Located in West Tennessee, Jackson is 85 miles east of Memphis and 129 miles west of Nashville.
Jackson in any language means welcome. Welcome to a thriving business environment with many international connections. Welcome to a city with award-winning schools and an impressive emphasis on higher education. Welcome to an area that supports youth recreation just as enthusiastically as a professional baseball team. Welcome to an exciting cultural atmosphere including ballet, theater and symphony performances.
Home to a dynamic business community, the city' s centralized location and easy access to rail, air and highway systems mean that manufacturers can move merchandise to 76 percent of all major U.S. markets within 24 hours. With statistics like that, it' s easy to understand why Jackson has one of the fastest growth rates in the country.
Growth is also driving the Jackson-Madison County school system. A $51.8 million bond issue is funding the construction of five new schools to be completed by August 2004 as well as renovation of existing schools. During this construction period, a new zoning plan will be implemented gradually to create more of a neighborhood-based school system for the area' s 14,000 students. For those seeking higher education, nine colleges and universities offer classes in the community.
But Jackson isn' t all work and no play. Jackson is home to the West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx Class AA baseball team and annually stages a glittering competition that draws statewide attention the Miss Tennessee Pageant.
- Affiliated with the Churches of Christ, JCS serves over 800 students from preschool through grade 12. All students attend daily bible classes and chapel assembly.
- The school, accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, belongs to TSSAA for athletics.
- With 25 units at graduation, high school graduates exceed regulations set by the state Board of Regents. An honors diploma is also attainable.
- Qualified Christian teachers and a low student ratio contribute to a quality, safe learning environment.
- Jackson' s oldest private school, St. Mary's offers a Catholic education to 321 students in grades kindergarten through eighth.
- The strong, academic-based curriculum of reading, language arts, science, math and history is enhanced by religious instruction and art, music, computer and physical education programs.
- The school is owned by St. Mary' s Parish, administered by the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia, and is open to students of all races and religions.
- The school, approved by the Tennessee Department of Education, meets state guidelines on classroom size.
- Trinity is an interdenominational Christian school with an enrollment of 463 students in kindergarten through 12th grade.
- Class size is limited to 22 students per class.
- Curriculum is Christ-centered. Honors track and AP courses are offered in the high school and individualized to students in grades Kindergarten through 8th.
- The school is accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International.
- Trinity is a member of TSSAA and offers a full sports program.
- USJ offers a college-preparatory curriculum that serves 1,260 students in preschool through the 12th grade. The Upper School offers both Honors and Advanced Placement courses. One hundred percent of USJ' s graduates meet college-entrance requirements.
- All teachers are college graduates who have teaching certificates in their subject area or are teaching in their field of specialization.
- The maximum number of students in the primary grades is 22.
- The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. For athletics, the school is a member of TSSAA.
- The JMCSS offers 24 schools throughout the area and serves about 14,000 students. These schools include 14 elementary schools (grades K-4), 3 intermediate schools (grades 5-6), 4 middle schools (grades 7-8) and 3 high schools (grades 9-12). In addition, JMCSS is adding five new schools (2 elementary, 1 intermediate, 1 middle & 1 high) to be completed by August 2004. Jackson's Central-Merry High has won the state Academic Decathlon for the last six years and North Side High has placed second numerous times.
- With an enrollment of about 3,800, Jackson State is a two-year public college in the Tennessee Board of Regents system. It offers associate's degrees, professional and technical studies and continuing education. The University of Memphis also offers classes at Jackson State. Satellite campuses are located in Lexington and Savannah. An online degree program is also available.
- Lane is a private historically black liberal arts school. It is one of the nation's oldest historically black colleges and universities, and the first four-year institution established by the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. Enrollment is about 700.
- In 2011, The University of Memphis (previously known as Lambuth University), began offering graduate and undergraduate programs on the Lambuth Campus. The historic campus includes classroom buildings, dormitories, library, planetarium and athletic facilities. The University plans to expand its program offerings at the Lambuth Campus over the next several years and hopes to eventually have 1,000 students enrolled.
- The Technology Center operates campuses in Jackson and Lexington and a machining program in Humboldt. The centers offer occupational, technical and professional training. Enrollment is about 2,000.
- Union is a private school affiliated with the Tennessee Baptist Convention. It offers undergraduate degrees along with graduate programs in education, business and nursing. Enrollment is about 2,600.
There are many denominations represented in Jackson and the surrounding areas. Looking in the yellow pages, there are approximately 200 churches listed representing the following denominations: AME, Apostolic, Assembly of God, Baptist (Independent, Missionary, Southern), CME, Catholic, Christian, Christian Science, Church of Christ, Church of God, Church of God in Christ, Latter Day Saints, Episcopal, Evangelical, Holiness, Interdenominational, Jehovah's Witnesses, Jewish, Lutheran, Methodist, Nazarene, Non-denominational, Pentecostal, and Presbyterian. The following churches had web addresses listed, so if your church is not listed, please check the yellow pages.
- Fellowship Bible Church
- First Presbyterian Church
- First United Methodist Church
- Grace United Methodist Church
- Lighthouse United Pentecostal Church
- Northside United Methodist Church
- Saint Mary's Catholic Church
- Southern Baptist Churches
- United Methodist Church Main Web site
- West Jackson Baptist Church
When you come to interview, we can put you in touch with Katie Hale. At some point, she can provide you with a personal tour of Jackson and will be able to answer most all of your questions. She is an excellent resource when relocating to Jackson. Town and Country Realtors
Whether it's shopping, outdoor activities, cultural events, or sports, Jackson has something for everyone. The Jackson Recreation and Parks Department maintains more than 24 parks, recreation/community centers, and historic sites. The Old Hickory Mall contains more than 70 stores which include Macy's, JCPenney, Sears and is located in the center of Jackson. Located in North Jackson, Vann Drive is quickly developing into a major retail area with stores such as Walmart, Sams, Target, Hollywood Cinema as well as a multitude of restaurants. Popular local events include the Miss Tennessee Pageant, West Tennessee State Fair, Rockability Music Festival, and the Shannon Street Blues and Heritage Festival. History buffs will enjoy the Shiloh and Britton Lane Battlefields as well as the Casey Jones Museum. For sports lovers, there is the Women's NAIA Basketball Championship and Jackson's Double A baseball team, the Jackson Generals. The Jackson Symphony has been providing music to Jackson and surrounding areas for 40+years. There are too many attractions to mention but visit the tourism association for more information.
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