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The educational systems in Jackson provide quality education to the residents and will provide an educated workforce to new industries. The Jackson public schools, a part of the Clarke County School System, are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and have exemplary programs of instruction.

Jackson Academy, a private school, is accredited by the Alabama Independent School Association and has a strong commitment to a traditional, challenging, and enriching curriculum.

A church-run school is Walker Springs Road Baptist Academy (251-246-3453).

Those interested in home schooling may partner with Solid Rock Christian School. The school provides an administrative structure for home schoolers led by an elected board, with one of those members serving as the administrator. Those interested in enrollment may contact the current administrator, Tim Mullinix at 251-246-0828 for more information. New families may apply for enrollment in July/August or December/January.

Alabama Southern Community College

Alabama Southern Community College is a state-supported, fully accredited, comprehensive two-year college serving southwest Alabama through two campuses and two centers. The College offers a wide range of excellent university transfer and career programs.

Alabama Southern offers students an exciting college experience. Highly qualified faculty and small classes mean big academic rewards for students. The active campuses also give students dozens of chances to become involved in social and leadership activities. Championship athletic programs keep school spirit high.

Alabama Southern has been a leader among the state’s two-year colleges in forging partnerships with Alabama industries. The College offers on-site classes and training for a number of Southwest Alabama industries and has worked closely with industry leaders to ensure that the College’s course requirements meet industry standards.

Alabama Southern, which has an enrollment of approximately 2,000, was formed in 1991 by a merger of Patrick Henry Junior College in Monroeville and Hobson State Technical College in Thomasville. The College now includes a center in Gilbertown and Jackson.

Alabama Southern Community College’s Jackson campus has the most modern computer classrooms in the world. Students can interact with instructors via computer from various long distance campuses.

Visit their website at   Alabama Southern Community College

Alabama Technology Network/Alabama Southern Community College Center for Forestry, Paper, and Chemical Technology

Alabama Technology Network is a not-for-profit organization com- posed of ten centers that links the University of Alabama System, Auburn University, the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama, and two-year colleges. The ATN centers work in a coordinated effort to improve economic development opportunities in the state.

Alabama’s largest industries – Forestry, Paper, and Chemical- need a globally competitive technical workforce in order to remain productive and profitable. And, they need access to the latest technology so that Alabama’s foundational industries continue as the most efficient and effective in the world. The center for technical excellence focused on the forestry, paper and chemical industries is one of the best possible investments in Alabama’s economic future.

The services of the Center for Forestry, Paper and Chemical Technology are conducted utilizing state-of-the-art techniques and equipment that presently are not possible on a traditional college or university campus. The training is fundamental to the industry and includes forestry technology, timber harvesting, electrical technology, industrial electronics, paper and chemical technology, industrial maintenance, instrumentation, and organizational behavior processes. Alabama Southern Community College is responsible for all training.

Clarke County School District

The Clarke County School System believes that all children can learn and that opportunities must be provided for every student to have a safe, healthy environment with instruction that meets their educational needs. This system recognizes, that even in our rural setting, we are a part of an interdependent, global society and it is the system's mission to educate students to be contributing citizens in that society.

Through pursuit of quality in all parts of the system, through positive motivation, positive discipline of students and with increasing positive parental involvement and business and citizen involvement, the Clarke County School System will help students become self-sufficient thinkers and citizens.

155 W Cobb St.
Grove Hill, AL 36451
Phone: 251-275-3255
Visit their website at   Clarke County School District

K-12 Schools

Jackson Middle School Stuart Etheredge 235 College Avenue 251-246-3597 6 thru 8
Jackson High School Ken Harbuck 324 Stanley Drive 251-246-2571 9 thru 12
Jackson Intermediate Gwin Wheeler 2950 Highway 43 251-246-1599 3 thru 5
Joe M. Gillmore Elementary Shannon Odom 133 Mayton Drive 251-246-2525 K4 thru 2
Jackson Academy Suzanne Bailey 1954 Coffeeville Road 251-246-5552 K4 thru 12

Daycare & Early Childhood

Chaney's Play & Learn Daycare 200 Carroll Street 251-246-9793
Jackson Academy 1954 Coffeeville Road 251-246-3262
Jamie's Wee Care 305 E Church Street 251-246-7979
Miss Peggy's Child Care Center 201 Chelsey Avenue 251-246-2207
Preschoolers Unlimited Highway 43 S 251-246-3888
First Baptist Church Weekday Preschool Program 214 College Avenue 251-246-4491
Home Instruction Call Jane Sellers 334-636-2122

Licensed In-Home Providers

Patsy Guy 227 Sherwood Drive 251-246-5624
Shirley Rodgers 579 Clolinger Road 251-246-3394
Elaine McIntyre 124 Misty Lane 251-246-5120


White-Smith Memorial library offers a summer reading program for children. It has genealogical resources for the serious researcher.
213 College Avenue 251-246-4962

LeSueur's Christian Youth Center
121 Main Street
Grove Hill, AL 36451
Monday - Friday 2 - 7 p.m.
Saturday - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed Sundays
Admission: $4.00
Light snacks and food available for purchase.
Center's Slogan: Developing Leaders of Today
Computer room for homework or interests, Prayer Room, Ping Pong, Electronic games, Board Games, and more.
The center offers a place for young people to have good Christian fun, enjoy good food and games and to grow spiritually. Good manners and discipline and positive traits are nurtured at the center.
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