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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Jefferson High School is a highly rated, public school located in Jefferson, GA. It has 1,134 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 68% of students are at least proficient in math and 72% in reading.

Jefferson High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
68%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1160
215 responses
Average ACT
25
97 responses
AP Enrollment
23%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$56,960
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$762
National
$949
Median Home Value
$187,900
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
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.14 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.14 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 33 responses
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  • The rival football game
    61%
  • Band Concert
    12%
  • AFJROTC drill meets
    6%
  • Chorus Concert
    6%
  • Pep rallies
    6%
  • Spirit Week
    6%
  • Homecoming
    3%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,134
Free or Reduced Lunch
20%
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.19 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.18 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.19 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$53,382
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.9%
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.23 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.23 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.23 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,177/ year
National
$12,239
81%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.31 responses
35%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.31 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.31 responses
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Jefferson High School is a great school with amazing staff! Your teachers want to help you succeed in everything you do, and they provide many opportunities to do so. Students at Jefferson typically love the school and the atmosphere. I am fortunate to have been a Dragon for my high school years, and I am going to miss this school. However, I have a lot of happy memories from my time here that I can carry with me the rest of my life.
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Jefferson High school is a great school! They take great pride in Academics as well as sports, and there are many opportunities that can be taken advantage of to build character. The teachers are wonderful and truly care to help students that may struggle and make sure that no one is left behind. Students take great pride in the school events and are always representing the school in red white and blue! Everyone in the administration is nice and they always there guide students when needed. As a senior, Jefferson High School has overall been a great experience and I would not want to go to another High School over it. With all the memories I have made at Jefferson High School, I would not change a thing!
Some teachers genuinely cared about your success in school and future and they went the extra mile to help you even. They'd tell you about different opportunities in the community, about scholarships and offered help where ever they could. The school itself needed improvements, however I feel (most) teachers did the best they could with the resources they had. I rated the school three stars because, all though the teachers where great, opportunities in the school compared to those in the city where slim. Also, student lunch could use some help and with gang activity throughout the towns causing frequent fights, one could argue it was not the safest high school.