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About This School

J J Mc Clain High School is a public high school in Lexington. 470 students attend J J Mc Clain High School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Native American or Native Alaskan; and Multiracial. 94% of the 470 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at J J Mc Clain High School is 22:1. Holmes County Vocational Center is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Computer arts
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Football
    • Tennis
    • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 100% 100%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Multiracial 0% %
Hispanic 0% %
Asian 0% %
White, non-Hispanic 0% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 94% 98%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    I graduated out of the class of 2008 and I love and miss my high! McClain high school has it ups and downs but I'm glad I attended J.J. That is what one of my college history teacher call it "J.J" since she use to teach at the school. It seem like after I graduated from McClain the school district has upgrade some. I hope they one day decide to make a new football field with better bleachers lol.

  • (4 years ago)

    J.J.McClain High School is the best school in holmes county it have the best band for real.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am also a graduate of McClain. Honestly the people who are proud of McClain have no choice because they have not been exposed to what a good school system should consist of. Since it is pretty much the only school in Lexington the parents have no choice but to send their kids there and they honestly dont care otherwise. I could go on and on about the negativity of this school but I'm sure i dont have to since others writing and reading these reviews can relate to me and fill in the blanks.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am a senior at mcclain high school it is a very good school academic and sports wise i support and love my school...Go mustangs!

  • (4 years ago)

    i am a parent of one child that attend jj Mc clain i am proud of Mc clain i also attend Mc clain school.but there are something we need help with more school activities to help keep our girls and boys out of jail.and parents also need to get more involve in school activities . A parent

  • (5 years ago)

    JJ McClain has proven over the years that it's academic rigor is enough to become successful in many areas. There are successful Medical Personnel (Doctors Nurses) Lawyers and Several High Ranking Military Officers. The alumni occupying these positons would never trade McClain for another school. There was discipline and that was the foundation even more than strickly academics. The teachers cared and instilled a winning team player/builder additude in students willing to learn. Yes Lexington is a small town but filled with teachers and administrators who care about students.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a parent of two children that attend Holmes County Schools. I am very proud of the school system as a whole. Some things could be better but all schools have something that they can improve on. I have attended other schools in Mississippi and other states that was beautiful inside and out but there was no difference in teaching styles or methods. There may have been more extracurricular activities but when it comes to graduation the are not tested on those classes. They are tested on English Algebra U.S. History Biology. If you can get the basic fundamental that are taught in school I believe you can make it anywhere.

  • (8 years ago)

    I am a student that used to fo to JJ McClain High School I beleive if the students will get something that catches there attention in schoolwork they would be more interested in their work. Also if the district will provide more classes than what they have it will also benefit the students body as a whole. I believe because I once was a student there until I moved and. When I saw how teachers and students at a city school reacted towards one another I was amazed. Since I care about J.J. McClain High School and I am willing to share my opinions. Thank you.

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