Meet Dr. James Thornton, Principal

Phone: 770.474.8747 Ext.03103


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Dr. James Thornton

Greetings Stockbridge Community,

This year marks the beginning of a new era in learning and performance for all our students, also known as Tigers. We have planned engaging lessons, heightened expectations, and increased support for each student. We are fully staffed and prepared to meet each student where they are. We have searched for and found educators from all over the country ready to bring a wealth of real-world experience and a depth of knowledge that is simply unmatched.

We look forward to serving you and your students every day as we prepare them for the challenges they will undoubtedly face as high school students. We hope our students meet or exceed Stockbridge Schools' expectations of being Responsible, Punctual, and Respectful. 

This year will usher in fresh ideas and strategic alignment of school beliefs and actions to ensure our students remain engaged and challenged daily. To that end, we have committed to the idea that we are safe, connected, and future-focused. Our students can expect an environment that is safe for them physically and emotionally. Also, we will strive to provide opportunities for a high level of connectivity through clubs and intentional differentiation in the classroom and other school settings. We understand that the past can tell us much about the future. Therefore, we will ensure that we set our intentions and actions toward focusing on impact and meaning.  

I am incredibly excited and blessed to be leading our future global leaders, who will someday lead all of us into an unknown future with courage, toughness, and grit. 

It is a great day to be a Tiger!


James J.R. Thornton, Ed.D. 
Stockbridge High School

Last Modified on July 10, 2024