Jackson school information

IndexJacksonMississippiNational
Average Test Scores18%28%49%
Student/Teacher ratio17:116:116:1
Total public schools6689379,235
Total private schools3120624,875
Total post-secondary schools12687,965

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  • The average school test scores in Jackson are 63% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 66 public schools in Jackson.
  • 80.8% of people in Jackson have completed 8th grade.
  • 79.4% of people in Jackson have completed high school.
  • 26.0% of people in Jackson have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Jackson

IndexJacksonMississippiNational
Completed 8th grade80.8%78.1%83.8%
Completed high school79.4%76.0%82.4%
Completed some college58.7%51.7%58.4%
Completed associate degree32.9%28.9%37.2%
Completed bachelors26.0%20.4%29.3%
Completed masters10.5%7.5%11.0%
Completed professional degree3.9%2.2%3.2%
Completed doctorate1.4%0.9%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Jackson (high school & post-secondary)

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Madison, MS24,87150%2%
Flowood, MS8,21846%7%
Brandon, MS22,61644%10%
Clinton, MS25,48642%14%
Pearl, MS26,10537%26%
Jackson, MS173,63118%63%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Garden Grove, CA173,85342%14%
Chattanooga, TN171,86346%6%
Oceanside, CA171,40035%29%
Fort Lauderdale, FL171,13739%21%
Santa Rosa, CA170,78237%24%
Jackson, MS173,63118%63%
Source: The Jackson, MS education data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.