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Jenks High School

Public | 10-12 | 2181 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2013:
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2011:
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Posted 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


Posted December 9, 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


Posted December 8, 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


Posted December 7, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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.


Posted August 1, 2013

It's a great school. We also like swimming team and the band. It's great all around.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted August 21, 2012

One, if not number one, of the best public schools in the US - hands down!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted April 5, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted August 31, 2011

i really love jenks high school. i would not want to be at any other school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 4, 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


Posted September 7, 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


Posted July 27, 2010

This is a GREAT school! ... if you're a football player. Otherwise, I wouldn't recommend it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted 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.


Posted 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!


Posted March 7, 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


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 84% in 2012.

37 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
60%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 77% in 2012.

439 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
81%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 79% in 2012.

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
60%
English II

The state average for English II was 88% in 2012.

590 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%
English III

The state average for English III was 92% in 2012.

583 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 87% in 2012.

225 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2009.

790 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2009.

640 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
89%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 77% in 2012.

601 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
89%
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About the tests


In 2011-2012 Oklahoma used the Oklahoma Core Curriculum Tests End-of-Instruction (OCCT EOI) exams to test students in high school in several subjects. The OCCT EOI is a high school graduation requirement. The OCCT EOI exams are standards-based tests, which means they measure specific skills defined for each subject by the state of Oklahoma. The goal is for all students to score at or above the satisfactory level on the test.

Source: Oklahoma State Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 74% 54%
American Indian/Alaska Native 9% 18%
Black 8% 10%
Asian 6% 2%
Hispanic 1% 12%
Two or more races 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 23%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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205 East B St
Jenks, OK 74037
Phone: (918) 299-4415

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