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  Mission Statement  

MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of

Mahalia Jackson Elementary

is to provide meaningful experiences

in order for students

to become successful

college and career ready individuals.

 

Motto:

“A Great Start to a Bright Future”

  About The School  

Mahalia Jackson Elementary School

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Mahalia Jackson Elementary opened at 2405 Jackson Avenue with the start of the 2010-2011 school year under the leadership of Mrs. LaKeysha London. The school started with prekindergarten and kindergarten classes. It now has prekindergarten – 5th grade and plans to add 6th grade for the 2017-2018 school year.

The mission of the school is to provide meaningful experiences in order for students to become successful college and career ready individuals. This is done through innovative programs that address the individual needs of each child through, technology, enrichment and support services. The teachers and staff provide students with rich lessons that not only target basic skills but also encourage critical thinking.  

Mahalia Jackson Elementary also provides students with exposure to the arts through its Great Start Academy after school program. Students have the opportunity to participate in various art forms including dance, drumming, and theatre. The after school program also offers tutoring for students and test-prep classes for students preparing for LEAP.

The school is the recipient of the Orleans Public Education Network’s, 2015 Innovative Approaches to Early Childhood Integration Award. This award is given to schools which use innovative methods to bridge the gap between elementary and middle/high schools. These methods lead to a fully developed child and provide for a seamless transition for the child, parents, and teachers.

The campus is unique because it has several partners on site. Our partners include the New Orleans Public Library’s Central City Branch, The St. Thomas Health Clinic and Total Community Action’s Early Start and Head Start Programs.

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