School Details

Jones County High School

339 Railroad St, Gray, GA 31032
(478) 986-5444
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1144 students 15 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 state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Jones County High School is a public high school in Gray. The principal of Jones County High School is Chuck Gibson and can be contacted at cgibson@jones.k12.ga.us. 1,144 students go to Jones County High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 0% of the Jones County High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 35% of the 1,144 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 41% get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Jones County High School is 15:1. Maggie Califf Learning Complex is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 69% 69%
Black, non-Hispanic 29% 27%
Multiracial 1% 2%
Hispanic 0.7% 1%
Asian 0.6% 0.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 41% 46%
Limited English proficiency 0% 0.5%
Economically disadvantaged 35% 35%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    As a former student and current college student I would have to say JCHS gave me a pretty good educational foundation. I felt I was very prepared in Math and History/Econ. On the other hand I was very far behind the curve in Literature and Science compared to my peers. But High School is not all about the classroom. I felt JCHS offered a wide variety of extracurricular activities that were fairly easy to get involved with. As a whole this is a Great School compared to The Twiggs Bibb Wilkinson and Jasper School Districts.

  • (3 years ago)

    I have two children at Jones County. On paper this school looks impressive but the reality is that there is not much learning going on here. My children have learned that they can do nothing for seven weeks and then get caught up just before the grading period ends. I have seen their grades jump from a 45 to an 85 because they are allowed to make up work. I don't think this teaches them to be responsible. There are good teachers at this school but there seems to be a general lack of respect on the part of the students. I have spent time in the classroom and am sometimes shocked at what I hear coming out of the students mouths and by the attitudes they have. There is also a huge drug problem at this school. My children have told me that if there was a schoolwide drug screening most of the students would be expelled. They may be exagerating but I know there is a problem because my family has been affected by it. I think drug screening for student atheletes should be mandatory and I think random drug screening should be performed on all students. I will be glad to leave Jones County High School at the end of this school year.

  • (3 years ago)

    This is a wonderful school and as a junior i can't wait to be a senior! )

  • (4 years ago)

    I was an Honors and AP student and I have to say you really don't learn anything here. The big push for AP was a complete and utter joke. AP Biology while fun was bogus. It was just fill-in-the-blank notes left over from a retired teacher. American Literature was completely fruitless. We got maybe a third of the way through the year's lesson plan. US History was okay and only because history is learning and regurgitating facts. Math was fun but lost upon many and that was really sad. What's even more depressing is that this school is considered one of the best public schools in the area. It's not really the school's fault it's just public education. Thanks for trying though.

  • (5 years ago)

    Sounds as if these past few students who commented should have paid more attention to the teachers. Maybe they would have learned a little more like spelling and grammer. I also went to this school and I live here now so that my kids can go. Its a great school with a lot of great teachers. Don't listen to a few disgruntled former students.

  • (6 years ago)

    its ok not the worse by far nice people ok teachers good school to go to.

  • (6 years ago)

    Jones county high does not teach you anything!!!!!!!!!!! I did not like going there and would not recommend anyone to go there if they can help it!!! It sucks!!

  • (6 years ago)

    I'm sorry but even with the new renovations and mr gibson (thank god) the teachers are lacking. Most of them get placed into subjects that they have never tought before so they have to relearn the subject while teaching it to the students. The councilers are terrible (with the exception of Mrs. Baker.) they wouldn't even have our schedules out if it weren't for Mrs. stewart. In my opinion send your kids somewhere else if you want them to learn something.

  • (7 years ago)

    Having not only attended Jones county HS but 3 other High Schools during my 4 years I wouldn't rate it anything then above average. From my experiences if you are not in honors then you do not recieve a sufficient education to really prepare you. During High School i also attend Alan c. pope HS in marietta North Gwinnett HS in suwanee Mount Zion HS in morrow and fairborn HS in Fairborn OH. Most of my Highschool days were spent at Jones county High School. Out of the schools i attended i would rank it 4th out of the 5 next to mount zion. I did not feel my education was where it should have been and i was in honors. Unfortuately Jones county seems to have a focus on sports(football) instead of education and their football team isn't that good. Yes i played football as well along with other sports.

  • (7 years ago)

    Note a trend here... parents for the most part hate this school and the students love it. Why? Students aren't required to do anything! The problem starts with the School Board and floods down from there. I am a local business owner and I am amazed at the lack of education 95% of the students receive. I don't like hiring Jones County graduates because (a) most can't think for themselves (b) most can't spell simple words much less use them in complete sentences and (c) have little or no motivation to actually work. Sadly my daughter went to this school and again like the majority of the students who attempt higher education are in remedial classes for most of their first year in college. I'm ashamed my tax money funds this system. Parents do your child the biggest favor of their life PUT THEM IN PRIVATE SCHOOL!!!

  • (8 years ago)

    I am a former student of JCHS. I graduated in 2005 w. honors. As all high schools JCHS has it's pros and cons. The school is over crowded even after the addition of the 9th Grade Academy and some of the instructional materials are out of date. It's a shame that only the Voc. Ed. students have to take the Geography class. The students that receive the best education are the ones in the Honors program. These students have teachers who actually care about their education. The curriculum is fine but seems rushed in order to prepare students for the GA Graduation exams. Mr. T was a wonderful principal and will be sorely missed. I hope Mr. Gibson does as good as job as Mr. T did for over 20 years. A variety of extracurriculars are offered but the most emphasis is put on football sadly.

  • (8 years ago)

    JCHS has had a lot of changes this year. Altough I miss the leadership of Mr. Trimnell I am very thankful that Mr. Gibson has taken over has principal of JCHS. He is a wonderful person. He is a terrific role model for anyone - children and adults. He knows his business and strives to make JCHS the best. I hope that the BOE is intelligent enough make him the principal for JCHS permanently. JCHS is a great school and deserves a great leader. Many talented people owe their education to JCHS. I am glad that my children will have the influence of Mr. Gibson!

  • (8 years ago)

    I'm a Senior this year at Jones County High School and I have to say it is actually a very good school. In the past I have said I hated it because of the administrators and teachers but I now realize that all they are doing is trying to make the school a better environment for those who really want to learn. It's a good school with a good curriculum. The schedule is a lot better than block schedule like in Bibb County and we have more freedom as well. The dress code isn't too bad at least we aren't wearing uniforms. Plus all the admin is friendly. Mr T know's everyone's names and the lunch lady knows all the numbers! I think that anyone who says this school is horrible either hasn't looked at the big picture or just doesn't care for school. Outside the drama JCHS is great.

  • (9 years ago)

    Jones County is a horrible school. Aside from three or four teachers everyone else is a joke. Class requires little work (if any) in order to pass. the only extracurricular activity that gets any attention (or sufficient funding) is football. The emphasis of the entire administration is not actually teaching students the material but just attempting to get people to pass the graduations tests.

  • (9 years ago)

    I attend JCHS now and I couldn't be happier. It is amazing how much the aminstration and teachers want to see you succeed. I am happy to say I will graduate with the class of 2008 and hopefully be somewhere at the top. And I have Jones County High School to thank for that.Not to mention the great extracurricular activities that we have there is a club or sport for everyone.

  • (9 years ago)

    JCHS is an alright school to be at. I am currently a sophomore there and will be graduating in 2008. Majority of the teachers are nice and helpful sometimes entertaining. The administrators can be annoying at times but hey it's not their fault they grew up a million years ago. If you are looking to get a great education and not work too hard JCHS is the place to be. D. Riley

  • (10 years ago)

    I previously attended a private school in downtown macon but after 5th grade my parents didn't much care for the teachers at that school. Now I'm a student at Jones County High School and i have loved the time I have spent there so far. There are special programs for any child no matter what their intrests are and the teachers are wonderful. Beside learning Math Science History and other core classes they offer special programs and classes for the above average student (i.e. honors and gifted)and many for students that have a pretty good idea as to what they may want to major in college (i.e. Psychology) Overall I couldn't be happier with the school. Thank you JCHS for everything you've helped me achieve!

  • (10 years ago)

    I think this school is a great school I recently graduated from there with honors. All the teachers there are great teachers. The teachers may be hard but who says learning always has to be fun. -Michael Davis c/o 2004

  • (10 years ago)

    I am currently attending JCHS now! I love this school. Things can get hectic but that is any school. To all of those who try to make JCHS sound like a bad school it really isn't! Don't make thigs sound worse than they really are. It isn't fair to yourself nor the people attending JCHS or Mr.T! Do Yall feel me? Well it is great and that is all I have to say! Love yah JCHS -Tiffany Lucas )

  • (10 years ago)

    I am a jonescountyer and i go to JCHS i actually Love this school... I would rather go to this school then any other school around... There are many things for people to do no matter what they like. We have a good Football Softball Baseball wrestling dance cheerleading math and accademic team and a good band. The principle knows everyones names before they go to school on the first day! The teachers are good for the most part some i beleve should be double checked sometimes. But I feel safe in school no matter what!JCHS class of 07'

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