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North Vernon, IN
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800 West Walnut Street
North Vernon, IN 47265

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(812) 346-5588
(812) 346-4232
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February 14, 2014
As a senior at JCHS I can say that it doesn't deserve all the hate it gets. Most of the teachers and staff genuinely care about the success of the students and are willing to work with you so that you can get the best education possible. But since it is a fairly large school kids have to take the initiative to ask for help themselves. If you are willing to work in JCHS you will succeed, but no one is going to do it for you, you have to do the work, ask questions, get help from classmates and teachers. Also we have some great sports programs that are successful or growing currently and an ever-evolving music program. The multiple bands, choirs, and orchestras are well lead and always put on great performances throughout the year.

- submitted by a student

October 29, 2013
I am shocked at how these students behave! They walk down the halls with their phones and iPads constantly going and Cussing at one another. I don't mean a cuss word here and there either! I attended school here and this kind of behavior was not allowed then so why is it ok now?!? I hope things have changed by the time my children attend here or we may have to go to school in another county.

- submitted by a community member

August 22, 2008
I found it interesting that someone commented that it was 'sad' that there are police patrolling the halls. This is not because of the school system, teachers, or administrative staff. The reason for the police and for the bad reviews of the school are the students. Jennings county is filled to the brim with violent, abusive and undereducated people. The children of these people attend our public schools. I'm sure the teachers are doing the best they can, considering what they have to work with. To say the teachers and staff are 'uncaring' is completely unfair. They are literally fighting a war each day, especially with the kids that go to the high school.

- submitted by a parent

July 22, 2008
JCHS is the greatest school ever! I love our sports here, most of the teachers, and all of our extracricular activities. It is a great school and I wouldn't choose anywhere else!

- submitted by a student

November 06, 2006
There is no quality. This school system really stinks. there is no parent teacher communication. There is no student teacher communication. The quality of everything in this system is 15 years outdated. We need help in JCHS system.

- submitted by a parent

March 12, 2006
Jennings County High School does not deserve the reputation it has. The students can determine how far they go and how well they do. It should be no surprise that the 'college bound' classes and the 'advanced placement' classes will better serve a person who is preparing themselves for college. Unfortunately, altogether too many students take regular classes and expect to go to college with enough experience under their belts. Sure, there are a few teachers who wouldn't go down in my book as amazing, but there are so many more who would. Many teachers in this school put their hearts and souls into their career. Give them credit! I think our administration is doing the best they can considering what is at their disposal. The principals truly care.

- submitted by a student

January 23, 2006
Jennings County Hing School is not a good place for a student to go to school. There is no parent involvement and there is also no student involvement. The academic programs are not any good. If u wnat your child to be smart and seccecful then stay away of jchs. I would not recmend it.

- submitted by a student

April 04, 2005
I think the math department as some problems though. they do have some good teachers though. Not naming any names. I know of a student that had an F the first semester then switched teachers and now he has a B. Go figure.

- submitted by a student

February 07, 2005
My son is currently in the 9th grade. This is his first year at JCHS. My son had received one on one help from his math teacher. Where there was once a feeling of I can t there is now a belief that I can. His Science, English and Math teachers are so excited about what they teach that my son comes home full of chatter of what he has learned that day. The teachers are so respectable to the students that my son now has a lot of respect for himself and others. My son wanted to try out for wrestling. He is a big boy 6 foot 2 and at the time weighing 325 pounds. The coach worked with my son one on one and he slimmed down to 227 pounds and still losing weight.

- submitted by a parent

April 12, 2004
Though there is always room for improvement, JCHS did a good job preparing me for college. (Examples: I scored 1330 on my SAT. I scored high 90's on all parts of my ISTEP exams. I was accepted to all five of the colleges I applied to-all of which were somewhat to very competitive in admittance. I will graduate in one year with a B.S. in Biology and a Business Minor from Indiana Univeristy.) The addition of more upper-level science courses was especially worthwhile for me personally. There are some truly amazing teachers at JCHS, and some that are not as good. All in all, a student must take the initiative to excel. Nobody can force initiative upon anyone else! The apathy of parents and students is the main reason JCHS gets a bad reptuation. Never forget the vital role of parents in encouraging success.

- submitted by a student

January 24, 2004
Jennings County High School is lacking in caring and supportive teachers and staff. The staff doesn't provide assistance for troubled students. When I attended JCHS it was a very caring and supportive school. Since the adminstration has changed the school has gone downhill. Considering we have police officers walking the halls of the high school and middle school now, I feel this is pretty sad.

- submitted by a parent
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Jennings County High School
800 West Walnut Street, North Vernon, IN  47265
(812) 346-5588
Last modified Jennings County High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Jennings County High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 18 reviews. Top