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Jemison High School

Public | 8-12 | 489 students

 
 

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Posted 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
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 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.
—Submitted by a student


Posted 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!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 3, 2009

Hello, I am a student of JHS. Its is a great school but the uniforms need to go. I hate them.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 6, 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!


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a student


Posted 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
—Submitted by a student


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a student


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 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.
—Submitted by a student


Posted 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.)
—Submitted by a student


Posted 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
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT 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 score at or above the state standard.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

All Students78%
Female80%
Male76%
Black82%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White78%
Free lunch eligible72%
Reduced lunch eligible64%
Special education23%
General population82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%
Poverty71%
Not poverty90%

Reading

All Students82%
Female87%
Male77%
Black82%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White84%
Free lunch eligible76%
Reduced lunch eligible82%
Special education29%
General population87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
Poverty77%
Not poverty92%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT 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 score at or above the state standard.

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

The state average for Biology I was 95% in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
91%
Language

The state average for Language was 76% in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
69%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
57%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
91%
Language

The state average for Language was 91% in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 95% in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 94% in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
80%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 Students94%
Female88%
Male99%
Black91%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Free lunch eligible92%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant94%
Poverty92%
Not poverty98%

Language

All Students73%
Female84%
Male64%
Black59%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White78%
Free lunch eligible72%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant73%
Poverty71%
Not poverty75%

Math

All Students84%
Female85%
Male84%
Black82%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Free lunch eligible79%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant84%
Poverty79%
Not poverty92%

Reading

All Students77%
Female75%
Male79%
Black73%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White80%
Free lunch eligible72%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant77%
Poverty73%
Not poverty83%

Social Studies

All Students58%
Female45%
Male69%
Black32%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White64%
Free lunch eligible52%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant58%
Poverty54%
Not poverty65%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Free lunch eligible100%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education0%
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant100%
Poverty100%
Not poverty100%

Language

All Students88%
Female93%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White92%
Free lunch eligible85%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education50%
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant88%
Poverty86%
Not poverty90%

Math

All Students93%
Female97%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Free lunch eligible91%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education42%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant93%
Poverty93%
Not poverty92%

Reading

All Students93%
Female93%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Free lunch eligible85%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education58%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant93%
Poverty86%
Not poverty100%

Social Studies

All Students76%
Female72%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White80%
Free lunch eligible63%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education42%
General population80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant76%
Poverty63%
Not poverty90%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 76% 58%
Black 13% 34%
Hispanic 11% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 55%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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25195 US Hwy 31
Jemison, AL 35085
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