School Details

Jefferson High School

575 Washington St, Jefferson, GA 30549
(706) 367-2881
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 760 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 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
  • Jefferson City School District 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
  • Jefferson City School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Jefferson High School is a public high school in Jefferson. The principal of Jefferson High School is Kevin Smith, who can be contacted at ksmith@jeffcityschools.org. 760 students attend Jefferson High School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 1% of the Jefferson High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 20% of the 760 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 28% are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Jefferson High School is 15:1. Jackson County High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 9% 10%
White, non-Hispanic 81% 78%
Hispanic 6% 7%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Asian 2% %
Multiracial 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 28% 29%
Limited English proficiency 1% 2%
Economically disadvantaged 20% 25%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    Parents might want to question their morals before sending their students here. They have been known to hide things from the public. For example my son has seen several incidents that would warrant a police investigation that the administrations and teacher were aware of it happening but instead of dealing with the issue they rather turn their backs were the public will not find out.

  • (2 years ago)

    Amazing place for our kids to grow in both their academic excellence and their character. We have previously home-schooled gone to private school and now have had our kids enrolled in the Academy Middle School and the High School. Last year the Academy and Middle School were #1 in the State in EXCEEDING CRCT scores. Our kids do not face many of the same pressures and pitfalls many of our friends' kids do in other schools. We feel very blessed to call the school and community home.

  • (4 years ago)

    As recent graduate of Jefferson I found the honors classes were every bit as rigorous and challenging as what many parents pay 20k or more for in private schools in Athens and Atlanta. The academics were excellent and recent construction/restoration projects have lent a very refined look to the school grounds. With the skills and work ethic I gained at Jefferson I was able to graduate early and at the very top of my class at Georgia Tech (one of the best engineering schools in the country) and am now at a top 20 law school in the country. I certainly give credit to Jefferson High for the educational values it instills.

  • (5 years ago)

    Jefferson High School is by far one of the better high schools in all of Northeast Georgia. There is a very strong emphasis on academics and the proof of this is consistently high test scores as well as a high graduation rate. This school has a high level of parent involvement. The high school recently opened a brand new performing arts auditorium that is excellent. My child is curently in Jefferson Middle School and I am very excited that she will be attending Jefferson High School next year. She will be very prepared for college.

  • (6 years ago)

    Couldnt ask for a better school. Both of my childredn attended and one has graduated with scholarship and the other in currently in 10th grade. The teacher involvement is excellent and the fact that tutoring is offered several times a week after school is a p;us.

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