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Jefferson City Schools is proud to announce the achievement and status of the
Georgia School Boards Association’s (GSBA) 2022 Exemplary School
Board Recognition. This is the sixth consecutive year JCS has achieved
exemplary status.

JCS BOE Chairman Ronnie Hopkins, along with Superintendent Dr. Donna
McMullan and other board members, accepted the award at the 2022 Georgia
School Boards Association conference held in Atlanta last week.
The recognition program is designed to showcase best practices in school
governance and leadership. GSBA recognizes good school board governance to
foster educational community cultures in order to advance student learning
and achievement. The GSBA Board recognition program is a three-tiered
program with “exemplary” being the highest level.

The JCS BOE also was recognized with the 2022 Leading Edge Award at the
conference. This unique achievement recognizes the innovative design and
implementation of projects and programs throughout JCS that are having a
significant and positive impact on students.

“We are fortunate to have such a rich tradition of cooperation, service and
educational distinction throughout our system,” says McMullan. “Our Board of
Education is truly honored to be recognized for these awards. These
achievements are made possible by their dedication, exemplary service and high
standards for our students, staff and parents. We look forward to continuing the
legacy of educational excellence!”

JCS previously was awarded and still holds the title of Governance Team of
the Year.

JES Named a 2022 National Blue Ribbon School blue ribbon

The Jefferson City School System is proud to announce that Jefferson Elementary School has been recognized as a 2022 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. All schools, both public and private, are eligible for this prestigious award based on outstanding school performance and may only be nominated once every five years. Earlier today, Miguel Cardona, U.S. Secretary of Education, announced 297 schools as recipients of the National Blue Ribbon Schools award.

Welcome to Center for Early Learning

Welcome! We are excited you and your child will be a part of the Center for Early Learning at JES. We thank you for your trust as we partner to set the foundation for your learning journey. We offer fun and hands-on opportunities for learning that build creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. 

Did you know that 90% of human brain growth occurs before age five, which has a lasting impact on a child’s ability to learn and succeed in school and life? The quality of a child’s experiences in the first few years of life help shape how their brain develops. By enrolling your child in preschool, you are supporting that growth, and we thank you. 

I am honored to serve as the Director of Early Learning for Jefferson City Schools. Our goal is to make preschool an exciting place for students to learn, explore, grow and create memories that will last a lifetime.   My door is always open if ever you have a concern or question. One of my goals is to serve children, families, and the community by being accessible and resourceful. Please don’t hesitate to contact me at  We look forward to a great year with you and your child!