School Improvement & Accountability

Mr. Troy Johnson

Troy Johnson

Troy Johnson was named director of school improvement and accountability in 2017, but he has been part of JCSS and resident of Jackson County for 22 years. He has served as science teacher and secondary science learning facilitator at both high schools, instructional coach and assistant principal at East Jackson Comprehensive High School, and was principal at West Jackson Elementary School from 2013-14 through 2016-17. He earned a bachelor’s degree in science education from UGA in 1995 and started teaching at Jackson County Comprehensive High School. He returned to school in 2003 to earn his master’s degree from University of Alabama and completed the specialist’s degree program with Lincoln Memorial University in 2007. He resides in Braselton with his wife, Kimra, an assistant principal at West Jackson Middle School, and daughters Allie, who started at UGA in 2017, and Kaitlyn, a member of the JCCHS Class of 2019.

In the Jackson County School System, school improvement and accountability are key to ensuring a challenging and rigorous educational experience for all students.

We use a multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) framework that recognizes the joint influence of academic, social, and behavioral needs on a student’s overall educational performance. MTSS is aimed at addressing the needs of all learners — struggling through advanced — by providing a continuum of support and intervention. This school improvement initiative is designed to support better educational outcomes, increasing graduation rates and ensuring that our students are college- and career-ready. Contact Dr. Kristin Mobbs at 706-367-5151 for more information.

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is an approach that emphasizes positive strategies for preventing and responding to problem behavior. It provides a framework for comprehensive behavior management by targeting the whole environment and promoting positive change in both staff and student behavior. This model decreases challenging behavior and promotes a positive school climate.  Contact Dr. Kristin Mobbs at 706-367-5151 for more information.

Our federal programs staff, led by Linda Bell, provides technical assistance, resources, and program monitoring for the use of these funds to ensure that all children have an opportunity to obtain a high quality education and to achieve proficiency on high academic standards. Click here for more information on the Georgia Department of Education site.

Georgia’s Pre-K program is a lottery-funded educational program for Georgia’s four-year-olds, designed to help prepare children for kindergarten. Click here for more information from the Georgia Department of Education, and click here to learn more about registering for the local program, also led by Ms. Bell.

Every school year, Jackson County School System students are tested on a variety of state-mandated assessments. Click here to learn more about state assessments used in Jackson County.

We all recognize the relationship between daily school attendance, student performance, graduation, and habits in the workplace. We also know that the amount of time actually spent in class is a good measure of student access to an education. Each tardy or absence means a student has lost an opportunity to learn.  Click here to learn more about attendance protocols for Jackson County Schools.

If you are new to our school system or interested in attending a school other than the one for which you are zoned, click here for registration details and information on school choice.

Our online student information system allow us to manage student data securely. Infinite Campus also provides the platform for parents/guardians to maintain accurate contact information so that the school can reach them in case of an emergency. Click here for more details on how to access and use this system.

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Department Contacts

  • State-funded Pre-K and Federal Programs – Linda Bell
  • Assessment – Martha Wilson
  • Registration – Contact the school directly or visit the Registration page for more information
  • Attendance – Contact the school directly or visit the Attendance page for more information
  • Student Information System (Infinite Campus) – Martha Wilson

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