Jay School Corporation

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1976 W Tyson Rd
Portland, Indiana 47371
Phone: (260) 726-9341

In partnership with our families and the community, the mission of Jay School Corporation is to provide a quality educational program, which causes each student to think, reason, communicate and make positive contributions to our community.

District Stats

  • 10 Schools
  • 3,360 Students K-12
  • 255 Preschool Students
  • 225 Teachers
  • 94% Graduation Rate (2016)
  • 6% Attendance Rate
  • 1% Free/Reduced Lunch Eligibility

The Jay School Corporation is demographically the 6th largest land area of any school corporation in Indiana.

In Learning

  • Jay County is creating an employer-driven CTE program for both adults and students focused on economic outcomes. Jay County High school is a talent pipeline to high-wage, high demand jobs in the region, ensuring a 21st century skilled and ready workforce. 
  • Ranked top 5% in state for CTE Performance by the Dept of Workforce Dev.
  • 9 in 10 seniors take a CTE course.
  • 20 Pathways are available to students who can earn early college credit or Industry Recognized Certifications.
  • Recipient of DWD CTE Innovation and Sill UP II Grants.
  • 16% of seniors complete Work and Learn Experiences.
  • 81% of seniors earned Silver or above on WorkKeys Assessment.
  • 74 Career Technical Education Courses
  • 56 Dual Credit Classes
  • 10 Advance Placement Courses
  • 26 Pathways
  • RTI Program (Response to Intervention)
  • BYOD (Bring your own device) every student in Grades 7-12 have their own chromebook
  • Kids Hope Mentors
  • Character Counts
  • Community Partnerships


  • Graduates awarded 2.3 million in Scholarships (2016)
  • Pennville Elementary named Family Friendly School
  • Judge Haynes named one of three finalists out of 900 schools for the Title I Distinguished School
  • West Jay named Outstanding/Successful School Award
  • All schools donate to the local United Way
  • Jay School Corporation “A” Rated five of the last six years
  • School grades for 2015-2016 were five A’s, four B’s and one C
  • Work Ethic Certification

School Organizations

  • National Honor Society
  • Student Council
  • Yearbook/Newspaper
  • Academic Teams
  • Drama, French, German, Spanish, Latin Clubs
  • Robotics
  • Archery
  • Just Say No
  • FFA
  • Thespians
  • Junior Classical League
  • Concert and Marching Band
  • Music Connection, Patriot Edition, Danza Cantate
  • Winter Guard


  • Fall Sports: Football, Cross Country, Boys’ Tennis, Volleyball, Girls’ Golf, Boys’ & Girls’ Soccer, Cheerleading
  • Winter Sports: Boys’ & Girls’ Basketball, Wrestling, Gymnastics, Swimming & Diving, Cheerleading
  • Spring Sports: Baseball, Softball, Track & Field, Boys’ Golf, Girls’ Tennis