DIXIE DISTRICT SCHOOLS
P.O. Box 890, Cross City, FL 32628
Phone: (352) 498-6131 FAX: (352-498-1308
The way to a child’s mind is through the heart.
I am excited about leading our school district! I believe that we can make a huge impact on the lives of the young people of our community. My priorities for our school system are very basic: Student safety, caring relationships, and academic progress for each child.
The Dixie District School System is located in Cross City,
Florida, and connected to the outlying communities of Suwannee, Jena, Old Town,
and Horseshoe Beach. We are a
largely rural Gulf coast county with a wealth of natural resources.
Dixie County is nestled between two beautiful rivers, the Suwannee and
Our schools are the heartbeat of the community.
There are four schools within the Dixie District School System in grades
PreK-12. There are two elementary
schools in our county, Anderson Elementary located in Cross City and Old
Town Elementary located in the eastern boundary of our county in Old Town.
Ruth Rains Middle School is located in Cross City along with Dixie County
High School, which is our one comprehensive high school.
Our vocational technical school lies adjacent to and is part of the high
school campus, which serves grades 9-12.
The Dixie School District operates the Dixie Alternative
Education Center, which provides adolescents and young adults the opportunity to
successfully complete their educational goals. The center utilizes compass software for academic assessment,
academic remediation course credit, pre-GED and GED preparation.
We have many programs that enrich the life of students and
they include Even Start, Accelerated Reader, Tech Prep, Yearbook, Leadership classes, FFA, High Q Teams, VICA, HOSA,
and FBLA. Athletic
activities offered include football, baseball, track, softball, volleyball, and
Dixie District Schools enjoy a close relationship with the
community, businesses, families, and volunteers. Working together, we understand the importance of helping our
students develop essential skills so that their full potential can be realized.
Mark A. Rains, Superintendent
Dixie District Schools