Welcome to Powell Middle School, where excellence is our attitude and success is our goal. We are excited about having another in-person school year and even more excited to serve more than 300 scholars in the northwest Jackson community. We embrace our mission to develop our scholars into globally contributing citizens who are prepared for high school and beyond.
The 2022-23 school year brings with it numerous opportunities to nurture, challenge and inspire scholars to reach their full potential. Powell offers diverse middle level courses that challenge scholars to excel academically while cultivating their creative expression. We offer extracurricular activities such as volleyball, football, basketball, band, cheerleading, dance drill team and choir. We are the only middle school that offers Junior Cadet Corps or JCC, which is the middle school’s version of the Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (JROTC) course. We are proud that several of our district’s Cadets of the Year began as scholars enrolled in our JCC program.
Our capable and qualified teachers work diligently to create an equitable, rigorous, and relevant learning environment for our scholars. They are committed to providing all scholars with a high-quality education in a world-class learning environment. Many of our teachers currently hold or are pursuing advanced level degrees in education. They continually seek out opportunities to learn and grow professionally and ensure that they provide our scholars with the tools necessary for academic success.
Our school has undergone several renovations during the past two years. The bus loading zone and teacher parking lot have been resurfaced. The patio and outdoor commons areas have been cleared. Several areas within the building have been painted. Our art class and all science classrooms and labs have been upgraded. All ten student restrooms have been completely renovated; and most recently, the portables located in the rear of the building have been completely removed to make room for an outdoor classroom amphitheater. We look forward to continued improvements, repairs and renovations and welcome partnerships to help make our school building warm, inviting, and a great place to learn.
We are supported by Mr. Leroy Walker and The 100 Black Men of Jackson; Dr. Juanita Sims-Doty with the A-TEAAM and Choose to Grow, The Brinkley Neighborhood Association, Anderson United Methodist Church, and the Greater Pearlie Grove Missionary Baptist Church.
As we go through this year, we embrace the opportunity to partner with parents and other community organizations to support scholar success. It is with hard work and consistent effort that we will see success, and only if we work together.
We look forward to a successful year at Powell Middle School, where WE ARE TROJAN NATION, and WE ARE PROUD TO BE A TROJAN!
LaShunna D. McInnis, Principal