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Jonesboro High School

Public | 10-12 & ungraded | 1077 students

 

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Posted August 12, 2010

This school is incredible! So glad to be a part #1 AP program in state of Arkansas!! Check out the number of state titiles held by this district in many areas!! last year held 8 state titles!! Way to go Jonesboro!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2006

This is a great school....the teachers, students, academics, are all wonderful.... if all schools were like Jonesboro High School....perhaps all students would be passing..lol.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 24, 2004

The administration at JHS is great. Terry Trotter the principal is an outstanding principal. He was the principal when I was there. Sonja Williams is also a nice assistant principal she was also there when I was there. Last but not least Lisa James she is a very caring and sweet assistant pricipal.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 15, 2004

This school appears to spiraling downward as time progresses. They are losing credit for most of their athletic programs and the budget for academics is quickly decreasing. The level of teaching and classes are currently above average for the surrounding areas, but teachers are retiring and as a result the classes are going downhill. The only good thing this school has going for it over the surrounding schools is the AP courses. There is a large discipline problem and very little morale at the school. Many teachers are getting as aggrivated as the students are at the administration. The school's building is also very gloomy. There are only 2 sets of windows in the entire building. One in the commons area and one in the special education classroom. As time progresses it's evident that adminstration cares only about trying to make JHS look good and not the education of it's students.
—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.
Literacy

The state average for Literacy was 70% in 2013.

301 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
61%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 77% in 2013.

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21%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 44% in 2013.

361 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
37%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 72% in 2013.

379 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
64%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the End of Course Exam to test high school students in Algebra I, Geometry and Biology. The results for End of Course Exams administered in the spring of each school year are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The End of Course Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 52% 64%
Black 41% 21%
Hispanic 6% 10%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 61%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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301 Hurricane Dr
Jonesboro, AR 72401
Phone: (870) 933-5881

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