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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
    A+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Jefferson County High School is a public school located in Fayette, MS. It has 382 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 12% of students are at least proficient in math and 17% in reading.
About Jefferson County High School...
Address
2277 Main St.
Fayette, MS 39069
Telephone
(601) 786-3919
Website

Jefferson County High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
17%
Percent Proficient - Math
12%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
Average ACT
20
41 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$19,464
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$369
National
$949
Median Home Value
$58,300
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
67%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 14 responses
Report
  • Being a part of the Royal Court
    21%
  • Dancing at football games
    14%
  • Volunteering time with the drama team
    14%
  • Cheering at basketball games
    7%
  • Homecoming
    7%
  • N/A
    7%
  • Pep rallies
    7%

Students

Diversity
C-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
382
Free or Reduced Lunch
99%
43%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$41,000
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.6%
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.8 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.8 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.8 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$9,416/ year
National
$12,239
17%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.6 responses
0%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
0%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses
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I have attended the Jefferson County School District my entire life. While it may not be the worst school in Mississippi, it could certainly be a lot better. It has failed to prepare me for the real world and many of the teachers (while there are some who genuinely show great care for students) do not care for the wellbeing of the students.
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I have recently graduated and though Jefferson High is a small school with very few resources, the instructors continues to encourage the students to become extraordinary young men and women. That way, one day the students may be able to come back to his or her community and give back.
The Jefferson County High School genuinely is a school of family. If you, as a student, attend school here, obey the teachers, and complete assignments effectively and on time, you have nothing to worry about. I would say that its is very traditional and executes procedures strictly by the book. Overall, my experience at the Jefferson County High School was unforgettable.