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339 Railroad St
Gray, GA 31032

(478) 986-5444
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July 12, 2012
As a former student and current college student, I would have to say JCHS gave me a pretty good educational foundation. I felt I was very prepared in Math and History/Econ. On the other hand I was very far behind the curve in Literature and Science, compared to my peers. But High School is not all about the classroom. I felt JCHS offered a wide variety of extracurricular activities that were fairly easy to get involved with. As a whole this is a Great School compared to The Twiggs, Bibb, Wilkinson, and Jasper School Districts.

- submitted by a student
December 28, 2011
I have two children at Jones County. On paper this school looks impressive but the reality is that there is not much learning going on here. My children have learned that they can do nothing for seven weeks and then get caught up just before the grading period ends. I have seen their grades jump from a 45 to an 85 because they are allowed to make up work. I don't think this teaches them to be responsible. There are good teachers at this school but there seems to be a general lack of respect on the part of the students. I have spent time in the classroom and am sometimes shocked at what I hear coming out of the students mouths and by the attitudes they have. There is also a huge drug problem at this school. My children have told me that if there was a schoolwide drug screening most of the students would be expelled. They may be exagerating but I know there is a problem because my family has been affected by it. I think drug screening for student atheletes should be mandatory and I think random drug screening should be performed on all students. I will be glad to leave Jones County High School at the end of this school year.

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2011
This is a wonderful school and as a junior i can't wait to be a senior!:)

- submitted by a student
April 05, 2011
I was an Honors and AP student and I have to say you really don't learn anything here. The big push for AP was a complete and utter joke. AP Biology, while fun, was bogus. It was just fill-in-the-blank notes left over from a retired teacher. American Literature was completely fruitless. We got maybe a third of the way through the year's lesson plan. US History was okay, and only because history is learning and regurgitating facts. Math was fun but lost upon many, and that was really sad. What's even more depressing is that this school is considered one of the best public schools in the area. It's not really the school's fault, it's just public education. Thanks for trying, though.

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March 27, 2010
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August 28, 2009
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August 28, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2009
Sounds as if these past few students who commented should have paid more attention to the teachers. Maybe they would have learned a little more, like spelling and grammer. I also went to this school and I live here now so that my kids can go. Its a great school with a lot of great teachers. Don't listen to a few disgruntled former students.

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May 27, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2009
its ok not the worse by far nice people, ok teachers, good school to go to.

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April 29, 2009
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February 20, 2009
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- submitted by a student
February 06, 2009
Jones county high does not teach you anything!!!!!!!!!!! I did not like going there and would not recommend anyone to go there if they can help it!!! It sucks!!

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December 10, 2008
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- submitted by a student
November 29, 2008
I'm sorry, but even with the new renovations and mr gibson (thank god) the teachers are lacking. Most of them get placed into subjects that they have never tought before, so they have to relearn the subject while teaching it to the students. The councilers are terrible (with the exception of Mrs. Baker.) they wouldn't even have our schedules out if it weren't for Mrs. stewart. In my opinion, send your kids somewhere else if you want them to learn something.

- submitted by a student
June 24, 2008
Having not only attended Jones county HS, but 3 other High Schools during my 4 years, I wouldn't rate it anything then above average. From my experiences, if you are not in honors, then you do not recieve a sufficient education to really prepare you. During High School i also attend Alan c. pope HS in marietta, North Gwinnett HS in suwanee, Mount Zion HS in morrow, and fairborn HS in Fairborn, OH. Most of my Highschool days were spent at Jones county High School. Out of the schools i attended i would rank it 4th out of the 5 next to mount zion. I did not feel my education was where it should have been, and i was in honors. Unfortuately Jones county seems to have a focus on sports(football) instead of education, and their football team isn't that good. Yes i played football as well, along with other sports.

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no rating April 01, 2008
Note a trend here... parents, for the most part, hate this school and the students love it. Why? Students aren't required to do anything! The problem starts with the School Board and floods down from there. I am a local business owner and I am amazed at the lack of education 95% of the students receive. I don't like hiring Jones County graduates, because (a) most can't think for themselves, (b) most can't spell simple words, much less use them in complete sentences and (c) have little or no motivation to actually work. Sadly, my daughter went to this school and again, like the majority of the students who attempt higher education, are in remedial classes for most of their first year in college. I'm ashamed my tax money funds this system. Parents do your child the biggest favor of their life: PUT THEM IN PRIVATE SCHOOL!!!

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2007
I am a former student of JCHS. I graduated in 2005 w. honors. As all high schools, JCHS has it's pros and cons. The school is over crowded, even after the addition of the 9th Grade Academy, and some of the instructional materials are out of date. It's a shame that only the Voc. Ed. students have to take the Geography class. The students that receive the best education are the ones in the Honors program. These students have teachers who actually care about their education. The curriculum is fine, but seems rushed in order to prepare students for the GA Graduation exams. Mr. T was a wonderful principal and will be sorely missed. I hope Mr. Gibson does as good as job as Mr. T did for over 20 years. A variety of extracurriculars are offered, but the most emphasis is put on football, sadly.

- submitted by a former student
March 08, 2007
JCHS has had a lot of changes this year. Altough I miss the leadership of Mr. Trimnell, I am very thankful that Mr. Gibson has taken over has principal of JCHS. He is a wonderful person. He is a terrific role model for anyone - children and adults. He knows his business and strives to make JCHS the best. I hope that the BOE is intelligent enough make him the principal for JCHS permanently. JCHS is a great school and deserves a great leader. Many talented people owe their education to JCHS. I am glad that my children will have the influence of Mr. Gibson!

- submitted by a parent
July 13, 2006
I'm a Senior this year at Jones County High School, and I have to say it is actually a very good school. In the past I have said I hated it, because of the administrators and teachers, but I now realize that all they are doing is trying to make the school a better environment for those who really want to learn. It's a good school, with a good curriculum. The schedule is a lot better than block schedule like in Bibb County, and we have more freedom as well. The dress code isn't too bad, at least we aren't wearing uniforms. Plus, all the admin is friendly. Mr T know's everyone's names and the lunch lady knows all the numbers! I think that anyone who says this school is horrible, either hasn't looked at the big picture or just doesn't care for school. Outside the drama, JCHS is great.

- submitted by a student
February 25, 2006
Jones County is a horrible school. Aside from three or four teachers, everyone else is a joke. Class requires little work (if any) in order to pass. the only extracurricular activity that gets any attention (or sufficient funding) is football. The emphasis of the entire administration is not actually teaching students the material, but just attempting to get people to pass the graduations tests.

- submitted by a former student
December 29, 2005
I attend JCHS now and I couldn't be happier. It is amazing how much the aminstration and teachers want to see you succeed. I am happy to say I will graduate with the class of 2008 and hopefully be somewhere at the top. And I have Jones County High School to thank for that.Not to mention the great extracurricular activities that we have, there is a club or sport for everyone.

- submitted by a student
October 10, 2005
JCHS is an alright school to be at. I am currently a sophomore there and will be graduating in 2008. Majority of the teachers are nice and helpful, sometimes entertaining. The administrators can be annoying at times but hey, it's not their fault they grew up a million years ago. If you are looking to get a great education and not work too hard, JCHS is the place to be. D. Riley

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September 04, 2005
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June 27, 2005
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- submitted by a student
June 03, 2005
I previously attended a private school in downtown macon but after 5th grade my parents didn't much care for the teachers at that school. Now I'm a student at Jones County High School and i have loved the time I have spent there so far. There are special programs for any child no matter what their intrests are and the teachers are wonderful. Beside learning Math, Science, History and other core classes, they offer special programs and classes for the above average student (i.e. honors and gifted)and many for students that have a pretty good idea as to what they may want to major in college (i.e. Psychology) Overall I couldn't be happier with the school. Thank you JCHS for everything you've helped me achieve!

- submitted by a student
May 31, 2005
I think this school is a great school I recently graduated from there with honors. All the teachers there are great teachers. The teachers may be hard but who says learning always has to be fun. -Michael Davis c/o 2004

- submitted by a former student
May 24, 2005
I am currently attending JCHS,now! I love this school. Things can get hectic, but that is any school. To all of those who try to make JCHS sound like a bad school it really isn't! Don't make thigs sound worse than they really are. It isn't fair to yourself, nor the people attending JCHS or Mr.T! Do Yall feel me? Well it is great and that is all I have to say! Love yah JCHS -Tiffany Lucas :)

- submitted by a former student
February 11, 2005
I am a jonescountyer and i go to JCHS i actually Love this school... I would rather go to this school then any other school around... There are many things for people to do no matter what they like. We have a good Football,Softball,Baseball,wrestling,dance,cheerleading,math,and accademic team and a good band. The principle knows everyones names before they go to school on the first day! The teachers are good for the most part some i beleve should be double checked sometimes. But I feel safe in school no matter what!JCHS class of 07'

- submitted by a student
December 03, 2004
I attenend the school now and I love it. when I came in as a freshman I was Wild and stayed in trouble. Thanks to the administators I am a better person and I will graduate with my class of 2005. Jchs forever.

- submitted by a student
September 30, 2004
Terrible school. Leadership is poor. Shows that they don't care about student eduction. We are new to this county and would not let my child enroll because she didn't have records. Back a second time, would not let her enroll because the proof of residency was not satisfactory. Never have seen a school that just wouldn't let a child enroll. I thought eductors wanted children in school. Not Jones County High obviously.

- submitted by a parent
March 02, 2004
I went to school there all four years of high school and I loved it. The teachers are really helpful, and the principle is always there for you. There is plenty for everyone to do, no matter what kind of intrest you have. The coaches are good and helpful. I would recommand anyone to go to this school

- submitted by a former student
August 26, 2003
i am 13 and have attended Jones County High for only half a year now and already the school is doing its job. i hated homework and now i loves it. i have lots of Extra curricular involve ment. Dance TEam!! ColorGuard Marching Band are just a few things you can do!

- submitted by a community member
August 22, 2003
I attended this school for many years. The teachers were great, very helpful in any situation. The principal was always available and you saw him in the hall getting to know his students. Extracurricular activities are plentiful, there is something for everyone to join. I recommend this school for anyone. I absolutely loved going to this school.

- submitted by a former student
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Jones County High School
339 Railroad St, Gray, GA  31032
(478) 986-5444
Last modified Jones County High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Jones County High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 34 reviews. Top