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Jodie High School
General Information
Type Public School
Subtype Fictional
Location Jodie, Texas
Significance High School where Jake Epping teaches in 1960-1963
Episode(s) Other Voices, Other Rooms
The Eyes of Texas
The Truth
Characters Deke Simmons
Mimi Corcoran
Jake Epping
Sadie Dunhill
Bobbi Jill Allnut
Mike Coslaw
Bill Turcotte

Jodie High School is a high school located in Jodie, Texas, a small town near Dallas. The school colors are blue and yellow, and their mascot is the lion.


Jake Epping takes a teaching job here in 1960 while he awaits Lee Harvey Oswald's 1962 arrival. He befriends Deke Simmons, the principal, and Mimi Corcoran, Deke's secretary. Jake builds a successful career at the school.

In 1962 he meets Sadie Dunhill, the new school librarian, whom he had met before by chance at Dealey Plaza in 1960.

Whereas in 2016 Jake had been burned out, here in 1960s Jodie he revives and becomes one of the students' favorite teachers.

School Directory



  • The scenes at Jodie High School were filmed at the Mount Mary Retreat Centre (formerly Mount Mary Immaculate School) in Hamilton (Ancaster), Ontario, Canada.[1]


  1. Truitt, Brian. "James Franco goes back to ‘63 — and an old Hamilton school — in ‘11.22.63’". The Hamilton Spectator, February 22, 2016. Retrieved on April 20, 2019.
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