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Overall Niche Grade
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  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
    B
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Jamestown High School is a highly rated, public school located in Williamsburg, VA. It has 1,308 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 89% of students are at least proficient in math and 94% 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
94%
Percent Proficient - Math
89%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1220
246 responses
Average ACT
28
75 responses
AP Enrollment
32%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    NG
  2. Diversity
    NG
  3. Cost of Living
    NG
  4. Good for Families
    NG
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$50,091
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,093
National
$949
Median Home Value
$319,500
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
75%
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 22 responses
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  • The senior run
    36%
  • Football games
    27%
  • Spirit Week
    14%
  • Homecoming
    9%
  • Band Concerts
    5%
  • End of the year fair.
    5%
  • Pep rallies
    5%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,308
Free or Reduced Lunch
17%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$52,293
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.3%
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.16 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.16 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.16 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
71%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.21 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.21 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.21 responses
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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.
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I was a bit of a loser in middle school. I was the smart kid that was in choir, but I wasn't popular or really well loved, I wasn't seizing my full potential. I was depressed and heavily bullied, I even suffered from anorexia for a year. Jamestown turned that around completely. Opportunities surrounded me, I had a fantastic choir and theatre department that welcomed me with open arms, elite math and science clubs that propelled me to new academic heights, excellent dual enrollment programs and AP courses that genuinely challenged me. I'll never forget the day that I first walked into that school, touring it with my dad. He looked around the main hallway that we entered, covered in posters of our school's achievements, with genuinely happy people welcoming us. He took it all in, then said, "Is this the freaking set of Highschool Musical?" That sentence sums up my experience of Jamestown; so wonderful that it seems more like a dream than reality.
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 :)