Jackson County High School

190 Blue Devil Lane 

Gainesboro, TN 38562

Phone - 931-268-9771 , Fax 931-268-9433

Principal - Kristy Brown

Assistant Principal - Jay Halfacre

“tnAchieves, partnering organization to Gov. Haslam’s TN

Promise, is looking for mentors to work with students from

the Class of 2017!  TN Promise allows every student in the

state the opportunity to attend a local community or technical

college tuition free.  Most of the students they serve are low

income, first generation college attendees and need a little

extra support.  Mentors remind students of important

deadlines, serve as a trusted college resource and encourage

students to reach their full potential.  The time commitment is

small, only about one hour per month, but the impact can be

life changing for students hoping to better their lives. 

TnAchieves Mentor Deadline Nov. 20, 2016

For more information or to apply please visit


        Jackson County needs 16 more mentors


2017 Senior Class



Jackson County High School is streaming sporting events and live events at school. Our media club will begin airing JCTV on this link beginning in September. Click the logo to visit the site. 

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The mission of Jackson County High School is to provide a supportive environment allowing students to reach their highest individual academic, social, physical, and mental potential by surrounding them in a safe, orderly setting with caring individuals who help develop their abilities in a climate of mutual respect.



Jackson County High School's purpose is to provide a safe, supportive learning environment for students to pursue their academic, career, and personal goals. By providing a strong, relevant, fluid curriculum that emphasizes academic excellence, the school will facilitate the skills necessary for post-secondary education and career success. All programs at JCHS are designed to provide students opportunities to be successful, whether in academics, athletics, extracurricular activities, community service, or other areas. There is a clear focus on individual student needs as well as the overall well-being of the student body at JCHS.


Expectations for Student Performance:

1. Acquire and apply knowledge and skills in a variety of areas in the curriculum.

2. Competently use higher order thinking skills and problem-solving techniques.

3. Effectively work as an individual and collaboratively.

4. Develop skills in literacy and numeracy in order to communicate clearly and logically.

5. Consistently attend classes with a positive attitude and respect for themselves, other students, faculty, staff, and the school.


Students will meet these expectations with support from administration, faculty, staff, parents, and the commmunity by adhering to the following expectations for the school:


Expectations for School Performance:

1. Offer a broad variety of courses that appeal to all students as part of a curriculum that evolves as student needs and state requirements require.

2. Design and implement lessons with relevance to student lives that require student inquiry, curiosity, and problem-solving.

3. Give opportunities for individual student expression in and out of the classroom, as well as opportunities to work as an integral and accountable part of a group in the classroom, school, and community.

4. Ensure mastery of literacy and numeracy skills with a variety of evaluation methods and modifications if necessary.

5. Provide a safe environment where support and mutual respect are the cornerstones of success.

The beliefs are:

1. Appropriate, timely assessments provide data to drive instruction that holds students to high academic expectations.

2. Education occurs through the combined effort of all education stakeholders.

3. Our school must be a positive, safe, and orderly facility for students and educators with consistent, fair rules and policies.

4. We believe in on-going, relevant professional development for faculty and staff members.

5. The school should provide educational experiences to prepare students for work or post-secondary education in a climate of mutual respect among students and school employees.





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