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Jacksonville High School

Public | 9-12 | 999 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted May 26, 2011

Contrary to the other posts, my experience with JHS was different. The way JHS works in my opinion is if your a hard worker and you comprehend what the teacher is saying you get to take great classes with great teachers but if your an underperforming student your forced to take really easy classes where you don't learn much with sometimes teachers who don't care. I was a student there from 2007-2011. Don't get me wrong their is plenty of great teachers there but their are some who don't care.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 27, 2011

I have loved all of my time at JHS. All of the teachers, at least the ones I have had, are very well-versed in their subjects and are eager to help when problems arise. The school has recently taken advantage of technology by installing SmartBoards in almost every classroom. These boards are incredibly fun to use and make learning an interactive experience, instead of just listening. All of the staff are very kind and caring people. I highly recommend this high school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 11, 2007

I think Jacksonville High School is a great school. The teachers are excellent and they all know the subjects that they are teaching very well. I have enjoyed all my years here at JHS. I feel like all the teachers make you feel welcome in the school. There are also a variety of wonderful extracurricular activities. There is band, orchestra, Science Club, Film Club, Art Club, and all different kinds of sports. I would definately recommend this school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 27, 2006

My 2 children went through JHS and became extremely successful college students. A terrific public high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2005

Two of my children have graduated from JHS with 1 more to go. Both of the graduates are in college and doing very well. The wide diversity of classes offered provides something for everyone. The Science Department is outstanding. Without exception, the science teachers are well-versed in their subject area. Courses are offered to appeal to students of all ability and interest levels. I would recommend Jacksonville High School to everyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2005

JHS is a fun school to go to. A great thing about this school is that it has a string orchestra, something that most schools in this area of Illinois don't have. The teachers are nice and everybody mostly gets along, but there aren't that many AP classes and not much diversity. okay, there's almost no diversity at ALL, and a lot of focus is given to the fact that agriculture is a big part of life in this part of the country. But if you are looking for a small high school with a pretty good education, you should go here.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

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Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

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43%

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Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

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49%

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52%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE) to test students in grade 11 in reading, math and science. The PSAE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students38%
Female32%
Male44%
Black9%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White42%
Low income28%
Not low income46%
Students with disabilities (IEP)4%
Students without disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students43%
Female46%
Male40%
Black18%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White45%
Low income31%
Not low income53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
Students without disabilities52%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students47%
Female44%
Male49%
Black18%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Low income34%
Not low income57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE) to test students in grade 11 in reading, math and science. The PSAE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

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How schools in the state rate:

26%
of schools in the state are Below average
46%
of schools in the state are Average
28%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Average ACT score

19

Graduation rate

88.5%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 ISAT results from the state of Illinois.

2 This rating is based on composite ACT scores and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2012-13.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 86% 51%
Black 6% 18%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Hispanic 2% 24%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1211 North Diamond Street
Jacksonville, IL 62650
Phone: (217) 243-4384

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