Andrew Jackson High School (Jacksonville)

Andrew Jackson High School of Advanced Technology, A Dedicated Magnet School is the oldest fully accredited high school in Duval County, Florida. It is located just north of downtown Jacksonville on Main Street (U.S. Highway 17). It opened in 1927, the same time as Riverside High School (Formerly Robert E. Lee High School). It was originally an all-white school, but the school became integrated in 1970. It is named for U.S. President Andrew Jackson, an important figure in the history of Florida, after whom the city of Jacksonville is also named.

Andrew Jackson High School of Advanced Technology
3816 N. Main St.

TypePublic/Magnet School
MottoEmbrace the Past, Excel in the Present, Build for the Future
PrincipalTruitte Moreland
Number of students991 (2020-2021)
Student to teacher ratio20.1
Color(s)Red and White
NicknameSchool of Advanced Technology

Jackson has the city's oldest athletic rivalry with Riverside High School (formerly Robert E. Lee High School). For many years the football game was played in the Gator Bowl Stadium on Thanksgiving Day, and it was a major event for students and alumni of both schools. The girls varsity basketball team were 2007 Gateway Conference Champions, beating out Samuel W. Wolfson High School. They won this award three consecutive years.

Jackson is the only high school in Duval County with an off-campus football stadium. The stadium is located about three-fourths of a mile north of the campus on Main Street, adjacent to North Shore Elementary School. Prior to the construction of this facility the Tigers played their home football games at the Gator Bowl.

In 2017 Andrew Jackson High School celebrated its 90th anniversary.


Andrew Jackson currently offers the following magnet academies for students:

  • Air Force Junior ROTC
  • Cyber Security
  • Early College Program
  • Sports Medicine
  • Video Game Design

Each magnet academy features a 4-year course progression to provide students with the fundamental skills to succeed in their chosen field. Students are given opportunities to earn industry relevant certifications, participate in internships and job shadowing, take field trips, and enroll in rigorous courses focused on their academy of choice.

Notable alumniEdit



  • Patton, Charlie (March 12, 2003). "Jackson High anniversary a celebration". The Florida Times-Union. Archived from the original on September 29, 2007. Retrieved May 4, 2007.

Coordinates: 30°21′44″N 81°39′15″W / 30.362255°N 81.654140°W / 30.362255; -81.654140