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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
West Jones High School is an above average, public school located in Laurel, MS. It has 1,383 students in grades 7-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 37% of students are at least proficient in math and 38% in reading.
Address
254 Springhill Road
Laurel, MS 39443
Telephone
(601) 729-8144
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West Jones High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
38%
Percent Proficient - Math
37%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
Average ACT
24
102 responses
AP Enrollment
11%
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$38,656
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$639
National
$949
Median Home Value
$85,600
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
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.5 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 9 responses
Report
  • Pep rallies for football games
    67%
  • Student activities outside of class
    22%
  • Spirit Week
    11%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,383
Free or Reduced Lunch
61%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$45,661
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.1%
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.12 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.12 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.12 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$8,191/ year
National
$12,239
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.11 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.11 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.11 responses
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I attended West Jones High school for four years. I had many wonderful experiences during those years . My teachers were caring and showed concerns about helping me strive to be academically successful. I also enjoyed being a part of an all girls show choir group! I loved having a principal who allowed us to worship God in school! The only thing I didn't like much about school was the lunch food.
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What I absolutely love about West Jones is that 98% of the teachers love there jobs because they were once mustang students also. Also, I love that the 98% always let us believe they are having a good day by not allowing something to ruin their attitude towards us. Although, one thing I would love to change about West Jones is the college readiness. Academics are great with it, but the councilors don't help as much. These are things I love and I would change. Once a mustang always a mustang!!
I like West Jones because it is the greatest school in my opinion. It has everything a child needs to succeed in college and become whatever they want of their choice. I have always felt safe also at my school. The teachers are so encouraging in every way. Our sports program is awesome although I did not play sports. I have been in show choir for six years and it has been excellent for me. I have made lifetime friends by being in choirs at West Jones middle and high school. My school has well prepared me for college and also because of good grades I was allowed to take duel college algebra and English composition 1 & 2 this year. West Jones is an awesome place to go to school.