General Information

Jewett Middle Academy Magnet
Address: 601 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd NE, Winter Haven, FL 33881
Phone: 863-291-5320
Fax: 863-297-3049

School Hours

School Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 3:05 p.m.
First Bell: 7:55 a.m.
Tardy Bell: 8:00 a.m.
Dismissal Bell: 3:05 p.m.

Why Choose JMA?

Our mission is to prepare all students to be lifelong learners in a changing world. Addressing diversities through varied teaching strategies and a real-world curriculum helps students become self-directed, caring and productive citizens. The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Middle Years Programme is designed to help students find a sense of belonging in the ever-changing and increasingly interrelated world around them and to foster a positive attitude to learning.


Dr. Mary Bell Jewett was born February 28 1858, in Ohio. She was from a family of nine children.  In 1879, she received her bachelor's degree in education from Buchtel College, now known as the University of Akron.  After teaching for a short time, she entered Wellesley College in Massachusetts where she earned a post-graduate degree.  Later, she moved to New York to enroll in the New York School of Medicine.  Dr. Jewett completed her residency at the Philadelphia School of Medicine and afterwards set up medical practice in New York in 1897.

Picture of Dr. Mary Bell Jewett

In 1910, she gave up her medical practice in New York to move to Florida where her widowed sister lived.  She lived with her sister in the Florence Villa Community.  Dr. Jewett

established a medical practice in Florence Villa and became involved in the civic affairs of this community with a great desire to help the most African American residents who lived in the community.

Dr. Jewett accomplished many things to help with the local community.  She was instrumental in starting the Winter Haven Women's Club, a library, Central Park, purchased property near Avenue T for low-cost homes, and built a small training school.  The school was built in 1924, but it was burned down about a year later.  Dr. Jewett built another school ear Avenue R and S.

Dr. Mary Jewett contributed much to the residents of her community of Florence Villa.  She died at the age of 70 on February 5, 1928.  In her memory, two schools now bear her name, Jewett Academy and Jewett School of the Arts.