School Details

Jonesboro High School

301 Hurricane Dr, Jonesboro, AR 72401
(870) 933-5881
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 10-12 & ungraded 1066 students 11 students/teacher (AR avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

69%
69%
70%

Benchmark Exams (BE)

In 2011-2012 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Jonesboro School District average
  • Arkansas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

44%
44%
44%
66%
66%
72%

End of Course Exams (EOC)

In 2011-2012 Arkansas used the End of Course Exam to test high school students in Algebra I, Geometry and Biology. The results for End of Course Exams administered in the spring of each school year are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The End of Course Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Jonesboro School District average
  • Arkansas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Jonesboro High School is a public high school in Jonesboro. 1,066 children attend Jonesboro High School and are mostly Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 58% of the 1,066 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Jonesboro High School is 11:1. Jonesboro Vocational Center is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 6% 8%
White, non-Hispanic 52% 50%
Black, non-Hispanic 41% 41%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.9% 0.7%
Asian 0.8% %
Multiracial 0.09% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 58% 68%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is incredible! So glad to be a part #1 AP program in state of Arkansas!! Check out the number of state titiles held by this district in many areas!! last year held 8 state titles!! Way to go Jonesboro!

  • (8 years ago)

    This is a great school....the teachers students academics are all wonderful.... if all schools were like Jonesboro High School....perhaps all students would be passing..lol.

  • (10 years ago)

    The administration at JHS is great. Terry Trotter the principal is an outstanding principal. He was the principal when I was there. Sonja Williams is also a nice assistant principal she was also there when I was there. Last but not least Lisa James she is a very caring and sweet assistant pricipal.

  • (10 years ago)

    This school appears to spiraling downward as time progresses. They are losing credit for most of their athletic programs and the budget for academics is quickly decreasing. The level of teaching and classes are currently above average for the surrounding areas but teachers are retiring and as a result the classes are going downhill. The only good thing this school has going for it over the surrounding schools is the AP courses. There is a large discipline problem and very little morale at the school. Many teachers are getting as aggrivated as the students are at the administration. The school's building is also very gloomy. There are only 2 sets of windows in the entire building. One in the commons area and one in the special education classroom. As time progresses it's evident that adminstration cares only about trying to make JHS look good and not the education of it's students.

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