Welcome to the JPS Shuttered Schools Repurposing Initiative!

  • About Repurposing

    We are thrilled to announce the launch of our district's comprehensive plan to promote the reuse and redevelopment of our surplus school sites. Our primary goal is to revitalize these properties, transforming them into valuable assets that contribute to the growth and prosperity of Jackson's neighborhoods. 

    Through this initiative, we aim to breathe new life into these shuttered schools by repositioning them for various purposes that align with the needs and aspirations of our community. Whether it be repurposing a school as a community center, a healthcare facility, affordable housing, or a creative hub, our vision is to leverage these sites to meet the diverse needs of residents. 

    To facilitate the process and provide transparency, we have created this website as a centralized information hub for each school site. Here, you will find detailed information, including floor plans and pictures, allowing you to explore the unique potential of each location. By offering a comprehensive overview of these properties, we can encourage creativity and collaboration among potential developers, community organizations, and residents interested in the repurposing efforts. 

    Our commitment to community engagement is unwavering. We encourage your active involvement in this initiative, as your input and ideas are crucial in shaping the future of these school sites. We will provide regular updates on progress, community meetings, and opportunities for feedback, ensuring that this process remains inclusive, transparent, and reflective of the needs of our neighborhoods. 

    Join us on this exciting journey as we work together to transform these shuttered schools into vibrant, thriving spaces that contribute to the betterment of our communities. Together, we can transform these properties and create lasting positive change. 

    Thank you for your support and enthusiasm for the JPS Shuttered Schools Repurposing Initiative! 

    If you are interested in getting involved or would like to be informed of upcoming meetings, please contact us at info@jackson.k12.ms.us.



    JPS is currently accepting proposals/offers for several closed school sites. All proposals/offers will be evaluated based on project feasibility, qualifications/track record, and consistency with community goals. Click here for proposal/offer requirements.

    If you are interested in one of the district's Repurposing sites, please contact ................................... or ................................. at Business Office at (601) 960-1400 or contact the Repurposing office at repurposing@jackson.k12.ms.us or (601) 960-1400.

Contact Us

  • JPS Repurposing Locations

    Earl Burke, Chief Operations Officer

    Philis E. Fowler, Executive Assistant

    662 S. President Street
    Jackson, MS  39201
    (601) 960-8801

Current City Council members

  • Ward 1: Ashby Foote

    Ward 2: Angelique C. Lee

    Ward 3: Kenneth I. Stokes

    Ward 4: Brian C. Grizzell

    Ward 5: Vernon W. Hartley, Sr.

    Ward 6: Aaron Banks

    Ward 7: Virgi Lindsay 

Current Neighborhood Association

    • Capitol Neighbors Association
    • St. Paul Neighborhood Association
    • Midtown Neighborhood Association
    • Woodville Heights Neighborhood Association
    • West Jackson Community Development Corp
    • Midtown Neighborhood Association
    • Pecan Park Neighborhood Association
    • Brookhollow Neighborhood Association
    • Bullard Hill Neighborhood Association
    • Watkins Drive Neighborhood Association