A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Jamestown High School is a highly rated, public school located in Williamsburg, VA. It has 1,313 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 89% of students are at least proficient in math and 96% in reading.
Address
3751 John Tyler Hwy
Williamsburg, VA 23135
Telephone
(757) 259-3600
Website

Jamestown High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
96%
Percent Proficient - Math
89%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1210
172 responses
Average ACT
28
45 responses
AP Enrollment
32%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
73%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
64%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 17 responses
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  • The senior run
    47%
  • Football games
    29%
  • Spirit Week
    12%
  • End of the year fair.
    6%
  • Homecoming
    6%
  • Pep rallies
    0%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,313
Free or Reduced Lunch
17%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.3%
53%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.15 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.15 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.15 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$12,014/ year
National
$12,239
70%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.20 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.20 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.20 responses
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To the plain eye, JHS is a great place to spend 4 years. But underneath the surface, there is an infinitude of hidden nastiness. Even as one casually strolls around the building, one gets an extremely odd, almost dreadful sensation in passing the lifeless students who are too indescribably conceited to offer a smile--not even a nod. Pervading it all is an overwhelming, faceless negativity. It extends well beyond the average teenage stress, anxiety, and sleep-deprivation. Jamestown is 65% "popular kids", which is like trying to down a bite of something that is 65% cinnamon. It's suffocating and entirely nauseating. The social issue is compounded by the course offerings, which include AP classes that aren't intended to truly challenge or demand ANY sort of critical thinking but rather further segregate the rich and poor--giving throngs of JMU and VT-bound students the opportunity to feel properly educated in their tight clusters of seething unoriginality. ~100 real ones there though :)
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Jamestown honestly was one of the best high schools in Williamsburg, VA. Of course, everyone has their own experiences but I never had an issue, everyone was great!
My son was in the National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta (math honor society). He earned an academic scholarship from the College of William and Mary, he has also been accepted to the University of Virginia where he will attend this fall. He excelled in sports also by winning five state titles in his career running indoor and outdoor track with the Eagles. My daughter is will continue getting her education this fall at Jamestown entering the tenth grade. She is also participating in sports and club activities. The school culture is on of "peace". I have enjoyed being an active parent involved in the education of both of my child and look forward the last three years for the educational development of my daughter. Thanks Jamestown High School the home of the Eagles.