Each new school year we look forward to seeing the returning and new faces of our students and families. There is no greater joy than to see our students come back refreshed and ready to learn. We spend our summers readying our curriculum, programs and facilities to provide a safe and welcoming environment for your students. We believe that education is a lifelong journey that begins with a strong foundation at JPS.
At JPS we are proud of our community and it is at the heart of everything we do. Jackson Public Schools is truly “Where Community Comes Together”. We work in partnership with students, families, educators and the community, to empower all students to achieve academic and social success through a relevant and comprehensive curriculum that, in turn, prepares them to be innovative and productive citizens.
There is no greater strength than that of a community that works together to achieve success for our youth. Our partnerships with Center for Family Health, Recreation Department, Department of Health & Human Services, Community Action Agency, Jackson Police Department, United Way and many more provide the connections and wrap around services to our families.
We are committed to innovative academic success for each student. Our academic opportunities are second to none. We offer the only K-8 International Baccalaureate Program and the only free public K-3 Montessori experience. In addition you will find preschool, all day Kindergarten and early elementary programs to enhance our younger student’s journey. Our upper elementary programs concentrate on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM). Our High School offers more AP course offerings than any other Jackson County High School. Our unique partnership with Jackson College provides enhanced math AP and college readiness courses. In addition we provide Dual Enrollment with area colleges, Virtual Learning and Career Path training in partnership with the Jackson Area Career Center.
At JPS we believe that learning is unique to every student. We offer alternative Middle School and High School opportunities for our students whose learning styles need an innovative approach. We offer comprehensive Special Education services. At JPS we believe that we have something for everyone and all students can reach their individual potential.
As we travel along this year’s learning journey, I invite you stay connected though our website, app, and social media. I look forward to all we will accomplish together! As your JPS Superintendent my door is always open and I invite you to contact me at any time! JPS “Where Community Comes Together!”
#JPSVIKINGSWelcome to the 2016/2017 School year at JPS!