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Class of 2022 Graduation handicap seating

The Class of 2022 commencement exercises will take place on Friday, May 20th, at Jefferson Memorial Stadium. Gates will open at 6:30 pm, and the ceremony will begin promptly at 8:00 pm. You can click here to watch the live stream. 

JCS Approves Ezra Crumley as New Varsity Men’s Head Soccer Coach Ezra Crumley

The Jefferson City School System is proud to announce that Ezra Crumley has been hired as the next Head Varsity Men’s Soccer Coach at Jefferson High School. Coach Crumley brings seven successful years of head coaching experience with him to Jefferson. From 2018 to 2022, Coach Crumley served as the Head Men’s Soccer Coach at Lanier High School, where he won a Region Championship in 2021. Before his time at Lanier High School, Coach Crumley was the head coach for East Jackson High School from 2015 until 2017, where he finished as a region runner-up and led his team to a sweet 16 appearance. Please join our new Head Men’s Soccer Coach, Ezra Crumley, at a “meet and greet” on May 26, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. at the Jefferson Field House.

JCS Approves Kyle Hardy as New Head Baseball Coach Kyle Hardy

The Jefferson City School System is proud to announce that Kyle Hardy has been hired as the next Head Varsity Baseball Coach at Jefferson High School. This past week, Coach Hardy was approved unanimously at the May Board of Education meeting. Please join our new Head Baseball Coach, Kyle Hardy, at a “meet and greet” on May 24, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. in the Jefferson High School Arena lobby.

JHS Named a National Best School Two Years in a Row National Best School

For the second year in a row, Jefferson High School has earned national recognition as one of the 2022 Best High Schools in a U.S. News report. Ranked 40th in the state of Georgia, Jefferson High School earned its spot in the national rankings with an overall score of 89.57 out of 100.

Cross Country Information Meeting cross country logo

There will be an informational meeting on Tuesday, April 26th, at 9:55 during FIRE in the Arena upstairs lobby. Anyone interested in running Cross Country next year should attend.

Bass Fishing Information Meeting bass fishing

On Thursday, May 12th at 6:00 pm, there will be a Bass Fishing Informational Meeting for rising 7th-12th graders in the Jefferson Academy cafeteria. If you are interested in becoming an angler, make plans to attend and learn more about the team. 

BioSTEAM Spring Family Day & Art Show Spring family day

Join us Saturday, April 23rd, for a Spring Family Day and Art Show at the Wetlands from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Transportation will be provided from Jefferson Memorial Stadium throughout the day. Bring your rain boots, and be prepared to get your feet wet! We hope to see you there. 

Annual Dragon's Talon Art Showcase dragons talon

The annual Dragon's Talon Visual Art Showcase will be held on April 21st, from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm, and Friday, April 22nd, from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm. Artwork will be displayed on the upper level of the Arena. Bring a friend and come out in support of our artistic Dragons. 

Air Force JROTC are National Champions! AFJROTC National Champions

JHS Air Force JROTC cadets traveled to Dayton, Ohio, for the National Championship, and returned victorious!  Read here for the full story.

Football Parent Information Meeting parent meeting

JHS will host a football parent information meeting for rising 9-12th grade students interested on Monday, February 28th at 6:30 pm in the PAC. 

February 2022 3D Award Winners 3D Award Winners - February 2022

3D Award winners for the month of February have been named.  Read the full story here.

JCS Approves Travis Noland as New Head Football Coach Coach Noland

The Jefferson City School System is proud to announce that Travis Noland has been hired as the next Head Varsity Football Coach at Jefferson High School. Coach Noland was approved unanimously at a called Board of Education meeting this afternoon. After seven winning seasons as the head football coach at Oconee County High School, JCS is excited to see what he will accomplish with our Dragons.

JHS Hosts Football Signing Ceremony on 2/2/2022 Signing Ceremony

JHS hosted a signing day on Wednesday, February 2, 2022, for two senior football players, Brian Habeck and Austin Redmon. These two student-athletes pledged to advance their athletic careers to the next level. Brian Habeck signed with Kennesaw State University, and Austin Redmon signed with West Virginia State University. The students were joined by their families as they made their commitment in front of their teammates and coaches. Congratulations, Brian and Austin!

January 2022 3D Award Winners January 2022 3D Award Winners

3D Award winners for the month of January 2022 have been named. Please read the full story here.

Coach Gene Cathcart Announces Resignation Coach Cathcart

Jefferson High School would like to announce that Head Football Coach Gene Cathcart has accepted the position of Head Football Coach at Batesburg-Leesville High School in South Carolina. Coach Cathcart has served as the head coach for the Jefferson Dragons football team for the last five years. Under his leadership, the team had an overall record of 52-11, winning back-to-back region championships, and finished as the State AAAA Runner-Up in 2020.

Football Early Signing Ceremony Football Early Signing

JHS hosted an Early College Signing Day on December 15th for three football players who committed to furthering their academic and athletic careers at a Division 1 level. Congratulations to the following athletes:

Jamarcus Hill - Southeast Missouri State University

Jordan Perry - Kansas State University

Kadin Bailey - Syracuse University

Not pictured is Malaki Starks who signed in a private setting earlier in the day to the University of Georgia.

Leadership Council Presents Check to Jackson County Sheriff's Office JHS Leadership Council with Sheriff Mangum

JHS Principal's Leadership Council presented Jackson County Sheriff Janis Mangum with a check from donations made by JHS students to assist the Jackson County Sheriff's Christmas Program.  Read the full story here

Competition Cheer Wins Class AAAA GHSA State Championship State Champions

Congratulations to our JHS Competition Cheer Dragons for bringing home the Class AAAA State Championship! These young ladies have worked so hard to earn this title. Congratulations to all of the coaches and cheerleaders for their persistence and hard work. We are so proud of you!

Retired Educators Day 2021 Retired Educators Day

Sunday, November 7th is Retired Educators Day. We are so thankful for all of our retired educators who have made lasting impacts on our school system. We will always remember the difference you have made! 

2021 Homecoming King and Queen Homecoming

Jefferson City Schools is proud to announce Conner Coile and Katherine Law as the 2021 Homecoming King and Queen. These two students represent JCS extremely well through their many involvements and accomplishments.

JCS Graduation Rate Ranks 8th in the State of Georgia graduation rate

The Georgia Department of Education recently released the 2021 four-year cohort graduation rates. Jefferson City Schools recorded a graduation rate of 97.6 percent, which was well above the state average of 83.7 percent. To calculate a four-year cohort graduation rate as recorded above, the number of students who graduate in four years with a regular high school diploma must be divided by the number of students who form the cohort for the graduating class.

JCS Parent Night - October 25, 2021 parent night

Join us on October 25th from 6:00 - 7:30 PM in the JHS Performing Arts Center for an informational parent night. We will have guest speakers discussing the dangers of social media, drug awareness, bullying, and vaping. Open to all 6-12th grade parents. We hope to see you there!

JHS 2021 SAT Results Surpass State and National Averages School of Champions

The Georgia Department of Education recently released the school, district, and state-level SAT scores for the Class of 2021. Jefferson High School earned a mean SAT composite score of 1123, which exceeds both state and national averages. Click the above link to continue reading.

Jefferson High School 9/11 Presentation Raising the flag

The Jefferson High School Airforce JROTC conducted the annual 9/11 presentation on Friday, September 10, 2021, at 8:45 AM. Special community guests in attendance were the members from the Jefferson Fire Department, Jefferson Police Department, Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, the City of Jefferson Mayor and Councilmen, among other veterans, first responders, and community members.

Read the full story here. Watch the recording here.

JCS Ranks Among the Top in the Area & State of Georgia on Milestones Assessments 2020-2021 Milestones Rankings

The Georgia Department of Education recently released the 2020-2021 Georgia Milestones End of Grade and End of Course Assessment results. Jefferson City Schools ranks among the top in the area and state of Georgia. Read the full press release here

Annual Report 2020-2021 Annual Report

As we prepare for the upcoming school year, Jefferson City Schools is proud to release the 2020-2021 Annual Report. JCS is extremely thankful for all of our staff, students, parents, and community members that made this past school year possible. This report highlights all of the components contributing to our legacy of educational excellence.

We look forward to starting the 2021-2022 school year next week!

 

Click the image below to read the annual report. 

Annual Report

JHS December 2020 3-D Winners December 3D Awards Winners

Congratulations to the JHS 3D Award Winners for December 2020! 

FoodFinder: Find Meals Near You FoodFinder

FoodFinder is a mobile and web app that allows families to find food distribution sites (including food pantries, drive-through distributions, and school meal providers) based on location.

City of Jefferson Implementing Traffic Safety Program to Reduce Speeding in School Zones School Zone Speed Enforcement Program

Please be mindful of the School Zone Automated Photo Speed Enforcement Program coming to our District. The enforcement will begin Wednesday, December 16, 2020. A warning period will be given until February 1, 2021.

Jefferson School System Foundation Dedicates Memorial Bench to Elizabeth Leigh Elizabeth Leigh Memorial Bench

Located outside the front of Jefferson High School is a newly placed memorial bench in honor of former staff member Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Leigh, who worked for Bryan High and Jefferson High for a combined 50 years.

Testing: Georgia Milestones Assessment Georgia Milestones Assessment

Jefferson High School will be administering Georgia Milestones assessments beginning Friday, December 11, and ending on Wednesday, December 16. 

Video: Thank you, Dragons! Thank you, Staff!

Jefferson City Schools, Partners in Education, key community members, and parents worked together to thank staff for working hard to ensure safe and healthy in-person education. 

JHS Graduation Rate: 99.3% Graduation Rate 2020

Jefferson City Schools’ four-year graduation rate for 2020 is 99.3%, as announced by the Georgia Department of Education.

FBLA Fundraiser: Diamond-J Blanket Sale Diamond-J Blanket Fundraiser

Jefferson High School Future Business Leaders of America students are selling Diamond-J blankets in time for the holiday season. All proceeds benefit FBLA.

JHS November 2020 3D Award Winners November 2020 3D Award Winners

Congratulations to the JHS 3D Award Winners for November 2020! 

JHS Rotary Student of the Month: November 2020 Rotary Student of the Month:November

Congratulations to Abbey Howard, 12th grade, who was selected as the JHS Rotary Student of the Month for November. 

Jefferson City Schools honors Veterans Day JHS Veterans Day Ceremony

Jefferson City Schools honored Veterans Day with virtual and socially distanced ceremonies. 

FFA chicken mull fundraiser Chicken Mull Fundraiser

Jefferson City Schools FFA is holding their annual chicken mull fundraiser. All proceeds benefit the Jefferson City FFA Chapter. 

Varsity, JV football schedule change Pink Out

At the request of the officials association, the Varsity Dragons football team will play at Home Thursday, Nov. 5, at 7:00pm against Chestatee High School; the JV Dragons football team will play at Hart County Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 6:30pm.

JHS graduate competes at National FFA Convention Will Kellum

JHS graduate (2017), Will Kellum, competed for the National American Star Award in Agribusiness at the 93rd National FFA Convention and Expo Wednesday evening.

Jackson EMC donates $5,000 toward JHS Robotics Jackson EMC and JHS Robotics

Jackson Electric Membership Corporation donated $5,000 to the Jefferson/Jackson County Robotics Program Monday. 

Lady Dragons Cross Country team wins Region Championship Lady Dragons XC

The Lady Dragons Cross Country team won the Region 8 AAAA Championship at North Oconee Saturday.

Homecoming King, Queen crowned Friday Homecoming Kind and Queen 2020

Jefferson High School students Jack Alexander and Kailani Restrepo were crowned the Homecoming King and Queen at Friday night's varsity football game against Cedar Shoals.

Jackson EMC named WBL Business Partner of the Year Jackson EMC named WBL Partner of the Year

Jackson Electric Membership Corporation was recognized as the 2020 Work Based Learning Business Partner of the Year at October's Board of Education meeting Wednesday.

Dragon Regiment wins Lake Hartwell Marching Festival 2020 Dragon Regiment

The Dragon Regiment Marching Band was named the winners of the 2020 Lake Hartwell Marching Festival Silver Division for class 1A on Saturday.

The Jefferson Band Program Thriller Dash 5K Dragon Dash 5K

The Jefferson City Schools band program is hosting a 5k in Jefferson on Oct. 31st. Walkers and runners are welcome to join. This is a no scares, family fun, trail event! We hope to see you there!

JHS tops national, state SAT scores Stock Testing Image

Jefferson High School outperformed the national and state public school average on the SAT and ranked top five in the state for 2020.

Jackson County Family Connection holiday assistance Holiday Connection Flyer 2020

Jackson County Family Connection will begin accepting applications for holiday assistance near the end of October through mid November. 

JHS October 3-D Award Winners October 3D Award Winners

Congratulations to Jefferson High School's October 3-D Award Winners for 2020! 

Rivers Alive: 3rd annual waterway cleanup Rivers Alive 2020

Mark your calendars for Nov. 7th and spend a morning outside with us for the 3rd annual fall waterway cleanup! Registration is mandatory due to COVID-19.

Free & reduced meals applications benefit JCS Free and Reduced Meals Flyer

JCS School Nutrition encourages all families to fill out a free and reduced meals application. Applications help support the entire school system. 

JHS helps students plan for college, career In Pursuit of Passion: Preparing for College and Career Entry

Jefferson High School offers several opportunities to students that help pave the way for college and career entry, including Pathways, Dual Enrollment, and Work-Based Learning.

JHS senior named All State Cheerleader Brynn Sims - All State Cheerleader 2020-2021

Jefferson High School student and cheerleader, Brynn Sims, was named an All State Cheerleader for 2020-2021.

Jefferson City Schools ranks among top schools in Georgia BackgroundCheck.org Badge

The Jefferson City School District ranked among the top school systems in the state of Georgia, according to BackgroundCheck.org, a free resource and database for public records.