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A high standard of excellence has always been a major aspect concerning the education of its citizens for the Jackson school districts. Excellent teachers have taught well-planned and challenging curriculums to provide their students with the opportunity to succeed in life. A commitment to merit has awarded the community with intelligent and bright young minds. Preparing the youth for their future has long been a mission for each school and district.

The public school system is incorporated into the Jackson R-2 School District. It consists of six elementary schools, one middle school, one junior high school and one senior high school. These students have worked hard to achieve scholarships and national awards.

Instilled several years ago, teachers have formed “vertical teams” in efforts to improve their ways of educating. With these teams linking teachers and administrators, the impact on overall testing and instruction has been raised. Departments at each school from all areas work together to encourage student interest and develop ways to enhance their abilities.

Two parochial institutions, Immaculate Conception Catholic School and St. Paul Lutheran School, are other options to schooling. Also, in the area are two regional parochial high schools: Saxony Lutheran High School and Notre Dame Regional High School. Both have outstanding reputations in both academic and athletic programs.


Higher education needs are met in nearby Cape Girardeau, home to Southeast Missouri State University. Overlooking the Mississippi River, the campus has 10,000 students enrolled in nine colleges and schools. These students study a variety of courses and can earn associate, undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degrees.

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