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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B+
  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 1,071 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 67% of students are at least proficient in math and 65% in reading.
Address
575 Washington St
Jefferson, GA 30549
Telephone
(706) 367-2881
Website

Jefferson High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
65%
Percent Proficient - Math
67%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1140
156 responses
Average ACT
24
72 responses
AP Enrollment
23%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$54,777
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$749
National
$949
Median Home Value
$168,700
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
91%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 23 responses
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  • The rival football game
    74%
  • AFJROTC drill meets
    9%
  • Band Concert
    9%
  • Chorus Concert
    4%
  • Homecoming
    4%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,071
Free or Reduced Lunch
23%
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.16 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$50,639
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.9%
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.20 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.20 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.20 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
$10,593/ year
National
$12,239
79%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.28 responses
39%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.28 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.28 responses
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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!
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Some of the best aspects about Jefferson High School in Jefferson, Georgia are their teachers and and sports. Two things I'd like to see change at the school are more security and more academic options. I wish the school had metal detectors and an on campus police officer. The school doesn't offer many AP options. Most high schools have AP World History, AP Pre-Calc, AP Adavanced Algebra, AP ELA 11, etc. The diversity at the school lacks with an 79% white student proportion. One thing the school could do to address it is the $1000 Out-Of-School tuition which could defer some families who can't afford to live in the Jefferson City Schools vicinity. Their is a link between minorities and low-income leading to them not being able to live in Jefferson or pay the high tuition rate for one or more kids. The school has a few good things and poor things, but could use major improvements in a lot of areas.
School has Block semester course schedule which prepares students for college. School hasn't fixed main bathrooms for years, despite constant requests for it and yet had a Arena (Enormous separate gymnasium with a new weight room and a classroom) built recently. Good academics and teachers mostly, but school does not push/assist students for their college/after high school career enough or other programs like Dual Enrollment(MOWR). School is pretty big on sports like football and wrestling. Offers AP courses, but students must pay for the AP exam. Overall best school in the area, but could be improved in many areas like focus on students' future after high school.