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Frost Elementary
1226 South Wisner St.
Jackson, MI  49203

Phone:  (517) 841-2600
Fax:  (517) 768-6045

Frost Elementary School

Mission:   Educate all learners in our community, ensure learning by creating a safe and respectful environment, maintaining high expectations and valuing each individual's ability as a leader.


Mr. Jeremy M. Patterson is a lifelong resident of Jackson, Michigan, graduating from JacksonHigh School with the Class of 1993.  Jeremy earned a degree in Exercise & Sports Science and Elementary Education, while attending SpringArborCollege (University) on a basketball and baseball scholarship.  Mr. Patterson completed his Master’s Degree with an emphasis in Educational Leadership from MichiganStateUniversity.  Throughout his educational experiences, Jeremy has developed the mission to positively impact the lives of young people through a well-rounded educational experience, utilizing the diversity and collaboration that exists within JacksonPublic Schools

Mr. Patterson has been on staff with Jackson Public Schools since 1998 as a coach, teacher, and administrator, including 11 years at Jackson High School.  At Frost Elementary, Mr. Patterson looks forward to the growth and development of all students, as the faculty and staff continue to implement The Leader In Me habits.  Being a lifelong resident of Jackson has afforded Jeremy a deep and personal connection to parents and stakeholders in the community, which often overflows into a positive and friendly culture in the school building.


Jeremy and his wife, Jill, live in Jackson with their four children.  Mr. Patterson currently coaches the Jackson High School J.V. Boy’s Basketball Team and Instructional Basketball League with the Jackson Recreation Department.  Mr. Patterson also serves as a board member for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Jackson County.   


Frost Elementary School opened in 1952 and was named after E.J. Frost, a 1927 school board member. It served as a middle school until the early 1980’s, and currently serves students in grades K –6. 


Frost School is located in a neighborhood setting on South Wisner Street, next to beautiful Cascades Park. The student population is about 50% Caucasian and 50% Minority, with a diverse population of multiple ethnic groups. Frost has been a School of Choice for a number of families throughout Jackson County.


Frost has the only self-contained Fourth through Sixth Grade Gifted and Talented Program (LEAP) in our district. It has the only self-contained French Back-to-Back Program in the state. Frost services a number of Special Needs Programs within our building. There is an outstanding music facility for vocal music, a full size gymnasium, and two locations where students enjoy lunch.


The Frost Elementary staff is committed to doing whatever it takes to help our students achieve. Each classroom teacher works on a team, addressing the importance of learning styles, social and emotional development, and curriculum integration. They team in core academic areas such as math, science, social studies and language arts. This school-wide collaborative approach has allowed teachers to focus on the important district objectives and state benchmarks in our core academic areas.

Frost Elementary is on the path of becoming a Leader In Me Magnet School. The staff has been involved in intensive training and will incorporate The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (Stephen Covey) into each student’s day.  By learning and applying the habits, students will become independent and in charge of his/her learning. The goal is to give all students at Frost the tools needed to be successful in whatever they decide to do in life.  To learn more about the Leader In Me, click here.

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Students have had the opportunity to be involved in a number of after school programs, such as Drama Club, Choir, Academic Games, H.O.S.T.S., Instrumental Band, Orchestra, Project Success and tutoring. The future of these programs will be determined by funding sources at the district and state levels.

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 Meet Mr. Patterson

 Principal, Frost School

Mr. Jeremy M. Patterson was named principal of Frost Elementary School July 1, 2012. Prior to coming to Frost, he was the Associate Principal at Jackson High School for five years. Mr. Patterson taught at JHS for five years, Wilson/Allen Elementary for one year, and Parnall Elementary for three years. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Spring Arbor University and Master’s Degree from Michigan State University.

I am delighted to have the opportunity to serve as Principal of Frost Elementary School. The Leader In Me model meshes perfectly with my vision for student achievement. The recently implemented theme is an innovative program that creates high expectations while students learn to own their educational experiences. The faculty and staff are working diligently to create a culture that is safe, engaging, and challenging. We invite you to join us at Frost Elementary to play an active role in educating and nurturing the next generation of leaders in our school and community.

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