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Jeffersonville High School

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Posted May 29, 2012

Jeffersonville High School is whatever a student makes it. I know it often gets a bad reputation, but it is a great school. The teachers provide an opportunity for amazing education if desired by the student. If caught up in the wrong crowd, sure a student might struggle, but there are plenty good kids at the school. ALL of the staff members are so welcoming and positive too, whether it be someone greeting you in the office, a teacher, or administrative staff. I am proud to say I got through Jeff High without a problem and now have many more student and teacher friends.


Posted May 3, 2011

This is the worst school I have ever dealt with! Do not send your kids here. Fights, drugs,sex...!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

I graduated for Jeff and had heard all the bad rumors going into high school. I was afraid I must admit, but I came to find that Jeff was one of the best schools, with some of the best teachers I'd had throughout my years. I can truly say that my experience at Jeff High was great, I wish I could only get back those years. They were probably some of the best years of my life, better than college even. I think those that don't enjoy school or participate are the ones that miss out. Your experience is what you make it, and mine was the time of my life! My little sister will be attending there next year and I only hope her experience at Jeff is as good as mine :) J-E-F-F THE BEST!!!!!


Posted August 7, 2010

I attended and graduated from J.H.S .The experience was not pleasant, for the most part. The atmosphere was chaotic at times.There were many students who could not have cared less about learning anything.


Posted January 25, 2010

I graduated from Jeffersonville High and my son is now a senior as well. Although I feel the school is as safe as any other school in our area, all schools have their problems. The teachers are excellent and are willing to help the students beyond the regular class time. The administration at JHS has been very helpful throughout my children's high school years. I would, however, like to see the same grading scales in all Indiana high schools as well would most parents. Overall I feel as if some disciplinary actions are unnecessary. Such as if a child is in an altercation that they did not start they must attend anger management. That is ridiculous and a waste of time and money!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2009

my child is special needs, high functioning, i feel he is being left behind. Not much expected of him. I think the school needs a mentoring program for children like mine. he is basically muddling through. I am very disappointed in the school. Grade school and middle school were much more prepared for children like him.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

Jeff high's ratings should be very low. The school caters to jocks, and sports more than to education. The poor teachers cannot hold control over the students in classes as it might step on someone's toes. Education is not the top thing. I am a grandparent of a junior, and graduated 2 children from there, and watched the school go down hill.


Posted January 5, 2009

My son attended Jeffersonville High School and It helped him shape himself greatly. The school is really big for a town like Jeffersonville but all in all it's great. I hear alot of complaints that the school is too strict however in our experience it seems just fine. My son had great teachers, a great counsler and the ROTC progam made a huge inpact on him. He is now going attending the University of North Dakota majoring in Aerospace Engineering. What more can a parent ask for.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2008

I do not enjoy attending Jeff High. I like my classes; that's not the problem. There are way too many kids at Jeff. It sounds rude, but I wish the majority of them would just drop out. You can tell that they don't care about their education anyay. The rules are also way too strict. I've told my parents about some of the ridiculous things they enforce, and they can't believe it. The school needs to drop half the population and loosen up. Also, the construction this year is really distracting. And the construction isn't improving much...it's not even going to touch the art wing. That seems a little unfair. All in all, it's alright, but I would definitely not want my kid going there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 29, 2008

The school may be big, but if you student places themselves in the right classes and right enviroments they will be perfectly fine. This will prepare them for a college because Jeffersonville High School is very diverse. I was a student and graduated in 2008 and I am thankful I went there versus a smaller or private school! I would take advice from the one who has experienced, not the ones who have heard!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 31, 2008

This school is way too big to be able to offer the minimum needs to all students. The drugs are abundant and the security is lacking. I would avoid my child attending this school if at all possible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2008

I can't say enough about the team of Freshman teachers I believe they are a special group of people. They seem to pay attention to even the average students. Thank you to all the Freshman team.


Posted November 12, 2007

I graduated from Jeffersonville High and my son is now a senior as well. Although I feel the school is as safe as any other school in our area, all schools have their problems.But I do believe that the students walk around the school as if there is little discipline. As far as academics, I feel that if you are not exceptionally gifted as a student or in sports, there is little being done to help students that fall behind due to learning disabilities and such.It seems to be just easier to push them through than to help them succeed. As far as the JROTC Program,I feel if the school is allowing this program to be a part of their school, start supporting it better! It's a good program whether or not our children ever go Military or not. If nothing else it shows them leadership and discipline. Nothing wrong with that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2007

JHS has provided my children with an excellent education through academic classes, music, and sports. The teachers are excellent and are willing to help the students beyond the regular class time. The band program has been outstanding and has offered my children the opportunity to grow musically, increase their confidence, and has allowed them to become stronger leaders. The athletics - tennis and swimming - have strengthened my children physically and mentally. The administration at JHS has been very helpful throughout my children's high school years. Parent involvement is available to the extent in which you want to be involved from athletics to the arts to academics - there is something for everyone.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 9, 2006

It is my opinion that Jeffersonville High School does not have a good academic program. I have had children in this school and good teachers that encourage academic excellence are few. The extracurricular activities are good and varied, but my opinion is that the academics should be the deciding factor in any school choice. If I could have put my children anywhere I would not have allow them to attend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2006

I find this school to be highly insufficient in the skilld that students are needing in todays society. The strictness of the teachers is almost nonexistent. The classes are far to easy to pass and have no sense of challenge in them. The student is not challenged to better themselves. Rather they are simply told to score what they feel like as opposed to being pushed to their full potential.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 1, 2006

The comments that are made by the staff and faculty at this school is somewhat disheartening to me.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2006

I am a graduating senior at JHS. I feel I have recieved a great education. I am totally prepared for life out of high school. I have taken the classes that were geared toward my career goals. I will be attending Indiana University Southeast in the fall for a degree in Nursing. The high school experience is up to the student. There are plenty of opportunities. The student has to use them.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 20, 2005

All you usually hear about Jeffersonville HS is bad, but as a recent alumnus of 2003 I will tell you that it just depends on the classes you take. I believe I got an excellent honors student education at JHS. I am currently a senior at Indiana State University with a 3.7 GPA in the highly competitive athletic training program. I don't think I would be where I am if I wasn't given the opportunities I was given at JHS.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 24, 2005

I am the parent of a senior AP student and overall she and I have both been very satisfied with the treatment and education she has received at JHS. I would, however, like to see the same grading scales in all Indiana high schools. I have recently become aware that if a student scores a 92 on a test at JHS, that is graded as a B. However, in Floyd County, this score is an A. I feel that if statistics are reported throughout the state, they should be based on the same grading system. I would like to say thank you for the great education my daughter has received. There have been many times she felt she was being pushed beyond her abilities, however, she has proven that it some times takes extra pushing for her to realize her capabilities. tgs
—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.
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 70% in 2013.

468 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
36%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 48% in 2013.

513 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
30%
English

The state average for English was 76% in 2013.

542 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
54%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the End-of-Course (ECA) assessment to test students in middle and high school in Algebra I, Biology I, and English 10. The ECA is a criterion-referenced assessment developed specifically for students completing their instruction in Algebra I, Biology I, or English 10. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "F".

About the tests


Indiana uses the A through F School Grading System to assess the overall performance of a school. For the 2011-2012 school year, schools were graded based on performance and participation levels in state standardized tests and student growth using the Indiana Growth Model. In addition, high schools were graded on four-year (on-time) graduation rates and college and career readiness indicators including Advanced Placment exam results and industry certification exam results.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

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How schools in the state rate:

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55%
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25%
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SAT participation

57%

Average SAT score

962

Graduation rate

87.4%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 ISTEP and End of Course Assessment results.

2 This rating is based on composite SAT scores, SAT participation (% of graduates taking the SAT), and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2011-12.

Starting College

How many graduates from this school ...


Enroll in college immediately after high school graduation1

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60%

State Average

 
 
64%

Need remediation, or help strengthening basic skills2*

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34%

State Average

 
 
31%

First year

How well prepared for college are these graduates?*


Average first year GPA (out of 4.0)2
2.2
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2.6
State Average

Average number of units completed in first year2
17
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30
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Sticking with it

How many college-going students...*


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74%

State Average

 
 
75%
1Source: Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Indiana Dept. of Education, National Student Clearinghouse, 2011-2012
2Source: Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Indiana Dept. of Education, 2011-2012
3Source: Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Indiana Dept. of Education, 2010-2011
* Of those that went to Indiana public postsecondary institutions

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 63% 72%
Black 18% 12%
Multiracial 10% 4%
Hispanic 7% 10%
Asian 1% 2%
American Indian 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 52%N/A46%
Special education 13%N/A14%
English learners 4%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms Julie Straight
Fax number
  • (812) 288-4812

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Dance
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2315 Allison Lane
Jeffersonville, IN 47130
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