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Four Student-Athletes Commit on Early Signing Day nov15earlysigning day

Jefferson City Schools is pleased to announce that four student-athletes pledged to advance their athletic careers to the next level on November 15 at Early Signing Day held at the JHS Performing Arts Center. These students were joined by coaches, family, friends and teammates as they signed letters of intent. Congratulations to Luke Cochran (Wrestling), Central Michigan University; Ella Parker (Soccer), East Tennessee State University; Mackenzie Tooke (Soccer), Young Harris College; and Taylor Spivey (Softball), Piedmont University!

JHS 2022 SAT Results Surpass State and National Averages SAT

The Georgia Department of Education recently released the school, district, and state level SAT scores for the Class of 2022. Jefferson High School earned a mean SAT composite score of 1102, which surpasses both state and national averages. The Jefferson City School System ranks 9th in the state based on these results. JHS has outscored the national public school average by 74 points and the state public school average by 50 points. According to the Georgia Department of Education, this is the fifth year in a row that Georgia public schools have outperformed the national SAT score average.

JHS Hosts Patriots Day Ceremony patriots day

The Jefferson High School Air Force JROTC conducted the annual Patriots Day Ceremony earlier today. The Jefferson Fire Department, Jefferson Police Department, Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, and the City of Jefferson Mayor and Councilmen, among other veterans and first responders, were in attendance at the special event.

JCS Students Awarded with National Academic Honors from College Board college board scholars

Sixteen students from JHS earned national recognition from the College Board National Recognition Programs. Having this designation identifies these students as being academically exceptional when applying for college. JCS salutes these students for their hard work and effort and applauds their achievement.

FFA Named Gold Emblem Chapter gold emblem chapter

The Jefferson City FFA program was recently named a Gold Emblem Chapter by the National Chapter Award Program, which is designed to recognize FFA chapters that excel. The National FFA Organization aims "to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education."

UGA Young Scholars Megan jacobs

The University of Georgia Young Scholars Program (YSP) is a six-week paid internship where high school students have the opportunity to work directly with UGA professors in the areas of agriculture, food, and environmental sciences. JHS junior Megan Jacobs applied and was accepted into the YSP in the area of plant science. 

JHS Student Named FBLA Region Officer Lanier Ashley

Lanier Ashley, a junior at JHS, was named an FBLA Region 15 Officer for the second year in a row. Students interested in becoming a region officer must have previous involvement and competition experience at leadership conferences, submit a video essay with prompts explaining why they wish to be a region officer, and agree to the extensive time commitment.

2021-2022 Annual Report Annual Report

We are so excited to release the 2021-2022 Annual Report. This document showcases last school year and all the amazing things that happened across our school system. Please take a moment to look through the Annual Report. 

Back-to-School Guide back to school

We are excited about the upcoming 2022-2023 school year. The following information will be helpful as your family prepares for the beginning of school. Our staff members look forward to welcoming students back to school on Friday, July 29, 2022! Please read through the following Back-to-School Guide. 

State Coach of the Year molly mccarty

Congratulations to our Head Women's Soccer Coach Molly McCarty for being named the State Coach of the Year for the small public school division by the United Soccer Coaches Association. There is no blueprint to success. She jumps right in, rolls her sleeves up, and works to make everything she touches better. Coach McCarty exemplifies the Jefferson City Schools' commitment to excellence.

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. 

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. 

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!

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.

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.