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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
South Jefferson High School is an above average, public school located in Adams, NY. It has 565 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 95% of students are at least proficient in math and 92% in reading.

South Jefferson High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
92%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1180
89 responses
Average ACT
29
23 responses
AP Enrollment
11%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$55,833
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$830
National
$949
Median Home Value
$151,900
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
71%
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 14 responses
  • Spirit Week
    36%
  • HOMECOMING GAME
    21%
  • Homecoming
    14%
  • Make a Difference Day
    14%
  • Pep rallies
    7%
  • Spirit Week
    7%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
565
Free or Reduced Lunch
47%
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$59,705
Teachers in First/Second Year
7%
53%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.17 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.17 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.17 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$15,839/ year
National
$12,239
72%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.18 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.18 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.18 responses
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I attended the South Jefferson elementary, middle, and high schools. The schools are heavily focused on sports, which can be off-putting to people who aren't athletically inclined. However, the athletes tended to be pleasant to socialize with, at least in my experience. The high school auditorium is decent, but in need of some remodeling. The teachers, for the most part, are approachable, though fewer advanced classes are offered than what would be personally ideal. Overall, the school is nice, though it overdoes the athletic support a bit.
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The school as a whole is pretty good. There’s not much diversity as the school is predominately white with only about 5 people of other races. Most of the staff is friendly and it’s easy to make friends as you will see a lot of people in the halls or during after school activities. Academic wise it isn’t really that great as there aren’t many extra curricular activities or advanced classes. Also they don’t really teach you things for college most of the time but that’s pretty average for most schools in the area. The school does allow you to go to BOCES which is great. South Jeff is mainly a sports school, it cares more about sports than grades. There is also favoritism in most classes especially with most teachers so that’s not the best. I wouldn’t say the school is excellent but it’s not bad either. Overall it’s a good school just some areas aren’t that great.
I transferred to South Jefferson in the beginning of my sophomore year, it was a very easy adjustment. The guidance councilors and other faculty members are extremely helpful and supportive. With their help with preparing me for my future, and further my education.