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Jacksonville High

Public | 9-12 | 1088 students

 

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Posted March 17, 2011

I love this school. My son transferred from Whiteoak Highschool and his grades have gone up, since he transferred to Jacksonville High. The teachers are very helpful and the sports program is amazing. I definitely recommend to anyone that is in, or is moving into Onslow school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2009

I love this high school...The sports teams are good especially the track team...We won state last season an the experience was the best last year...I also enjoy participating in the band programs theyre very helpful
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 18, 2008

Jacksonville is a very good school compared to many others in onslow county. It has such a wide range of study and very helpfull staff. Its the only International Baccalaureate school in all of onslow county. It has the best and biggest string orchestra, an amazing chorus, and every year the best musical in the whole region. Basically anything your child wants to persue in life, JHS can help them do that. Recently alot of fresh new young teachers have been added on to the staff and I've noticed more and more people LOVE coming to school. We have many different clubs and range of classes to choose from, you can take anything from Psychology to Latin. I currently attend JHS dont think that id enjoy anywhere else. Its so easy to make friends. All in all JHS is an amazing school, trust me, i attend everyday :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 8, 2008

this high school is GREAT. my daughter LOVES it and the teachers are WONDERFULLY helpful to her! she has little to no homework and she is involved in MANY afterschool activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2007

My daughter loves this school. She just transferred from White Oak, and enjoys it here. Her grades have gotten better. The teachers here are helpful, the staff is great. The music programs here are better. She loves the freedom here. But also I like how discipline is inforced. She wants to stay going to Jacksonville and she will.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2007

Best marching band and music programs around! Keep up the good work Jacksonville!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2007

I love the sport programs at this school. There are many from my child to choose from. My child is in track, and the team is very good. The band is awesome too. They have so much spirit at football games. No matter what the score is the band always wins. Just look at the competition scores. Keep up the good work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2007

I sent my child to this school after moving from C.A, to T.X, to Hawahii, to Nevada, and it was very dissapointing to see how awful the school system was. Having an outdoor campus seems very unsafe to me in a sense that any stranger could walk right into the school. My daughter was extremely overloaded with homework, when she only had 1 a.p class. And the teachers were very rude when asked to support my child through the hard time she was having when her father died. I was very dissapointed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2007

I seriously regret having sent my child to this school. The teachers and staff are outrageously rude...the quality of education is a disgrace...and the sports programs are a joke.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2006

It is too bad that in the last 4 years this school has gone down hill. Students once enjoyed going to school and felt safe doing so. I felt like I spent 4 years trying to get my child an education with little to no help. I thought counselors were there to help with college information, not so at JHS. Someone needs to look at the last four years and make some changes. I regret having sent my child there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2005

Their legal class is very interesteing, students can go half day, If students get injured and cannot go to school the school district is awesome with tutors and sending home work for the student so they do not get behind.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2005

Unless things have GREATLY changed since my child graduated in 2002, Jacksonville High is NOT a great school. As far as the school teams go, they're fantastic if you're part of the Northwoods 'elite.' The office staff was very rude, and most of the teachers were, let's say, less than motivated. If I had known then, half the things my daughter has told me since she graduated she would have been in private school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2004

I was most impressed with the staff. I graduated from JHS in 86 now my daughter is there and she loves it. JHS is a very personable, safe school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2004

I think that Jacksonville highschool is a wonderful place. My kids can go to school in a safe environment of which I approve of. The teachers are great, very dedicated and hard working. The sports teams are also great. My kids have many things to choose from, this was they will stay out of trouble. I love this school, I wish my highschool was like this!
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

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.
Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2012.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

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Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2012.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2011.

301 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
69%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

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Reading

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 36% in 2013.

265 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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15%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
56%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 82% in 2011.

215 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 46% in 2013.

287 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
81%
Civics and Economics

The state average for Civics and Economics was 80% in 2011.

316 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%
English I

The state average for English I was 83% in 2012.

294 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%
English II

The state average for English II was 51% in 2013.

287 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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51%
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 77% in 2011.

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United States History

The state average for United States History was 82% in 2011.

266 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Students15%
Female16%
Male13%
Black10%
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracial20%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White14%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilities8%
Non-disabled students17%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English15%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant15%
Academically giftedn/a

Biology

All Students47%
Female53%
Male40%
Black28%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracial55%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities13%
Non-disabled students54%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant47%
Academically gifted79%

English II

All Students51%
Female58%
Male44%
Black35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracial47%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities9%
Non-disabled students58%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%
Academically gifted94%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 54% 52%
Black 26% 26%
Hispanic 12% 14%
Two or more races 6% 4%
American Indian 1% 1%
Asian 1% 3%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 33%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Industrial shop
  • Outdoor learning lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
  • Theory
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms Donna Lynch
Associations
  • SACS
Fax number
  • (910) 989-2046

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Industrial shop
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Performance stage
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
  • Theory
Performing arts
  • Drama
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1021 Henderson Drive
Jacksonville, NC 28540
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