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Jackson-Olin High School

Public | 9-12 | 1364 students

 

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Posted November 21, 2009

I attended JO and it has its pros and cons. The good things about JO is that they allow for those students that want to learn learn but they really need to seperater those students who don't care bout their education. the bad thing is that they pay too close attention to our uniforms and belts and shoes rather than our learning ablilties. they also should give us a little more time to move from one room to antoher because JO is just too crowded for a 5 minute pass
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 27, 2009

I attended jackson olin high and I belive that while it does have many problems, and maybe even the most strict principal in history, it was a great place to learn. Some the teacher need to leave because their atttitudes aren't conducive to learning.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 19, 2008

i am a ninth grader at the school and my experience there so far have been horrible. the hallways are rowdy and the kids are rude and disrespectful.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 23, 2008

J.O is turning better for the 08-09 school year. Let's hope they keep it up.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 9, 2008

Jackson- Olin is a school that worries too much about uniforms rather than the education of the students. They are always finding a way to suspend students. If they worry about the education of the students, like they worry about the uniforms, the school would be a great school. That's why I am not attending Jackson-Olin anymore. That school is really messing up my highschool experience. The whole Birmingham City School system needs alot of work. Thats why everyone is being taken out.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 17, 2008

You are so very right i am a student and i feel as if the teacher and principals spend so much time worring about what we have on than what we are learning
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 5, 2007

I'm hopeful that the reviews, mostly advantageous, somehow promise to me. My daughter just started 9th grade, moved from FL, living w/ dad for now, and the best thing I've read is-16 children per class! Wow!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2007

Although it was stated that Jackson Olin worries about uniforms, it is all about discipline, control, and safety. There should be no concern for the strict enforcement of uniforms; the concern should be based on the quality of education our kids are receiving. Both of my sons have attended Jackson Olin, one of my sons has graduated and the other one is in the 12th grade. I think Jackson Olin has done a great job in educating both of my children. They value their children and they have a lot of teachers that care-quality of education is great. They have a zero tolerance for nonsense. They have great extra curricular activities for kids to participate, along with an honors club. Great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2007

this school is unorganized and they are to strict on the uniforms they suspend the students for uneccessary reasons. the teacher are more worried about our uniforms than teaching the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2006

I am a parent and a former student of Jackson-olin. From my experience as a parent, I have met only one teacher there who I did not approve of, but most of the teachers at Jackson-Olin truly care about the students' success. We are looking forward to the new school, new staff and some of the old staff as well, and we are all looking forward to new beginnings. All eyes are upon us at this turning point in our school's continuing legacy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2004

I am a 1995 graduate of Jackson-Olin High school and I can say that Jackson-Olin has had its share of great teachers....and bad, but overall it is a great school. I am glad that they will be receiving an overdue new facility. A big ups to a very supportive Alumni.....especially Mr. Joe Black.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 4, 2003

This school has come a long way since I was a student here. The teaching staff has been very effective with my son.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 95% in 2012.

218 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
80%
Language

The state average for Language was 75% in 2012.

218 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2012.

217 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

219 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2009.

32 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
53%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 71% in 2012.

218 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
53%

2009

 
 
47%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 98% in 2012.

226 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%
Language

The state average for Language was 90% in 2012.

229 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 95% in 2012.

229 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 94% in 2012.

229 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 94% in 2009.

238 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
83%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 90% in 2012.

229 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
83%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Biology I

All Students88%
Female87%
Male89%
Black88%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible88%
Reduced lunch eligible93%
Special education52%
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Poverty88%
Non-poverty85%

Language

All Students47%
Female55%
Male36%
Black47%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible46%
Reduced lunch eligible40%
Special education7%
General population52%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant47%
Poverty45%
Non-poverty60%

Math

All Students71%
Female75%
Male66%
Black71%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible70%
Reduced lunch eligible80%
Special education33%
General population76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant71%
Poverty71%
Non-poverty70%

Reading

All Students73%
Female78%
Male66%
Black72%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible73%
Reduced lunch eligible80%
Special education32%
General population79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Poverty73%
Non-poverty65%

Social Studies

All Students45%
Female45%
Male45%
Black45%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible43%
Reduced lunch eligible60%
Special education15%
General population49%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English45%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant45%
Poverty44%
Non-poverty55%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Biology I

All Students92%
Female94%
Male90%
Black92%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible92%
Reduced lunch eligible85%
Special education77%
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Poverty92%
Non-poverty96%

Language

All Students70%
Female77%
Male63%
Black70%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible68%
Reduced lunch eligible75%
Special education23%
General population75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Poverty69%
Non-poverty81%

Math

All Students93%
Female95%
Male90%
Black93%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible93%
Reduced lunch eligible90%
Special education73%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Poverty93%
Non-poverty88%

Reading

All Students84%
Female88%
Male79%
Black84%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible84%
Reduced lunch eligible85%
Special education41%
General population88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Poverty84%
Non-poverty85%

Social Studies

All Students70%
Female68%
Male71%
Black70%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible66%
Reduced lunch eligible75%
Special education23%
General population75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Poverty67%
Non-poverty92%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 99% 35%
Hispanic 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 0%
White 0% 58%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 73%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr Anthony L Gardner
Fax number
  • (205) 231-6506

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Music room
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
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510 12th St
Birmingham, AL 35218
Phone: (205) 231-6431

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