East Jackson High School

1566 North Sutton Rd, Jackson, MI 49202 | (517) 764-1700
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Student Enrollment: 429
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2.5 out of 5 | 11 Reviews
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 1566 N. Sutton Road, Jackson, MI 49202
  • Principal or Admin: Mr. Kevin Herendeen
  • Fax: (517) 764-6505
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.
School District Details

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 429
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 24.7
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 17.4
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 227 (52.9%)
  • Females: 202 (47.1%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 35 (8.2%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 179 (41.7%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 214 (49.9%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
East Jackson High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian10.2%
Black61.4%
Asian10.2%
Hispanic30.7%
White41897.4%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For East Jackson High School
  Number Percent
9th Grade12930.1%
10th Grade9421.9%
11th Grade10223.8%
12th Grade10424.2%
Source: MI Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Overall Rating: 2.5

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2.5 out of 5 | 11 Reviews
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11 reviews for East Jackson High School

  • Reviewed by Former Student on February 16, 2011
  • Rating: 3 (3 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I attended EJ K-12. I've recently graduated and I must say its not the best, but its definitely not the worst place to be. Things have changed drastically with merging the middle school and highschool,but there are some teachers there who really do care. I agree some of the staff, especially in the office should reconsider even working with kids and their parents, but I made it through alive.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on September 16, 2010
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I attended Ej all through my school years. So I wanted my son to go there too. Unfortunatly the school system is the same. Stuck up people in the office who is more worried about your kid being 2 minutes late and saying he will be kicked out of the district. Wanting to be rude with your kid and with you. My son finally has got all the ducks in the right row because he is in special education and this person in the office does not even care. It seems to me that they would rather be messing with a kid rather than helping one. Too bad he is enjoying this school, but not some of the bull crap of workers.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on August 22, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • The back and forth of positive and negative reviews here about ejhs is really freaking me out. We are moving to the area from out of state and looking at east jackson as a possibility, but these reviews make us want to consider somewhere else. sorry.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on March 02, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • The administration at this school is lacking and has been for the last twenty years...and it doesn't appear to have any structural improvements for their hierarchy in the future...so that's the bad news. The good news is that if you are looking to purchase property in the East Jackson area, you are not "bound" to this school. If you end up going to East Jackson and have issue with the administration, make sure that you understand they like to call the police and make a situation very dramatic by their poor inability to find working solutions. That, right there, should indicate that the people in positions of power are functionally illiterate as well as scared of losing their jobs so it's constant deflection. If you can, use the school-of-choice option and opt for NW or Western if not Grass Lake. Also, even though they are the most "east" Jackson school district, as you go into Washtenaw county the caliber of education rises admirably.
  • Reviewed by Former Student on February 20, 2010
  • Rating: 4 (4 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Excellent school! I highly recommend going to East Jackson.
  • Reviewed by Student on March 27, 2009
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • This school is FULL of DRAMA and people get into fights over the stupidest stuff. For example..like 3 weeks ago a couple of students got into it over BOWLING SHOES!!! Another one was between 2 girls over a GUY..WOW.. EJ is the biggest known school that's full of drama.. GET OVER IT.... We really need to get a reality check. and grow up..
    I mean things like this happen and then students move, and then we wonder why. Because this school has like a fight almost every other day. come on guys. we are in high school. There's gonna be DRAMA but grow up and keep yourselfs out of it....!!!!
  • Reviewed by Student on October 15, 2007
  • Rating: 4 (4 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • being a student at EJHS..its hard to sit here and listen to people who are not now sitting here in the classes enjoying the school, its not that bad.
    No we are not known for being top dog!
    but we are a very well put together school we do a lot for each other and obviously enough like it to keep it going.=]
    people don't understand that the education is enough to get kids into the real world.
  • Reviewed by Student on October 15, 2007
  • Rating: 4 (4 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • This school is not all unfair as some people seem to think. They are probably just mad because their kid isn't smart enough to pass. You can't blame everything on the establishment. If you don't know how things work, then don't try to work things. For example, "The Cynic" sits there and moans about how this school isn't producing a new generation of valuable citizens and he or she couldn't spell "individual" right. Get over it. If you go to the school, then complain all you want. If your kid isn't passing, do something to them. I'm pretty sure writing a bad review on a website most people don't know exist won't do you much good.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on April 13, 2007
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • This school is unfair to students. They are worried about test scores more than the education of our kids. If you want to put your child in school don't put them in this one
  • Reviewed by on September 05, 2006
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I highly dislike East Jackson High School. This establishment is inneffective in creating a new generation of productive citizens. The students aren't treated with respect and the rules are outdated. It is my personal opinion that this school is more concerned with standardized test scores than the education of individule students. I believe that anyone thinking of enrolling thier child in East Jackson High School should consider whether they want a child who has school spirit, good grades, and is excited about thier education or a child who gets barely passing grades and spends everyday in a crowded classroom with crumbling textbooks wishing for the chance to arise to thier full academic potential but never recieving that chance. Thank you for your time.

    "The side effect of learning should not be mediocrity and boredom."

    ~The Cynic~

Test Scores and Performance Information

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The overall school rating shows that East Jackson High School performed on average about the same as other schools across the state on MEAP and MME state exams in the following subjects:
  • English Language Arts
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Writing

MEAP - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 9 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Social Studies Test
201061.9%61.9%72.8%
200961.4%61.4%71.1%
200864.4%64.4%72.4%
 

MME - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 11 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201049.5%49.5%50.4%
200930.1%30.1%49.3%
200838.0%38.0%46.2%
 
Reading Test
201065.9%65.9%65.2%
200950.0%50.0%59.9%
200853.6%53.6%61.9%
 
Science Test
201057.1%57.1%57.9%
200943.3%43.3%55.6%
200846.4%46.4%56.6%
 
Social Studies Test
201081.5%81.5%79.4%
200975.7%75.7%81.3%
200875.0%75.0%79.9%
 
Writing Test
201033.0%33.0%43.7%
200924.3%24.3%43.4%
200830.0%30.0%41.1%
 
English Language Arts Test
200938.8%38.8%52.1%
200839.1%39.1%52.3%
 
Source: MI Department of Education 2009-2010

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