Jackson County Public Schools District Information

Our Schools


We serve approximately 180 students in grades Pre-K-6 and share a campus with Blue Ridge Early College. We take pride in our small campus, which allows us to really get to know our students, their families and other stakeholders in our community. Together, we make up a school family of 100% highly qualified faculty, skilled support staff, talented and creative students, involved, supportive parents, and motivated community members and agencies. We are a family committed to creating a safe, caring, positive, and challenging learning environment that will help us meet our common goal—providing students with an educational foundation that will help prepare them for the challenges of school and life in the 21st Century, here at Blue Ridge and beyond.

As a campus, we believe that the foundation for a positive, productive school environment is respect. Together, we have pledged to show Bobcat Pride by showing respect for learning, property, ourselves, and one another. By respecting one another and the goals of the school as a whole, we can create an environment where students can learn and grow in a positive community that supports learning for all students!

As the principal, I firmly believe in the proverb, "It takes a whole village to raise a child." I value the input and support of all interested parties, and am committed to working with all stakeholders to provide our students with the greatest educational opportunities possible. I welcome you to browse our website or come by Blue Ridge School to see the many opportunities we have for you and your child(ren), as well as ways in which you can become more involved here at Blue Ridge. Together, we will make a difference!

Teri Walawender