• Mission

    The mission of the Pre-Kindergarten program in Jackson Public Schools is to provide quality early childhood experiences based on principles of child development and understanding of how four-year-olds grow and learn.

    Pre-K Program

    Positive early learning experiences help to prepare young children for success in kindergarten and beyond. The JPS Pre-Kindergarten program emphasizes engaging learning experiences for four-year-old children.


    • Students must be age 4 before September 1 of the attending school year.

    The following items must be presented at the time of registration:

    • A Mississippi Immunization Compliance Form 121 (Printout from the Hinds County Health Department.)
    • A certified Birth Certificate that must shows the parents' names
    • Student's Social Security card
    • Legal paperwork (i.e., adoption, court order, guardianship, etc.)
    • Parents must complete and sign a Pre-Kindergarten application (at one site only)
    • The parent must show proof of residence within in the school zone the child will attend