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  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    C-
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    C-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Jefferson County High School is a public school located in Fayette, MS. It has 332 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 12% of students are at least proficient in math and 8% in reading.
2277 Main St.
Fayette, MS 39069
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
8%
Percent Proficient - Math
12%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
Average ACT
20
60 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    C-
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$18,446
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$440
National
$949
Median Home Value
$67,600
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
57%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
57%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • Being a part of the Royal Court
    18%
  • Dancing at football games
    12%
  • Homecoming
    12%
  • Pep rallies
    12%
  • Spirit Week
    12%
  • Volunteering time with the drama team
    12%
  • Cheering at basketball games
    6%

Students

Diversity
C-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
332
Free or Reduced Lunch
100%
38%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.8 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.8 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.8 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$43,445
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.6%
44%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.9 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.9 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.9 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$9,874/ year
National
$12,239
29%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.7 responses
0%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.7 responses
14%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.7 responses
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Jefferson County High School Reviews

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I have been the in Jefferson County School District for almost all of my life. School used to be better than what it is now. Teachers were in every testing subject area, there was better student behavior, and learning was actually taken place. Now, there are barley any teachers, students' behavior are worse, I really do not know anything. Being a senior and soon transferring to college, the college preparation is very poor.
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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.
My time at Jefferson County High School was an overall roller coaster ride. There have been some ups and some downs. But this school here has been overall okay. At school there have been shortages of teachers there but they are trying the best for us.