Jonesboro Middle School

Summary:

Jonesboro Middle School is a public middle school in Jonesboro, Georgia, serving 951 students in grades 6-8. The school is part of the Clayton County School District, which is ranked 170 out of 201 districts in Georgia and has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Jonesboro Middle School consistently underperforms compared to the Clayton County and Georgia state averages on standardized tests, with only 12.7% of 6th graders proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to 22.2% in Clayton County and 39.2% statewide. The school has a significantly higher percentage of African American and Hispanic students (58.57% and 34.49%, respectively) compared to nearby schools, and an extremely high percentage of students (over 90%) receiving free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a high level of economic disadvantage. As a result, Jonesboro Middle School has consistently ranked in the bottom 10-15% of middle schools in Georgia, with a 0-star rating from SchoolDigger for the past several years.

Interestingly, the nearby middle schools, such as Rex Mill, Babb, and Adamson, generally perform better than Jonesboro Middle School on standardized tests, suggesting that factors beyond just the district-level challenges may be contributing to Jonesboro Middle School's underperformance. Additionally, Jonesboro Middle School's spending per student has decreased over the past few years, which could be a contributing factor to the school's poor academic performance.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 1308 Arnold St
       Jonesboro, GA  30236


(678) 610-4331

District: Clayton County

SchoolDigger Rank:
549th of 582 Georgia Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,649 Help


Feeder schools for Jonesboro Middle School:

Elementary:    James Jackson Elementary School
    Kilpatrick Elementary School
    Lee Street Elementary School
    Tara Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  15.0 Help
Number of students:  951

Racial breakdown:

African American:
58.6%
Hispanic:
34.5%
Two or more races:
3.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  90.5% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Jonesboro Middle School ranks worse than 94.3% of middle schools in Georgia. It also ranks 13th among 14 ranked middle schools in the Clayton County School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 11.08. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (58.6%), Hispanic (34.5%), two or more races (3.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 90.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Clayton County School District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Jonesboro Middle School is 15. 7 middle schools in the Clayton County School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Jonesboro Middle School is $7,649. 10 middle schools in the Clayton County School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Jonesboro Middle School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks Jonesboro Middle School 549th of 582 Georgia public middle schools. (See Jonesboro Middle School in the ranking list.)

Clayton County:

SchoolDigger ranks Clayton County 170th of 201 Georgia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Jonesboro Middle School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 23.73 367th 420 12.6%
2007 31.13 362nd 445 18.7%
2008 20.82 408th 462 11.7%
2009 20.77 416th 466 10.7%
2010 21.37 431st 494 12.8%
2011 21.35 444th 504 11.9%
2012 24.07 438th 508 13.8%
2013 24.26 449th 527 14.8%
2014 29.24 430th 521 17.5%
2015 20.85 429th 537 20.1%
2016 15.55 461st 545 15.4%
2017 16.13 470th 539 12.8%
2018 11.67 502nd 543 7.6%
2019 10.32 519th 559 7.2%
2021 9.90 506th 542 6.6%
2022 10.75 532nd 567 6.2%
2023 11.08 544th 577 5.7%
See the entire list of Georgia Middle School Rankings!

Data source: test scores: Georgia Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Jonesboro Middle School Test Scores
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Data source: Georgia Department of Education

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by a parent
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Open Quote They do not have the patience to work with children and suspend them for every incident. These are still young children that need guidance and the faculty at this school doesn't understand that. Close Quote


by a citizen
Monday, September 26, 2016

Open Quote WORST SCHOOL IN CLAYTON CO THERE IS A LOT OF BULLIES AND VERY DISRESPECTFUL KIDS Close Quote



Enrollment information for Jonesboro Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 610 610
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 667 667
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 627 627
1993 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 677 677
1994 447 179 22 17 2 n/a n/a 0 667
1995 410 220 29 22 1 n/a n/a 0 682
1996 410 220 29 22 1 n/a n/a 0 682
1997 345 243 17 15 1 n/a n/a 0 621
1998 359 250 26 22 3 n/a n/a 0 660
1999 316 285 19 27 4 n/a n/a 0 651
2000 212 294 18 52 2 n/a n/a 0 578
2001 177 313 12 54 2 n/a n/a 0 558
2002 138 348 11 86 2 n/a n/a 0 585
2003 138 348 11 86 2 n/a n/a 0 585
2004 129 372 8 99 1 n/a n/a 0 609
2005 138 575 21 156 3 n/a n/a 35 928
2006 114 651 22 143 3 n/a n/a 40 973
2007 90 635 17 149 4 n/a n/a 43 938
2008 77 642 27 153 2 n/a n/a 38 939
2009 57 600 20 164 1 n/a n/a 42 884
2010 38 521 16 189 2 0 29 0 795
2011 37 509 12 175 0 0 20 0 753
2012 39 523 15 192 0 1 24 0 794
2013 37 568 20 213 0 0 31 0 869
2014 35 560 21 209 1 1 26 0 853
2015 34 592 25 228 2 2 29 0 912
2016 30 584 26 217 1 1 24 0 883
2017 21 619 22 217 2 1 19 0 901
2018 24 614 19 237 1 1 13 0 909
2019 23 675 15 276 1 0 20 0 1010
2020 27 712 13 289 2 0 25 0 1068
2021 29 671 9 280 3 0 27 0 1019
2022 26 620 10 287 3 0 24 0 970
2023 21 557 13 328 0 0 32 0 951

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Jonesboro Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 610 38.0 16.0 13
1991 667 43.0 15.5 19.3
1992 627 40.0 15.6 26.5
1993 677 39.0 17.4 28.4
1994 667 47.7 14.0 33.3
1995 682 45.0 15.2 34.6
1996 682 45.0 15.2 34.6
1997 621 42.8 14.5 43.3
1998 660 43.8 15.1 41.2
1999 651 45.1 14.4 48.4
2000 578 43.2 13.4 61.6
2001 558 39.7 14.1 65.2
2002 585 45.6 12.8 71.5
2003 585 45.6 12.8 71.5
2004 609 44.6 13.7 73.2
2005 928 63.6 14.6 86
2006 973 68.2 14.3 87.6
2007 938 65.7 14.3 86.8
2008 939 70.0 13.4 91
2009 884 67.0 13.2 90.7
2010 795 63.0 12.6 90.2
2011 753 56.5 13.3 93
2012 794 57.9 13.7 92.7
2013 869 52.5 16.5 94.1
2014 853 53.0 16.0 99.6
2015 912 54.0 16.8 95.5
2016 883 52.0 16.9 99.5
2017 901 56.0 16.0 99.4
2018 909 60.0 15.1 99.4
2019 1010 51.0 19.8 93
2020 1068 57.5 18.5 93
2021 1019 62.0 16.4 93
2022 970 63.0 15.3 n/a
2023 951 63.0 15.0 90.5

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Jonesboro Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 610 38.0 16.0 13
1991 667 43.0 15.5 19.3
1992 627 40.0 15.6 26.5
1993 677 39.0 17.4 28.4
1994 667 47.7 14.0 33.3
1995 682 45.0 15.2 34.6
1996 682 45.0 15.2 34.6
1997 621 42.8 14.5 43.3
1998 660 43.8 15.1 41.2
1999 651 45.1 14.4 48.4
2000 578 43.2 13.4 61.6
2001 558 39.7 14.1 65.2
2002 585 45.6 12.8 71.5
2003 585 45.6 12.8 71.5
2004 609 44.6 13.7 73.2
2005 928 63.6 14.6 86
2006 973 68.2 14.3 87.6
2007 938 65.7 14.3 86.8
2008 939 70.0 13.4 91
2009 884 67.0 13.2 90.7
2010 795 63.0 12.6 90.2
2011 753 56.5 13.3 93
2012 794 57.9 13.7 92.7
2013 869 52.5 16.5 94.1
2014 853 53.0 16.0 99.6
2015 912 54.0 16.8 95.5
2016 883 52.0 16.9 99.5
2017 901 56.0 16.0 99.4
2018 909 60.0 15.1 99.4
2019 1010 51.0 19.8 93
2020 1068 57.5 18.5 93
2021 1019 62.0 16.4 93
2022 970 63.0 15.3 n/a
2023 951 63.0 15.0 90.5

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Jonesboro Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2017 $669 (7.5%) $8,224 (92.5%) $8,893
2018 $560 (6.1%) $8,603 (93.9%) $9,163
2019 $572 (7.5%) $7,077 (92.5%) $7,649

Data source: Georgia Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Jonesboro Middle School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 519th of 559 Middle schoolsRanks 544th of 577 Middle schools
 1.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Jonesboro Middle School)17.512.7
 4.8%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Clayton County)28.622.2
 6.4%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4639.2
 6.8%
6th Grade Mathematics (Jonesboro Middle School)6.83.9
 2.9%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Clayton County)20.412
 8.4%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4032.9
 7.1%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Jonesboro Middle School)14.620.1
 5.5%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Clayton County)23.225.8
 2.6%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)3939.1
 0.1%
7th Grade Mathematics (Jonesboro Middle School)14.95.8
 9.1%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Clayton County)21.314.2
 7.1%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4334.9
 8.1%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Jonesboro Middle School)21.819
 2.8%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Clayton County)32.526.9
 5.6%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4742.1
 4.9%
8th Grade Mathematics (Jonesboro Middle School)9.96.4
 3.5%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Clayton County)16.314.9
 1.4%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)3536.2
 1.2%
8th Grade Science (Jonesboro Middle School)64.3
 1.7%
   8th Grade Science (Clayton County)16.29.3
 6.9%
   8th Grade Science (Georgia)3226.4
 5.6%
8th Grade Social Studies (Jonesboro Middle School)15.66.8
 8.8%
   8th Grade Social Studies (Clayton County)24.717.9
 6.8%
   8th Grade Social Studies (Georgia)4135.9
 5.1%
End of Course Algebra I (Jonesboro Middle School)11.143.3
 32.2%
   End of Course Algebra I (Clayton County)18.315.1
 3.2%
   End of Course Algebra I (Georgia)41.135.8
 5.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students1010951
 5.8%
African American675557
 17.5%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian1513
 13.3%
Hispanic276328
 18.8%
Pacific Islander00
White2321
 8.7%
Two or More Races2032
 60%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients93%90.5%
 2.4%


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Students at Jonesboro Middle School are 59% African American, 34% Hispanic, 3% Two or more races, 2% White, 1% Asian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 951 students attended Jonesboro Middle School.

Jonesboro Middle School ranks in the bottom 5.7% of Georgia middle schools.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Georgia Department of Education.

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