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9200 US Route 42 S
Plain City, OH 43064
Phone: 614-873-5621

Jonathan Alder Local Schools is composed of one high school, one junior high school, one middle school and two elementary schools. It has a current enrollment of 2300 students and employs approximately 275 administrators, teachers, and support staff to serve the student population.

Our schools are located at the following locations:

  • Jonathan Alder High School (9-12)

    • 9200 US Route 42 S, Plain City, OH 43064

  • Jonathan Alder Junior High School (7-8)

    • 6440 Kilbury-Huber Road, Plain City, OH 43064

  • Canaan Middle School (5-6)

    • 7055 US Route 42 S, Plain City, OH 43064

  • Monroe Elementary School (PK-4)

    • 5000 State Route 38 NW, London, OH 43140

  • Plain City Elementary School (PK-4)

    • 580 South Chillicothe Street, Plain City, OH 43064

The Jonathan Alder Local School District (JALSD) is located in a predominantly rural area primarily in Madison County and extends into Union County to the north. It is situated about 25 miles northwest of Columbus and neighboring Marysville, Hilliard, Dublin, West Jefferson, London and Mechanicsburg. Sixteen miles of US Highway 42 connects the school community from north to south and the geographical area spans 109 square miles (most of which is comprised of rich agricultural and farming land.)

Members of the JA School Community feel a strong sense of pride, one grounded in strong values and a commitment to family. The words of one community leader showcase these positive norms, “There is a strong sense of connectedness and belonging across the community, one where community members have strong values and faith … Many born in the community return to live here and raise their own families.” Additionally, there is a strong identity associated with the district and its schools. Many students, parents, extended family, and community residents proudly wear the Alder “A”, showcasing their strong sense of identity as a JA School Community member.


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