Jones Middle School

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Jones Middle School
Jones Middle School, Upper Arlington 01.jpg
Upper Arlington, Ohio
United States of America
Coordinates 39°59′58″N 83°03′37″W / 39.999536°N 83.060283°W / 39.999536; -83.060283Coordinates: 39°59′58″N 83°03′37″W / 39.999536°N 83.060283°W / 39.999536; -83.060283
School type Public
School district Upper Arlington City School District
Principal Jason Fine
Grades 6-8
Gender Male, Female
Language English
The building upon completion.

Jones Middle School is one of two middle schools in the Upper Arlington City School District, in Upper Arlington, Ohio.[1] The school is located in the center of the Upper Arlington Historic District, at the end of the Mallway.

Building and history[edit]

The site that is now Jones Middle School originally served as Camp Willis, a military training camp. This is noted by a plaque near the Arlington Avenue side of the site.

The neo-classical school building was designed by Ohio Stadium architect Howard Dwight Smith and completed in 1924.[2] It served as the first permanent school in Upper Arlington, serving grades 1-6; grades 7-12 were added to the building following its 1926 expansion. The building was renamed Upper Arlington High School in 1939 with the opening of another Smith-designed school, Barrington Road Elementary School.

Jones Middle School became an International Baccalaureate World School in November 2012.[3]


Jones Middle School was home to both Jack Nicklaus and Abby Johnston. Jack Nicklaus went on to be a professional golfer and holds the record with 18 career majors. Abby Johnston went to the 2012 London Olympic Games with the United States of America and won a silver medal in the Women's Synchronized 3m Springboard with her teammate Kelci Bryant.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Jones Middle School. "Jones Middle School Website". Retrieved 2007-12-13. 
  2. ^ Ohio Historical Society, Preserving Historic School Buildings, retrieved July 6, 2014 .
  3. ^ Jones' IB school code is 006206. "International Baccalaureate: Jones Middle School",, International Baccalaureate, retrieved October 7, 2013 .

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