Mission & Overview
The mission of Jordan Catholic School is to form students of strong moral character and deep faith, who through the development of their own individual gifts and abilities, will become lifelong learners, serve others, and participate in the life of the Church and the community.
At Jordan Catholic every child flourishes in an environment of academic challenge and spiritual growth. JCS challenges students to develop the knowledge, skills, and work habits to succeed. To that end, the entire JCS community is committed to helping each student discover, and realize, his or her potential. It is our goal to give all students the unique opportunity to be educated in a safe, structured, and Faith-based learning environment.
Recognition and Accreditation
Jordan Catholic School is recognized by the State of Illinois and accredited by and the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI). Jordan Catholic School has earned continuing accreditation from NCA CASI, an accreditation division of AdvancED. To earn accreditation, schools must meet NCA CASI's high standards, be evaluated by a team of professionals from outside the school, and implement a continuous process of school improvement. Accreditation is granted on a five-year term.
Jordan Catholic School is proud to be a part of the tradition of Catholic education that has served the Rock Island community for over 130 years. Jordan Catholic offers a comprehensive education for students from preschool through eighth grade and is centrally located, at 2901 24th Street, Rock Island.
With the completion of two new additions in 2012, Phase 1 of a two-phase capital expansion project, Jordan offers all educational programs, including Special Education, Speech Therapy, and Title I services, under one roof.
Our school is named for the Right Reverend Monsignor T.J. Jordan, a retired pastor served many years in Rock Island parishes and was committed to the growth of Catholic education.