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Jefferson High School

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Posted May 1, 2014

I moved my three kids 4th, 6th, 8th from one of Gwinnett county's best school systems. Jefferson City Schools has exceeded my expectations. The academics are better than brookwood and JCS offers more athletic and social activities. My three kids miss their friends but love the new schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2014

I am so glad that we moved our daughter from a neighboring county to Jefferson City Schools! She has received many opportunities that would not have been available to her in other systems. She came to JMS as a 6th grader from a school system where she would come home from the Gifted classes saying that she was not learning anything. She is about to graduate with a 3.9 and credit for several AP classes. I haven't worried about exposure to negative things, violence, or academic rigor!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2014

Parents might want to question their morals before sending their students here. They have been known to hide things from the public. For example my son has seen several incidents that would warrant a police investigation that the administrations and teacher were aware of it happening, but instead of dealing with the issue they rather turn their backs were the public will not find out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2012

Amazing place for our kids to grow in both their academic excellence and their character. We have previously home-schooled, gone to private school, and now have had our kids enrolled in the Academy, Middle School and the High School. Last year the Academy and Middle School were #1 in the State in EXCEEDING CRCT scores. Our kids do not face many of the same pressures and pitfalls many of our friends' kids do in other schools. We feel very blessed to call the school and community home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2010

As recent graduate of Jefferson, I found the honors classes were every bit as rigorous and challenging as what many parents pay 20k or more for in private schools in Athens and Atlanta. The academics were excellent, and recent construction/restoration projects have lent a very refined look to the school grounds. With the skills and work ethic I gained at Jefferson, I was able to graduate early and at the very top of my class at Georgia Tech (one of the best engineering schools in the country), and am now at a top 20 law school in the country. I certainly give credit to Jefferson High for the educational values it instills.


Posted February 7, 2009

Jefferson High School is by far one of the better high schools in all of Northeast Georgia. There is a very strong emphasis on academics, and the proof of this is consistently high test scores as well as a high graduation rate. This school has a high level of parent involvement. The high school recently opened a brand new performing arts auditorium that is excellent. My child is curently in Jefferson Middle School and I am very excited that she will be attending Jefferson High School next year. She will be very prepared for college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2008

Couldnt ask for a better school. Both of my childredn attended and one has graduated with scholarship and the other in currently in 10th grade. The teacher involvement is excellent and the fact that tutoring is offered several times a week after school is a p;us.
—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.

191 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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93%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

191 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

191 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
91%
Social Studies

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

191 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%

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.

187 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
96%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%
Coordinate Algebra

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

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
89%
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

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
85%
Integrated Math II

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

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
78%
Physical Science

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

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U.S. History

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

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
87%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 83% 44%
Black 8% 37%
Hispanic 6% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
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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575 Washington St
Jefferson, GA 30549
Phone: (706) 367-2881

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