Phoenix Central School District

Cultivating Student Success


  • Graduation Video
    If you missed graduation but still want to view the ceremony, check out the recording! It will be available until Aug. 1.

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  • Attendance Notes

    Please give us a call or send us an email if your child is absent. For an absence to be considered excused, you must provide either a handwritten note or an email. It is important that your child is able to make up his/or school work.

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Welcome to JCB

  • To the Firebird community,

    It is with great excitement and anticipation for the 2018-19 school year that I begin my third year as the principal of John C. Birdlebough High School! The first two years were filled with all of the excitement of meeting new people, improving upon new challenges, and continuing to improve student learning and achievement through building capacity in our staff to meet our students’ needs.

    Our Firebird students showed their fire throughout the 2017-18 school year, demonstrating excellence in the classroom, on the athletic fields, and in the performing arts. There were high levels of academic success, including achievement on assessments, scholarship awards, and college acceptances, to name just a few. There were high levels of success at all levels of performance including individual records, league titles, county participation, sectional appearances, and stage productions, to name just a few. Commendations also go to our staff, who are dedicated to the success of our students!

    To the students of JCB, the start of every new school year is your opportunity to reconsider what really ignites you, to dream about the possibilities that exist in your future, and to set goals for your path to success. We encourage you to get involved in the life of your school, engage in healthy activities (athletics, clubs, organizations, etc.) that build relationships, enhance skills, and give you a sense of pride. This year is going to be a great year and I look forward to walking with you on this journey!

    Thomas W. Bailer

    Building Administration

    Thomas Bailer



    Thomas Bailer



    Patrick Fitch



    Patrick Fitch
    Assistant Principal



    Helen Abbott



    Helen Abbott
    Academic Dean 



    MISSION STATEMENT: John C. Birdlebough High School is committed to a strong educational program that promotes academic and personal growth for all students. It is our goal to graduate students who have positive self-images and are open-minded, informed, responsible, productive members of society, able to make intelligent choices. This will be accomplished in a safe and orderly environment, through the efforts of a highly skilled and dedicated staff, in cooperation with the State Education Department, the Phoenix Board of Education, parents, students, and other members of the community.

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