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Jesse Ketchum Junior and Senior Public School

School History

Jesse Ketchum (1782 - 1867) was a tanner and philanthropist. He donated this land to the Village of Yorkville for a public park and as a site for a "Free and Common School." The school erected at that time, with later additions, was replaced by the present building in 1920. Jesse Ketchum had first given land for a school, built in 1832, at McMurrich St. and Davenport Rd. A public-spirited man, known as the "Children's Friend," he helped establish churches, schools and libraries, and set up trusts to provide prizes for school children as "incentives to diligent studies, correct deportment, and good behaviour."

Our Mission
To enable all students to reach high levels of achievement and well-being
and to acquire the knowledge, skills
and values they need to become responsible, contributing members of
a democratic and sustainable society.
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