• Excellence in Every Measure. Pride in Every Moment.

    At Jackson Local School District, we're not just part of the community but leading it forward. With an unwavering commitment to academic excellence, operational efficiency, and nurturing the potential of every student, we stand proud as a beacon of achievement in Ohio's educational landscape.

    Why Jackson Local Stands Out:

    • Efficiency Meets Excellence: Recognized for our unmatched efficiency, we lead 20 comparable districts in administrative, instructional, and overall per-student costs, scrutinizing decisions that impact our investment in our students' future.

    • Top-Tier Academic Achievement: Our students are among Ohio's brightest, with Jackson Local ranking in the top 10% for academic excellence. This year, we celebrate two students with perfect ACT scores and our schools' national recognition for superior quality.

    • Award-Winning Schools: Every Jackson building is a testament to our quality, with U.S. News & World Report and Niche.com accolades proving our place among the nation's best. Our high school shines among the top 5% in Ohio, emphasizing our unwavering commitment to educational brilliance.

    • Unparalleled Opportunities: With 7 career and technical programs, 27 AP courses, and 28 College Credit Plus courses, we prepare students for tomorrow, today. Our partnerships with Kent State University at Stark and Stark State College pave the way for future success.

    • Champions in Every Field: Jackson Local excels from the classroom to the field. State championships in basketball, baseball, and cross country and more than thirty years of unparalleled athletic success underscore our commitment to excellence.

    • A Community of Support: Our dedication to military-connected families and commitment to financial integrity reflect our deep roots in community values. We celebrate our skilled and accomplished teachers who ignite the spark of potential in every student. The Ohio Department of Education and Workforce has certified all six Jackson Local school buildings as Purple Stars.

    Join Us in Celebrating Excellence

    At Jackson Local School District, every achievement is a shared success, fostering a sense of pride and belonging beyond our campuses. From historic academic and athletic victories to our commitment to efficiency and innovation, we invite you to be a part of our continuing story of excellence.

    Discover the Jackson difference. Celebrate our accomplishments. Embrace our community of champions.

    Jackson Local School District: Where Excellence and Community Unite.

  • Facts About the Jackson Local School District

    • Based on ODE data, Jackson Local ranks the most efficient among 20 comparable districts in administrative, instructional, and overall per-student costs.
    • Jackson Local is in the top 4% of all districts in Ohio in total operating costs per student.
    • Jackson students scored in the top 10% of Ohio schools' academic achievement.
    • Jackson has 2 students with perfect ACT scores in 2024.
    • Each year the graduating class of seniors participates in Senior Service Day, completing more than 1,300 hours of community service in a single day all across Jackson Township and Stark County. Projects range from spreading mulch for our senior population to helping beautify parks and local church spaces.

    • U.S. News & World Report ranks all Jackson buildings among the best schools in the nation, and Jackson High School is ranked among the top 5% of schools in Ohio.
    • Among elementary schools ranked by Niche.com, 3 of the top 5 Stark County schools are Jackson Local buildings.
    • Jackson has two commended National Merit students in 2024.
    • All six Jackson Local Buildings are Purple Star certified for the district’s commitment to supporting our military-connected families.
    • 97% of all Jackson Local teachers are rated as skilled or accomplished by Ohio Department of Education standards.
    • Jackson High School houses 7 Career and Technical Programs, including Automotive Technology, CISCO Networking, Culinary Arts, Engineering and Architecture, Horticulture, Clinical Health Care, and Construction Technologies.
    • A team of state auditors annually reviews the Jackson Local Schools financial statements, ensuring taxpayer funds are accounted for. The Jackson Local School consistently receives clean audits and has received Auditor of the State Awards for three straight years.
    • The Jackson Local School District offers 27 AP courses; nearly 8 out of 10 students score a 3 or higher in those AP classes to earn college credit.
    • The Jackson Local School District offers 28 College Credit Plus at Jackson High School in collaboration with Kent State University at Stark and Stark State College.
    • Jackson High School’s Speech & Debate team has three state championships
    • Our College Credit Plus program has saved students $1.6 million in tuition costs.
    • Jackson Local’s academic performance index is 5 stars in the latest OST data.
    • More than 75% of Jackson students scored a 3 or higher on AP tests, earning those students college credit.
    • Jackson is among Ohio’s most efficient districts by being in the 20% in academic performance and among the lowest 20% in operating expenses.
    • Jackson High School has won Division I state championships in boys basketball 2010, 2017), baseball (2014, 2017), and boys cross country (2023).
    • Jackson’s horticulture students earned the gold medal in Ohio’s Landscape Olympics in 2018 and 2019.
    • In the last 30 years, no school in Stark County has won more state championships in more sports and extracurriculars than Jackson Local.