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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Jay County High School is a public school located in Portland, IN. It has 1,114 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 28% of students are at least proficient in math and 48% in reading.
About Jay County High School...
School District
Jay School Corporation
Address
2072 W Sr 67
Portland, IN 47371
Telephone
(260) 726-9306
Website

Jay County High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
48%
Percent Proficient - Math
28%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1090
76 responses
Average ACT
24
37 responses
AP Enrollment
3%
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    NG
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Cost of Living
    A-
  4. Good for Families
    B-
Area Feel
Rural
Median Household Income
$69,615
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,102
National
$949
Median Home Value
$112,500
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
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
60%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 27 responses
Report
  • Prom
    30%
  • Foot ball games
    19%
  • Spirit night
    19%
  • State Fair Band Day performance by our band
    15%
  • Any sporting event
    7%
  • Homecoming
    7%
  • Spirit Week
    4%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,114
Free or Reduced Lunch
49%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.14 responses
93%
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
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.4%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.19 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.19 responses
79%
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
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$11,294/ year
National
$12,239
95%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.20 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.20 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.20 responses
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There are a ton of clubs and sports that you can join. We have dual credit classes, with which you can graduate high school, going into college with an associate's degree already. We have a bunch of classes that gear toward your diploma (obviously) plus a bunch of college credit classes, which is awesome! The teachers try their best to educate us according to the standards. There are a lot of students that complain about the school, but in my eyes, there are a lot worse schools. We have opportunities that other high schools don't. Some teachers don't just consider us students, a lot of them consider us more than that, like their own children. I'd say Jay County High School is pretty awesome.
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Jay County High School is an okay school. There are a lot of classes that you can take for college credit, but the teachers don´t really help you understand the subject. I feel that people here care more about sports than they do academics. I would like to see more people care about academics rather than sports. The food here is awful and sometimes it´s not even cooked all the way. Parents aren´t that involved in anything that happens here. I would like to see parents be more involved and that the food goes back to the way it was when I was a freshman,
I believe that Jay County does strive to do what is best to help their students get to where they want to be. They offer many vocational classes, if that is the path you want to travel, but they also offer enough college classes to allow you to graduate with an Associate's Degree. There have been some major disciplinary issue as of late, but they are working hard to correct this. Jay County is a fine school to attend.