School Details

Jackson High School

321 Stanley Dr, Jackson, AL 36545
(251) 246-2571
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades 8-12 658 students 16 students/teacher (AL avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

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Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE)

In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Clarke County School District average
  • Alabama state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE)

In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Clarke County School District average
  • Alabama state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Jackson High School is a public high school in Jackson. The principal of Jackson High School is Ken Harbuck, whose e-mail is kharbuck@clarkecountyschools.org. 658 students go to Jackson High School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 69% of the 658 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Jackson High School is 16:1. Jackson Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 66% 64%
White, non-Hispanic 33% 34%
Hispanic 0.6% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0%
Multiracial 0.2% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 69% 73%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    Moved from a private school in the county to here as a freshman. The honors program here has challenged me here more than I was ever challenged at my old school. It has prepared me for college and the ACT. Without Jackson High I would be paying for my own tuition at UofA instead going there on scholarship. The community supports all sports strongly and are willing to do anything for the kids. If you like small classes and easy work and dont want to be prepared for college go somewhere else. Yes there are fights but that will happen at any public school. I have never felt afraid or threatened here and I feel comfortable with my younger sister being here next year. Keep your head on straight and do what you need to do and you will be just fine. Jackson is an AGGIE NATION and one of if not the best schools in this area. (I still call my teachers from JHS and get advice and help all the time dont know really know what the review below is talking about should have never left JA if they loved it so much)

  • (5 years ago)

    I attended JHS a year ago and absolutey hated it. I moved from a private school in Jackson to the high school and couldnt believe how easy there work was. I didnt feel challenged at all and the teachers were not as friendly as the teachers I had at my old school. JHS had many fights and thats something a child shouldnt have to put up with at school. JHS is not the right schol for your kids to go to.

  • (8 years ago)

    I graduated from JHS in 2006. I honestly believe it is a top school in the state. Of course a school can have its own problems. Students have a responsiblity to themselves and the school to study and work hard to pass these classes which are no walk in the park. I love JHS it is the Best. GO AGGIES.

  • (8 years ago)

    Recently I pulled My Child Out Of Jackson High.Im Not sure what everyone Else is seeing in Jackson High School But My View is Typically Not The Same.Jackson High School Needs A Lot of work And Surely A New staff That Cares About The Kids.Overall i Would Not take my child Here Under Any Circumstances.

  • (9 years ago)

    I am a graduate of jhs with a child there now! if i didn't believe in the school i would never have elected to send him there. As with all schools there are areas that need improvements but it will come in due time. The majority of the staff are excellent teachers but they can't do it alone. There is a huge need for parent involvment. Parents these are your children your responsibilities!! they need to see you there holding them accountable for their actions and grades! it is a proven fact that students who have parents involved in their lives achieve more in life. They need to know you care and are there for them. Jhs is a great school. There should be no hesitation in sending your child there. I have always been welcomed with any questions or concerns. Go aggies!

  • (9 years ago)

    JHS is a school on the rise. I feel that the old Jackson High School spirit is returning to Jackson. We need a PTA and more involvement from parents in booster clubs as well. I believe that the lack of involvment by parents is the main reason for poor moral by the student body of JHS. I would also like to incourage all citizens to send there children to public schools in order for their child to have a well rounded education. I challenge parents and supporters to GET INVOLVED and do your part for JACKSON'S High School. AGGIE PRIDE!

  • (9 years ago)

    I am grateful to Dr. Flowers for her help and faith in me. The office staff is friendly and helpful. The football team may not be so great but the guys have heart. The cheerleading squad is fabulous. Baseball softball and basketball are huge at JHS. Homecoming at JHS is a blowout. The tarp signs are unique to JHS and we will all remember the night boys got in trouble for ripping down the Jr. sign. I will surely miss JHS but I can't wait for the opportunities that college has. Send your kids to JHS...They will love it and it's relatively free. Go Aggies!

  • (10 years ago)

    I am a parent and I have also had the plesure of working with some High School Seniors that did not pass their exit exam after several attempts. Remediation is provided by outside programs but I feel it comes a little too late. This remediation should begin after the students fails test the first time. Remediaton should be mandatory-not an option. It makes no sense for parents and children to make it to the 12th grade and not pass these exams. I feel some employees are just receiving a check and waiting on their retirement. Do they really care about the students is what I want to know?

  • (10 years ago)

    I am a 30 year old black female. I graduated from JHS in 1993. I must admit that I appreciate everything that I learned there as it prepared me for college (Mrs. Haygood in particularly). I have a B.A. and a M.A. degree and I think my foundation at JHS had a lot to do with it. I was involved in extra-curricular activities as well. As for no PTA/PTO at the school. That is not the school's problem. It is the parents' problem. Don't expect the school to raise your children! You have to get involved and be involved with your child's education. My parents were. JHS is the best school.

  • (10 years ago)

    To the person who wrote a bad review about Jackson High School I want to say thank you. Everyone in Clark County knows that JHS is the best school in the county. The academic standards at this school is very high and the facility is the best around. The teachers at JHS give their students the best education just look at the facts. To parents who want their children to be prepared for college send them to JHS. I was once a student at this demanding school and I used to complain to my parents about the high standards and the homework but now I am grateful. I am a junior at THE University of Alabama and without the learning I received from JHS it would be impossible for me to complete. THANKS TO Mr. Tuberville(best math teacher ever) Mrs. Massey Mrs. Harper Mrs. Hagood (thank you!)

  • (10 years ago)

    JHS is a good foundation for academics. Teachers and staff are devoted. There are areas that are lacking I feel due to block scheduling. Our principal is not always receptive to change however new faces are forcing the inevitable. School uniforms are not a problem. Student scores have only risen since the policy was put in place. Discipline is not a problem at school it is enforced. All students are expected to follow rules. One thing JHS lacks is parental involvment. There is no PTO/PTA.

  • (11 years ago)

    I just want to comment on the parent who reviewed the school. Please tell me that you didn't go there b/c you used the wrong form of there and it leaves much to be disired about your language. Try using the proper form which is their (not there). It was a good school when I was there in the early '90's. To Mrs. Massey You're why I became a history teacher. Thanks.

  • (11 years ago)

    This school does not meet the needs that a child needs to get in his or her education. There dress code is uncalled for. The discipline there is extremely out of hand our children have a hard time getting on the honor role because of how the school diciplines. There school facilities are horible. There school gym isn't physically stable. Help us change Jackson High School!

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