Jackson High School
Constructed in 2004, this is the fourth building to serve as the high school for the city of Jackson. The school includes Alumni Stadium which was funded partially from local donations in addition to public funds. Of the three previous high schools in the city, only the most recent school is still standing and that building now serves as the community's middle school. The city's first high school was constructed in 1853 and was demolished in 1931 to make room for the third high school.
Backstory and Context
The second high school was named after the School Board Superintendent, James E. Kinnison. Construction began on Kinnison in 1909, but the school was not completed until the late 1910s. The pattern of students attending grades 9-11 at Central and then attending Kinnison for their final year continued until the Kinnison school was completed. After construction was finally complete, Kinnison continued to serve as the city's high school for a little over a decade before it was replaced by the third high school building in 1932.
Central was torn down in 1931, the same year that construction on the third high school building began. Kinnison, though it's stent as the city's high school was short-lived, was utilized as a grade school until it was demolished in 2005. The lot where Central and Kinnison once stood remains empty.