School Details

Maynard H. Jackson- Jr. High School

1550 Hosea L Williams Drive Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30317
(404) 802-5200
3

(out of 10)

Public 792 students 13 students/teacher (GA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

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Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT)

In 2010-2011 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) in English language arts, math, science and social studies to students in grade 11. The GHSGT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass all parts of the GHSGT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.
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Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT)

In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT) to students in grade 11. The GHSWT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass the GHSWT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Atlanta Public Schools average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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End-of-Course-Tests (EOCT)

In 2011-2012 Georgia administered End-of-Course Tests (EOCT) in 9th grade math levels 1 and 2, biology, United States history, physical science, American literature and economics. The EOCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Atlanta Public Schools average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Maynard H. Jackson- Jr. High School is a public high school in Atlanta. The principal of Maynard H. Jackson- Jr. High School is Shirlene Carter, who can be contacted at scarter@atlanta.k12.ga.us. 792 children attend Maynard H. Jackson- Jr. High School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 1% of the Maynard H. Jackson- Jr. High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 81% of the 792 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 88% have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Maynard H. Jackson- Jr. High School is 13:1. St Nicholas Orthodox Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 89% 83%
Hispanic 7% 5%
White, non-Hispanic 2% 10%
Multiracial 1% %
Asian 1% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.8%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.06%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 88% 76%
Limited English proficiency 1% 3%
Economically disadvantaged 81% 75%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    The teachers and principal are much concerned about the students and the level they are on . We hope to get the coaches and atheletic director on board to have the students working as brothers on the field as well as in their studies.

  • (1 year ago)

    The graduation coaches are encouraging and give excellent suggestions as to how a student can improve on their academics to be prepared for college. The new principal is very involved and as a parent I enjoy working with her. There could be more parent participation in PTA meetings and activities.

  • (2 years ago)

    Maynard Jackson you are getting the best principal. Mrs. Johnson is so good at her job. Your parents teachers and students will love her!!! If you want to be the best you chose the right principal.

  • (2 years ago)

    You are getting a great principal. Your scores will not be low for long. She knows how to push students and teachers to succeed beyond anything they imagined. Mrs. Johnson is the best principal we have ever worked with and I know she is going to do the same for you.

  • (2 years ago)

    You are getting the best principal. Mrs. Johnson loves her students and staff. She makes us work to compete to be the best. Don't take her smile for weakness. She is extremely competitive and she is going to drive you crazy wanting to win everything. But it does feel good when you reach your goals in the end.

  • (4 years ago)

    small classroom size; doesn't matter because the conduct in some of them is horrendous Some of the Teachers leave before the busses are out of the parking lot! It has academies but the principle is so disconnected its ridiculous Some of the teachers care.. and if you are to attend please go to the IT dept. Much better regarding academics & the discipline! Athletics is disorganized & the coaches allow the players to play 'me' ball... no teamwork taught.... If I could start over with choosing it wouldn't begin here.... keep looking

  • (10 years ago)

    I graduated from Southside Comprehensive High School. Southside prepared me for college in which I graduated from Morris Brown College 2003. I am not teaching 5th grade.

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Overall score

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