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Jacksonville Elementary is “Outstanding”
A level "5"
Jacksonville Elementary has earned the highest rating on OAKS composite scores: a level 5.
Out of more than 600 elementary schools in Oregon, only a handful have been able to earn the state's highest rating and keep it for multiple years. Congratulations to our remarkable students, staff and parents for all their hard work focused on high achievement for all!
2 First day of school
The first week of school:
Welcome Assembly 1:40 p.m.
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Welcome to the Jacksonville Elementary School homepage! The school is located five miles west of Medford, Oregon, in the historic mining town of Jacksonville. The town was originally settled in 1852, when gold was discovered in the area. It soon grew to be the center of commerce for Southern Oregon and the first county seat for Jackson County. The original school was opened in 1854, making it the first school in Southern Oregon. In 1966, the U.S. Congress designated Jacksonville as a national historic landmark city, and the community has worked diligently to restore old buildings to their 19th century splendor.
Jacksonville is also the home of the nationally renowned Peter Britt Music Festival. Outstanding concerts are held in a modern outdoor theater on a hillside overlooking the Rogue Valley. The Britt Festivals organization is the summer home for the Oregon Symphony and other top name entertainment in several different musical styles. Many visual and performing artists live and work in Jacksonville. Jacksonville's school-business partnership with the Peter Britt Festivals organization has helped to keep a focus on the performing and visual arts. We take great pride in this emphasis as shown in our students' performing a musical at the Britt every spring.
In 1983, the most recent building for Jacksonville School was completed and opened for business. This modern, spacious building is the educational home for over 400 kindergarten through sixth grade students. The school gymnasium, built large enough for community use, has a full size theatrical stage and is the home for many school productions. The school staff and community are proud of the school's reputation for a strong academic curriculum. Jacksonville students perform among the top achieving schools in the state. We were one of a handful of Oregon Schools receiving a "5" on our OAKS state testing.
Parents and staff work closely together to meet the personal and educational needs of each one of these children. Parent volunteers are an integral part of the school culture and a necessary part of our school educational program. They also play an active role on the school Site Council. The Parent Teacher Organization is very active and supports school programs with both time and money. This community focuses on high academic standards, and the arts, which creates the defining characteristics of Jacksonville Elementary School: A posse ad esse "from possibility to actuality"
Rated "Exceptional" in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007. Rated "Outstanding" (Oregon's highest rating) in 2009 ,2010 , 2011 and 2012, 2013, 2014
Mission Statement: Jacksonville School's mission is to provide a positive environment which promotes responsible, resourceful, respectful individuals inspired with a life long love of learning.
Motto: Pioneers of the Future: Responsible, Resourceful, Respectful
School Colors: Forest Green and White
Grades: K-6 Enrollment: 435 Staff: 1 Administrator, 16 Classroom Teachers, 2 Specialists, 16 Classified Staff
Student Transportation: Students who live one mile or more from school are bussed to and from school. Children who live less than one mile from school walk or are transported by car.
Middle School and High School Attendance Areas: After Finishing sixth grade, Jacksonville students attend McLoughlin Middle School and then South Medford High School.