Jennings County Middle School
Do Right. Say Right. Act Right. Live the Panther Way!
Teacher directing student band in colorful t-shirts outside on football field

Jennings County Middle School

Do Right. Say Right. Act Right. Live the Panther Way!

Welcome to Jennings County Middle School, home of the Panthers! JCMS is located in North Vernon, Indiana. We are a school of approximately 750 students and 72 staff members. We ensure every student will continue to realize their aspirations and will develop the knowledge, skills, and character qualities needed to succeed in our rapidly changing world.

Indiana Assessment Information

The Indiana Department of Education developed several three-minute videos to share with parents and educators about assessment systems and transitions to support assessment literacy. We invite you to view the videos below.

A Message from Our Principal

Dear JCMS Parents:

It is my pleasure to welcome our incoming seventh and eighth grade students to the Jennings County Middle School. We are looking forward to working with each and every family for the upcoming school year. Throughout the summer, our staff has worked extremely hard to assure every student can be successful for the 2020–21 academic year. 

We believe in challenging every student to their maximum potential in all facets. In order to accomplish this, Jennings County School Corporation has committed to making certain we educate the whole child. This involves removing barriers that may interfere with learning and developing. It is our goal to address all student’s social and mental-health needs while working on a rigorous curriculum, and at the same time we encourage students to take part in extra-curricular activities that may interest them. 

Throughout the school year, we are here to support every student by any means necessary, to ensure 100% of our students reach their fullest potential. If at any time you have questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

JCMS: The Bridge to Success,

Jeanie Koelmel

Jeanie Koelmel, Principal

"Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today." Malcolm X