Top 3 Best Jackson County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 3 public schools serving 1,187 students in Jackson County, TN.
The top ranked public schools in Jackson County, TN are Gainesboro Elementary School, Jackson County Middle School and Jackson County High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Jackson County, TN public schools have an average math proficiency score of 21% (versus the Tennessee public school average of 31%), and reading proficiency score of 30% (versus the 37% statewide average). Schools in Jackson County have an average ranking of 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Tennessee public schools.
Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Tennessee public school average of 40% (majority Black).

Best Public Schools in Jackson County (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Gainesboro Elementary School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
611 Main St
Gainesboro, TN 38562
(931) 268-9775
Grades: PK-3
| 330 students
Rank: #22.
Jackson County Middle School
(Math: 23% | Reading: 32%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
170 Blue Devil Ln
Gainesboro, TN 38562
(931) 268-9779
Grades: 4-8
| 434 students
Rank: #33.
Jackson County High School
(Math: 13% | Reading: 24%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
190 Blue Devil Ln
Gainesboro, TN 38562
(931) 268-9771
Grades: 9-12
| 423 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Jackson County, TN?
The top ranked public schools in Jackson County, TN include Gainesboro Elementary School, Jackson County Middle School and Jackson County High School.
How many public schools are located in Jackson County, TN?
3 public schools are located in Jackson County, TN.
What is the racial composition of students in Jackson County, TN?
Jackson County, TN public schools minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Tennessee public schools average of 40% (majority Black).

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