Students in Portland and the surrounding Indiana communities attend Jay Schools for their K–12 education. Jay Schools are known for their commitment to excellence, a commitment that is recognized by state and national reviewers alike.
East Elementary has been named a National Blue Ribbon School, one of the highest awards in all of education. The National Blue Ribbon Schools award is given to schools that reflect the goals of the U.S. Department of Education. It is awarded based on either overall performance or on a rapid closing of achievement gaps between different subgroups of students. It's only awarded to about 7,500 schools in the entire nation—one reason why Jay Schools are so proud of East Elementary.
This distinction places the school and the district in the upper echelon of Indiana schools. Students at Jay Schools thrive in a welcoming environment, supported by certified teachers and administrative personnel who seek to maximize the performance of each individual by personalizing their education as much as possible.
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Students at any one of the Jay elementary schools believe that schools improve when they partner with parents and the community, which is why many of the schools in the district have an Indiana PIRC center, or Indiana Partnerships Center. This center brings members of the community into the educational process with the result being that students have access to a number of diverse learning opportunities that are facilitated by more than just their teachers. Many of these opportunities extend off-campus, so field trips are an important part of the school calendar. Elementary schools within the district include East Jay Elementary, General Shanks Elementary, Pennville Elementary, Judge Haynes Elementary, Redkey Elementary, and Westlawn Elementary.
Students from each of the elementary schools in the district converge at West Jay Middle School for their 6–8th Grade years. This school is where the Eagles take on a new level of academic rigor in addition to an expanded schedule of courses that includes arts programs like band and orchestra. Students can also choose to play sports at West Jay with many great lessons in dedication and teamwork learned on the court and on the field.
The Patriots of Jay County High are committed to excellence in all things. This translates to a dedicated community of passionate learners who are inspired by a talented teaching staff. The Jay County Patriots take part in many interactive learning opportunities including science teams and debate teams. Others join arts programs like theater, dance, and marching band. Still others play sports such as basketball, baseball, softball, cross country, soccer, tennis, football, golf, volleyball, swimming, gymnastics, wrestling, track and field, and cheerleading.
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