A Better Future For American
Jones Academy is five mile northeast of Hartshorne,
Oklahoma nestled among 540 acres of rolling pasture and trees
at the foot of the Pocahontas Mountains in southeastern Oklahoma’s
Ouachita Mountain range. Since its founding in 1891, Jones has always been a residential
learning center, though programs have changed over the years.
The campus features two bright, modern dormitory buildings
(boys and girls) each divided into elementary and secondary
wings. The academy also includes a cafeteria, counseling
center, museum, air conditioned gym with full basketball
court and weight room and, of course, the new elementary
Jones students come from as many as 29 different American
Indian tribes, though the two largest populations, due to
proximity, are Choctaw and Muscogee (Creek). A great number of Jones
students come from lower socioeconomic areas, single parent
families, and a highly challenged environment.