Dear Parents, Guardians and Community Members:
On behalf of the Jackson Memorial High School and the Jackson School District, I am happy to welcome you to our website.
In Jackson, high academic, social and character education standards serve as the framework for board, district, and building objectives. Overall achievement test scores and report card grades reflect a high level of academic excellence and success. In addition to the important "basics," we place an emphasis on developing written expression skills and offering our students learning opportunities based on their individual needs.
We continue to improve student achievement at all grade levels and to close achievement gaps where they exist. We continually review our special education programs to ensure that every child's needs are met in accordance with their Individual Educational Program (IEP). The New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards are actively addressed within the district through grade-level meetings, department meetings, and K-12 articulation within the district curriculum meetings. High district standards are continually reinforced through a wide variety of instructional methods and materials. Our school district provides our staff with numerous in-service programs and exceptional instructional and curricular resources.
Our diversified curriculum at Jackson Memorial High School includes more than 180 courses in art, mathematics, music, communications, language arts, physical education, Air Force Junior ROTC, science, social studies, world language, and technology, as well as dozens of honors and advanced placement courses. Our full complement of Advanced Placement Courses allows advanced students many academic college level programs. Vocational and Technical education is offered through a shared-time program with the Ocean County Vocational Technical Schools. Distance learning and on-line courses are also available. To further enhance our educational instruction, the school continues to enhance technology throughout the building to bring tools of the 21st century to our students.
Our students have traditionally scored well on Advanced Placement tests, High School Proficiency Assessment and the Scholastic Achievement Test. Jackson Memorial was again recognized by the College Board as an honor-role school for its AP Program. Students are further recognized for their academic achievements as members of the National Honor Society, Kitty Hawk Air Society, World Language Honor Society, Science Honor Society, National Art Honor Society and the Tri-M Music Honor Society.
The academic programs only partially describe student life at Jackson Memorial High School. The Student Activity Program includes a variety of award-winning clubs that are related to and support the various academic offerings. The Student Council, Science and Math League, various honor societies, Future Business Leaders of America and others are essential to the delivery of the overall school program. Recently the DECA club was added to enhance our business education programs. The school newspaper and literary magazine, which have won numerous national awards and "The Jaguar" yearbook, provide an avenue for students to develop their literary abilities. Clubs such as the Key Club and Interact Club encourage a commitment of service to the community. The Peer Assistant Leaders (PALS) have more than 100 juniors and seniors serving as mentors to the incoming freshman and the Heroes and Cool Kids program works with our middle school students on decision-making skills and communication.
Meanwhile, the Marching Jaguar Band, 230 strong, continues to demonstrate excellence in various state and national competitions. They have been nationally recognized and selected to march in Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena California on New Year's Day and recently participated in the Miss America Pageant Parade in Atlantic City along with the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade. The JMHS Student Activity Program also includes a full complement of 27 interscholastic varsity sports. Many team and individual championships have been won over the years including state and conference championships. Athletes are regularly recognized for their accomplishments in the media and are chosen as members on All-Conference, All-County and All-State Teams. Good sportsmanship is emphasized and personal and team achievements are expected.
The administration and staff of Jackson Memorial High School is committed to the continued growth and development of our students. Please feel free to peruse this website to learn more about us.
Mr. Kevin DiEugenio
Principal, Jackson Memorial High School