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Jenks, OK
Students enrolled: 3,223

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205 East B Street
Jenks, OK 74037

(918) 299-4411
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March 24, 2014
Our last child of four is graduating from Jenks High School this year. Jenks Public Schools is not perfect, but is the best quality public school in the State of Oklahoma without a doubt. In most cases it prepares its students better for college than the privates. Jenks Public Schools was the right choice for our family because it pushes its students to be successful in all areas academically, athletically and in the arts.

- submitted by a parent
December 09, 2013
I am a parent and I am not too happy with the Jenks West school district. Employees are very arrogant, they feel very entitled, take a lot of time off. I think they have good results but they do not take into account that their pupils may also be different than other districts.

- submitted by a parent
December 08, 2013
I'm going to break down the ratings of how I think this school is. I post this as a recent graduate from here; Pre-AP/AP Classes: 5/5 Out of all the schools in Oklahoma, I would say JHS possesses one of the best AP Programs in the state. If you or your child attends this school, invest in taking some AP courses. If not, in my opinion, you're really wasting your time here. The program helps assimilate you into college, if just by a little bit. Normal Classes: 2.5-3/5 Regular classes here are a mixed bag. Depending on the teacher, you can either have a great year, or a horrible one. I would say a large part of it depends on student participation, and students not in the AP program tend to be very apathetic... Social Life: 3-4/5 Jenks is very clique-y, but what high school isn't? It took me a while to find my place here, but when I did, I enjoyed my time at school. Administration: 3.5/5 Depending on the individual, you'll either have a very nice person helping you, or the most irritated one ever. Most of the administrative staff is nice, so long as you're smart enough not break the rules every week. If you're a one or two time offender a year, you'll usually get off easy.

- submitted by a student
December 07, 2013
I have gone to Jenks all the way through Pre-K. Jenks has many incredible academic opportunities. By taking a test in 5th grade and passing, students can be taking Calculus their Sophomore year. Jenks does spend a lot of money on football, but football makes a lot of money for the school from ticket sales. Jenks has always been an incredible school

- submitted by a community member
September 16, 2013
bite me and i bite you back. punch me and i punch you back. kick me and i run away. Thats what i learned at jenks.

- submitted by a teacher
August 21, 2013
Switching Too Jenks Was The WORST Desicion Ive Ever Made. Union Is Wayy Better! I just Switch To Jenks Last Year 2012 Second Semester From Union PS. Let Me tell you !! At Jenks the woman in the office's Are Soooo Rudee ! Too Me and My Momm. Ive never though About writing a review untill Today. Today I got treated Like I Was nobody! I Went To the Office in Building 5 To Ask for a Change schedule Form But Before I Could even Ask The Lady Look me dead in my fast With A Mean look and said " GO.. To class" I was Almost in tears ! And the Reason I want a schedule change is because They gave me the same exact teachers I switch from last year. There so busy worrying about the Sports that they just dont care ! Even the lady at the enrollment center is very rude ! When you're there Enrolling she will treat you as if your ghost that she cant see even though sees you or seen you coming! And there soooooooooooo strict ! After the incident that happened today My Mom has agreeed that I need to go back To My Old School ASAP ! Were working on moving. I honestly thought that Jenks would be good. thought I would love it and learn alot but....I was wrong.

- submitted by a community member
August 01, 2013
It's a great school. We also like swimming team and the band. It's great all around.

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2013
Jenks School system has changed for the worse over the years. Had one daughter graduate in 2005 and the school and teachers were easy to get along with and would help meet your needs. Like transferring out of class to another teacher due to teaching habits/skills. My second daughter was to be put in afterschool math in 5th grade year. She made mention noone could help her with the math made inquiry about it, with no result end of that school year, was visiting with another frustrated parent, teacher over hears conversation and says, my daughter was supposed to be in her class but some how was posted to just afterhour study hall, and now in 9th grade tried to transfer her out of a poor teaching english class teacher bounces around to differnent concepts, writes over top of other words, so now you can't make them out. etc... Three meetings never able to transfer , lost okpromise tuition, due to grades and all this daughter did was study and do homework no extra activities or going out because I stressed she could not do anything if she was below 2.5 grade average. But she scores above average on state tests in english and is failing in her english, go to .BIXBY,GLENPOOL,SKIATOOK

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2012
One, if not number one, of the best public schools in the US - hands down!

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2012
Some of the negative reviews floor me. I was a Jenks lifer, but I did not come from money, never played a sport, and never had an issue with drugs or alcohol. The school does not dictate your social "role", nor does it care more about athletics than academics. Just look at the standardized test scores and you'll realize that the few and far between, on this site, do not represent the whole when it comes to the teachers, students, or staff. Now that my wife and I are moving back to Tulsa, we are looking at buying a house in the Jenks district as our first criteria. If you or your kids do not thrive with amazing teachers, mentors, and extra-curricular anything then feel free to transfer. I would love for my kids to take their place.

- submitted by a parent
April 05, 2012
The high school staff encourages drama and bullying. The staff tends to look the other way as your child gets picked on. If you appeal any disciplinary decision from your child s self defense then they will humor you at the meeting and cause more anxiety to your child by making him feel ashamed. If your child is not aggressive or a have personality type A, then you should expect your child to suffer bouts of anxiety and depression by his/her senior year. My child used to eat lunch in the restroom stall to escape the verbal abuse

- submitted by a parent
November 14, 2011
I am currently a sophomore in Jenks and have been going here since Pre-K. The school focuses and appreciates only students with a lot of money, talent, and straight A's. The standards for students are nearly impossible, everything is expected to be perfect and there is no leniency for anyone who does not meet the standards. Instead of investing their money in the classroom and students, they spend all their money on extracurricular activities and sports. The school is highly evasive with both parents and students life's, and are rare to give anyone a break. It is extremely easy to feel left out, because Jenks is one of the worst schools you will ever find when it comes to cliques. The classes are usually never entirely free, sometimes far from it. Vocal is $100 per semester, with a $100 dress and $100 t-shirt. Teachers are very careless and insensitive to students needs, if you have to go to the nurse, forget it. Bathroom, forget it. Everything comes with a catch, and faculty members worry way too much about small things such as cell phones and dress code. I got 4 hour long detentions for not being able to afford a temporary id. I wouldn't recommend Jenks for the average teenager.

- submitted by a student
September 28, 2011
I LOVE Jenks! Jenks PS is my first experience with a public school and they are not perfect but overall they have the most fantastic academic program, athletics, and opportunities for kids to join clubs and other activities. To say you MUST have money to go there is untrue. Our family doesn't and we have never felt less worthy to be there. They have many programs to assist families who want to be involved. For those complainers: go make a positive difference by volunteering there. Help them help your kids.

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2011
i really love jenks high school. i would not want to be at any other school!

- submitted by a student
August 04, 2011
Jenks is an awesome school attend. I am currently a sophomore and will have to say that Jenks is only for the kid who wants to be challenged by a tough curriculum. This year (2011-2012) Jenks is opening it's new Math and Science Center which is one of only three in the nation. This new facility consists of a state-of-the-art observatory and a planetarium. This building haw three stories. Two of which have classrooms in them. Jenks has also just finished its new Auquatics Center. We are among the top 1% of schools in Oklahoma. Jenks does focus a lot on football, but provides all students with equal opportunities. We are also one of five schools in the nation to achieve the Presidential Academic Award. There are cliques and you do need affluent parents to make it here. I came from a private school that will remain anonymous in which I felt I wasn't being provided a quality education. At Jenks, football and extracurricular activities are a must. Jenks serves 31 square miles of students and has a graduation rate of 96%. Based on all of the above info you know you love Jenks. Go to www.jenksps.org and check us and ourndistrict out A Tradition of Excellence with a Vision for Tomorrow.

- submitted by a student
September 07, 2010
I am a "lifer" graduate of Jenks High School...as well as my husband. When we started having children, we did EVERYTHING we could to get into the district. My 6 children attend the East Campus and will all be "lifers" as well. I have been reading most of the reviews on here...not all true and/or have sour grapes. Money is not a necessity in this schoool. One of the most less fortunate kids in my graduating class was popular, extraordinary at sports, was a class officer and excelled in everthing he did. He was recognized by most of the student body as well as the faculty. Yes, this school is know for it's sports...but also it's academics. My income levels doesn't even scratch the surface of some of the elbows I rub on a daily basis on campus and it doesn't matter. We are a FAMILY. A Jenks Family!

- submitted by a parent
July 27, 2010
This is a GREAT school! ... if you're a football player. Otherwise, I wouldn't recommend it.

- submitted by a student
May 20, 2010
To give you perpective, I graduated from Jenks in 2008 and am now a junior at OU. The Middle school and Elementary schools have promise. The teachers are thoughtful and flexible with not only the student s but with those parents who like to be "involved" in their child's schoolwork. The HS campus, while seeming vast, was too small for the amount of students who attend there. My graduating class was about 750 people--now multiply that by four. The academics were generally good, I guess. I took every Ap class they had to offer and I highly suggest them. They do a great job prepareing students for college courses. I was also in the band program, and found it way underfunded but overall, enjoyable.From the inside i know 9/10 of these reviews to be accurate. Also, keep in mind, money and football are extremely important at Jenks.

- submitted by a community member
March 10, 2010
I went to JHS from Pre-K through Sophmore year. I left and went on to a Private High School where I graduated in 2009. Even though I was going to be a 'Lifer' it was still hard to go to school there. You may think that since it is so big that no one really knows anything about you. Well, when I went there everyone knows everything about you. That's how Jenks is. You are also expected to do as well in your classes as the top person in your class. If you don't have money, don't go to Jenks. I had a great last 2 years of high school at my Private school. Even with the uniforms!

- submitted by a community member
March 07, 2010
i go to jenks and i am none too pleased with the workings. the band is a total popularity contest as are the other groups. academically (?) it is a great school. but you definitely need to shell out the cash

- submitted by a student
January 13, 2010
i love being here its a good school it has its problems but they are never a big problem so yeah i love it here

- submitted by a student
January 07, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
no rating December 10, 2009
This is one of the worse schools I have ever been involved with. Unless you are the star QB or part of the 'Good old Boys', the rules are different for the student. The school places more value on everything but common sense. Especially if it involves Band or Athletics. As a parent, I have had to spend more time reviewing what the staff enters as grades to make sure they are accurate than a parent should have to. Cell phone policy is a joke. No care is given to the ability to have a student communicate with their parent in an emergency. Would highly recommend Owasso, Union or Broken Arrow if you have a choice.

- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2009
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- submitted by a student
August 01, 2009
This school has a great record of winning and high standards. The down side is that if you are not an A student with alot of money, then you might feel lost and out of place. There is no lack of money, social cliches, and enthusiasm for football. Football is virtually the only sport anyone pays attention to and it is where all the money goes. Drugs are not in short supply either. Alot of illegal sustances go in and out of the school, yet the faculty is more worried about dresscode and making sure students are wearing their I.D bagdes. Most teachers are carless, and board. You can get away with almost anything. AP cless are an exception. they are taken very seriously. I wouldn't recommend this school unless you are very accomplished in a sport,(they have every sport imaginable) vocal music, band, or you are academically driven.

- submitted by a student
no rating March 03, 2009
Jenks is a good school system due to the teachers there. The administration, school board and town all focus way too much on the football team. If JHS could use the money that pours into the football team and it's facilities- it would be the best high school in the state- hands down. But- in Oklahoma, and particularly in Jenks- football is king! and too bad for everything else...........

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July 14, 2008
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June 30, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2008
My children have attended Jenks schools since kindergarden and I work at the High School. I have one child who is not terribly social and not at all athletic. She has a great group of friends and thrives in the middle level, academically. I have another child who is very social, and excels academically and athletically. She also has a great group of friends. Both have gotten an appropriate amount of attention from their teachers and have done well in their classes. I like it that the AP classes allow the kids to be challenged in the classroom at the level they require. The point is that there are wealthy kids (not us!) and there are jocks, but the school is large enough that most kids can find a group of people and activities to fit their interests. I also see the principals as being very involved

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June 11, 2008
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May 24, 2008
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- submitted by a student
May 06, 2008
I have two kids in MS and HS. We are not wealthy but value learning. I find Jenks schools to emphasize sports a lot, perhaps too much, although I don't know how much of that emphasis arises from a very high level of parental support (esp. dad$ for football). The administrators I've met speak as if academics are the priority. Social cliques -- definitely. But I don't see that as significantly harmful. My daughter celebrated her 16th BDay with an economical party in our back yard -- no swimming pool, no luxury extras. Some 50+ kids showed up; and my daughter is no sosh queen. My 14-yr-old son has musical promise on a wind instrument and on piano. It seems that the Jenks program -- along with private lessons -- will flag a few scholarship opportunities for him, along with his high academic performance.

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2008
I was a Jenks 'lifer' (a Jenks student from K-12th grade) and I now teach at Jenks. However, I do not send my own child to this school. I do believe that Jenks serves its younger grades well due to the smaller, more intimate environment of the elementary schools. In middle and high school, however, you will find very poor teacher morale among the majority of teachers (excluding teachers of AP classes and the highly-valued extracurricular activities, where a great deal of attention, accolades and money are focused). Basic skills classes have been all but phased out and children with diverse needs are at a significant disadvantage because of the high turnover and low morale among their teachers. Jenks students have been amazingly successful due to the affluent and highly-involved parents in the district...but that trend is changing. This school is not prepared for the more diverse population in its future.

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February 24, 2008
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February 17, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating January 14, 2008
My children attend Southeast Elementary and after moving from the defenitely lacking and often dangerous schools in Southern California, this school has been a God send. Staff members, from the principal down, are wonderful, commited, generous people who will go out of their way to be there for the children. It is the best school I've ever been involved with. Its better than anything I could have asked for.

- submitted by a parent
January 02, 2008
Wow. Thats all one can say..... I currently attend Jenks High School, and I must say coming from 5 previous schools, this is the best I have ever been to! Its extra curricualr activities are amazing! They offer everything! Not only do they offer to many things, but they are successful in them. Especially the vocal program. I am in show choir and the musicals. They win national awards for their outstanding show choir and speclacular musicals. Last year they one the Best Musical in the state award for their prodiction of 'Oklahoma.' THey are amazing! the end!

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October 15, 2007
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September 23, 2007
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September 23, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
August 10, 2007
This is the best school I have been to!

- submitted by a student
July 10, 2007
Jenks high school is an amazing school to go to. I graduated in 2006, and couldn't be happier to say I'm from Jenks and graduated from Jenks. Jenks is very competitive with their academics and rank among the top in the nation as Jenks won the Malcom Baldridge award for the top high school in the nation in education. Jenks has excellent athletic programs. In the last 5 years, jenks has won over 50 state championships and the coaches for the teams are great motivation to keep up in school and grades. The administration at Jenks is a little tough, but they're only protecting the student of Jenks high school. Jenks high school is located on the eastside of of the city. The teachers are very friendly and make sure you're taken care and take time out of their schedule to tutor whoever needs help.

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April 30, 2007
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- submitted by a student
July 26, 2006
I am going into my senior year at jenks high school and I have had the time of my life! I wouldn't say our school thrives on winning, we thrive on doing our best and the results are amazing! There is so much to do at Jenks, I am in show choir. I have done so many things that I wouldn't have done at any other school. I have been to Washington D.C., New York, Texas, & Missouri all with the school. I think people who don't fit in at Jenks are not trying very hard. There is a group or club for everyone. Our school has a reputation of being 'rich' or 'snobby', that is no where close to the truth. I think it's easy for people to give Jenks a bad name because we are winners. We work hard and it pays off. Jenks is a great school!

- submitted by a student
October 12, 2005
I attended Jenks Public Schools k-12. I was a lifer. I graduated in 2000. Graduated from U of Arkansas in 2004. My mother was a teacher at a private school and once considered moving me there when I was in middle school. She changed her mind b/c she saw I was thriving in the large public school. I loved all my teachers and coaches. I was able to play varisty soccer, varisty cheer w/no problem. I was able to be involved in clubs such as stuco and Diamond Dolls. My teachers prepared me for college...esp. my AP language classes. I know some kids might transfer in and think..'rich kids, jocks...I can't fit in..' but I think you would be wrong one of my best friends..transfered in her JR. year! We instantly became friends..so don't be intimidated b/c you think everyone has know each other since 1st grade..just jump right in!

- submitted by a former student
May 12, 2005
The teachers at Jenks were great and tried to be as helpful as possible, but it was easy for students to fall a little behind and then slip through the cracks into a failing grade. Social cliques were a big problem. A lot of the kids had big allowances and it wasn't hard to find just about anything you wanted. Fitting in was nearly impossible for a transfer student; most of the kids grew up together and had their own friends already. The Principal was nowhere to be seen, extracurricular activities were the main priority/obsession. The school had strict discipline, except for the football team, who can get away with anything. A great school for a wealthy kid with a trendy drug habit, but the average teenager wouldn't be happy there.

- submitted by a former student
April 19, 2005
My oldest attended JHS and graduated in 1999; grad. OU in 2003; graduates OUHSC with Masters in 2005. My youngest graduated JHS in 2003 and graduates Notre Dame in 2007, hopefully dental school after that. JHS made it all possible.

- submitted by a parent
March 01, 2005
I not only have 2 graduates from Jenks , I have worked here for 7 years. I asked my son how he felt about his freshman year at college and he said ' My high school teachers prepared me so well, it was easy.' We are second in National Merit Scholars (my son is one) only to a school that takes only 'cream of the crop' jr's & sr's from across the state. It has everything for everyone. There's an Adveture Club for rock climbers & off roaders, Pre-Med Society, and Key Club for volunteering, I could go on, and on. If you have an interest, start a club. Jenks is top ranked, state and nationally in many sports. The school's success is based on dedicated teachers, staff and caring parents. We even have a student & teacher exchange program with China!

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October 23, 2004
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October 07, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2004
My daughter attended Jenks schools for 12 years. The elementary teachers and principals were outstanding. The middle school was great but had some unqualified teachers that could have been prevented had their credentials been checked before they were hired. The high school teachers were also excellent for the most part The AP program is superior with outstanding teachers. Up until High School the music program was excellent, but the band program in particular suffered dramatically due to lack of leadership of the Principal and the Superintendent Many students dropped out of the band due to the unprofessional behavior of the director which is still tolereated by the administration. The band exists only for the 'upper crust' of the students who take private lessons and earn district awards. The goal of helping all musicians to enjoy music was lost in the ego of the directors in charge of the program.

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2004
What an awesome school! How do you beat a caring staff - teachers and administration - along with outstanding students, especially the Jenks 'lifers' (who have grown up in the school system). The school has an incredible aura of wanting to be the best at everything from academics thru athletics - thus the saying 'it's a Jenks thing', pertaining to winning at everything they encounter - what a great start to a future great life for these students. I have yet to meet a teacher who wasn't incredibly enthusiastic about his or her 'kids'! All in all, being a Jenks Trojan is a lifetime thing.

- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2004
Jenks ranks very high Academically and in athletics. My son has attended the Jenks School system since fifth grade and has never had any problems with the school. The teachers are great and we feel privileged to have sent our son to a Public high school that ranks equally with a Private institution

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
As a Jr., my daughter transferred out of Jenks after attending since Kindergarten. The lower grades were excellent, but as we progressed up the ladder, we found large class sizes, teachers with little time to teach, and social cliques. Lots of emphasis on sports and winning. If you don't fit this mold, you are alienated by teachers and peers. Little support for children with special needs and learning differences. We found private school to be a much better fit for a creative, sensitive and moral child.

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August 22, 2003
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- submitted by a former student
August 10, 2003
Any child can find a niche in this huge high school. The administration imposes good discipline. The extra enriched classes are great for advanced students. The main problems are the clicks and teenage snottiness that goes on every where. If we weren't in such a great public school, we would be in private.

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Jenks High School
205 East B Street, Jenks, OK  74037
(918) 299-4411
Last modified Jenks High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Jenks High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 57 reviews. Top