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Jones Senior High

Public | 9-12 | 298 students

 
 

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Posted November 10, 2011

Great School! I love it here! The teachers are awsome! I think everyone loves it as much as I do!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 21, 2010

Jones Senior High School is a fantastic place to work as well as learn. Dispite the tainted past of Jones Senior, the "new " Jones Senior has undergone changes in the last few years it is now full of strong leadership and administration as well as dedicated teachers. For the first time in History, Jones Sr. was declared a School of Distinction by the State of North Carolina, a true honor for not only the student, faculty and staff but the community as a whole. If you are moving in new to the area, please give Jones Senior High School a chance, you wont regret it!!!!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 24, 2007

I am a former student of Jones Senior. My problem with the school is a mixture of many issues. I think a lot of the teachers have become used to the out of control nature there. The students are disrespectful and lack discipline. There are some truly wonderful teachers at this school, but the majority have given up. My education suffered because of the disruptiveness of my classmates. If there is any way you can avoid sending your child to this school, do it.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 9, 2006

I, too, would like to thank the Guidance Counselor, the Assistant Principal and all the teachers who are educating my son.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2006

I would like to say that Jones Senior is a good school. It may not be a top A school, but it sure isn't a low F. Jones Senior has areas that are great. There are teachers that do can about that students and are willing to help in what ever area they may need it. And yeah there are other areas that need to be improved and those areas are beeing improved. But inspite of those not so ggod areas Jones Senior is still a great school. And for those people that can only complain about the bad areas how about you stop talking about it and do something to help.But I still say Jones Senior is a great school. -Moya Ellison
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 5, 2005

All I can say is that this school is the greatest highschool ever. I had the most amazing times of my life here. I am almost positive that your child will love it here, too.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 4, 2005

As a former student of this school I can say that my experience at Jones Senior High School was not what it should have been. There are only maybe two or three teachers at the school that actually have a passion for what they do and want to help the students succeed. As a current Education major the only thing that Jones Sr. really helped me with was showing me exactly what not to do as a teacher. Many classes I took while in school did not even have teachers. Teachers are also horrible for picking favorites.The guidance counselors didn't do anything to help 'some' of us get into college and quite frankly didn't care if we even stayed in school. The majority of the time they were 'Out to Lunch'. The staff at this school are very unprofessional and do not care about the well-being of the students.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 8, 2004

We are new to the area and the recepition we received at the High school was outstanding. I would like to thank the Guidance Councilour the Assistant Principle and all the teachers who are there educating our son. Thanks, Wade and Brenda Lewis
—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.
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%
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

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
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Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
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Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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Proficient in Englishn/a
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.

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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
88%
Algebra II

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

46 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
>95%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 46% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
87%
Civics and Economics

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

64 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
>95%
English I

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

80 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
82%
English II

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

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%
Physical Science

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

80 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%
United States History

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

57 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%
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 Students22%
Female15%
Male30%
Black7%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities-5%
Non-disabled students29%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English22%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant22%
Academically giftedn/a

Biology

All Students29%
Female46%
Male14%
Black13%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students32%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English29%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant29%
Academically giftedn/a

English II

All Students46%
Female50%
Male42%
Black32%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities9%
Non-disabled students52%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant46%
Academically giftedn/a
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
Black 48% 26%
White 42% 52%
Hispanic 5% 14%
Two or more races 2% 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 77%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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  • Mr Christopher Meadows
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  • (252) 448-1034
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1490 State Highway 58
Trenton, NC 28585
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