Jonesboro is a small community of 500 people, built along the banks of the Chandler River and nestled in the mid-coast area of Washington County.

It was settled in the mid 1700s and incorporated in 1809 originally known as Chandlers River, the village thrived on forestry, sawmills and shipbuilding for many years.

The inhabitants of Jonesboro pride themselves in maintaining their own K-8 Elementary School, an excellent Volunteer Fire Department and is the home of many independent and successful businesses.

A motel and golf course  are just a few of the businesses that attract locals, tourist and many folks from surrounding areas.

The Jonesboro Elementary School students have consistently scored in the upper percent of the state. The student to teacher ratio is 1 to 12. The curriculum offers computer, art, instrumental band and chorus. In addition to a fine academic program, Jonesboro Elementary also offers an excellent athletic program. Kindergarten through eighth grade have the opportunity to participate in cross-country. Second through eighth grade may join basketball and cheering, and the upper grades may play soccer, baseball, softball and football. We have incorporated curriculum that allows our students the opportunity to using wood working skills. Some of our projects have been building a compost bin, window boxes, and constructing garden beds. 
Robotics Masters with their two 1st place trophies at the 2016 UMM Robotics Expo!

News, Notes and Events!

Gulf of Maine Field Trip

October 22nd

Gr. 5& 6


DEI Field Trip

October 24th

Grades PreK-2 from 8:30-11:30


Halloween Dance

Gr. 5-8

Oct. 25th: 6-8 pm


Flu Clinic

Oct. 29th

at RMG bus will leave 8:30





Some highlights:
Updates at Jonesboro
Jonesboro Elementary School had another awesome start to a new school year. Many updates were done over the summer and many more to come.


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