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Out of District Applications

Out of district applications for 2019-2020 will be completed through the online registration process. More information will be provided in January 2019. No applications for the next school year will be accepted at this time.

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Our Mission is to Graduate Fully Functioning Adults

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Jefferson City Schools News

Today a Reader, Tomorrow a Leader!

Give the gift of reading by donating used books for any age! Sponsored by the Jefferson High School Future Business Leaders of America.

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Congrats to the following band members for being named to the University of Georgia's January Festival this year!

JHS band had many students selected to participate in the University of Georgia's January Festival this year!

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The Advanced Drama class will open 'The Phantom Tollbooth' Thursday Night

Come out and support Drama on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, November 15-17th at 7pm and 2pm on Saturday at the PAC.

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JROTC finished first at the 2018 Southeastern Regional Drill Competition!

JHS JROTC took First place. Our program is amazing and continually ranks among the elite.

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Youth Assembly

Jefferson High participated in Youth Assembly 2018. Samantha Ayoub was elected Speaker of the House and Branson White was named Clerk of the House. Both students worked hard to receive those spots in the House of Representatives.

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Overall First Place Band in class!!

Our marching band competed at the Kennesaw Mt. Marching Invitational this weekend and did very well. They were ranked overall Top Color Guard in class, overall Top Percussion in class, and overall Top Drum Major in class.

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Jefferson City Schools ranks highest district CCRPI single score

Jefferson City Schools has the highest district CCRPI single score in Northeast Georgia and 2nd highest in the State according to the @georgiadeptofed (out of 180 districts)!

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First Grade Art Show!

On Thursday, November 8th, there will be a special art show at JES just for first graders. The art show will take place in the gym from 4:00-6:00pm.

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Square 1 Art Fundraiser!

Order your child's artwork on a beautiful keepsake for all family members! The student have worked so hard to create the best work they can and give it as a gift and can't wait to share it with you all. ORDER TODAY!!

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Softball Defeats Ringgold to advance to the Elite Eight

The Jefferson Softball team defeated Ringgold, a 3rd seed from their region, to advance to the elite eight of the state tournament.

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Dragon Drama wins the One Act Play 8AAA Regional

Last Saturday, October 20th, the Dragon Drama team won the One Act Play 8AAA Regional competition with their performance of the play "Our Place".

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Life Point Dental makes Donation to JES Library

Thank you to Life Point Dental for their generous donation to our JES Media Center. Their motto is "Give, Smile, Repeat."

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JES Fall Festival!

PTO Fall Festival is Saturday, October 20th from 3-6pm. We are looking for fun folks to make this year's Fall Festival the best one yet!

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JHS Varsity Softball takes down Cedar Grove to advance in the state playoffs

The Jefferson High School Varsity Softball defeated the Cedar Grove Saints to advance in the GHSA varsity softball state playoffs.

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Our House Jefferson High school One Act Play

JHS Drama is putting on Our House a one act play by Terry Gabbard.

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Surprise Visitor at JES!!

State representative Tommy Benton came to read to Pre-K students, "Pete the Cat: Rocking in My Schools Shoes" on Tuseday, October 9!

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JES Celebrates Dot Day

JES Celebrates International Dot Day

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Office of the Superintendent

Office of the Superintendent
John Jackson

Email: jjackson@jeffcityschools.org
345 Storey Lane-Jefferson, GA 30549
706.367.2880 Phone
706.367.2291 Fax

Donna McMullan

Associate Superintendent
Email: dmcmullan@jeffcityschools.org
345 Storey Lane-Jefferson, GA 30549
706.367.2880 Phone
706.367.2291 Fax

Welcome to the Jefferson City School System’s website. Jefferson has a rich and proud educational tradition reaching back in time to the year 1818. Martin Institute, chartered in 1818, was the first privately endowed public high school in the United States, and a forerunner to the current Jefferson High School. The citizenry of Jefferson, and its Board of Education enthusiastically pursue the mantle of excellence in all programs and scholastic offerings. Consequently, Jefferson ranks among the finest in curriculum, instruction and extracurricular activities. The Jefferson City School System subscribes to the belief that while it is important to be an advocate for quality in public education, it is more important to serve as an example.

Instructional Services

Instructional Services
Tom Parker

Director of Middle and Secondary Instruction & CTAE Director
pictured left

Michael Miller

Director of Federal Programs & School Improvement
pictured right

The instructional services department at Jefferson City Schools is committed to providing leadership, service, and support necessary for improving teaching and learning. Our goal is provide instructional experiences that allow all students to maximize their potential through the implementation of research-based instructional strategies, innovations, and activities that facilitate achievement for all students. Our staff members work collaboratively with school leaders to guide the development of rigorous and relevant curriculum, instructional design, and assessment practices to ensure teacher effectiveness and student learning across all grade levels and courses. We are committed to designing quality learning experiences that reflect high expectations and lead to high levels of student engagement and performance. The instructional services staff members recognize the importance of establishing 21st Century learning environments and expanding opportunities to increase learning through digital content and the integration of technology. Staying abreast of the rapidly changing trends and best practices is essential in assisting the Jefferson City School System in accomplishing its mission and vision to graduate fully functioning adults who are competitive in a global society.

Public Notices


Intradistrict Transfer Option

State law in Georgia allows intradistrict transfer within the state. The Jefferson City School System has no options for intradistrict transfer because the system is comprised of only one school per grade band (Jefferson Elementary School - Grades PreK-2; Jefferson Academy - Grades 3-5, Jefferson Middle School - Grades 6-8, and Jefferson High School - Grades 9-12). Please contact Dr. Donna R. McMullan, Associate Superintendent, at 706-367-2883 or dmcmullan@jeffcityschools.org if you have questions or need additional information. (Posted: June 23, 2014)

Certification Information for Teachers and Paraprofessionals

Understanding the Certification Rule Changes GaPSC Certificate Level Upgrade Rule

Special Education Phone:

706-367-5209 Fax 706-367-7493

Curriculum and Instruction:

706-367-2883 Fax 706-367-7493

345 Storey Lane-Jefferson, GA 30549

Jefferson City Schools has 100% Highly Qualified Teachers and Paraprofessionals

Parents’ Right to Know Highly Qualified Teachers and Paraprofessionals

Intradistrict Transfer Option
  • To know the professional qualifications of their child’s teacher(s) including the degrees and certifications held, and whether the teacher is certified in their respective area of instruction.
  • To know the school improvement status of the school.
  • To know the level of achievement of their child in each area of state assessments.
  • To know if their child has been assigned, or has been taught for least four consecutive weeks, by a teacher who does not meet the highly qualified definition.
  • To be involved in the planning and implementation of the parent involvement program in your school.

If you have questions or need more information, contact one of the following individuals:

Dr. Donna R. McMullan

Associate Superintendent

345 Storey Lane
Jefferson, Georgia 30549

Phone: 706-367-2883

Brian Moore

Jefferson High School Principal

575 Washington Street
Jefferson, Georgia 30549

Phone: 706-706-367-2881

Mrs. Melanie Sigler

Jefferson Middle School Principal

100 Dragon Drive
Jefferson, Georgia 30549

Phone: 706-367-2882

Christopher Whitworth

Jefferson Academy Principal

99 Dragon Drive
Jefferson, Georgia 30549

Phone: 706-367-2300

Ms. Annette Beckwith

Jefferson Elementary School Principal

415 Hoschton Street
Jefferson, Georgia 30549

Phone: 706-706-367-8242

Special Education Services

Instructional Services

Back row l to r - Lauren Aguilar School Psychologist, Brandi Pieplow Special Education Coordinator, Dr. Seajae Hartness School Psychologist
front row l to r Edna Dills - Administrative Assistant Special/Gifted Education, Trevor Metzger - Director of Special Education

Special Education Team

Trevor Metzger

Director of Special Education
Email: tmetzger@jeffcityschools.org

Brandi Pieplow

Special Education Coordinator
Email: bpieplow@jeffcityschools.org

Dr. Seajae Hartness

School Psychologist
Email: shartness@jeffcityschools.org

Lauren Aguilar

School Psychologist
Email: laquilar@jeffcityschools.org

Edna Dills

Administrative Assistant Special/Gifted Education
Email: edills@jeffcityschools.org

Special Education Phone:

706-367-5209 Fax 706-367-7493

Jefferson City Schools Pupil Transportation Department

85 Horace Jackson Road / Jefferson, Georgia 30549
Office Phone: 706-367-1787 / Fax: 706-367-1815
email: bustransportation@jeffcityschools.org
Instructional Services
J.R. Saldana

Transportation Shop
pictured left

Mark Weaver

Transportation Director, Supervisor
pictured center

Linda G. Miller

Transportation Secretary
pictured right

2018-2019 Bus Routes
School Bus Safety Tips:
  • Arrive at the bus stop 5 minutes prior to pick-up time.
  • Stay out of the School Bus “Danger Zone” 12 feet around the bus.
  • Don’t push and shove.
  • Wait for the driver’s signal before crossing the street or approaching the bus.
  • The Bus “HORN” means “DANGER!!” Seek safety.
  • Always cross the street in front of the bus. NEVER cross the street behind the bus.
  • Never crawl under a school bus. If you drop something, LEAVE IT! Things can be replaced a LIFE cannot.
  • The bus driver and monitor are authorized to take the following actions regarding inappropriate bus behavior:
    1. Talk to student about proper bus behavior.
    2. Assign seats when necessary.
    3. Report conduct problems via Student Conduct Report.
    4. Ask Parent to step away from the door.
      It is unlawful for a parent to get on a school bus. Ga Code 20-2-1181 Disrupting School /Ga Code 20-2-1182 Abuse of School Employees

Welcome to Jefferson City Schools District Pupil Transportation web page! Our mission: “To transport students to school safely ready to learn and home on schedule.”

Our Goal: “Keep 100% of the students safe 100% of the time!”

We need the cooperation of both parents and students to fulfill our mission and goals. The school bus is an extension of the classroom. Listed below are some of the conduct requirements expected of every student. Please read them carefully and discuss each of them with your student.

  1. No eating or drinking soft drinks on the school bus. Water okay.
  2. No loud noises, talking, laughing or “horse-play” that will distract the driver.
  3. Do not move from your seat while bus is in motion.
  4. No use of tobacco products, alcohol or drugs.
  5. Keep head, hands and feet inside the bus.
  6. Do not deface interior of the bus or bus seats.
  7. Sit facing the front of the bus; and keep feet out of the aisle.
  8. Objects other than those related to school are not allowed on the bus.
  9. Do not throw anything out of the bus windows.
  10. Music listening devices are okay as long as the student with the device has ear plugs and is the ONLY person that can hear the music. However, when loading the bus do not wear ear plugs because the student may become distracted and not follow driver instructions.

85 Horace Jackson Road
Jefferson, GA 30549

Phone 706-367-1787

Fax 706-367-1815

Food Services

Nutritional Services

Jefferson City Schools Food Service Department is committed to providing each student with a healthy, affordable, and safe meal that is served by caring individuals so students are ready to learn when they get to the classroom. School breakfast and lunch are planned and prepared according to standards that meet the USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans in a safe and sanitary environment. The cafeterias serve as learning centers where students can acquire the knowledge to develop lifelong healthy eating habits

USDA’s federal nutrition regulations for school meals ensure that all meals offered are well-balanced and provide students the fuel they need. Recent changes to the meal pattern regulations include an increase in fruits and vegetables (each student must select at least one serving), a greater variety of vegetables to include dark green and red/orange vegetables and legumes, an increase in the availability of whole grain products, and a more age-appropriate caloric limit. Please visit each schools website to see the lunch menu.

Meal prices for the 2018-2019 school year are as follows:

Student breakfast at all schools- $1.40

Student lunch at JES- $2.05

Student lunch at JA, JMS, and JHS- $2.50

Reduced price breakfast at all schools- $0.30

Reduced price lunch at all schools- $0.40

Meals should be paid for in advance or paid daily. Checks and cash are accepted at each school or you may pay online with a credit card. If you would like to prepay your student’s meal account online, please visit www.lunchprepay.com. To register, you will need your child’s district student number. You can find this number by logging into the Parent Portal. Your student’s district ID is located next to their picture on the homepage. Once you have created an account on Lunch Prepay, you can make payments, view balances, view meal histories, and receive low balance notifications. There is a $1.95 transaction fee. However, you can make payments and apply it to multiple lunch accounts under one transaction.

Applications for free or reduced meals are accepted all year long. A new application needs to be filled out each school year. Only one application needs to be filled out for each family. You can mail these forms into central office or have your student turn them into the cafeteria staff at their school.

English Free and Reduced Lunch Form Spanish Free and Reduced Lunch Form

Jefferson City Schools recognizes that student wellness and proper nutrition are related to students' well-being, growth, development, and readiness to learn. Please click on the link below to access the districts wellness policy. If you have any comments, suggestions, or a desire to be involved in the implementation of this policy, please contact Sue Hamm at 706-367-2546.

We look forward to dining with your children in our cafeterias.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal and, where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or if all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online HERE
or at any USDA office, or call(866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech disabilities and wish to file either an EEO or program complaint please contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339 or (800) 845-6136 (in Spanish).

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

345 Storey Lane
Jefferson, GA 30549

Phone 706-367-2546

Fax 706-367-2291

Technology Services

Technology Services

Back row l to r - Kris Plummer Instructional Technology, Ronnie Miller Technology Specialist, Logan Carter Network Administrator
front row l to r Miranda Storey Director of Technology & Data Specialist, Janice Nelms Technology Support Technician, Shely Vlahos Technology Support Technician

Academic Planning and Career

Academic Planning and Career

l to r - Emily Kianka Academic and Career Plan Coordinator, Gina Dee Barker Career Planning Administrative Assistant

School Safety and Security

Security and Safety

Brandon Mosley Safety and Security Coordinator

Jefferson City Schools Maintenance Department

345 Storey Lane / Jefferson, Georgia 30549
From left to right Mr. Sam Dodson, Mr. Russell Massey, Mr. Mickey Grindle

Jefferson City Schools STEAM Department

From left to right Randy Farmer, Steam Coordinator Liz French Bio Steam Coordinator

Jefferson City Schools Finances and Human Resources

Financial Officer - Kim Navas (knavas@jeffcityschools.org)
A/P / Payroll / Benefits - Marcia Edwards (medwards@jeffcityschools.org)
SFS - Carol Aaron (caaron@jeffcityschools.org)
345 Storey Lane / Jefferson, Georgia 30549
Phone: 706-367-2782 / Fax: Fax 706-367-2291

The finance/human resources department at Jefferson City Schools manages three major funds of the district – the general fund, capital projects and special funds (state and federal grants). The department is responsible for the annual budgets, accounting, auditing, financial reporting to state and federal agencies, cash management including any debt, payroll, benefits, purchasing and accounts payables. Many of these functions are interdependent with schools and departments so teamwork among principals and administrators is paramount.

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