Jonesboro High School

Summary:

Jonesboro High School is a public high school in Jonesboro, Georgia, serving 1,535 students in grades 9-12. The school is part of the Clayton County School District, which is ranked 170 out of 201 districts in the state and has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Academically, Jonesboro High School consistently ranks in the bottom half of Georgia high schools, with proficiency rates on state assessments significantly below the state average across all subject areas. The school's graduation rate, while improving in recent years, remains lower than the state average and some nearby high schools in the district, such as Lovejoy High School, Riverdale High School, and Morrow High School. The school's high poverty rates, with around 90-93% of students qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch, likely contribute to these academic challenges.

While the nearby schools in the Clayton County School District also struggle with low academic performance and high poverty rates, the only exception is the Elite Scholars Academy School, a high-performing charter school within the district that ranks among the top schools in Georgia. Addressing the underlying factors that contribute to the low performance at Jonesboro High School, such as resource allocation and targeted interventions, may be crucial for improving student outcomes.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 7728 Mount Zion Blvd
       Jonesboro, GA  30236


(770) 473-2855

District: Clayton County

SchoolDigger Rank:
350th of 446 Georgia High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,633 Help


Feeder schools for Jonesboro High School:

Elementary:    Arnold Elementary School
    Lee Street Elementary School
    Suder Elementary School
Middle:    M. D. Roberts Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  20.3 Help
Number of students:  1,535

Racial breakdown:

African American:
66.6%
Hispanic:
23.2%
Two or more races:
3.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  90.6% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Jonesboro High School ranks worse than 78.5% of high schools in Georgia. It also ranks 7th among 12 ranked high schools in the Clayton County School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 19.77. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Jonesboro High School freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (66.6%), Hispanic (23.2%), two or more races (3.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 90.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Jonesboro High School is 20.3. 9 high schools in the Clayton County School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Jonesboro High School employs 75.3 full-time teachers.
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Jonesboro High School is $7,633, which is the 5th highest among 12 high schools in the Clayton County School District.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Jonesboro High School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks Jonesboro High School 350th of 446 Georgia public high schools. (See Jonesboro High 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 High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 33.39 252nd 335 24.8%
2007 33.92 269th 358 24.9%
2008 25.51 313th 370 15.4%
2009 25.58 319th 372 14.2%
2010 34.65 289th 384 24.7%
2011 39.39 281st 402 30.1%
2012 35.09 285th 396 28.0%
2013 35.64 302nd 425 28.9%
2014 38.59 276th 425 35.1%
2015 30.30 296th 435 32.0%
2016 29.71 280th 426 34.3%
2017 22.37 322nd 420 23.3%
2018 27.25 308th 428 28.0%
2019 27.69 307th 438 29.9%
2021 20.16 330th 410 19.5%
2022 21.83 325th 429 24.2%
2023 19.77 348th 442 21.3%
See the entire list of Georgia High School Rankings!

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

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Data source: Georgia Department of Education

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Reviews:
by a citizen
Thursday, February 5, 2015

Open Quote Currently a senior.
Dirty school. Rats and cockroaches are so common,
Bad students. Very negative about learning and others. Bullying and harassment is very common.
Administration. Only do their jobs when they see things happening. If you report bullying or harassment, they'll only listen to one side of the story and biasly determine it from there. Will not listen to you even if you have proof or witnesses as long as the other side creates a false sob story. Will not let you call in the witnesses either because of the boohoo sad story :(( will need multiple visits to report things
Some bad teachers.

Great marching band. We're the best in GA.
Talented sports teams. Only thing we're good at. Close Quote


by a student
Friday, April 13, 2012

Open Quote Teachers aren't bad, the students are sort of bad though. Fights everyday kids smoking behind the school, skipping classes just an average Jonesboro highschool day.
Plus the gaduation rate is 58%... Close Quote



Enrollment information for Jonesboro High 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 1743 1743
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 1650 1650
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1408 1408
1993 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1365 1365
1994 1019 271 50 34 3 n/a n/a 0 1377
1995 957 379 66 35 0 n/a n/a 0 1437
1996 957 379 66 35 0 n/a n/a 0 1437
1997 937 410 66 40 1 n/a n/a 0 1454
1998 910 527 77 52 1 n/a n/a 0 1567
1999 905 568 79 44 1 n/a n/a 0 1597
2000 851 658 63 65 1 n/a n/a 0 1638
2001 855 753 60 66 1 n/a n/a 0 1735
2002 733 845 48 95 2 n/a n/a 0 1723
2003 733 845 48 95 2 n/a n/a 0 1723
2004 637 856 50 102 2 n/a n/a 0 1647
2005 485 986 46 124 1 n/a n/a 51 1693
2006 425 1153 60 133 1 n/a n/a 56 1828
2007 331 1113 65 124 3 n/a n/a 61 1697
2008 255 1103 54 139 3 n/a n/a 66 1620
2009 154 906 43 120 2 n/a n/a 55 1280
2010 115 922 45 132 5 8 34 0 1261
2011 99 907 42 133 5 5 44 0 1235
2012 92 979 42 149 4 3 42 0 1311
2013 78 1012 50 179 3 1 49 0 1372
2014 84 948 46 193 3 0 45 0 1319
2015 69 954 43 215 0 1 39 0 1321
2016 57 915 47 234 0 0 36 0 1289
2017 47 967 44 276 1 1 40 0 1376
2018 37 931 44 285 1 2 43 0 1343
2019 42 949 48 301 1 2 45 0 1388
2020 40 958 46 288 7 0 46 0 1385
2021 44 923 48 313 6 0 49 0 1383
2022 40 945 43 336 6 0 53 0 1423
2023 46 1023 43 356 7 0 60 0 1535

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 High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 1743 110.0 15.8 2.4
1991 1650 107.0 15.4 4.2
1992 1408 104.0 13.5 7.5
1993 1365 75.0 18.2 11.4
1994 1377 86.1 16.0 15.9
1995 1437 85.0 16.9 17.7
1996 1437 85.0 16.9 17.7
1997 1454 84.7 17.2 21
1998 1567 86.7 18.1 23.6
1999 1597 95.7 16.7 24.6
2000 1638 93.2 17.6 23.6
2001 1735 89.0 19.5 26.1
2002 1723 90.8 19.0 33.3
2003 1723 90.8 19.0 33.3
2004 1647 96.6 17.0 38.2
2005 1693 95.6 17.7 46.3
2006 1828 101.0 18.1 51.5
2007 1697 98.0 17.3 55.7
2008 1620 100.1 16.2 59.3
2009 1280 90.1 14.2 66.1
2010 1261 84.6 14.9 68.4
2011 1235 76.8 16.0 69
2012 1311 76.8 17.0 70
2013 1372 71.0 19.3 73
2014 1319 69.1 19.0 99.8
2015 1321 71.0 18.6 95.5
2016 1289 66.0 19.5 99.5
2017 1376 67.6 20.3 99.5
2018 1343 72.0 18.6 99.5
2019 1388 65.3 21.2 92.9
2020 1385 69.8 19.8 93
2021 1383 75.3 18.3 93
2022 1423 77.3 18.4 n/a
2023 1535 75.3 20.3 90.6

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 High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 1743 110.0 15.8 2.4
1991 1650 107.0 15.4 4.2
1992 1408 104.0 13.5 7.5
1993 1365 75.0 18.2 11.4
1994 1377 86.1 16.0 15.9
1995 1437 85.0 16.9 17.7
1996 1437 85.0 16.9 17.7
1997 1454 84.7 17.2 21
1998 1567 86.7 18.1 23.6
1999 1597 95.7 16.7 24.6
2000 1638 93.2 17.6 23.6
2001 1735 89.0 19.5 26.1
2002 1723 90.8 19.0 33.3
2003 1723 90.8 19.0 33.3
2004 1647 96.6 17.0 38.2
2005 1693 95.6 17.7 46.3
2006 1828 101.0 18.1 51.5
2007 1697 98.0 17.3 55.7
2008 1620 100.1 16.2 59.3
2009 1280 90.1 14.2 66.1
2010 1261 84.6 14.9 68.4
2011 1235 76.8 16.0 69
2012 1311 76.8 17.0 70
2013 1372 71.0 19.3 73
2014 1319 69.1 19.0 99.8
2015 1321 71.0 18.6 95.5
2016 1289 66.0 19.5 99.5
2017 1376 67.6 20.3 99.5
2018 1343 72.0 18.6 99.5
2019 1388 65.3 21.2 92.9
2020 1385 69.8 19.8 93
2021 1383 75.3 18.3 93
2022 1423 77.3 18.4 n/a
2023 1535 75.3 20.3 90.6

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 High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2017 $451 (5.6%) $7,652 (94.4%) $8,103
2018 $486 (5.8%) $7,827 (94.2%) $8,312
2019 $488 (6.4%) $7,145 (93.6%) $7,633

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Jonesboro High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 307th of 438 High schoolsRanks 348th of 442 High schools
 8.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
End of Course American Literature and Composition (Jonesboro High School)25.220.8
 4.4%
   End of Course American Literature and Composition (Clayton County)29.421.8
 7.6%
   End of Course American Literature and Composition (Georgia)47.338.9
 8.4%
End of Course Algebra I (Jonesboro High School)15.37.7
 7.6%
   End of Course Algebra I (Clayton County)18.315.1
 3.2%
   End of Course Algebra I (Georgia)41.135.8
 5.3%
End of Course Biology (Jonesboro High School)35.927.1
 8.8%
   End of Course Biology (Clayton County)28.623.3
 5.3%
   End of Course Biology (Georgia)4945.5
 3.5%
End of Course United States History (Jonesboro High School)31.516.3
 15.2%
   End of Course United States History (Clayton County)32.423.5
 8.9%
   End of Course United States History (Georgia)48.337.1
 11.2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students13881535
 10.6%
African American9491023
 7.8%
American Indian17
 600%
Asian4843
 10.4%
Hispanic301356
 18.3%
Pacific Islander20
 100%
White4246
 9.5%
Two or More Races4560
 33.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients92.9%90.6%
 2.4%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Jonesboro High School

Jonesboro High School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Arnold Elementary School
Elementary : Lee Street Elementary School
Elementary : Suder Elementary School
Middle : M. D. Roberts Middle School

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,535 students attended Jonesboro High School.

Students at Jonesboro High School are 67% African American, 23% Hispanic, 4% Two or more races, 3% White, 3% Asian.

Jonesboro High School ranks in the bottom 21.5% of Georgia high 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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