School Details

Jackson High School

7600 Fulton Dr NW, Massillon, OH 44646
(330) 837-3501

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1930 students 18 students/teacher (OH avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade


Ohio Graduation Test (OGT)

In 2010-2011 Ohio used the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. The OGT is a high school graduation requirement. The OGT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Jackson Local School District average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Jackson High School is a public high school in Massillon. The principal of Jackson High School is Monica M. Myers, whose e-mail is 1,930 students go to Jackson High School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 8% of the 1,930 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 12% get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Jackson High School is 18:1. Washington High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish


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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 91% 90%
Asian 4% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Multiracial 1% 3%
Hispanic 1% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.07%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 12% 17%
Economically disadvantaged 8% 11%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    I wonder on what the May and June 2014 reviewers based their reviews. It wouldn't be wise to judge a school on opinions with no facts to back them up. How involved were the parents with the school? Did they passively sit back and expect the school to do all the effort of education?

  • (11 months ago)

    I would never send my child to this school. EVER. They are horrible. Jackson High School is not a quality Education school

  • (1 year ago)

    I would never send any of my children to this school ! I am still old school I have my children work for what they want ! Not here I was told I should not let my son work he will have time to work after collage! Sorry if my boys want a cell phone and a car they better be working to pay some bills! And this school Better say out of my business! I drove my child over 40 mins. To another school he was top of this class and he got a couple full ride offers to collage.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is part of the elitist community of Jackson Twp. If you have money your child will fair very well. You will be catered and kowtowed. Teachers activities and resources are the best there is to offer for the wealthy who expect the best out of the public schools they enroll their children in. I would love to see the same opportunities afforded to the much deserved underprivileged high achievers who work just as hard (if not more) than those who have opportunities handed to them in a nice purple & gold basket. Children from lower class/income fall through the cracks of the social cliques and have no chance at lead roles here. These are reserved for the children of the elite. It can certainly be noted that a privileged child who has mediocre academic prowess will be afforded help and resources to succeed because they are from a privileged background. Credit can be given to teachers who will at least do all to prevent a lower class student from embarrassing the district with subpar testing scores. But they will certainly not be singled out and built up by mere basic merit. Bottom line Excellent school for the rich. If you know how to play the game your child will succeed.

  • (3 years ago)

    My kid attends one of the vocational programs here at Jackson. We are so pleased with the program and the teacher. He really works hard to teach these kids a skill they can use upon graduation and for the rest of their lives. Up until this year my kid has struggled at his/her other school. It used to be a constant battle getting him/her out of bed to go to school. Because of the vocational program at Jackson he/she gets up in the morning and is excited about going to class and is eager to learn about a subject he/she is passionate about! Thank you so much for the vocational programs! And a very special thank you to the teacher of this program for making a difference in my kid's life!

  • (4 years ago)

    I'm currently a senior at Jackson High School and I have to say it would have to be one to the best schools in the area. They put so much towards education the teachers are by far the hardest working teachers I've ever had. They're very dedicated to their job. They offer a huge variety of AP courses for students that perform above average and believe it or not most student at Jackson are far above average. Jackson also has a very successful arts program JSA. Going to Jackson was probably the best high school experience I could have ever had.

  • (5 years ago)

    Re "While the teachers are enjoying their huge salaries..." posted February 4 2009. Really? You think teachers make huge salaries? AND presumably that they don't deserve them right? Here's an idea for you why don't you become a teacher! Then you'll be able to kick back relax and enjoy the "good life" without having to do hardly any work at all and you should have no problem paying for the "hidden fees" to this "public" school that is costing you "almost as much as a private" school! Good luck with that. Jackson High School offers students a variety of learning opportunities that aren't available at other schools (at any price). For a "leg up" for college in a specialized area consider researching what Jackson High can offer you. Also -- ask about fees associated with special classes/ opportunities. Then they won't be "hidden."

  • (6 years ago)

    I received an excellent education at Jackson. In college I am way ahead of everyone else. This school offered me so many great opportunities.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a senior at Jackson and feel incredibly fortunate that I was able to attend this school for high school. The opportunities available with available technology and wealth of skilled educators makes me feel confident as it gets closer to graduation. I feel completely that the staff have done everything they can to ensure my success in high school and as I head off to college come fall.

  • (6 years ago)

    While the teachers are enjoying their huge salaries I am at home making cuts at home. This is a very wealthy area and be pre-paired to pay for everything! From all day Kindergarten to participating in sports and all the hidden fees. This isn't a cheap school to attend. I'm still trying to find out how they call it a public school when you end up paying almost as much as a private. As far as the kids go they should like it. Well paid teachers should be happy teachers. It offers many different classes that we pay for and around 28 different sports. It's a kids paradise as long as you get along with the other kids there.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am currently a senior at Jackson High and overall I'd say Jackson is a great school. Some classes such as the marketing program lack in substance and well marketing lol but others such as science courses(need to focus more on act related matter) and various social study classes exceed my expectations. The teachers is where i believe Jackson makes it's mark at the top. They are the most caring and concerned educators. The kids are nice..they really aren't that bad...much better than other schools. I find jackson students to be the most welcoming. A new student could become the 'popular' student in 3 weeks if they play their cards right. And as with any highschool you get your bs...some kids just don't get it yet and are in for a rude awakening especially in this critical time in history looking forward..and news flash we are the future so step up

  • (6 years ago)

    I love being at Jackson. I'm now entering my junior year & couldn't imagine myself going into any other school district. The academics are great along with the teachers. The kids for the most part aren't too horrible and make fun of those who have less money except for a select few. I'm also im Speech & Debate Choir and Academic Challenge;the speech team is one of the top in the state and our choir and AC teams are great. I love Jackson High School.

  • (7 years ago)

    You are just a number at Jackson. Teachers show little extra attention and they could care less if a student is falling behind. I transferred to a private school (Canton Central Catholic) after my 10th grade year and it was light night and day. I went on to graduate college in 3 years and am currently working on my doctorate degree. Do your children a favor and send them to Central!

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughter went to jackson. She would come home crying because of how brutal the kids could be. We're not the richest of the bunch but the majority of those who go to Jackson are the wealthier. The children never seemed to be taught that not everyone has all the privileges in the world. I'm surprised that the administration seemed to have turned a blind eye to it even though I've talked to the principal of the high school on multiple occasions. I'm thoroughly disappointed and thinking about moving my child elsewhere.

  • (9 years ago)

    I went to Jackson High school and I think it was great there. It had great extracurriculars and great classes available to take.

  • (10 years ago)

    I am currently a senior at Jackson High School. Not only has Jackson given me opportunities to succeed inside and outside of the classroom it has also provided me with the motivation to do so. The staff gives 110% to each student and is always challenging us with new ideas. We are one of the only area schools to provide 18 varsity sports along with numerous clubs including hockey. Students at Jackson are encouraged to stay busy because it is JHS's belief that involved kids stay focused. I have never wished to attend another area school because it is my firm belief (coming from experience) that Jackson provides the best and most stimulating cirriculum in Northeastern Ohio.

  • (11 years ago)

    Jackson Local Schools are year in and year out one of the top schools in the area. The teachers care a great deal about the kids and the curriculum is challenging. I also am pleased with the extra-curricular activities and the sports programs. I have two children at the high school and would highly recommend Jackson to other parents!

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