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Dr. Mark Petersen,    
Dr. Mark Petersen, Superintendent

The Jacksonville City School System has a distinguished tradition of high

standards, high expectations, and high achievers. The high standards for

our schools can be attributed to an excellent community, as well as

administrators, teachers, and school staffs that truly care about children.

School personnel maximize our students’ potential and prepare them for

their future. Our goal is for students to be college and/or career ready

when they graduate from Jacksonville High School.


We are especially proud that the Jacksonville City School System’s One to

World iPad Initiative received the designation of Apple Distinguished Program from Apple Computers, Inc.

We focus on preparing our students to be “Future Ready” using whatever tools are most appropriate for

deeper learning.


 Approximately 1600 students are enrolled in a challenging and diverse curriculum through

Jacksonville City Schools. We are proud of the numerous opportunities available for students to excel in

academics, fine arts, career technical education, athletics, and many other extra-curricular activities. We

value most the safe and caring environment in which our students learn and grow. Jacksonville High

School students have many opportunities to take both Advanced Placement (AP) courses and Dual

Enrollment classes through our partners at Jacksonville State University. Combined with the solid

foundation our children receive at Kitty Stone Elementary beginning in Pre-K and expanding into areas

such as our award winning Science Olympiad and Robotics teams, the educational experience in

Jacksonville City Schools rivals any in our region.  There are many exciting things happening in

Jacksonville.  A new, state of the art Kitty Stone Elementary School campus is expected to open in

August 2016. This new campus will give Jacksonville City Schools some of the most modern facilities

in Northeast Alabama.


Thank you for your interest in Jacksonville City Schools. If I can ever help you in any way, please do not

hesitate to contact me.




Dr. Mark Petersen


NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION: The Jacksonville City Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color,
national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other
designated youth groups. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination
policies and Title IX: Dr. Mark Petersen, Superintendent, 123 College St., SW, Jacksonville, AL 36265 (256) 782-5682.

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