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Welcome to Jacksonville City Schools

The Jacksonville City School System has a distinguished tradition of high standards, high expectations, and high achievers. The high standards for our schools can be attributed to an excellent community, as well as administrators, teachers, and school staffs that truly care about children.

School personnel maximize our students’ potential and prepare them for their future. Our goal is for students to be college and/or career ready when they graduate from Jacksonville High School. We focus on preparing our students to be “Future Ready” using whatever tools are most appropriate for deeper learning.

Approximately 1600 students are enrolled in a challenging and diverse curriculum through Jacksonville City Schools. We are proud of the numerous opportunities available for students to excel in academics, fine arts, career technical education, athletics, and many other extra-curricular activities. We value most the safe and caring environment in which our students learn and grow. Jacksonville High School students have many opportunities to take both Advanced Placement (AP) courses and Dual Enrollment classes through our partners at Jacksonville State University. Combined with the solid foundation our children receive at Kitty Stone Elementary beginning in Pre-K and expanding into areas such as our award-winning Science Olympiad and Robotics teams, the educational experience in Jacksonville City Schools rivals any in our region.  There are many exciting things happening in Jacksonville.  A new, state of the art Kitty Stone Elementary School campus opened in August 2016. This new campus has given Jacksonville City Schools some of the most modern facilities in Northeast Alabama.

Thank you for your interest in Jacksonville City Schools. If I can ever help you in any way, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Dr. Mark Petersen


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