Welcome to the Jonesville Community School District. The District is located in the north central part of Hillsdale County and serves the Village of Jonesville and the outlying communities of Moscow and Mosherville. Beniah Jones founded the village on the banks of the scenic St Joe River in 1828. Jonesville was the first city to be settled and officially registered in Hillsdale County in 1828, when Beniah Jones from Painsville, Ohio moved here. It received a station on the Michigan Southern Railroad in 1841 and was organized as a village in 1855. The first recorded school in the village was opened in the fall of 1832 in a tavern operated by Mr. Jones. In 1833 the first schoolhouse, a log structure built, was constructed and was operated by Mr. Benjamin Baxter. Since that time, the community of Jonesville has had a long history of supporting its schools That support continues through this day evidenced by the recent completion of a major building project, which saw the construction of a new High School and well as renovation and additions to other school facilities as well.
Jonesville is the second largest city in northern Hillsdale County, at the junction of US-12 and M-99, with Hillsdale, the largest, five miles to the south. Jonesville is supported by a diverse economic base including many small businesses, services, and industries. Manufacturing includes plastics, auto parts and tooling. The headwaters of the St. Joseph River flow here, and you can find an occasional fisherman trying his luck at the park on the near west side of the town.
The District serves approximately fourteen hundred students in grades PK thru 12 in four schools. All schools within the District are accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges Schools and have maintained NCA accreditation since 1929. The District is also accredited by the State of Michigan. Each school boasts dedicated teachers and support staff who are committed to providing the highest quality of educational opportunities for our children. In addition to an outstanding curriculum, a wide range of extra curricular activities is available for all students.
The Jonesville Community Schools are dedicated to providing the highest quality of educational services and opportunities for the children of our District. For further information about the District, please contact the Superintendent’s Office or any of the school offices.