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'''Maynard H. Jackson High School''' is a high school of approximately 1,500 students that are from the 'HOOD'in fast-developing southeast [[Atlanta]], [[Georgia (U.S. state)|Georgia]], [[United States]] community near Grant Park, just south of I-20. The school is a part of [[Atlanta Public Schools]].
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'''Maynard H. Jackson High School''' is a high school of approximately 1,500 students that are from the urban areas in fast-developing southeast [[Atlanta]], [[Georgia (U.S. state)|Georgia]], [[United States]] community near Grant Park, just south of I-20. The school is a part of [[Atlanta Public Schools]].
   
 
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Maynard H. Jackson High School is a high school of approximately 1,500 students that are from the urban areas in fast-developing southeast Atlanta, Georgia, United States community near Grant Park, just south of I-20. The school is a part of Atlanta Public Schools.

Maynard H. Jackson High School
Location
Atlanta, Georgia
USA
Information
Type Public secondary
Established 1984
School district Atlanta Public Schools
Principal Dr. Shirlene Carter
Faculty 120
Grades 9–12
Number of students 1,500
Campus Urban
Color(s) Crimson and Gold
Mascot Jaguars
Distinctions A Georgia School of Excellence
Contact Phone: (404) 802-5200
Website

The school was formed as Southside High School after Smith High School combined with Roosevelt High School in 1984. In the summer of 2008, the school underwent a name change and became Maynard H. Jackson High School to commemorate the city’s first black mayor, Maynard Jackson.

The school was designated a GE Foundation "College Bound" school in 2002 and received a 5-year, $1 million grant to help increase student readiness for college courses.

The school is home to the district's Information Processing magnet program. As of the 2004-2005 school year the schools principal is Dr. Shirlene Carter. In the 2005-2006 school year 50% of students from Crim High School were sent to attend Southside due to re-zoning.

Coan Middle School and King Middle School are the main feeder schools for M.H. Jackson High School.

Extracurricular Activities

Maynard Jackson High School has many athletic and academic organizations. The school has a basketball team, soccer team, football team, track team, softball team, and a baseball team as well as other athletic organizations including a golf club.

The academic organizations are just as numerous, and include a Quiz Bowl team, Math club, Student Government Association, Future Business Leaders of America, Science club, Computer club, Dance club, Robotics team, Skills USA chapter, Marching Band, Chorus, Army JROTC, Drill team, and various language clubs.

Dress code

Students are required to follow a strict dress code [1].

Feeder Patters

The following elementary school feed into Southside: Burgess, Cook, Peterson, Whitefoord, and Parkside.

The following middle schools feed into Southside: Coan and King.

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