Parents & Students
JPS serves nearly 31,000 students in its 61 schools located throughout the city of Jackson. Students are enrolled in Pre-K through 12th grade with many special programs available to meet their diverse needs, including Open Doors, Academic and Performing Arts Complex, and International Baccalaureate programs, to name a few. The resources below are provided for students and their parents.
The parents of our students are critical to the increasing success of student performance throughout our district. Our parents demonstrate their willingness to be involved through participation in school PTA/PTSA organizations, school Parents for Public Schools Leadership Institute and other volunteer opportunities. Parents who want to get invovled in their child's education should start by contacting their child's school and inquiring about ways they can help.
- Elementary - 7:45 a.m. - 2:20 p.m.
- Middle - 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
- High - 8:20 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Buses will run their regularly scheduled routes. For information and/or changes in before school and after school arrangements, contact the JPS Transportation Office at 601-987-3587 for students who attend schools in North Jackson and 601-960-5404 for students who attend schools in South Jackson.
Breakfast & Lunch Menus
Breakfast and lunch will be served in each building daily.
Students are required to have a library card in addition to other school supplies. School supply lists for lower and upper elementary students are published on this Web site (see below). Students in JPS middle and high schools will receive school supply lists from each teacher at orientation or after the first day of school.
Students, as well as adults, have a toll-free hotline where they can share information that could help keep their school safe. The number for the statewide Connections hotline 1-888-827-4637. No one will ever ask users their names, specific locations, or the sources of their information.