Eleventh graders in all three Jackson County school systems improved their results this fall on the state-mandated writing test. The biggest improvement came at East Jackson Comprehensive High School where only 3.9 percent of first-time test takers failed to pass compared to 7.4 percent last year. Statewide, 5.1 percent of students failed the test this year. Jefferson High School students had the lowest local failure rate at 3.7 percent, which was also better than last year’s results of 4.3 percent for the school.
Doing worse than the state average this year was Jackson County Comprehensive High School which had a failure rate of 8.3 percent and Commerce High School which had a failure rate of 10.8 percent.