Jackson High School

321 Stanley Dr,

Jackson, AL, 36545-2267

Tel: (251)246-2571
Grades: 8-12

658 students

Jackson High School serves 658 students in grades 8-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the AL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 68% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 42%.
Jackson High School operates within the Clarke County School District.
The school district's 75% graduation rate is higher than the AL state average of 72%.

Overview

The student population of 658 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 40 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 8-12
Total Students 658 students
Jackson High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 47% Male / 53%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 40 teachers
Jackson High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Jackson High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.47 is less than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 15:1
Jackson High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
n/a
5%
Jackson High School Hispanic (2010-2012)
Black
66%
35%
Jackson High School Black (1989-2012)
White
32%
58%
Jackson High School White (1989-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Jackson High School Sch Ethnicity Jackson High School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.47 0.55
Jackson High School Diversity Score (1989-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
61%
51%
Jackson High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1997-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
7%
7%
Jackson High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 3,386 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 75% has decreased from 100% over five years.
School District Name Clarke County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
8
7
Number of Students Managed 3,386 2,928
Clarke County School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 75% 72%
Clarke County School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $32 MM $29 MM
Clarke County School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $34 MM $31 MM
Clarke County School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,303 $9,620
Clarke County School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,801 $10,180
Clarke County School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Leroy High School (6.1 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Jackson Middle School (2.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Jackson Intermediate School (1.4 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Jackson Jackson Intermediate School
    2950 Hwy 43
    Jackson , AL , 36545
    (251)246-1599
    1.4  mi  |  437  students  |  Gr.  3-5
  • Jackson Joe M Gillmore Elementary School
    133 Mayton Dr
    Jackson , AL , 36545
    (251)246-2525
    1.5  mi  |  450  students  |  Gr.  PK-2
  • Jackson Jackson Middle School
    235 College Ave
    Jackson , AL , 36545
    (251)246-3597
    2.6  mi  |  494  students  |  Gr.  5-9
  • Leroy Leroy High School
    Hwy 43
    Leroy , AL , 36548
    (251)246-2000
    6.1  mi  |  800  students  |  Gr.  KG-12
  • Grove Hill Grove Hill Elementary School
    450 West Cobb St
    Grove Hill , AL , 36451
    (251)275-3423
    12.4  mi  |  420  students  |  Gr.  PK-4

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