Welcome to Jamaica CUSD #12

Jamaica School District is located at 7087 N. 600 E. Rd, Sidell, Illinois, 61876. It serves nearly 500 students in southern Vermilion County from four nearby towns (Fairmount, Sidell, Indianola, and Jamaica) and the surrounding area.

Latest News

Family Reading Night
November 19th, 2014  |  Posted in: Elementary News

Thursday. November 20th from 6:00pm – 7:30pm.

6:00pm – Reading by CI Living’s Matt Metcalf in the High School Gym

6:30pm – Hot dog meal in the cafeteria

Each room has a different theme:

Pre-K: Dr. Seuss

Kindergarten: Recipe Activity

First Grade: Junie B Jones

Second Grade: Arthur & Friends Activites

Third Grade: Super Hero

Fourth Grade: Fractured Fairy Tales

Fifth Grade: Reading Apps

Lego Gym: Book Walk, sponsored by the Library


Receive a free book in the Cafeteria

* All children may wear pajamas and MUST be accompanied by an adult.

Salt Fork Consolidated BoE Organizational Meeting
November 14th, 2014  |  Posted in: Salt Fork Consolidated District News

The Vermilion County ROE will hold an organizational meeting for the consolidated Catlin CUSD #5 and Jamaica CUSD #12 Board of Education on Monday, November 24th at 6:00pm in the Jamaica Library.


View the agenda here.

Toys for Tots
October 30th, 2014  |  Posted in: District News


Local campaigns are conducted annually in over 700 communities covering all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. The Commander, Marine Forces Reserve has under his command 163 Reserve Units located in 47 states. To cover all 50 states and more communities in each state, the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation selects Marine Corps League Detachments and Local Community Organizations (generally veteran Marines) located in communities without a Marine Reserve Center, to conduct Toys for Tots campaigns as part of the overall U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program.

One individual, either a Marine, member of a Marine Corps League Detachment, or member of a local community organization, is designated the Toys for Tots Coordinator for that community. The Coordinator is responsible for planning, organizing and conducting the campaign in his/her community.

Melissa Castle (Fairmount) is running a campaign for collecting $$$ for Toys for Tots. If you wish to make a donation you can send it to school in an envelope marked ‘TOYS FOR TOTS.’ With a $ donation, a train will be marked with your name and displayed. Please have all donations turned in by November 3.

Supply Lists
July 31st, 2014  |  Posted in: District News

Download the school supply list

Download the school newsletter

Reminder: School registration is August 5th and 6th from 1 to 7 pm. All grades will register in the high school computer lab. New students and new pre-K and kindergarten students who did not pre-register may register on Monday, August 4th from 9am to 2pm in the elementary office.

Statement on the Finances of Jamaica CUSD #12
March 5th, 2013  |  Posted in: Elementary News, High School News, Junior High News

Across the state and nation school districts are wrestling with financial concerns caused by decreasing revenues and increasing costs. The Jamaica Board of Education has established a goal of fiscal responsibility and is finding it more difficult to make ends meet.The state of Illinois is providing less money for student support each year. (more…)

District Goals
February 10th, 2013  |  Posted in: Elementary News, High School News, Junior High News

The Board of Education has recently approved a set of goals for the Jamaica School District. While the goals are lofty, they do provide us with a target at which to aim. Over the next few months, the administration and staff will develop a strategic plan for meeting the established goals. Click here to download the new goals.