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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Maynard Holbrook Jackson High School is a public school located in Atlanta, GA. It has 1,138 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 26% of students are at least proficient in math and 28% in reading.

Maynard Holbrook Jackson High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
28%
Percent Proficient - Math
26%
Average Graduation Rate
77%
Average SAT
1030
187 responses
Average ACT
22
118 responses
AP Enrollment
26%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$82,761
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,182
National
$949
Median Home Value
$273,434
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
61%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.28 responses
Poll
64%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.28 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 110 responses
Report
  • Prom
    18%
  • Graduation
    17%
  • Homecoming
    15%
  • Senior Night
    12%
  • Talent shows
    10%
  • Dance Shows
    9%
  • Acting plays/screenwrites
    6%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,138
Free or Reduced Lunch
100%
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.31 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.31 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.31 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$55,088
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.2%
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.42 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.42 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.42 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$17,573/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.49 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.49 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.49 responses
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Maynard Holbrook Jackson High School Reviews

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Maynard Jackson is a good public school, but like most public schools, there are some parts of the school that need improvement. In the IB program, very few IB diploma candidates actually receive the diploma. While this may be due to a lack of student motivation, it could be attributed to the fact that the school does not hold its students to a very high standard. Additionally, the resources available to students in the college and career center are not easily accessible or advertised throughout the school. Finally, there is segregation between students in IB/honors programs and students taking regular level classes. While this may not be preventable, it creates two distinct social groups within the school.

Still, my experience at Maynard Jackson was very positive. I felt challenged in most of my classes and had teachers that cared about every single one of their students. I made great friendships through classes and sports teams, and I grew both socially and academically.
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I graduated from MJHS this past May. I enjoyed my overall experience at the school because it was very inclusive of the different interests of its students. There are sports, anime club, chess club, debate club, subsequently there is something for everyone and if a club a student is interested in doesn’t exist they are encouraged to create it!
I am actually a student who attend Jackson and my school is an awesome school we have newly renovated school. Teachers are more concern than before. My mother can come and talk to the principal with no problem and the principal gives her great responses. The curricular there is phenomenal during and after school. Our ballet department is great, the chorus is wonderful and the band is magnificent. I've attended Maynard Jackson for 3 years. My freshman year, junior year and currently my senior year. Maynard Jackson has felt like a home to me and my family. I have family members that have attended this school as well. Maynard is a diversity school with various of races. That's what I love. Maynard doesn't discriminate. The teachers here are amazing and are ready to teach. The principal has been very friendly and welcoming every time I come to school.