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Mission and Vision



To prepare all students for a successful life

Jacksonville City Schools Mission and Beliefs Video



Jacksonville City Schools will provide an exemplary student-centered learning community where the educational experience is rigorous, relevant, and engaging in a safe and nurturing environment built on mutual respect. Our high standards and high expectations will produce high achievers.



In order to inspire students for lifelong success, Jacksonville City Schools' students, faculty, and staff believe that:


  • Education is a key component to success in life.

  • Strong community support, involvement, and communication enrich student life and leadership opportunities.

  • All students deserve respect and equal educational opportunities.

  • High standards and high expectations lead to high achievement.

  • All students can reach their highest potential.

  • Respect for diversity will lead to a stronger society.

  • Education is a lifelong journey.

  • All students matter.

  • All students must learn.

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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