Students enrolled 1311
School leader Stephanie Johnson
Transportation options Yes
District Clayton County School District

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7728 Mount Zion Blvd
Jonesboro, GA 30236

(770) 473-2855
(770) 603-5177
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4 stars
Based on 37 ratings

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October 15, 2014
I am currently a Sophomore in college and I can truly say that Jonesboro did not prepare me for college at all. I struggled a lot during my Freshman year in college. CONS: There are very few AP courses, the school is dirty and unclean, some of the books are old, the counselors don't do a good job, but the worst is the attitude teachers have. Most teachers lack motivation, like they are just there for the paycheck, not to instill the value of learning to the students. PROS: the county has updated technology like smarboards, projectors, ipods. The Mock Trial and Basketball teams are amazing. The principal Mrs. Barham is working hard to help Jonesboro thrive, but it's a tough task.

- submitted by a student
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
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
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
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
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
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
October 08, 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
October 08, 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
October 08, 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
October 04, 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
October 03, 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.

- submitted by a community member
October 03, 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
October 01, 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.

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November 15, 2008
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September 17, 2008
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July 27, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating 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
May 27, 2008
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May 23, 2008
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- submitted by a student
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
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.

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March 26, 2008
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November 30, 2007
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April 15, 2007
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May 16, 2006
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- submitted by a student
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
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
August 01, 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
June 24, 2005
JHS is one of the better school in Clatyon County. Clayton County Schools needs help.

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June 15, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
May 20, 2005
It's turning into a awful school just like the rest of the county already has. Way overpopulated, I asked my classmates in each class where they live, and almost half are way out of district. The school system today...Given that, still the best school in the county. Good Fine Arts department.

- submitted by a student
March 26, 2005
I currently attend JHS, and I like it a lot. (way more than my other school). I know I can exceed the 'general level' that other students set. Overall it's an okay school.

- submitted by a student
February 22, 2005
I am currently a student at JHS. The teachers are great, can't say the same for the students. Many think they are all that. They give off negative vibes. Most students are horrible and slackers.

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February 13, 2005
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September 29, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2004
My son is a senior at Jonesboro High School this year 2004. I have been very pleased with the the way things have been so far. I think that if kids have parental support and surround themselves with good kids, then you can expect good results.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 11, 2003
Both of my children graduated from JHS (2000 and 2002). It is better than the statistics might imply. Kids will get out of school what they put into it. Unfortunately, the slackers tend to pull down the good students rather than the good students pulling up the slackers. Both of my kids are now in college and doing very well (Dean's List), but in hindsight I should have put them in a good private school.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
I am very happy with the school. I have had 2 students graduate and go to college and did very well there also. They received the background needed to succeed in college. I still have children there and am still pleased with the school.

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Jonesboro High School
7728 Mount Zion Blvd, Jonesboro, GA  30236
(770) 473-2855
Last modified Jonesboro High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Jonesboro High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 39 reviews. Top