Thursday, September 21

ABOUT

PRINCIPAL

Julie Straight

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STAFF

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Staff Contact

Address

2315 Allison Lane
Jeffersonville, IN

Telephone

(812) 282-6601

Fax

(812) 288-4812

School Hours

Building Open to Students
7:30 am
Student Instructional Day
7:45 am to 2:30 pm

Mission Statement

Mission Statement

Jeffersonville High School, in partnership with students, parents, and the community, will educate students to become successful contributors to society.

Belief Statements

Belief Statements

  • All students, parents (guardians), school staff, school corporation officials, and the community must share responsibility and be engaged in the learning process for student academic success.
  • Positive parental attitudes and involvement improve student success and increase student interest and motivation.
  • Everyone associated with the school and its programs will be treated with respect at all times.
  • All students should be provided a safe, orderly, and positive learning environment.
  • All Jeffersonville High School students can learn and achieve.

Vision Statement

Vision Statement

Graduates of Jeffersonville High School will become successful, productive members of society. Producing learners for life.

About JHS

Jeffersonville High School (JHS) houses students in grades nine through twelve and has an enrollment of approximately 2,100 students.  The JHS mission statement is to provide all students with a diverse education in a safe, supportive environment that promotes self–discipline, motivation, and excellence in learning.  The vision at JHS is to produce learners for life.

JHS is THE place to be in order to
Excel, Prepare, Play, and Create:

Excel: JHS offers the most Advanced Placement (AP) and Dual Credit Courses in the metropolitan area!  They range from Biology to World History to Advanced Speech and everything in between.  A state of the art language lab is part of the three AP language courses. Thanks to the NMSI Grant, students will receive $100.00 for every score of 3, 4 or 5 on AP Math, Science and English. And beginning this year, students can graduate JHS with up to two years of college credit through the Dual Credit class offerings.

Prepare: The school to career programs teach students marketable skills through practical, hands-on experiences.  The JHS vocational program includes:  IT certifications, welding, building trades, vocational television, childcare careers, and pre-nursing. Students can also earn auto-tech, pre-pharmacy, cosmetology and many other certifications through partnership programs with GCCS and Prosser. JHS also boasts a stellar JROTC program.

Play: JHS has a winning sports program for all seasons:

Fall: football, volleyball, men and women’s soccer, women’s golf, cross country, and men’s tennis

Winter: men and women’s basketball, men and women’s swimming and diving, wrestling, and gymnastics

Spring: baseball, softball, men and women’s track, women’s tennis, and men’s golf

Connect: The visual and performing arts program at JHS is outstanding, winning multiple awards yearly.  The wide variety of clubs and extracurricular activities are offered.  Whatever your interests, Jeffersonville High School has something to offer.

JHS produces award-winning visual arts and performing arts with state awards in choir, band, and art.  Scott Cooksey, band director, is a finalist for National Grammy Signature Music Educator. The theater department produced incredible plays this year including: Annie and Grease.  Jeffersonville High School’s extracurricular programs are top notch.  The women’s basketball team won the IHSAA State Championship, in 2011 led by Coach Chad Gilbert.  Our coaches have been recognized as Coach of the Year regularly in many programs including Men’s/Women’s Tennis, Wrestling, Swimming, and Baseball.

The combination of the dynamics of academics, arts, and athletics creates the positive environment and energy for our students to succeed at JHS, in our community, and in the larger world.  JHS welcomes you to be a part of it all.

Outstanding Qualities

  • 47 Dual Credit Offerings/ Transfer General Education Certificate(Early College High School Associates)

  • 25 Advanced Placements Course Offerings

  • 1023 AP Exams taken by 561 students in 2013

  • AP NMSI Grant

  • National Grammy Signature School Award – Band

  • National Grammy Music Teacher Finalist – Scott Cooksey

  • 52 Visual Arts Awards through Regional Scholastic Art Competition

  • 1 National Gold Key Art Award-winning artist

  • WJHS, Topic, & Hyphen – Award winning journalism programs

  • Technology Industry Certifications – IC3, MOS, MTS, Solidworks Certification

  • Welding/Building Trades programs

  • Partnership with Norton Healthcare provides pre-nursing program with certifications

  • Anchor Club, SADD Club, Student Council, Key Club – Community Service Student Organizations

  • 2013 graduating seniors were awarded over $8 MILLION in scholarships

  • Lilly Endowment Teacher Creativity Grant – Ms. Ginger Whitis, Ms. Patricia Miller, & Mr. Mark Reilly