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BOE Announces Heroes Elementary

JEFFERSON — The Jackson County School System Board of Education announced Monday the system’s newest elementary school, slated to open in August 2024, will be named Heroes Elementary School. 

The Board of Education unanimously passed the motion to name the school on Monday night. The school name was derived as a way to honor the heroes who rise to the occasion on a daily basis to keep the Jackson County community and the nation safe. This includes honoring those men and women who rose to the challenge during the Covid-19 Pandemic. 

Heroes Elementary will feature heroic themes throughout the school, honoring the men and women in the U.S. military, police officers, firefighters, medical personnel and teachers. Students will learn about the various heroic careers throughout the academic year.

“I appreciate the Board’s visionary leadership in helping our young people see that community members around them are heroes on a daily basis,” Jackson County School System Superintendent Dr. Philip Brown said. 

Heroes Elementary is currently in the planning phase and construction will commence this spring. Heroes Elementary will be located off Highway 332 and Skelton Road, near Legacy Knoll Middle School, set to open in August 2023, and the new Jackson County High School, opened in 2021. 

Heroes Elementary will become the seventh elementary school inside JCSS. It will be populated with students who currently attend either Gum Springs Elementary, North Jackson Elementary or West Jackson Elementary.