• JEFFERSON — The Jackson County School System’s Board of Education unanimously approved the new school zone lines for the upcoming two academic years. 

    The lines, which were proposed in October, were designed to accommodate the growth taking place inside Jackson County, and to accommodate the opening of the new Legacy Knoll Middle School and new elementary school. 

    Legacy Knoll Middle School will  open in August 2023, while the new elementary school will open in August 2024. Legacy Knoll Middle School is located off Legacy Knoll Road and Skelton Road, next to the new Jackson County High School. The new elementary school will be located off Highway 332, near Legacy Knoll and Jackson County High School. 

    With the approval of the new attendance lines, North Jackson Elementary and the new elementary school will feed directly into Legacy Knoll Middle School. Gum Springs Elementary and West Jackson Elementary will feed directly into West Jackson Middle School. Both west-side middle schools will feed directly into Jackson County High School.

    The new approved attendance lines, no east-side school zones were affected. 



  • 2023-24 School Zone Lines

  • 2024-25 School Zone Lines


School Zone Line Q&A

  • When will families be notified about the redrawing of attendance lines?

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    Jackson County School System leaders will continue to take feedback of the newly proposed school zone lines throughout the month of October, by working with the Parent Advisory Committee and the Teacher Advisory Committee. The proposed school zone lines are scheduled to be approved on Nov. 14 at the Board of Education Meeting. The Jackson County School System will notify families of the their new school zones lines in December 2022.

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  • Why will attendance zones be changed?

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    With the opening of Legacy Knoll Middle School and the additional elementary school in 2024, JCSS will redraw attendance lines to populate the new schools. This is necessary to accommodate the growth taking place inside Jackson County. The redrawing of attendance zones will help create feeder patterns and allow families to know where their student(s) will attend school in the future. The addition of the two new schools will more evenly distribute student enrollment amongst all of our schools. 

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  • Which schools will be affected?

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    Due to the need to populate the attendance zones for Legacy Knoll Middle School in 2023-24, West Jackson Middle School, which currently serves over 1,500 students, will be affected. The redrawing of attendance zone lines will also affect Gum Springs Elementary, North Jackson Elementary and West Jackson Elementary to accommodate the new elementary school slated to open for the 2024-25 academic year. 

    Under the newly proposed lines, Gum Springs and West Jackson Elementary Schools will feed into West Jackson Middle School, while North Jackson Elementary and the new elementary school will feed into Legacy Knoll Middle School. Both middle schools will feed into Jackson County High School.

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  • How were the proposed attendance zones determined?

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    The Jackson County School System established a committee, composed of school and district leaders. The committee evaluated current neighborhoods, plans for future growth, transportation routes, and how the school system can best accommodate all of its students, when determining the newly proposed lines.The committee also sought input from various committees who represent parents and teachers. 

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  • How does JCSS plan to accommodate the increased traffic of having three schools next to each other?

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    The Jackson County School System continuously works with the office of the Jackson County Manager to improve the infrastructure near our schools. Currently, Skelton Road is being straightened and will be completed prior to the opening of Legacy Knoll Middle School in August 2023. The new proposed elementary school is slated to be accessible off Highway 332. Skelton Road and Highway 332 will also see additional turn lanes installed to accommodate the increased traffic. 

    Jackson County School System will also examine start times to help alleviate the traffic patterns in the surrounding school zone areas.

    Click the Road Improvements Map Here 

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  • What if my child is zoned for one school but wishes to attend another school inside Jackson County?

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    Through House Bill 251, parents can apply for their student(s) to attend another school within Jackson County. However, admission to that particular school will be determined by the number of available openings within that school. 

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  • If my child attends a school outside of our zone, will JCSS provide transportation?

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    If a child attends a school outside of the zone in which they live, the responsibility of transportation to and from school will be on the parent(s)/student(s).

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  • How will JCSS afford a new middle school and a new elementary school in back-to-back years?

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    The Jackson County School System is able to build Legacy Knoll Middle School using Special Purpose Location Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) funds. The new proposed elementary school facility will be funded through SPLOST, Capital Outlay funding and a contribution from the JCSS General Fund. 

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  • Will improvement projects be made on the East side?

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    With the expedited process of opening Legacy Knoll with a full gymnasium and athletic fields, and the ability to open a new K-5 facility in August 2024, this allows the Jackson County School System to address needs at individual schools, as necessary. 

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