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Jackson County is centrally located with access to education from pre-K to graduate school. Locally, educational opportunities include the Jackson County public school district, a private school and an area technical center - all located in Jackson County.


The Jackson County School District has 2,135 students enrolled in programs ranging from pre-K through high school.

The public school district has a pupil-to-teacher ratio of 14.4.

Community Education

Adult education classes are offered locally and assist adult students with a variety of educational programs and services. The Jackson County Continuing Education Center provides services such as adult education classes, GED preparation, family literacy instruction, English as a second language classes, workforce education and reading instruction for eligible Kentuckians.

Education and Workforce Partnership Efforts

The Jackson County Area Technology Center offers vocational and work force training for area high school students. Classes focus on technical and vocational work skills, such as welding, medical technology and auto mechanics.


Jackson County offers both public and private educational opportunities for students in grades K-12. The public school district includes three elementary schools - McKee, Sand Gap and Tyner - a middle school and a high school.

A small private Christian school is also located in Annville, Annville Christian Academy.


The Jackson County Public School District’s overall score on the state assessment Unbridled Learning: College and Career-Readiness for All is 61.4. The district overall score increased 2.9 points from last year and exceeded the 59.5 Annual Measurable Objective Goal (AMO) for 2015. Three schools exceeded their 2015 AMO Goals: Tyner Elementary School, Sand Gap Elementary School, and Jackson County Middle School. Tyner Elementary is classified as a Distinguished School. Tyner Elementary also earned the status of a High Performing School/High Progress School. A High Performing School has scores from the 90th to the 94th percentile in the state. A High Progress School is in the top 10 percent of schools demonstrating improvement. The district score is based on two components: Next Generation Learners and Program Reviews. Next Generation Learners includes 5 areas: achievement, gap, growth, college and career readiness, and graduation rate. There are four Program Review areas: Arts and Humanities, Practical Living and Career Studies, Writing, and Primary (K-3). The percent of Jackson County High School graduates who are college and/or career ready increased from 54.1% in 2014 to 54.6% in 2015. The 2015 four-year Adjusted Graduation Rate is 87.9%.


Annville Christian Academy is a private school located on the campus of the former Annville Institute in the Annville community. The school features small class sizes and includes religious-based instruction. 

Colleges and Universities

There are 10 four-year colleges and universities located within 50 miles of Jackson County. The county's central location provides access to a variety of high education opportunities.

The institutions include:
Eastern Kentucky University, Manchester Campus
Berea College
Eastern Kentucky University, Corbin Campus
Union College
Eastern Kentucky University, main campus in Richmond
Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing
Morehead State University, Jackson center
Eastern Kentucky University, Lancaster center
Clear Creek Baptist Bible College
University of the Cumberlands
Centre College.

These institutions offer associate, bachelors and graduate degrees in a wide range of subjects. Many of the colleges and universities also offer online degree programs.