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Jeffersonville, IN
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2315 Allison Lane
Jeffersonville, IN 47130

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(812) 282-6601
(812) 288-4812
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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.

- submitted by a community member

May 03, 2011
This is the worst school I have ever dealt with! Do not send your kids here. Fights, drugs,sex...!!

- submitted by a parent

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!!!!!

- submitted by a community member

August 07, 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.

- submitted by a community member

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
no rating
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
no rating
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.

- submitted by a community member

January 05, 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

December 06, 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
no rating
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

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
no rating
February 05, 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.

- submitted by a community member

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

November 01, 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

December 09, 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

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 student

June 01, 2006
The comments that are made by the staff and faculty at this school is somewhat disheartening to me.

- submitted by a parent

March 06, 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

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 student

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

May 23, 2005
The expectations placed on the student are lacking any sense of excellence. Students are not challenged to make themselves better, rather, it is engrained into the students that many will drop out and not complete high school. Instead of instilling an expectation that their high school days are not the end of the learning process, and prepare ALL students for college; JHS demonstrates a malaise towards the high dropout rate. The high school I attended did not have one dropout, and 89% of the students went on to college (the graduating class had 401 students.) Right from the beginning the teachers will tell the students that some of them will go on to college, some will go to work after high school, and some will drop out. The attitude from the top must change. Expectations must rise!

- submitted by a parent

April 23, 2005
I am a graduating Senior at Jeffersonville High School and I thought I would comment on my opinion of Jeff. I don't feel that Jeff has blocked anyone from a learning experience, but i do feel that they have too many students and not enough teachers-nor enough classrooms for incoming teachers. I haven't seen many parents involved unless they were teachers with children attending Jeff. I have been at Jeff for 4 years and I absolutely loved it. The teachers are kind and the the majority will listen. The staff at Jeff I haven't had to see much of but i know of a few and they are really understanding. The students are great and so are the activities. Jeff offers more than just an education but a chance to become an adult. A chance that others as well as myself benifit from everyday. I will miss Jeff.

- submitted by a student

January 09, 2005
This school is not like most schools. It doesnt give all students (mainly african americans)a fair chance of success than those giving to the rest of the students. Most of the under privilaged students are a.A. And all the school sees them as are trouble. They treat them as criminals inthe school with dozens of cameras and on force police officers. It is too strict to be a teenager, and really feels like a kiddie jail. Your every move is documented via computer.If you get in trouble in school that puts you into the jusice system automatically.I feel that in order for your school to succeed is to let the students breathe.Another thing is the student popularity is almost all of the'popular kids.' These are considered to be the 'jocks.'If this lifestyle fits your kid then this is an excellent choice for you.

- submitted by a student

November 24, 2004
jeff high school is probley one of the educational schools in greater clark county.The reason its probley one of the best schools is because they really care for your education and they really want you yo get one.They also really want you to pass I-STEP,GQE,and also SAT and how they do that is they really help you get ready for it, by giving you all kinds of studing stuff.The teachers thier are like any other school it has the teachers you like and you dont like.jeff also has awsome sports program,they are always winning things too.If had to send my kid to a school it would probley be jeff. ryan wilson '06'

- submitted by a student

September 27, 2004
I am a junior at Jeff High and I think it is a very good school. I am a cadet in the Air Force JROTC and I like all the different programs available at Jeff High. The teachers are mostly helpful and polite to all students. I am glad that we can carry our cell phones and that we can wear flip-flops this year. We are very lucky to have AP courses and lots of extracurricular activities. I would reccommend Jeff High to others.

- submitted by a student

September 07, 2004
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 I feel is ridiculous! I am a student and I have not been in a fight the two years I have attended Jeff High. Also, some of the teachers grading scales are extremely difficult and make it almost impossible to pass a class. Seventy-five percent of grades are tests...thats ridiculous! This is not college, it is high school and I expect to have a chance to graduate a class without failing all my others because I study my bottom off for Chemistry and I no longer have time for other subjects. Once again, I and many others feel this is unfair!

- submitted by a student

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Jeffersonville High School
2315 Allison Lane, Jeffersonville, IN  47130
(812) 282-6601
Last modified Jeffersonville 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.
Jeffersonville High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 29 reviews. Top