Jackson High School

Jackson High School serves 1,487 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the MI average of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 33%.
Jackson High School operates within the Jackson Public s School District.
The school district's 66% graduation rate is lower than the MI state average of 82%.

Overview

The student population of 1487 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 87 teachers has declined by 6% over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,487 students
Gender % 48% Male / 52%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 87 teachers
Students by Grade Jackson High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 16:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.58 is more than the state average of 0.26. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MI) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1 18:1
Asian
2%
3%
Hispanic
4%
6%
Black
37%
22%
White
53%
67%
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.
0.58 0.26
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.
54%
44%
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.
8%
6%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 6,531 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 66% has decreased from 95% over five years.
School District Name Jackson Public s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
11
3
Number of Students Managed 6,531 930
Graduation Rate 66% 82%
Jackson Public s School District Graduation Rate (2003-2009)
District Total Revenue $74 MM $11 MM
Jackson Public s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $74 MM $11 MM
Jackson Public s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $11,242 $11,537
Jackson Public s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,236 $11,612
Jackson Public s School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Ta Wilson School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Youth Home- Jackson Isd (1.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Bennett School (0.6 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • JacksonBennett School
    820 Bennett St
    JacksonMI 49202
    (517)841-2730
    0.6 mi | 409 students | Gr. KG-5                      
  • JacksonTa Wilson School
    Alternative School
    310 West Morrell St
    JacksonMI 49203
    (517)841-2800
    Alternative School

    0.7 mi | 380 students | Gr. 7-12                      
  • JacksonMcculloch School
    Magnet School
    216 East Biddle St
    JacksonMI 49203
    (517)841-3940
    Magnet School

    0.9 mi | 243 students | Gr. KG-5                      
  • JacksonCascades School
    Magnet School
    1200 South Wisner St
    JacksonMI 49203
    (517)841-3900
    Magnet School

    1.1 mi | 238 students | Gr. KG-5                      
  • JacksonFrost Elementary School
    1226 South Wisner St
    JacksonMI 49203
    (517)841-2601
    1.1 mi | 668 students | Gr. KG-6                      

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Did You Know?
Jackson, MI public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.46, which is higher than the Michigan average of 0.25. The most diverse school in Jackson is Thelma Barker Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Michigan or national school diversity statistics.