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Jackson County High School

Public | 9-12 | 956 students

 

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Posted October 17, 2009

This is a fine high school, which has provided a well rounded education to three of my grandsons; a fourth will attend in the future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2009

My chillun went to this school. they say it was better because of smaller classes. teachers are very friendly, small campus.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2008

My daughter graduated in the top 10 percent of her class. She had some wonderful teachers in her AP classes who were supportive and caring. The school does not allow disruptive behavior and has a dress code that must be followed. students She is now at a wonderful College and excelling in all her classes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2008

I have been going to this school for two years now. Teachers usually don't care about your education, and care more about writing you up for the stupidest things. Most would rather make a big deal about an something as small is a visible phone, instead of just teaching. Ocassionally you will find a teacher that makes class exciting, and that really cares about your education, and makes sure you understand everything. But thats a rare occurance. The new principle is uptight. If you get written up, for anything, then don't even bother trying to get out of it, or even to explain what happened. Because they will, and do, abuse thier 'power'. The school is small and overcrowded. There isnt any doors on the bathroom stalls, and the condition of the school is completely unacceptable. As for the students, most are cool. A lot of crap talking, but thats expected.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 10, 2007

It is one of the best schools in Georgia.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 22, 2007

This school is really awesome. We have one of the best fine arts programs in the state. The teachers stay after for tutoring on certain days of the week just so the students can get help understanding the subjects. If I had the choice of picking a different school(which I do because the school is splitting) I wouldn't. I love this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 22, 2005

The Quality of education is great. Teachers need to reach out to the parent more. Involving the parents is important to the childs development and education. Parents get the feeling that they are no longer needed when their child reaches High School but that isn't true. They still need their parents guidance to be strong in education and peer issues.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2005

Jackson County hasd the finest teaching staff around. The teachers are all loved by the students and they really relate to them on their level. The school also has one of the largest, most superb music departments in the state of Georgia. Safety is number one at our school. Every child is safe here at JCCHS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2004

As a student I love this school although it's crowded there is always a teacher, a counselor or a friend to help or to get help!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 23, 2004

If your child has any social shyness or trouble 'fitting' in, this is not the school. The administrators are unconcerned and uncaring.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2011.

217 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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89%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

215 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

216 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
89%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 80% in 2011.

215 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
90%
Scale: % at or above passing

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) in English language arts, math, science and social studies to students in grade 11. The GHSGT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass all parts of the GHSGT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 95% in 2013.

217 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
90%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT) to students in grade 11. The GHSWT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass the GHSWT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

9th Grade Literature

The state average for 9th Grade Literature was 86% in 2013.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
82%
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 30% in 2013.

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American Literature

The state average for American Literature was 91% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
89%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
84%
Coordinate Algebra

The state average for Coordinate Algebra was 37% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
92%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

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Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 29% in 2013.

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2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
78%
Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 59% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
72%
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 83% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
85%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered End-of-Course Tests (EOCT) in 9th grade math levels 1 and 2, biology, United States history, physical science, American literature and economics. The EOCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 82% 44%
Hispanic 9% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 3%
Black 3% 37%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Scott Smith
Fax number
  • (706) 367-2146

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Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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1668 Winder Hwy
Jefferson, GA 30549
Phone: (706) 367-5003

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