Jeremy Shireman

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Staff Contact


603 Market Street
Charlestown, IN


(812) 256-7284


(812) 256-7291

School Hours

Building Open to Students
8:40 am
Student Instructional Day
9:00 am to 3:35 pm

Mission Statement

The mission of Jonathan Jennings Elementary School in the Greater Clark School Corporation is to create a cooperative working relationship throughout the school and the system and to establish comprehensive, positive programs which challenge all students toward successful living.

Jonathan Jennings carries out this mission by:

  1. Providing a child-centered, safe environment which nurtures academic, social, and individual growth.
  2. Empowering the instructional staff to create an environment that provides educational experiences which foster life-long learning through a focused curriculum.
  3. Creating positive attitudes and nurturing self-esteem, allowing students to become a positive force in their community.

Support Our School

Cartridges for Kids:Cartridges for Kids is a free electronics recycling program that provides year-round opportunities for schools to earn money. There is a box at the front doors and the computer lab to collect items. We earn cash for collecting the following:

  • Cell Phones
  • Laser & Inkjet Cartridges
  • Laptops
  • iPods
  • Digital Cameras
  • DVDs
  • GPS Devices
  • PDAs
  • Video Games & Consoles
  • Scientific & Graphing Calculators
  • iPads/Tablets/eReaders

Visit www.CFKtoday.com for more details

Business Support Programs: Each of the businesses below have a program supporting our school. The next time you stop by one of these favorites, stop at their customer service desk to ask how you can get enrolled in the programs.

Meijer: Earn cash rewards for your school (K-12) every time you shop at Meijer. The more you shop the more you earn.

Target Red Card: A percentage of every purchase you make on your REDcard is donated to the eligible K-12 school of your choice. (Please note that the PTO, Adrienne Bach, nor the teachers at Jonathan Jennings Elementary promote the use of this or any other credit card.)

Jay C Food Store: We are proud to announce that we are part of Jay C Food Store’s Plus Card for Education program. By using your Jay C card, Jonathan Jennings can earn credits to purchase educational equipment, software, computers, printers, sporting goods, books, and more!

Office Depot: Office Depot is proud to support our schools and communities through the 5% Back to Schools program. This program gives you an opportunity to help local schools receive credits for FREE supplies when you shop at Office Depot for student school supplies.

Product Collection Programs:
Labels for Education: Over the past 30+ years, Campbell’s Labels for Education program has delivered over $105 million in free merchandise to schools nationwide. To kick-off this year’s label collection drive, Jonathan Jennings Elementary School is asking parents, teachers, and friends in the community to collect Campbell’s product labels that can be redeemed for educational merchandise. It’s easy to pitch in. Simply save labels or clip proofs of purchase from any of the following eligible Campbell’s products and send them to Jonathan Jennings Elementary School:

  • Campbell’s soups
  • Campbell’s Supper Bakes meal kits
  • Campbell’s or Franco-American Spaghettios pasta
  • Campbell’s beans, gravies, and canned pasta
  • Prego pasta sauces
  • Swanson broths and canned poultry
  • Pace salsa and picante sauces
  • V8 vegetable juices and V8 Splash juice drinks
  • Campbell’s tomato juice
  • Pepperidge Farms breads, cookies, crackers, and frozen products
  • Pepperidge Farm Goldfish crackers
  • Campbell’s Foodservice products

Box Tops for Education: Box Tops for Education has helped America’s schools earn over $175 million in just over 10 years. Earn cash for your school by purchasing products that feature Box Tops. Clip Box Tops from hundreds of participating brands and turn them into your child’s teacher. With your help and the dedication, your school can earn up to $60,000 through Box Tops each year.

With your help, we raised over $3000 last school year from box tops! This year we hope that we can do even more! Please save your box tops and send them into school!

Jonathan Jennings Elementary School (JJES) services third through fifth grade and has an enrollment of approximately 480 students.  The mission of JJES is to lead Greater Clark County Schools in academic achievement.  The vision at JJES is to change the future of our students and community one student at a time.


Jonathan Jennings Elementary School was selected to be an Opportunity School by the State of Indiana.  In addition, comprehensive training and professional development was provided with a primary focus on literacy.  All teachers have implemented the new Indiana Reading Framework which equips students with the tools to become more independent readers and self assessors.  We are implementing Common Core Standards at all grade levels and providing ongoing reading and math intervention.


Our staff believes that we are responsible for providing every child a value added education.  High expectations and goals are set for each student and teachers diligently strive to achieve these goals.  JJES has excellent parent involvement and business partnerships throughout the community.


JJES cultivates partnerships with the community to ensure that all students will be successful and continue schooling for a higher education.  We have partnered with New Washington State Bank and Charlestown Excellence in Education Foundation (CEEF) to bring post-secondary awareness to all students.  The slogan, “It’s not if, it’s where!” is the response for students to attend higher education.

Outstanding Qualities

  • “A” rated school by the state of Indiana

  • 19 percent increase in English/Language Arts ISTEP+ test scores over the past three years

  • 22 percent increase in Math ISTEP+ test scores over the past three years

  • Technology Club, Drama Club, Intramural Sports, Academic Bowl Team

  • Musical Mateys performing arts group

  • 2007 GCCS Teacher of the Year

  • Nationally recognized 3-2-1 Read with Communities and Schools

  • Read 180 Programs

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