in the library, labs, or on carts the teachers sign out.
A couple textbooks (depends on the course) are old, falling apart, & or drawn all over.
Bathroom utilities have been broken & left broken for a while. The bathrooms have had no soap for more than a week even after alerting staff about it.
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The teachers at this school are very helpful and they genuinely care about their student's well being. The academic rigor is very balanced and provide students with a balance of easier classes as well as AP classes. The multiple clubs provided at the school range from academic to sports to extracurricular activities like photography. The swim team has been one of the best in the state for the past four years for both boys and girls teams. The only sport that Jamestown does not excel in in football. The resources for athletics and theater are very well balanced. The theater department is funded less than the athletic department but the theater department does with what it has and always puts on spectacular shows for the community. however, the food at the school is very poor and a bit overpriced. In conclusion the school is very good.
Jamestown has numerous teachers and coaches who form personal relationships with motivated students, always pushing them and helping them. The administration is personal, and the academics are amazing. Jamestown has great teachers in math, English, and Spanish, especially for AP classes. If I had to change one thing about Jamestown, I would make it more diverse; other nearby schools are much more heavily populated with minority students, while Jamestown suffers from a largely homogeneous and entitled student body.