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Jonesboro High School

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Posted September 29, 2013

Great school iam a Freshmen & am already enjoying my first 2 months being in high school . the teachers are quiet frankly great but as the years goes on I think they become more strict to increase our performance/well being .
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 22, 2012

Jonesboro High School became a school we could all be proud of when Principal Johnson came on board. She did everything she said she was going to do - Made AYP, got the school out of debt, enhanced school climate, and increased attendance. I was in her interview as a school council member, and I am proud that we chose Johnson to serve during a time that Jonesboro High needed a boost.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2012

The residents of Deer Crossing agree. Jonesboro High School became a great school again when Principal Johnson and her team came on board. We made AYP, our students started winning again, and the faculty became more involved in school activities. The school became also became cleaner. We appreciate the leadership of Mrs. Johnson, and we look forward to even more success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2012

When Principal Johnson and her team came on board in 2010, Jonesboro High School became a great school again. Our students have achieved academically. Our teams have begun to win again and compete at the state level again. Kids are getting scholarships. And the leadership is very available for communication. The school has an excellent feeling all around, and I attribute this to an outstanding leader. Mrs. Johnson, our community appreciates everything you do for us.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2012

Great and effective leadership, competent teachers, active parents, and dedicated students!!! Jonesboro has provided a wonderful high school experience for my daughter and son. And the kids and parents love to see our Head Coach (and principal) Mrs. Johnson coaching all of her teams to victory!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2012

Principal Johnson has been an exceptional instructional and operational leader for the Jonesboro High School community. Her leadership brought a winning culture that we were missing for a while. Students can now get it all here. There are high expectations for student achievement in courses, a competitive athletic program in all sports, and winning academic and social clubs and organizations as well. And Mrs. Johnson is there to cheer and support every student in every activity.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 8, 2012

Jonesboro High School has become a five star school under the leadership of Mrs. Johnson. I am a tax payer and active parent in the community. I have watched her run this school with an expectation of excellence. Citizens in our community agree. Our children trust her leadership, and she has positive relationships with them. She has a winning attitude that has contributed to success for Jonesboro.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2012

Principal Johnson is the best principal I have every had. She cares about us and gives us so much support. She helped us make AYP and she is our biggest cheerleader in every sport and activity. She won't let us fail.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 8, 2012

Our principal Mrs. Johnson has been so supportive to our students. She makes us believe we can accomplish our goals and won anything. She makes us want to succeed in everything we do. I am so happy that she came to Jonesboro High at the time she did. She worked to get the school back on track to be successful, and we made AYP and started winning everything again. Kids act much better.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 4, 2012

Principal Johnson has been remarkable with our students and a great leader in our community. The entire school environment has become so positive in such a short period of time. Now I can say that I am proud that my son attends Jonesboro High School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2012

The leadership at Jonesboro High School is excellent. Mrs. Johnson has done so much for the students and the community. Her efforts are appreciated.


Posted October 3, 2012

I am a resident of Fairfield, and our parents are very pleased with the work of our principal. Johnson has motivated and provided support for the children to truly become globally competitive. We don't worry about the safety of our children when she is there because she treats them as if they were her own. She cleans the building. She monitors instruction. She attends every event as if she were the Number 1 fan. She does it all. We appreciated her dedication and efforts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2012

Jonesboro High School became a five star school when the new principal and her new administrative team came on board in 2010. Johnson has been an excellent principal with high expectations and hard work to back her expectations. Students have achieved as a result of her hard work. The parents and students of Jonesboro appreciate our principal for her hard work and leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2008

Jonesboro High School has some great students, parents, and faculty. The administration needs some backbone, but their hearts are in the right places. Student achievement is evident in the multitudes of community involvement and accomplishments throughout the various extra-curricular activities offered. The school does need to be kept clean.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 11, 2008

The student that stated his/her oppinion about the school is correct. The school is not clean and the education is not like it used to be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2008

2007 National Mock Trial Champions, 2008 State Mock Trial Champions, Highest English Scores in Metro Atlanta, Award Winning Golf Teams, Award Winning Swim Teams, Jonesboro High School is a noteworthy school. There are many caring teachers on the faculty and dedicated administrators. As with many high schools, we could use more parental support. Our students recieve a quality education --especially if they take advantage of the myriad of opportunities at JHS.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 26, 2006

The quality of academic programs is marginable. The good teachers are few and far between but they are there. The music and art programs are above average, they do have funding that is substantial for these programs. Sports are available and involving, although mostly losing records every year. The parents are not really involved at the level that would build a strong community based school. I would rate this school at a C+
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 27, 2005

My son graduated from Jonesboro in 2004 and my daughter currently attends Jonesboro. Clayton County schools have gotten a bad reputation but I am pleased with the educational and extracurricular activities at Jonesboro. I am begging the County to give more to the budget of the fine arts department. My son played high school baseball and my daughter is in the band. We have a wonderful program for both but our band needs money. The budget is too small to keep a level of excellence that Jonesboro is traditionally known for.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2005

I am currently a student at JHS, and I am pleased with the way the principal is moving the school toward a higher academic level. He is also opening doors so that the students can get more envolved in extra curricular activities. I think the students are becoming more excited about the school as a whole, and I am proud to be a Jonesboro Cardinal.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 24, 2005

JHS is one of the better school in Clatyon County. Clayton County Schools needs help.
—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.
English Language Arts

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

203 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

188 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

203 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
80%
Social Studies

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

203 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
78%
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.

296 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

353 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
66%
Algebra I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
American Literature

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

305 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
77%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

375 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
35%
Coordinate Algebra

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

334 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

292 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
46%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math I

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

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
56%
Integrated Math II

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

362 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
25%
Physical Science

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

291 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
55%
U.S. History

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

314 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
60%
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
Black 75% 37%
Hispanic 11% 12%
White 7% 44%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Stephanie Johnson
Fax number
  • (770) 603-5177

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Dance
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7728 Mount Zion Blvd
Jonesboro, GA 30236
Phone: (770) 473-2855

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