Welcome to Jacksonville ISD, an exceptional school district big enough to offer incredible opportunities while small enough to know every student by name. We are proud of the tremendous success we’ve had in providing a high-quality student experience across all grade levels.

We value offering our students a wide array of co-curricular opportunities to develop and showcase their talents. This instills desirable character traits for future citizens of Jacksonville, such as leadership, collaboration, grit, resilience, and integrity. Discover more about what makes JISD such a special place!

District Points of Pride
Dual Enrollment at JISDThrough the JISD dual enrollment program, our students have access to 62 college or post-secondary credits through 20 different courses at no cost. This opportunity gives our students a significant head start in pursuing career pathways. In the 2023-2024 school year, JHS experienced 478 requests for dual enrollment coursework.

Jacksonville ISD FFA programOur FFA chapter is among the top 10 in the state based on student membership. Our chapter has a long history of students holding positions at the district, area, state, and national levels.

financial integrity at JISD
Our district has maintained a Superior Rating in the Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST) system since its inception in 2001.

JISD Education Foundation
JISD has an outstanding Education Foundation that supports students and staff through scholarships and classroom grants.

JISD teacher recognitions33 of our teachers have been recognized in the Teacher Incentive Allotment Program! These educators receive additional compensation ranging from $5,000 to $30,000 each year for five years from the state based on student achievement and criteria.
“I THRIVE at JISD because we have an incredible support system of JISD teachers and staff. No matter what is going on in your personal life, as soon as you walk through those doors, a teacher is always ready to welcome you with a smile and encouraging words. Our teachers are so giving and all we have to do is receive. We truly have the best of the best in JISD!” 
        - Natalie Gomez, JHS Alumni

Elementary Points of Pride

Fred Douglas Elementary SchoolFred Douglass Elementary offers a robust dual language program through which students are taught literacy and content in two languages. This fosters bilingualism, biliteracy, enhanced awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity, and high levels of academic achievement!

East Side SchoolThe JISD Applied Learning Community at East Side Elementary features purpose-based learning that encourages students to learn both independently and as team members in a stimulating environment. This prepares them to be successful global citizens!

West Side Elementary SchoolWest Side Elementary is a Leader in Me campus! It’s a whole-school transformation process that teaches 21st century leadership and life skills to students and creates a culture of empowerment where each child has the opportunity to be a leader.

Joe Wright ElementaryThe STEM Initiative at Joe Wright Elementary encompasses critical thinking, analysis, and collaboration that integrates the processes and concepts of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in real-world contexts!
Tomato Bowl Jacksonville Texas
JISD is home to the Tomato Bowl, our historic downtown stadium built during the 1930s. While the stadium underwent a renovation in 2018, its iconic walls and the rock facade were preserved!