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North Jackson High School

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Posted April 29, 2013

My child transfered into this school at the end of the school year last year from a very good school academically and sports related. I was told thi school was fantastic and the girls sports as well. They school is one of the worst schools I have ever seen in my life! I am currently taking my child out and they were barely there a year. The academics are horrific, my daughter is a straight A student and only has 2 classes because they have nothing more to offer her! She is outstanding in athletics and has been mistreated and never played since we came here, by her coaches and teammates. If you are not a local you will never make it in this town or school. We barely made it a year with 3 kids, horrible horrible school. And you have to pay out of pocket for some of your childsd classes and labs and such. This school IS GROSSLY underfunded. If you want your kid to get a good education or excell in sports or anything else steer clear of this place. Terribly disappointing and I cant believe this school is still open, the bullying is beyond out of control!!!!!!! And the teachers are seriously lacking in their ability to teach your child anything!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2012

what day does north jackson high school start at the end of summer vacation this year


Posted March 3, 2012

As a parent of a former and short lived attending student at this school, I was appauled by the school. My son never had homework, he was very talented in the arts, and had a high ceiling for reading. With that said he was never challenged by the staff. Football is far too important as well as its sports program as a whole. I withdrew my son from North Jackson and enrolled him at Scottsboro City Schools and he now has graduated from Alabama and a successful corporate investment banker. This school needs to be shutdown for lack of everything.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2009

I love this school.Its has great academics as well as exellent top rated sport programs.Overall it is one of the best schools my kids have went too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2008

i think this school is doing its best now that Mr. Houston is principal. I think less emphasis on the football team and more on the band and other activities like dance. they are doing their best if only the state would give more!! Go Chiefs!!!


Posted September 17, 2007

Way too much emphasis put on sports, such as football and not near enough on education. It seems if your child does not play sports he/she is a nobody at this school.


Posted August 10, 2007

Overall, North Jackson is a really great school. It could use a few changes- one being that there is not a variety of electives offered because of funding- but with Coach Houston as principal, I believe those will be taken care of. The teaching staff is outstanding. Teachers like those that are at North Jackson are really hard to find. Especially Mrs. Butler, Mr. Smith, Coach Stewart, Mrs. Lusk, and Mrs. Adkins. These teachers will make sure that your child is properly educated; They may not be scholars when they graduate but they will be able to say that they learned something. For students who choose to dual enroll in college, the faculty will bend over backwards to ensure that you can afford it.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 31, 2006

I am a former student of NJHS, and as far as I'm concerned it's a good school. There are some really great teachers, but all in all it IS a public school. The limitations placed on a public school because of funding issues and numerous other issues does not mean that a student can't learn in that environment. I personally learned immensely from the teachers, and I have very much succeeded in college thanks to the knowledge I brought with me from high school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 6, 2005

I think that there needs to be more classes offered such as dance, choir,and theatre. We need these types of extracurricular activities to keep our children motivated and out of trouble.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2005

The school is just like anyother school in Alabama it needs more funding... more classes... more selection. When I was a senior I was sent home at 11 everyday because the school ran out of classes for me. NJHS is a good school, considering the funding. But do not expect to turn out scholars. The teacher qualities is not up to par with a coouple of teachers... but there are several amazing teachers. Such as Mrs. Blevins, Mrs. Buttler, Coachshrader.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 24, 2005

I think the school has gotten alot better since the new princpal that we have now. My son is actually learning alot more since he is going there. The staff is teaching and taking time with the students there. I am very pleased with the school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2004

With the help of Mr Stevens, North Jackson can be a better school. He is getting the students under control again. He is not letting the students take control of the school, like it was in the past. He is standing up and taking control of the problems that were way out of control. He is backing his teachers and bus drivers with what they have to say, and with the problems that they are having and were having. He is not letting the students run over them anymore like they were in the past.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted February 23, 2004

I have had 8 children go through the school. Mr. Harding was a great Principal. This is my first year with a new principal. He seems fair, and is going to get the dress code back under control. One of the schools real weakness. They do put alot of meaning into their football team. Over all it is a Great school.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.
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The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

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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

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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.

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94%

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95%

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93%

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93%
Language

The state average for Language was 76% in 2013.

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70%

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68%

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66%

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73%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

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78%

2012

 
 
80%

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67%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

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75%

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86%

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76%

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76%
Social Studies

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

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58%

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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.

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Language

The state average for Language was 91% in 2013.

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87%
Math

The state average for Math was 95% in 2013.

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84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 94% in 2013.

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Social Studies

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

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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%
Female94%
Male94%
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Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
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American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Free lunch eligible91%
Reduced lunch eligible92%
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant94%
Poverty91%
Not poverty5%

Language

All Students70%
Female79%
Male60%
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Not migrant70%
Poverty64%
Not poverty80%

Math

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Female87%
Male70%
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White77%
Free lunch eligible74%
Reduced lunch eligible85%
Special educationn/a
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English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant78%
Poverty76%
Not poverty83%

Reading

All Students75%
Female79%
Male72%
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American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White76%
Free lunch eligible68%
Reduced lunch eligible77%
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant75%
Poverty70%
Not poverty85%

Social Studies

All Students60%
Female57%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White60%
Free lunch eligible47%
Reduced lunch eligible77%
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant60%
Poverty53%
Not poverty73%
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 Students98%
Female98%
Male98%
Black88%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Free lunch eligible96%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Not migrant98%
Poverty96%
Not poverty100%

Language

All Students94%
Female0%
Male93%
Black88%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White0%
Free lunch eligible89%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Not migrant94%
Poverty91%
Not poverty0%

Math

All Students95%
Female93%
Male2%
Black94%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Free lunch eligible91%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Not migrant95%
Poverty92%
Not poverty3%

Reading

All Students95%
Female95%
Male95%
Black94%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Free lunch eligible91%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Not migrant95%
Poverty92%
Not poverty100%

Social Studies

All Students82%
Female75%
Male88%
Black75%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White86%
Free lunch eligible76%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant82%
Poverty77%
Not poverty88%
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 77% 58%
Black 14% 34%
American Indian/Alaska Native 6% 1%
Hispanic 4% 5%
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 64%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mr Sam Houston
Fax number
  • (256) 437-2400

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45549 Al Hwy 277
Stevenson, AL 35772
Phone: (256) 437-2136

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