Top 10 Best Jackson County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 19 public schools serving 20,667 students in Jackson County, GA (there are 3 private schools, serving 481 private students). 98% of all K-12 students in Jackson County, GA are educated in public schools (compared to the GA state average of 92%). Jackson County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Georgia.
The top ranked public schools in Jackson County, GA are Jefferson Academy, Jefferson Middle School and Osborne Middle School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Jackson County, GA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 58% (versus the Georgia public school average of 37%), and reading proficiency score of 55% (versus the 40% statewide average). Schools in Jackson County have an average ranking of 10/10, which is in the top 5% of Georgia public schools.
Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the Georgia public school average of 63% (majority Black).

Best Public Schools in Jackson County (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Jefferson Academy
(Math: 81% | Reading: 65%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
99 Dragon Dr
Jefferson, GA 30549
(706) 367-2300
Grades: 3-5
| 910 students
Rank: #2 - 32. - 3.
Jefferson Middle School
(Math: 70% | Reading: 65%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
100 Dragon Dr
Jefferson, GA 30549
(706) 367-2882
Grades: 6-8
| 1,019 students
Rank: #2 - 32. - 3.
Osborne Middle School
(Math: 65% | Reading: 71%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
4404 Braselton Hwy
Hoschton, GA 30548
(770) 904-5400
Grades: 6-8
| 1,696 students
Rank: #44.
Mill Creek High School
(Math: 65% | Reading: 66%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
4400 Braselton Hwy
Hoschton, GA 30548
(678) 714-5850
Grades: 9-12
| 3,812 students
Rank: #55.
Duncan Creek Elementary School
(Math: 67% | Reading: 63%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
4500 Braselton Hwy
Hoschton, GA 30548
(678) 714-5800
Grades: PK-5
| 1,266 students
Rank: #66.
Jefferson High School
(Math: 71% | Reading: 59%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
575 Washington St
Jefferson, GA 30549
(706) 367-2881
Grades: 9-12
| 1,189 students
Rank: #77.
Commerce Elementary School
(Math: 57% | Reading: 55%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
825 Lakeview Dr
Commerce, GA 30529
(706) 335-1801
Grades: 3-4
| 267 students
Rank: #88.
Commerce High School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
272 Lakeview Dr
Commerce, GA 30529
(706) 335-5942
Grades: 9-12
| 489 students
Rank: #99.
West Jackson Elementary School
(Math: 54% | Reading: 45%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
391 E Jefferson St
Hoschton, GA 30548
(706) 654-2044
Grades: PK-5
| 1,087 students
Rank: #1010.
Commerce Middle School
(Math: 47% | Reading: 50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
7690 Jefferson Rd
Commerce, GA 30529
(706) 335-5594
Grades: 5-8
| 514 students
Rank: #1111.
East Jackson Elementary School
(Math: 57% | Reading: 41%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1531 Hoods Mill Rd
Commerce, GA 30529
(706) 336-7900
Grades: PK-5
| 566 students
Rank: #1212.
Gum Springs Elementary School
(Math: 51% | Reading: 42%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
600 Gum Springs Church Rd
Jefferson, GA 30549
(706) 654-5580
Grades: PK-5
| 1,051 students
Rank: #1313.
Jackson County High School
(Math: 40% | Reading: 51%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
152 Jaxco Jct
Hoschton, GA 30548
(706) 367-5003
Grades: 9-12
| 1,613 students
Rank: #1414.
West Jackson Middle School
(Math: 46% | Reading: 43%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
400 Gum Springs Church Rd
Jefferson, GA 30549
(706) 654-2775
Grades: 6-8
| 1,355 students
Rank: #1515.
North Jackson Elementary School
(Math: 48% | Reading: 34%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1880 Old Gainesville Hwy
Talmo, GA 30575
(706) 693-2246
Grades: PK-5
| 543 students
Rank: #1616.
East Jackson Comprehensive High School
(Math: 46% | Reading: 34%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1435 Hoods Mill Rd
Commerce, GA 30529
(706) 336-8900
Grades: 8-12
| 1,293 students
Rank: #1717.
East Jackson Middle School
(Math: 35% | Reading: 26%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1880 Hoods Mill Rd
Commerce, GA 30529
(706) 335-2083
Grades: 6-7
| 519 students
Rank: n/an/a
Commerce Primary
395 Minish Dr
Commerce, GA 30529
(706) 335-5587
Grades: PK-2
| 487 students
Rank: n/an/a
415 Hoschton St
Jefferson, GA 30549
(706) 367-8242
Grades: PK-2
| 991 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Jackson County, GA

Jackson County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
5488 Highway 441
Nicholson, GA 30565
(706) 757-2211
Grades: PK-5
| 300 students
441 Gordon St
Jefferson, GA 30549
(706) 367-2341
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
441 Gordon St
Jefferson, GA 30549
(706) 367-2341
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
4825 Highway 53
Braselton, GA 30517
(706) 654-2243
Grades: PK-2
| 418 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Jackson County, GA?
The top ranked public schools in Jackson County, GA include Jefferson Academy, Jefferson Middle School and Osborne Middle School. Jackson County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Georgia.
How many public schools are located in Jackson County, GA?
19 public schools are located in Jackson County, GA.
What percentage of students in Jackson County, GA go to public school?
98% of all K-12 students in Jackson County, GA are educated in public schools (compared to the GA state average of 92%).
What is the racial composition of students in Jackson County, GA?
Jackson County, GA public schools minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the Georgia public schools average of 63% (majority Black).

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