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



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 community 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.