Jefferson High School

Academic Rating

9 out of 10

Rank: 29th in Georgia

Jefferson High School receives a EasyCollege academic rating significantly above the average for Georgia high schools based on its high test performance, high graduation rate and low AP course participation.



The Jefferson High School student body is mostly White with a small Hispanic population and has very low racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
Asian Pacific1.6%15
Native American Indian0.1%1
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0%0
Two or more races2.2%21


Upper 12% of Georgia high schools

22.8% percent of the school's students are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program as compared to the Georgia high school median of 53%. By this measure, Jefferson High School students are largely upper income and rank 48th in Georgia for high school student family income.

Enrollment Size

Grade Students


Graduation Rate

8 out of 10

Rank: 47th in Georgia

Subgroup Graduation Rate
All Students93%
Georgia Median85%
White95% or more*
Black80% or more*
Hispanic60% to 79%*
Asian Pacificsuppressed*
Native Americansuppressed*
Two or more racessuppressed*
Economically Disadvantaged80% to 89%*
Limited English Proficiencysuppressed*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

Standardized Test Performance

10 out of 10

Rank: 18th in Georgia

Students at Jefferson High School scored an average 64% of students proficient across math and reading standardized tests. Performance is significantly above the state high school median of 28% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 5.3% of Georgia high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls65% to 69%*70% to 74%*
Boys60% to 64%*50% to 54%*

Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indian--
Asian & Pacific Islandersuppressed*suppressed*
Black21% to 39%*20% or less*
Hispanic50% or more*50% or more*
Multiracialsuppressed*less than 50%*
White65% to 69%*65% to 69%*
With Disabilitesless than 50%*20% or less*
Limited Englishsuppressed*-

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Participation

8 out of 10

Rank: 42nd in Georgia

283 out of 443 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (64%). College admission testing participation is well above the Georgia median rate of 38% and in the top 11% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

9 out of 10

Rank: 28th in Georgia

Jefferson High School offers 4 AP courses. 5 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 10% percentile and well below the median AP enrollment rate for all Georgia schools of 17%. Jefferson High School had 37 taking AP exams with a 41 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 90% percentile and significantly above the state median of 44 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 111% 44%
Students enrolled in an AP class 5% 17%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 3%
AP Science Enrollment Rate -2%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 4%
AP Courses Offered 4

Learning Environment

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate20%16%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate23%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate17%

Safety and Discipline

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students1%9
Georgia Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0%0

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0.2%2
Georgia Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students11%95
Georgia Median15%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students4.3%37


Jefferson High School
575 Washington St
Jefferson, GA

10 out of 10 1


Jefferson City
Jefferson, GA

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