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About This School

Jeffersonville High School is a public high school in Jeffersonville. The principal of Jeffersonville High School is Ms Julie Straight. 2,054 students go to Jeffersonville High School and identify primarily as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 4% of the Jeffersonville High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 52% of the 2,054 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Jeffersonville High School is 19:1. Clarksville Senior High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

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

    • French
    • German
    • Italian
    • Latin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 7% 10%
White, non-Hispanic 63% 68%
Black, non-Hispanic 18% 13%
Multiracial 10% 8%
Asian 0.9% 0.8%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.1% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 0.06%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 52% 58%
Limited English proficiency 4% 6%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    Jeffersonville High School is whatever a student makes it. I know it often gets a bad reputation but it is a great school. The teachers provide an opportunity for amazing education if desired by the student. If caught up in the wrong crowd sure a student might struggle but there are plenty good kids at the school. ALL of the staff members are so welcoming and positive too whether it be someone greeting you in the office a teacher or administrative staff. I am proud to say I got through Jeff High without a problem and now have many more student and teacher friends.

  • (3 years ago)

    This is the worst school I have ever dealt with! Do not send your kids here. Fights drugs sex...!!

  • (3 years ago)

    I graduated for Jeff and had heard all the bad rumors going into high school. I was afraid I must admit but I came to find that Jeff was one of the best schools with some of the best teachers I'd had throughout my years. I can truly say that my experience at Jeff High was great I wish I could only get back those years. They were probably some of the best years of my life better than college even. I think those that don't enjoy school or participate are the ones that miss out. Your experience is what you make it and mine was the time of my life! My little sister will be attending there next year and I only hope her experience at Jeff is as good as mine ) J-E-F-F THE BEST!!!!!

  • (3 years ago)

    I attended and graduated from J.H.S .The experience was not pleasant for the most part. The atmosphere was chaotic at times.There were many students who could not have cared less about learning anything.

  • (4 years ago)

    I graduated from Jeffersonville High and my son is now a senior as well. Although I feel the school is as safe as any other school in our area all schools have their problems. The teachers are excellent and are willing to help the students beyond the regular class time. The administration at JHS has been very helpful throughout my children's high school years. I would however like to see the same grading scales in all Indiana high schools as well would most parents. Overall I feel as if some disciplinary actions are unnecessary. Such as if a child is in an altercation that they did not start they must attend anger management. That is ridiculous and a waste of time and money!

  • (4 years ago)

    my child is special needs high functioning i feel he is being left behind. Not much expected of him. I think the school needs a mentoring program for children like mine. he is basically muddling through. I am very disappointed in the school. Grade school and middle school were much more prepared for children like him.

  • (5 years ago)

    Jeff high's ratings should be very low. The school caters to jocks and sports more than to education. The poor teachers cannot hold control over the students in classes as it might step on someone's toes. Education is not the top thing. I am a grandparent of a junior and graduated 2 children from there and watched the school go down hill.

  • (5 years ago)

    My son attended Jeffersonville High School and It helped him shape himself greatly. The school is really big for a town like Jeffersonville but all in all it's great. I hear alot of complaints that the school is too strict however in our experience it seems just fine. My son had great teachers a great counsler and the ROTC progam made a huge inpact on him. He is now going attending the University of North Dakota majoring in Aerospace Engineering. What more can a parent ask for.

  • (5 years ago)

    I do not enjoy attending Jeff High. I like my classes; that's not the problem. There are way too many kids at Jeff. It sounds rude but I wish the majority of them would just drop out. You can tell that they don't care about their education anyay. The rules are also way too strict. I've told my parents about some of the ridiculous things they enforce and they can't believe it. The school needs to drop half the population and loosen up. Also the construction this year is really distracting. And the construction isn't improving much...it's not even going to touch the art wing. That seems a little unfair. All in all it's alright but I would definitely not want my kid going there.

  • (5 years ago)

    The school may be big but if you student places themselves in the right classes and right enviroments they will be perfectly fine. This will prepare them for a college because Jeffersonville High School is very diverse. I was a student and graduated in 2008 and I am thankful I went there versus a smaller or private school! I would take advice from the one who has experienced not the ones who have heard!

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is way too big to be able to offer the minimum needs to all students. The drugs are abundant and the security is lacking. I would avoid my child attending this school if at all possible.

  • (6 years ago)

    I can't say enough about the team of Freshman teachers I believe they are a special group of people. They seem to pay attention to even the average students. Thank you to all the Freshman team.

  • (6 years ago)

    I graduated from Jeffersonville High and my son is now a senior as well. Although I feel the school is as safe as any other school in our area all schools have their problems.But I do believe that the students walk around the school as if there is little discipline. As far as academics I feel that if you are not exceptionally gifted as a student or in sports there is little being done to help students that fall behind due to learning disabilities and such.It seems to be just easier to push them through than to help them succeed. As far as the JROTC Program I feel if the school is allowing this program to be a part of their school start supporting it better! It's a good program whether or not our children ever go Military or not. If nothing else it shows them leadership and discipline. Nothing wrong with that.

  • (6 years ago)

    JHS has provided my children with an excellent education through academic classes music and sports. The teachers are excellent and are willing to help the students beyond the regular class time. The band program has been outstanding and has offered my children the opportunity to grow musically increase their confidence and has allowed them to become stronger leaders. The athletics - tennis and swimming - have strengthened my children physically and mentally. The administration at JHS has been very helpful throughout my children's high school years. Parent involvement is available to the extent in which you want to be involved from athletics to the arts to academics - there is something for everyone.

  • (7 years ago)

    It is my opinion that Jeffersonville High School does not have a good academic program. I have had children in this school and good teachers that encourage academic excellence are few. The extracurricular activities are good and varied but my opinion is that the academics should be the deciding factor in any school choice. If I could have put my children anywhere I would not have allow them to attend this school.

  • (7 years ago)

    I find this school to be highly insufficient in the skilld that students are needing in todays society. The strictness of the teachers is almost nonexistent. The classes are far to easy to pass and have no sense of challenge in them. The student is not challenged to better themselves. Rather they are simply told to score what they feel like as opposed to being pushed to their full potential.

  • (8 years ago)

    The comments that are made by the staff and faculty at this school is somewhat disheartening to me.

  • (8 years ago)

    I am a graduating senior at JHS. I feel I have recieved a great education. I am totally prepared for life out of high school. I have taken the classes that were geared toward my career goals. I will be attending Indiana University Southeast in the fall for a degree in Nursing. The high school experience is up to the student. There are plenty of opportunities. The student has to use them.

  • (8 years ago)

    All you usually hear about Jeffersonville HS is bad but as a recent alumnus of 2003 I will tell you that it just depends on the classes you take. I believe I got an excellent honors student education at JHS. I am currently a senior at Indiana State University with a 3.7 GPA in the highly competitive athletic training program. I don't think I would be where I am if I wasn't given the opportunities I was given at JHS.

  • (8 years ago)

    I am the parent of a senior AP student and overall she and I have both been very satisfied with the treatment and education she has received at JHS. I would however like to see the same grading scales in all Indiana high schools. I have recently become aware that if a student scores a 92 on a test at JHS that is graded as a B. However in Floyd County this score is an A. I feel that if statistics are reported throughout the state they should be based on the same grading system. I would like to say thank you for the great education my daughter has received. There have been many times she felt she was being pushed beyond her abilities however she has proven that it some times takes extra pushing for her to realize her capabilities. tgs

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