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About Us
About Us
Jacksonville residents live in one of the most beautiful regions in the country. With panoramic views of the Appalachian Foothills, community members enjoy the city's year-round moderate climate.

The Jacksonville City School system is part of a rich educational experience in Jacksonville. Home to also Jacksonville State University (JSU), the Jacksonville City School system and JSU provide a diverse K-12 and university atmosphere. The two educational institutions partner together on the Collaborative Regional Education (CORE) initiative. This initiative was formed in 2011 to "change education from the inside out". Visit to find out more about our great university, and visit to learn more about the CORE initiative.

The city of Jacksonville ( serves approximately 13,000 citizens. The citizens have access to numerous outdoor activities including the nearby Coosa River Basin, Dugger and Cheaha Mountain National Wilderness Areas, and Talladega National Forest. Golf enthusiasts only have to go a short distance to step on one of the famous links of the renowned Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail.

The Jacksonville Plaza Shopping Center, Pelham Plaza Shopping Center, and Church Street Plaza Shopping Center are some of the local shopping centers.

Beyond all these attributes, artistic, athletic and musical achievements of young people create a spirit of involvement that extends to the young and the old alike.

We encourage you to get involved with our schools and the future of our community. Thank you for your interest in the Jacksonville Community.
Our Mission and Vision
Mission -
To prepare all students for a successful life

Vision -
Jacksonville City Schools will provide an exemplary student-centered learning community where the educational experience is rigorous, relevant, and engaging in a safe and nurturing environment built on mutual respect. Our high standards and high expectations will produce high achievers.

Beliefs -
In order to inspire students for lifelong success, Jacksonville City Schools' students, faculty, and staff believe that:
1) Education is a key component to success in life.
2) Strong community support, involvement, and communication enrich student life and leadership opportunities.
3) All students deserve respect and equal educational opportunities.
4) High standards and high expectations lead to high achievement.
5) All students can reach their highest potential.
6) Respect for diversity will lead to a stronger society.
7) Education is a lifelong journey.
8) All students matter.
9) All students must learn.
Statement of Non-Discrimination
NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION: The Jacksonville City Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color,
national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies and Title IX: Dr. Mark Petersen, Superintendent, 123 College St., SW, Jacksonville, AL 36265 (256) 782-5682.