North Jackson USD 335
|North Jackson USD 335|
|12692 266th Road|
|Grades||K to 12|
North Jackson USD 335 is a unified school district headquartered about four miles north of Holton, Kansas, United States. The district was previously known as Jackson Heights and includes the communities of Circleville, Netawaka, Soldier, Whiting, and nearby rural areas. The high school is notable for having previously been an Atlas nuclear missile site.
The site of the current high school previous housed a command center and one of the nine Atlas nuclear missiles from 1961 until its closure in 1964 and then sat empty for five years. A patron, Duane Wilson, then purchased the retired base from the federal government for the sum of $1.00 on behalf of the new Jackson Heights school district. With a few minor modifications, the command center became a high school and opened for classes in August 1969.
In 1975, the construction of a second building was completed to accommodate the district's elementary and middle school students.
The name of the school district was changed from Jackson Heights to North Jackson.
With the passage of a $3 million bond issue on November 13, 2007, the construction of new classrooms and overall facilities improvements began at Jackson Heights High School. This was the first major renovation since the school's opening and relocates middle school classrooms into the high school building. After construction, the former underground classrooms became a storage area.
- Holton USD 336 - school district south of USD 335
- List of unified school districts in Kansas
- List of high schools in Kansas
- USD 335
- USD 335 District Map; KSDOT.
- "Missile bases find new purpose". The Topeka Capital-Journal. December 3, 2000. Archived from the original on March 19, 2006.
- "Cold War missile site targeted". The Topeka Capital-Journal. November 14, 2009.
- "Bond Issue Approved!". North Jackson USD 335. January 4, 2008. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011.