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Jacksonville High School

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Posted March 24, 2014

School needs help, seriously! Not from around here, but where I'm from, people know how to read and write. This is pathetic. I'm getting my kids out of this district ASAP. I suggest you do the same!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2014

Jacksonville high school cares more about what their students are wearing than what their learning. The lunches are horrible and they constantly serve the something. Also the school has rodents.


Posted June 23, 2010

This school system picks and chooses over the kids. Different rules for new kids. We took one 15 year old daughter out and put in home school. The other daughter graduates this next year but has been called ":stupid" because we moved here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2008

I can go both ways in this one, i loved going to tha school but thats about it, i didnt really learn much more than i had to and wut i did learn i dont remember very much, but i had a lot of fun there, just wasnt that great acidemically....


Posted October 5, 2006

This school is horrible. The teachers can not teach at all. The district only cares about making money off the students, not really what they are learning, or if they are having fun doing it. They need to stop worrying so much about money and dress code, and start worrying about whether or not we are learning what we need to succeed in the future. Aimee Malone
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 30, 2003

This school is wonderful. Has a great teacher enter action. But they need to make sure all the teacher have the diploma in the field that they are teaching in. But other then that it is ok!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

Im not a parent but I went to jacksonville high school from '98 until '01. i think it is a wonderful school all around, and I loved going there. I also have a younger brother that will start there in 2004 and Im glad that we were able to go to school in jacksonville.


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 89% in 2011.

290 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

284 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
64%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2011.

237 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

226 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

222 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
64%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 93% in 2011.

225 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 95% in 2013.

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
86%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 98% in 2013.

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
96%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students96%
Female95%
Male97%
Black or African American95%
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students91%
Female93%
Male89%
Black or African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students91%
Female92%
Male91%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Special education52%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
Black or African American95%
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

240 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
79%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 97% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
58%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 85% in 2013.

336 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
86%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

247 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
32%
English I Reading

The state average for English I Reading was 65% in 2013.

357 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
69%
English I Writing

The state average for English I Writing was 48% in 2013.

384 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
50%
English II Reading

The state average for English II Reading was 78% in 2013.

273 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

The state average for English II Writing was 52% in 2013.

273 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

The state average for English III Reading was 63% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Writing

The state average for English III Writing was 42% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

278 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
98%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
48%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
World Geography

The state average for World Geography was 75% in 2013.

351 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
80%
World History

The state average for World History was 70% in 2013.

270 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

All Students82%
Female86%
Male79%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education67%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)55%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted82%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students99%
Female100%
Male97%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant99%
Gifted/talented94%
Not Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students81%
Female80%
Male83%
Black or African American74%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education64%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)52%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted80%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students74%
Female78%
Male69%
Black or African American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)56%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%
Gifted/talented88%
Not Gifted73%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students68%
Female75%
Male61%
Black or African American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education47%
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)13%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant68%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted66%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students47%
Female57%
Male37%
Black or African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracial57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Special education13%
Not special education48%
Limited English proficient (LEP)6%
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant47%
Gifted/talented96%
Not Gifted43%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students78%
Female84%
Male71%
Black or African American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)27%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted76%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students48%
Female54%
Male42%
Black or African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Special educationn/a
Not special education49%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant48%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted45%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

English III Writing

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

Geometry

All Students93%
Female96%
Male90%
Black or African American94%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted92%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

World Geography

All Students72%
Female72%
Male73%
Black or African American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education41%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)29%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant72%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted70%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students57%
Female58%
Male56%
Black or African American41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special educationn/a
Not special education57%
Limited English proficient (LEP)15%
Proficient in English59%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant57%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted54%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 49% 52%
White 32% 29%
Black 18% 13%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 7%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 9%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • TAMMY JONES
Fax number
  • (903) 586-8229

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Jacksonville, TX 75766
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