Jones County High School

Summary:

Jones County High School is a public high school in Gray, Georgia, serving 1,626 students in grades 9-12. The school is part of the Jones County School District, which is ranked 61 out of 201 districts in the state and has a 4-star rating.

Jones County High School stands out from nearby schools in several key ways. It has a significantly higher percentage of white students (65.99%) compared to the Bibb County schools, which have much higher percentages of African American students (ranging from 70.54% to 94.2%). Academically, Jones County High School consistently outperforms the Bibb County schools on the Georgia Milestones Assessments, with higher proficiency rates in subjects like American Literature, Algebra I, Biology, and U.S. History. The school also maintains a strong four-year graduation rate, ranging from 82.4% to 90.4% over the past five years, which is significantly higher than the 69.5% to 90.1% range of the nearby Bibb County schools.

However, while Jones County High School outperforms its neighbors, its own performance has shown a slight decline over the years, with its statewide ranking dropping from 92nd in 2014-2015 to 137th in 2022-2023, and its proficiency rates in some subjects decreasing. Additionally, the nearby Bibb County schools have significantly higher percentages of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, ranging from 89.4% to 100%, compared to Jones County High School's 46.86% in 2022-2023, suggesting that Jones County High School may have a more advantaged student population, which could contribute to its stronger academic performance. The regional educational landscape is also marked by significant racial disparities, with the Bibb County schools having much higher percentages of African American students compared to Jones County High School.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 339 Railroad St
       Gray, GA  31032


(478) 986-5444

District: Jones County

SchoolDigger Rank:
138th of 446 Georgia High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,627 Help


Feeder schools for Jones County High School:

Elementary:    Dames Ferry Elementary School
    Gray Elementary School
    Mattie Wells Elementary School
    Turner Woods Elementary School
Middle:    Clifton Ridge Middle School
    Gray Station Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  16.1 Help
Number of students:  1,626

Racial breakdown:

White:
66.0%
African American:
28.4%
Two or more races:
3.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  46.9% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Jones County High School ranks better than 69.1% of high schools in Georgia. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 56.67. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Jones County 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: White (66%), African American (28.4%), two or more races (3.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 46.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Jones County High School is 16.1. (See more...)
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Compare Jones County High School employs 100.6 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Jones County High School is $7,627.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Jones County High School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks Jones County High School 138th of 446 Georgia public high schools. (See Jones County High School in the ranking list.)

Jones County:

SchoolDigger ranks Jones County 61st of 201 Georgia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Jones County High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 63.68 96th 335 71.3%
2007 57.61 142nd 358 60.3%
2008 50.21 200th 370 45.9%
2009 41.02 256th 372 31.2%
2010 58.59 145th 384 62.2%
2011 50.41 217th 402 46.0%
2012 46.96 223rd 396 43.7%
2013 51.32 199th 425 53.2%
2014 53.49 179th 425 57.9%
2015 62.41 92nd 435 78.9%
2016 54.66 131st 426 69.2%
2017 53.84 119th 420 71.7%
2018 48.66 167th 428 61.0%
2019 52.43 148th 438 66.2%
2021 52.12 151st 410 63.2%
2022 50.29 170th 429 60.4%
2023 56.67 137th 442 69.0%
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Data source: test scores: Georgia Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Jones County 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 986 986
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 931 931
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1004 1004
1993 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 985 985
1994 765 308 2 2 0 n/a n/a 0 1077
1995 847 389 0 11 0 n/a n/a 0 1247
1996 847 389 0 11 0 n/a n/a 0 1247
1997 893 410 1 8 0 n/a n/a 0 1312
1998 908 436 2 11 0 n/a n/a 0 1357
1999 973 368 3 6 0 n/a n/a 0 1350
2000 1014 342 4 5 0 n/a n/a 0 1365
2001 991 359 8 2 0 n/a n/a 0 1360
2002 1007 378 7 2 0 n/a n/a 0 1394
2003 1007 378 7 2 0 n/a n/a 0 1394
2004 1050 392 9 6 1 n/a n/a 0 1458
2005 1091 367 11 5 1 n/a n/a 1 1476
2006 1084 407 11 6 2 n/a n/a 2 1512
2007 814 323 8 7 1 n/a n/a 4 1157
2008 813 338 6 8 2 n/a n/a 4 1171
2009 818 355 8 7 2 n/a n/a 5 1195
2010 803 381 10 6 0 1 6 0 1207
2011 790 370 7 9 0 0 10 0 1186
2012 771 343 4 8 0 0 18 0 1144
2013 753 322 4 6 0 0 17 0 1102
2014 1053 465 7 19 1 1 18 0 1564
2015 1013 483 6 24 1 2 20 0 1549
2016 1052 467 4 32 2 2 35 0 1594
2017 1077 425 5 25 2 2 35 0 1571
2018 1053 428 7 28 1 1 37 0 1555
2019 1064 407 5 24 2 0 46 0 1548
2020 1104 414 4 17 1 0 41 0 1581
2021 1056 436 3 23 0 1 44 0 1563
2022 1079 435 2 30 0 2 54 0 1602
2023 1073 461 2 28 1 2 59 0 1626

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 Jones County High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 986 57.0 17.2 13.5
1991 931 56.0 16.6 9.7
1992 1004 56.0 17.9 7.5
1993 985 50.0 19.7 10.7
1994 1077 55.3 19.5 14.8
1995 1247 60.0 20.8 19.1
1996 1247 60.0 20.8 19.1
1997 1312 69.0 19.0 19.7
1998 1357 73.1 18.6 23.9
1999 1350 72.2 18.7 16.6
2000 1365 72.2 18.9 21.2
2001 1360 74.3 18.3 17.7
2002 1394 73.4 19.0 22
2003 1394 73.4 19.0 22
2004 1458 75.5 19.3 23.9
2005 1476 78.7 18.8 24.5
2006 1512 82.0 18.4 31.3
2007 1157 69.9 16.6 33.6
2008 1171 76.1 15.4 35.5
2009 1195 78.9 15.1 38.7
2010 1207 78.7 15.3 38.5
2011 1186 73.3 16.1 40.8
2012 1144 72.5 15.7 40.6
2013 1102 72.1 15.2 41
2014 1564 99.6 15.7 41.9
2015 1549 99.0 15.6 43.5
2016 1594 98.0 16.2 46.1
2017 1571 98.5 15.9 44.4
2018 1555 96.4 16.1 42.1
2019 1548 94.6 16.3 37.5
2020 1581 94.6 16.7 40.9
2021 1563 96.5 16.1 46.8
2022 1602 97.4 16.4 n/a
2023 1626 100.6 16.1 46.9

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 Jones County High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 986 57.0 17.2 13.5
1991 931 56.0 16.6 9.7
1992 1004 56.0 17.9 7.5
1993 985 50.0 19.7 10.7
1994 1077 55.3 19.5 14.8
1995 1247 60.0 20.8 19.1
1996 1247 60.0 20.8 19.1
1997 1312 69.0 19.0 19.7
1998 1357 73.1 18.6 23.9
1999 1350 72.2 18.7 16.6
2000 1365 72.2 18.9 21.2
2001 1360 74.3 18.3 17.7
2002 1394 73.4 19.0 22
2003 1394 73.4 19.0 22
2004 1458 75.5 19.3 23.9
2005 1476 78.7 18.8 24.5
2006 1512 82.0 18.4 31.3
2007 1157 69.9 16.6 33.6
2008 1171 76.1 15.4 35.5
2009 1195 78.9 15.1 38.7
2010 1207 78.7 15.3 38.5
2011 1186 73.3 16.1 40.8
2012 1144 72.5 15.7 40.6
2013 1102 72.1 15.2 41
2014 1564 99.6 15.7 41.9
2015 1549 99.0 15.6 43.5
2016 1594 98.0 16.2 46.1
2017 1571 98.5 15.9 44.4
2018 1555 96.4 16.1 42.1
2019 1548 94.6 16.3 37.5
2020 1581 94.6 16.7 40.9
2021 1563 96.5 16.1 46.8
2022 1602 97.4 16.4 n/a
2023 1626 100.6 16.1 46.9

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 Jones County High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2017 $227 (3.4%) $6,438 (96.6%) $6,664
2018 $266 (3.7%) $6,931 (96.3%) $7,197
2019 $400 (5.2%) $7,226 (94.8%) $7,626

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Jones County High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 148th of 438 High schoolsRanks 137th of 442 High schools
 2.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
End of Course American Literature and Composition (Jones County High School)40.134.5
 5.6%
   End of Course American Literature and Composition (Jones County)40.134.5
 5.6%
   End of Course American Literature and Composition (Georgia)47.338.9
 8.4%
End of Course Algebra I (Jones County High School)19.723.8
 4.1%
   End of Course Algebra I (Jones County)34.832.9
 1.9%
   End of Course Algebra I (Georgia)41.135.8
 5.3%
End of Course Biology (Jones County High School)7152.8
 18.2%
   End of Course Biology (Jones County)71.253.2
 18%
   End of Course Biology (Georgia)4945.5
 3.5%
End of Course United States History (Jones County High School)50.453.7
 3.3%
   End of Course United States History (Jones County)50.553.7
 3.2%
   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 Students15481626
 5%
African American407461
 13.3%
American Indian21
 50%
Asian52
 60%
Hispanic2428
 16.7%
Pacific Islander02
White10641073
 0.8%
Two or More Races4659
 28.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients37.5%46.9%
 9.3%


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Jones County High School ranks 138th of 446 Georgia high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,626 students attended Jones County High School.

Students at Jones County High School are 66% White, 28% African American, 4% Two or more races, 2% Hispanic.


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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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