Information for Prospective Families

  • The Jackson-Madison County School System is honored to serve the families that choose to partner with our district to provide an excellent educational experience for their children. Jackson-Madison County Schools are home to nearly 13,000 students across 23 unique campuses. In JMCSS, we believe in equipping all students to be effective problem solvers who acquire the knowledge and skills to be life-long learners and productive citizens. 

    options and opportunities  

    The Jackson-Madison County School System provides school choice options through our Open Enrollment/Magnet School Application process.  Through open enrollment, students have the opportunity to choose which school they would like to attend during their educational career.  Placement occurs via a computerized lottery selection based on the number of available openings. Two academic programs in the district, the Academic Academy at Northeast Middle School and JCM Early College High School, accept students via a separate application process. 


    In the Jackson-Madison County School System, we strive to ensure that every student who passes through our doors has options and opportunities so they are prepared for success in college, career, and life. 

New to the area?

  • Welcome to Jackson, Tennessee! Home of Blue Suede Shoes, Rockabilly and great barbecue! Also, Jackson is home to the Jackson-Madison County School System. In 2016, our Jackson-Madison County Schools are home to over 13,000 students that speak over 17 languages from very diverse backgrounds. Our district is home to nine elementary schools, three K-8 schools, four middle schools, three traditional high schools, one magnet high school and one early college high school.

    Additionally, our district is also home to one Pre-K Center for the youngest citizens ages 2-4. Spend time visiting our school websites to see the unique educational offerings each school provides to the students of the Jackson-Madison County area.