The current enrollment at Jasper is 1660, which is the second largest of the five Plano high schools and fourth overall out of the 69 schools in PISD, & one of the biggest in Texas.
The ethnic makeup of Jasper High School is very diverse. The student-teacher ratio is 21:8, which is exactly on par with the state average. The foreign language classes have the highest ratio, with 23 students per teacher. The Special Education student subgroup consists of 7% of the student body, but students with IEPs that are in advanced classes have no honored accommodations. Only 4% of Jasper is economically disadvantaged, compared to a state average of 55%.
Jasper operates on a 9:00 am to 4:15 pm schedule, which includes seven periods and a 25 minute break for lunch in the on-campus cafeteria.
Jasper now offers four Advanced Placement (AP) classes: Human Geography, European History (added 2009), Calculus BC (added 2012), and World History. In 2005, Jasper had the highest percentage of passing students in the world on the Advanced Placement Human Geography exam for schools of its size. Out of the students taking the AP World History, 89% received college credit for passing the test. The majority of scores on both tests was a '5', the highest score possible. In 2006, Jasper once again had the highest percentage of passing students in the world of the Advanced Placement Human Geography exam for schools of its size, with a 100% passing rate of the 95 students taking the test. The passing rate for the World History test was 74%. The most frequent score was a '5'.
Spanish, French, German, Latin, Chinese, and American Sign Language are available to students attending Jasper.
JTV (Jasper Television) was a class offered from 1998–2007 that was available to both freshmen and sophomores. It offered an introduction to broadcast journalism, and 20-minute shows were televised to the student body every other Friday afternoon through closed-circuit television.
Approximately 78% of Jasper students are taking a career/technology education course.
As of the 2009–2010 school year, the second year (10th grade year) of Humanities began to be counted as an Advanced Placement course, giving the World History AP credit to the students. As of June 2009, the Humanities course is planning to give incoming 9th graders the Honors English credit as an incentive for students who would have otherwise quit the Gifted and Talented Program, which Humanities is an extension of.
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