We Welcome You to Jones High School
Welcome and thank you for visiting the Jones High School website. I believe you will find plenty of useful information concerning the Longhorn community. Ms. Lamb, Lauren J., Alix D., and Madison B. have worked hard on this project, and we are all grateful for their efforts.
During an overnight ice storm on December 9, 2007 Jones High School was destroyed by fire. During the next 2 ½ years, students and teachers were housed in portable buildings, closets, storage rooms, and just about any free space we could find. Our hallways were gravel and exposed to the usually harsh elements. Students did not have lockers or common areas where they could socialize. As a result, it was a very difficult environment for learning, and it drastically hindered the important social events usually found in high schools.
The foresight and generosity of our community combined to provide us with the best high school facility in Oklahoma. We could not be more proud of this building. The efficient use of space, interesting lines, and multiple building materials combine to create an attractive, one of a kind building. We began the design process with the belief that a building can be inspirational. We wanted to create spaces that would draw students in and always be interesting. I think that as you look at the pictures we have included here, you will agree that we accomplished our goals.
We are fortunate to have access to a 24 station Mac lab that is open before school, after school and throughout the day to all students. We also have a PC lab and a distance learning lab. The distance learning lab provides courses from colleges and universities. Students enrolled in these courses may receive college credit. Each classroom is equipped with an interactive white board, document camera, teacher audio system, and classroom performance system. Every department has 2 laptop carts available. With these resources, our students have the opportunity to learn in a 21stcentury classroom.
The Jones High School administration, faculty, and community are committed to providing our students the best high school experience in Oklahoma. This includes a rigorous curriculum that prepares every student for college and beyond, the tools to live a healthy lifestyle, and a worldview that promotes the ideals of a democratic society. The administration, faculty, and community stand ready and accountable for these challenges. Please stop by and see for yourself.
It’s a great day to be a Longhorn!
Dr. Carl Johnson