District Happenings

 Congratulations to the Jackson School District
Class of 2014!
This year's 757 graduates were offered
more than $18 million in scholarships and grants!

Thank you to the
Jackson Township HS Scholarship Fund
for more than $141,000 in scholarships!

Our students were accepted to
many wonderful universities and colleges including:
Cornell, UPenn, Boston University, Boston College, Rutgers,
Johns Hopkins and more!

Jackson Graduates' Future Plans

4-Year College 46.7%
2-Year College 41%
Career Education 1.8% 
Other Schools .9%
Military 2.8%
Employment 5.7%
Unknown 1%

Jackson Liberty HS Class of 2014

JLHS Salutatorian
Tolulope Nurudeen

JLHS Valedictorian
Lorenzo Garcia

Jackson Memorial HS Class of 2014

JMHS Salutatorian
Noah Panitch

JMHS Valedictorian
Lindsey Reist

Are You the Parent of a Child
Entering 6th GRADE or Pre-School Next Year?

 Read more about immunizations that are required before your child can begin school next year.


Lights... Camera... Summertime!
Jackson Digital Media Academy's
Film and Television Summer Camp

June 30 through Aug. 1

Open to all students currently in grades 5-12
(Students from outside the district
may also attend.)

Want to learn how to make a short film, produce a television show or
create your own music video using state-of-the-industry equipment and techniques?
Sign up now!

Flyer and Registration Form

Jackson Child Care Academy
Summer Child Care
Sign up Today!

 Click on Image Above for Flyer
See the Child Care Page to sign up!

Students will enjoy a GREAT program of fun!
Also, consider our NEW Enrichment Camp!

Camp PAWS 

Personalized Academic
Workplace Readiness
and Social Skills

Camp PAWS is a unique summer school program developed by the Jackson Township School District to develop and maintain the individualized academic, organization and workplace readiness, and social skills levels of students in preschool – 8th Grade during the summer.

 Click on Image Above for Flyer
See the Child Care Page to sign up!

Jackson Township Emergency Alert System

The school district is pleased to help the Jackson Township Police Department get the word out about the township's emergency alert system. This system allows residents to receive phone and e-mail alerts about emergencies and other important community news (e.g. severe weather, road closures, evacuations).

To sign up, click on the image below and follow the instructions on the township's site.
NOTE: This is the system used by township police and personnel - it is different from the automated system used by the school district.

"Pride in Education"

On behalf of the JEA,
you are invited to read
about the great things
going on in our schools!

JEA Newsletter
May 2014 Edition

On April 29, 2014 the Board of Education voted to approve a final budget for the 2014-2015 School Year.
This budget supports our programs and staff, allows for updates to our literacy and social studies curriculum and funds important improvements to our facilities.
Select the Image Above
to View Our Budget Info

Do You Have Questions or Concerns That You Would Like to Discuss with the Board of Education?

Dr. Cheryl Simone
Interim Superintendent of Schools

As I dive in head-first to my new role as Interim Superintendent of the Jackson School District, I find myself excited to be a part of this formidable district. I am thankful to all those who have already made me feel so welcome and I am grateful to the Board of Education for allowing me the opportunity to serve the students of Jackson.

After spending my first week getting to know our administrative team and exploring how the district works, I am eager to get into the classrooms to see how the district’s goals and procedures are experienced by our staff and our students. Enjoying classroom lessons along with students, talking both formally and informally to teachers in a comfortable setting, discussing issues directly with staff – these are all opportunities to truly understand the true pulse of a school district.

Although I am new to the Jackson School District I am not new to the world of education. I have 11 years of experience as a superintendent and a lifetime of experience as a teacher, supervisor and administrator. I am passionate about education and about finding ways to be both efficient and effective. My goal during my time here is to use my experience – along with a fresh eye – to support and advise the district and Board of Education in ways that will benefit students.

As we get through the last months of the school year together, I invite our staff and parents to let me know if there is something you want me to know, to see or to experience.  A successful school district is a true partnership, and I look forward to collaborating with you!


Dr. Cheryl Simone
Superintendent of Schools

Stay Connected to
News & Info About
Your Child's Education

Watch Jackson Television
on Cablevision Channel 77
or or online at

  View programming schedule 

Tuesday, August 19
Board of Ed - Business Meeting
7 PM @ Fine Arts Center, JMHS
Tuesday, August 26
Board of Ed - Business Meeting
5:30 PM @ Administration Building
Personnel items only
Monday, September 1
Schools Closed
Labor Day
Tuesday, September 2
Teachers Report
Wednesday, September 3
First Day of School for Students
Tuesday, September 9
Board of Ed - Workshop Meeting
5:30 PM @ Administration Building
Wednesday, September 10
7 PM - Back to School Night
7 PM - Back to School Night
Elms - Pre-K
Thursday, September 11
7 PM - Back to School Night
7 PM - Back to School Night
C-R - K, 1, 2
Switlik - K, 1
Monday, September 15
7 PM - Back to School Night
7 PM - Back to School Night
Elms - K, 1, 2
Holman - 3, 4, 5
Johnson - K, 1, 2
Switlik - 2, 3
CR - 6:30PM Market Day Pick-up

See Our
District & School Grades
and Other Info on
Harassment, Intimidation
& Bullying

Jackson School District
Anti-Bullying Coordinator

Christopher Weidman
(732) 415-7020

Under the NJ School District Accountability Act, school districts are required to post "User Friendly'' budgets that contain designated information in a specific format.

2014-2015 "User Friendly'' Budget, as required.
2013-2014 "User Friendly'' Budget, as required.
2012-2013 "User Friendly'' Budget, as required.
2011-2012 "User Friendly'' Budget, as required.
2010-2011 "User Friendly'' Budget, as required.
2009-2010 "User Friendly" Budget, as required.

Today, 7/31/2014
High: 83 Low: 65
25% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 8/1/2014
High: 83 Low: 65
Rain showers
38% chance of precipitation.

Mission Statement

The Jackson School District is committed to developing and sustaining a learning environment that fosters growth in scholarship, character and initiative.

We are resolved to ensure all students achieve the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards at all grade levels and our comprehensive education program provides opportunities for students to become life-long learners and contributing citizens in a worldwide community.