Our School

Welcome to North Jackson Elementary School!

We are  part of the path that includes West Jackson Middle School and Jackson County Comprehensive High School; click the school’s name to visit their websites for more information.

There are links in the MORE INFORMATION BOX right that might be helpful, as well as those in the menu at the top of this page. The middle of our HOME page also has links specifically for students and parents.


Our Principal

Hello! My name is Jenica Johnson and I am so proud to be the new principal at North Jackson Elementary School. It is truly an honor to serve in such a wonderful community and I look forward to many years together. I began my career

 in education 18 years ago teaching second grade at Meadowcreek Elementary in Gwinnett County. I taught second grade for 4 years and 3rd grade for three years before moving into school administration. I served as an assistant principal for 8 years in three schools within Gwinnett, most recently at McKendree Elementary in Lawrenceville. My family moved to Jackson County in 2014 which led me to seek employment there. I spent one year teaching at East Jackson Elementary before moving back into school administration as the principal at Lavonia Elementary in Franklin County. I intended to continue serving as the principal there, but the amazing opportunity to return to Jackson County presented itself and I seized the moment and was blessed to join the North Jackson family!

When I am not at school, you will most likely find me on the volleyball court cheering on one of my daughters as they play. I love volleyball and really enjoying watching my girls play. Beyond that, I enjoy reading, shopping and napping, not necessarily in that order! 

Relationships and connectivity are very important to me, so please do not hesitate to reach out if there is anything I can do to help you or your child. The best way to reach me is either by email at jljohnson@jcss.us or by phone at 706-693-2246. Please feel free to contact me to set up a meeting as needed. That allows me to designate time for us to chat and t

o avoid excessive interruptions. During the school day, I try to be out and about interacting with students and supporting teachers so it can be difficult to meet on the spot so an appointment time is preferred.

I hope that your child has an exceptional experience here at North Jackson and you feel their needs are met everyday to the best of our ability. I am sure we will make mistakes, but our intentions and hearts are all in for these kids and we strive to make sure they are loved and valued! I am so excited about this school year and I look forward to meeting you and getting to know your child. Here’s to an exciting and successful year!

Our Assistant Principal

As assistant principal of North Jackson, I am thrilled to welcome you to the North Jackson Family and to the new school year!  I am so blessed, humbled, and honored to be a part of the North Jackson Family. North Jackson is a very special place with highly qualified and caring teachers and staff who go the extra mile to meet students’ needs and provide high quality learning experiences.  I am excited about working together to continue to make children our first priority and see children learn and be successful.

I started my career in 2001 in the Habersham County School System while I was still in college.  I joined the Jackson County School System in 2003 after graduating with a degree in early childhood education from North Georgia College and State University.  I earned a master’s degree in early childhood education from Piedmont College. I earned my educational specialist degree in leadership and administration from Lincoln Memorial University.  I have also earned my doctorate in teaching and learning from Liberty University. I have been part of the North Jackson Family since 2003. During this time I have taught 2nd, 4th, MTSS Coordinator (one year half time at North Jackson and half time as Maysville Elementary), advanced content math for 3rd-5th grades and assistant principal for the past 4 years.  

I have two sons: Hart (age 4) and Hudson (age 3) that keep me very busy.  In my spare time (if there is such ) I love to travel and go shopping (especially for antiques).  

I look forward to working with each and every one of you to help your child reach their maximum learning potential.  North Jackson is very near and dear to me and I hope that you will get the same special feeling by being a part of this family.  Please do not hesitate to call me or reach out to me at any time.  



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Address: 1880 Old Gainesville Hwy.
Talmo, GA 30575

Phone: 706-693-2246

Summer Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM, closed for lunch 11:30 AM-12:30 PM

School hours: 7:40 AM to 2:25 PM

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