Department Overview

  • Mission Statement

    The primary mission of the Office of Research, Enrollment & Accountability is to provide relevant data that is consistent and accurate in a timely manner.

    REA Work Priorities

    1. Continue to implement SPMS and provide rigorous assessments aligned with district and state standards that will be mirrored in school level common assessments.
    2. Implement the Data Warehouse, which will systematically compile data and generate accurate and reliable reports in a timely manner.
    3. Develop and implement a comprehensive professional development plan, which empowers stakeholders to utilize SPMS, assessments, and the Data Warehouse to drive instruction.  

    Vision Statement

    The Office of Research, Enrollment & Accountability envisions a school district where:

    • District decision-makers collect and analyze multiple sources of process and outcome evidence to improve teaching and learning;
    • Decisions to institutionalize educational interventions are based on valid, reliable evaluation and research;
    • Our department will excel to the highest standards of quality research;
    • Staff can understand, participate in and implement educational research;
    • District assessments are aligned to state standards;
    • District and state assessments are analyzed, understood and used by schools to enhance teaching and learning;
    • There is an improvement in student performance due to the collection, analysis, and use of student data.

Areas of Support

  • Contact Information

    1017 Robinson Street
    Jackson, MS 39203
    Phone: (601) 960-8850
    Fax: (601) 973-8680

    Contact Research, Enrollment & Accountability

    Hours of Operation:
    Monday:8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
    Tuesday: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
    Wednesday: 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
    Thursday: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
    Friday: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

    Dr. Jason Sargent
    Executive Director

    Marvie Thomas
    Executive Assistant I

    Planning & Evaluation

    Jimmy Coleman
    Research Analyst

    Kimani Price
    Research Analyst

    District Assessment

    BendaLonne Griffith
    Director, Research & Assessment

Last Modified on January 24, 2019