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Jonesboro-Hodge High School

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Posted August 27, 2012

To those who do read this Jonesboro-Hodge High School is not the best school in the state I admit but if you are only looking at one point of view this school has taught me a lot of thing that i will need to go on in life some people may talk bad about it but i bet if you ask them if they could go back to that school they would so please don't start judging JH-HS before you find out what is behind our doors ok thank you.

Posted August 10, 2012

This school system used to be like home to me. It was something I looked forward to, I love to learn. But now, it has become such an embarrasment. Everyone is always strict about the wrong things, such as; tucking in your shirt when there are students who are skipping class to go smoke in the outside bathroom; wearing white socks instead of the fact that half the teachers can't or don't control their students and their mouths; and my personal favorite, the fact that the high school's new "teaching plan" is for the students to teach themselves and the TEACHERS are just outside observers.

Posted May 1, 2010

I am shocked at the number of positive reviews of this school! Anyone who believes that the academics are 'excellent' isn't very observant. The athletics are good. I don't believe that 'if they want to learn they have the opportunity and will be prepared for college.' There are some great teachers, but there are so many disruptions from students who don't care (which seem to make up the majority of the student body) that no student who wants to learn will be able to. As a former student, I can testify that if you just want a school where you can play sports and easily pass all your classes, J-H is the place. However, if you want to be academically challenged, you should look elsewhere. It's not ALL bad, but academics is certainly not its strong point. With a good principal, disciplinary action, and some more funding, it could be fine.

Posted April 22, 2010

excellent school from academics to athletics. its not a bad school unless your child makes it that way. if they want to learn they have the opportunity and will be prepared for college!!! Comming from a student at jonesboro-hodge class of 2012!
—Submitted by a student

Posted November 17, 2008

jonesboro-hodge is a great school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 31, 2008

It's an ok school, but not really a school that will be able to prepare it's students for college.

Posted September 30, 2008

I do believe that this is a great school and the administration does the best that can with what they have available. Keep up the great work JHHS Administration and Teachers!!!!!!!!!!

Posted October 4, 2007

this school is not fare, studients are treated diffrently, depending on whos kid you are!
—Submitted by a student

Posted September 5, 2007

im a student at this school and i hate it. there is nothing for us to do and we dont learn anything. there are too many fights and i would move in a second if i had the chance.
—Submitted by a student

Posted September 10, 2006

Hi, I'm a student at Jonesboro-Hodge and our school is changing drastically. We have a new better principal(Mrs.Bertha Robinson) and she has brought so much to the school. We have pep rallies again, a band, and a new theatre department. Our teachers are fantastic and the students are great.
—Submitted by a student

Posted August 9, 2005

I feel that JHHS can give quality education for the amount of resources that they receive. The reason I feel this way is because of my children's test scores on the leap and gee. The main problem with this school is lack of funding. I believe that people of Jackson Parish should come together and have one high school that would provide more educational opportunities for all children of Jackson Parish.
—Submitted by a parent

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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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 64% in 2010.

71 students were tested at this school in 2010.



The state average for Math was 65% in 2010.

71 students were tested at this school in 2010.


Scale: % basic or above

About the tests

In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the integrated Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (iLEAP) to assess students in grades 3, 5, 6, and 7 in math, English language arts, science, and social studies. The iLEAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 82% in 2013.








Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 87% in 2013.






English II

The state average for English II was 93% in 2013.








English III

The state average for English III was 88% in 2013.



The state average for Geometry was 83% in 2013.








Scale: % basic or above

About the tests

In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the End-Of-Course (EOC) tests to test grade high school students in English 2, English 3, biology 1, algebra 1 and geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana. The EOC is a high school graduation requirement. The goal is for all students to score at or above basic on the test.

Source: LA Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 72% 45%
White 27% 47%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Hispanic 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 73%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Bertha Robinson
Fax number
  • (318) 259-2701


Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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225 Pershing Highway
Jonesboro, LA 71251
Phone: (318) 259-4138


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