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Jackson City School


Jackson City School

Jackson City School
940 Highland Avenue
Jackson, Kentucky, 41339
Coordinates 37°33′11″N 83°22′46″W / 37.55305°N 83.37954°W / 37.55305; -83.37954Coordinates: 37°33′11″N 83°22′46″W / 37.55305°N 83.37954°W / 37.55305; -83.37954

Type Public
School district Jackson Independent School
Superintendent Kyle Lively
Principal James Yount
Grades Pre-K through 12
Color(s) Purple and Gold
Mascot Tiger
Team name Tigers/Lady Tigers

Jackson City School (under the Jackson Independent School system) is a school serving grades pre-k through 12. It is located in the hills of Eastern Kentucky, in Jackson, Kentucky—the county seat for Breathitt County.

The elementary school portion is named after Herbert W. Spencer, after it was rebuilt in the 1960s due the original elementary school caught fire. Though, locally, it's still referred to as Jackson Elementary or just Jackson City School.

The former superintendent is Tim Spencer, and the principal is Jim Yount. The current superintendent is Kyle Lively.

The school has made recent news because it has met or exceeded the standards set forth by the No Child Left Behind Act in all six years of the Act's existence.


  • Kyle Lively - Superintendent
  • Jim Yount - Principal
  • Susan Watts - Assistant Principal

Varsity Sports

  • Boys' Basketball
  • Girls' Basketball
  • Co-Ed Soccer
  • Boys' Baseball
  • Girls' Softball
  • Girl's Volleyball
  • Co-Ed Track

Mascot and School Colors

The mascot for Jackson City Schools are the tigers (for boys and co-ed teams) and the lady tigers (for girls teams). The school colors are purple and gold.

External links

Kentucky portal
Schools portal
  • Jackson City School
  • Jackson City School meets NCLB goals

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