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Jefferson County High School

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Posted March 25, 2013

I would very much like to commend Dr. Long for his attentive to the success of each student at JCHS. I have interacted with him, and he strives for the best. The schools offer a variety of programs for students to take advantage of. It is located in a rural area of Augusta, so it is not your typical suburban school in the most affluent area. However, it is very decent in how it is organized. Students are not as motivated and appreciative of what the school offers. Overall, I have heard from other parents who have great things to say about the school. Kudos, JCHS!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2011

I'm currently a tenth grader at this school. Most of the teachers care about the students and truly strive to help us reach our goals. But still, the school is, point blank, a failing school and the valedictorians of this school would all be average at average-schools. The teachers care, yes, and it has good programs, such as the one-act and band and chorus. Unfortunately, these get overridden in favour of sports like football. In fact, the school has almost nothing to do with these programs. I'm not saying it's bad that they've taken an interest to the football team, but I'd really prefer it if they'd spread their attention evenly between all extracurricular activities. Furthermore, nothing is ever really done about the mass amount of bullying and cruel remarks. Teachers and other students will sit back and watch a student be emotionally abused, and only help if it seems that it will escalate to violence. They show concern, sure, but they never step in to help. Some students even find it amusing.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 20, 2011

I have already been going to Jefferson County High School for 9th, half of 10th, and right now in 11th grade. I have had a multitude of people in the schooling system that has helped me. There has been the few teachers that i disliked greatly, because the way that they taught. One of them that taught only in one way and thought that it was the omnipotent way of teacher that has failed many of the students that took his class. I am not saying that he is a bad but the place he needs to be at is a high class collage speaking lectures to a class of geniuses.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 30, 2010

I attended high school at Jefferson County. I can say one thing about it the faculty really cared about each student. They always wanted to see us do our best. And as for the principal I have never meet someone so caring in my life if you had a problem you could go to her no matter what, she would always open her door to you. I look back on my high school days and wish I could change somethings but never JCHS.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 5, 2008

I went to this school and successfully graduated, I went to 3 other high schools and home schooled for a year and a half and I have lost several credits from so many transitions. The staff worked with me and helped me get the credits I needed to graduate, some even used their own time to help me. The school that I went to before Jefferson County High was going to hold me back a year to catch up on my credits and offered me no help otherwise. Jefferson County High is an excellent school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 6, 2008

Jefferson County High is a great school. The faculty and staff not only strive to educate but they truly care about the students. Our motto is 'Six schools, one mission, every child, every day' Our pfinciple is not only a joy to work for but I have seen her personally do things for our school that are amazing. She is on the field at every football game passing out water. She has stopped by graduating senior's homes the night before the SAT to make sure they have sharpened #2 pencils. She is always the first one there and the last one to leave. She very visible. Everyday she partols the halls greeting and motivating students to do the right thing. She was also choosen as the 2007-2008 Met Life National Principle of the Year. She is a joy to work for and JCHS is a great place to work.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 20, 2006

First of all, Jefferson County High School was opened in 1995, not in 1992 (as someone else suggested). I attended school there for 2 years before graduating there. The teachers are nice and even the staff, but the principal is a different story (I won't get into that. She came to JCHS as a principal from an alternative school-enough said.) When I attended Louisville High School, everything was pleasant, but when we transfered to the new high school, everything was so unorganized and still is. So, I can understand why JCHS is behind on all subjects on the graduation test....
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 18, 2006

Two of my sons attended Jefferson county High School back in 1992. Before this time they attended a school in Michigan. The school in Michigan had the best of everything money could buy EXCEPT teachers who cared about the student. Kids went by the wayside. The school at Louisville is much smaller and not as rich EXCEPT in teachers who really care about teaching. This made a world of difference to my kids. Their grades were so much improved by attending school in Louisville. Thank you to all the teachers there. Keep up the great work. You do make a big difference to your students!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2005

My son goes to your school. I think that the school system to interact with the parents a lot more on the lines of having students that left to go on to do more come back to speak to the children on the level that they understands. With this vechile we can teach or instruct student about the future and find some of their veiws on life. I've tried to come out a couple of times to speak with no luck. There isn't time for that kind of stuff is more of less the attitude. But we need to take time and impliment these things in to the curriculum.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2004

This is an awesome school to be at. Even though our school is not so good in test scores, we have teachers who care and what the best for us in everuthing we do.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

176 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

175 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

176 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
81%
Social Studies

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

176 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
75%
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.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
57%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
64%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
39%
Coordinate Algebra

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

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
51%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
58%
Integrated Math II

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

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
28%
Physical Science

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

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
67%
U.S. History

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

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
35%
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 71% 37%
White 26% 44%
Hispanic 1% 12%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Alan Long
Fax number
  • (478) 625-8988

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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