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25195 US Hwy 31
Jemison, AL 35085

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(205) 280-4860
(205) 688-4761
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July 18, 2012
I will be going to this school for my senior year.. First year there... I am putting a one star because of the uniforms. HONESTLY?! I have alot of clothes that i could wear.. now, i cant because the school would like to dictate what i wear, and how i wear it.. OF COURSE they are not worried more about test scores, or prep for college, which i will need.. I mean look at the test scores! Places without strict dress codes have ten times better test scores.. It takes away individuality.... i have to go and spend money i dont have, on uniforms i dont wont, for a school that will DO ME NO GOOD.. i have friends that go to this school as well, and not only are they unhappy about the uniforms, they are unhappy with the school period.. with the way it looks in the hallways, with the way the teachers teach (AND ACT!) Im pretty sure ill be getting ISD or ISS my first few days of school for. in their eyes, looking wrong... Sad to say ill be going to this school, and ill most likely make straight A's due to the fact that i wont be challenged to the point were i need... :/

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July 15, 2009
I do not see how anyone can say the uniforms cost more when u can go anywhere and get them they are not as hight as paying for name brand clothes i just had a child to graduate its not what the chid has on that caused the fights

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July 09, 2009
I love Jemison High School. Truly, I do, but there are many things that can be improved. Firstly, we need more language options. As a future Foreign Language major, it would be nice to know more than a few spanish terms. Secondly, the new principal must go! He is hardly ever present at the school, and his new regime did not go well last year, and will never go well, in my opinion. Thirdly, and perhaps most importantly, the uniforms have got to go! They are costing extra money for students and parents in this economically challenging times. They have caused more fights than ever, and students are being put in ISS for reasons that are ridiculous, such as forgetting to tuck in a shirt after using the restroom. Uniforms cause many problems within the school, and the old dress code should have been enforced better.

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April 24, 2009
Theres just one thing i have to say,the u-n-i-f-o-r-m-s need to go! Other wise we would have less people in iss!

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January 03, 2009
Hello, I am a student of JHS. Its is a great school but the uniforms need to go. I hate them.

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November 06, 2008
I am a '08 graduate of JHS and i am glad i went to the school. i was an athlete and i enjoyed playing football, basketball and tennis for the school. The administration let me have a very flexible schedule and there are so many electives to offer at the school. The school is not to big and not to small but is in need of a new builiding, that is for sure. I am glad my parents chose JHS also because it has really prepared me for college. I have a 4.0 and im an ambassador at my college and i love it. Keep doing what your doing Jemsion.... Go Panthers!

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April 22, 2008
Hi Im a student here at JHS and i Love the school only if the uniforms were taken away. Like someone said earlier on in the reviews that i have read i think they take away our individuallity and they need to be taken away. Other than that i think the school is a great place to be the teachers are nice and the activities after school are awsome. I am a softball player at the school and Coach Robinson is a great coach although we havent won many games we are still one of the few that have class and i am here to say that our school has that and it is a good thing to have but to my concerns we do need to repair some of the things in the school and some things are perfectly fine... I would apperciate it if these issues were taken careof.

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March 29, 2008
As a student at JHS, I wish I could move to a better quality school. For one, I do not like the uniforms, the first year of uniforms is alomst over, and still many student everyday are getting in trouble for not following the dress code. If they think this will change within the years, they are wrong. Secondly, the academics are what you owuld excpect for a 3 star schhol. They do not challenge us enough, and they do this purposely to higher our grades and make the school look good. Also, my sister, a former JHS student, said they did not prepare her for college. Third of all, It is an old, worn out school. The hallways are WAY to crowded. Ask any student, it is ridiculous. Also, there are pipes and wires visible in the halls, hanging from the ceiling. I dont like it

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May 29, 2007
As a student of Jemison High school, I find that academically,we are slightly above average. As for Sports teams, there could be more. I think that Mrs. Gibson is doing a wonderful job except for one issue-uniforms. I think that it does take away some of our individuality and creativity. On a brochure I received, It said that it would help stop the cliques in the school. I think that is wrong. The school will always be divided into the cliques-the jocks,the geeks, the band nerds(of which I am one), the goths, skateboarders, and so on. Anyway, speaking of the band, Mr. martin is THE best thing that has ever happened to the band program. I love it all! -Abbie S.

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September 29, 2006
I graduated from JHS and now my daughter is a Senior. I think it is a great school. Mr. Martin is great with the Band. I think the school is doing a great job with our kids. If some kids more parent involvement at home and school, then the schools job would not be so hard.

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August 04, 2006
As a junior currently attending Jemison High, there are quite a few things I do not agree with. The administration's decision to feature uniforms next year, their misdirected worries, among other things, make this school not exactly my favourite place to be. On the positive side, however, Mrs. Gibson and many teachers have a strong Christian approach to certain issues, such as drugs and sex. Some areas of the school need to be repaired, and others only slightly improved. Some after-school activities need to be better chaperoned, due to recent incidents. Overall, this school is what you'd expect of one out in the country.

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October 18, 2004
This school is a really great school!I attend it now and as a freshman in the school i would like to say the teachers treat the students great!no matter what these parents say bad about our school it is a great one. Apparently they havent attended it enough to know this is a great school and I LOVE IT.(the people of JHS also make you feel welcome join JHS and see.)

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September 14, 2004
I have a child that attends jhs and feel that jhs is a great school. I appreciate the discipline that our school administrators bestow upon the students when needed. I believe there needs to more parent participation in the activities of their child. I also appreciate Mr. Ingram for all his hard work/dedication to the jhs band

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July 25, 2004
Mrs. Gibson needs to learn what educating people means. She and her administration have lost sight of what is important, education. She has allowed most of her staff to become dictators who enjoy contolling minds instead of challanging them. They offer nothing to the 'gifted' children in Jemison and offer even less to the 'normal' children. They should stop focusing on how many pencils a child has in a class room and start finding ways to excite and challange the young minds who will be our future. Being afraid to express yourself seems to be the growing trend among the students at Jemison. The staff does not invite challange they discourage it.

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June 22, 2004
This School was the basis of my education and when its time i hope to be able to send my kids there to recieve the great education I did as a kid. I plan to move back to Jemison so my kids can go to this wonderful school. There is alot of top notch teachers and adminstrators teaching at this school.

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October 26, 2003
This school is by far the worst school in which my child has ever been enrolled.. The teachers never keep me informed on my child's progress.

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August 22, 2003
The principal, Margo Gibson, is a wonderful person and had it not been for her influence I don't think that the school would be the center of the community that it is now. The teachers do their best to not only teach but to provide positive role models for those that they teach expecially Mrs. Collins, Mr. Ingrahm and Mrs. Easterling.

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Jemison High School
25195 US Hwy 31, Jemison, AL  35085
(205) 280-4860
Last modified Jemison High School is a Public school that serves grades 8-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Jemison High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 23 reviews. Top