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Smilow Prep

Smilow Prep is a free, open-enrollment public charter school serving scholars in grades five through eight. As a part of the RePublic Schools network, Smilow Prep is dedicated to reimagining public education in the South. We focus heavily on building strong foundational skills in math, reading, and computer science that will set our scholars up for future academic success. Additionally, based upon state testing data, Smilow Prep was rated a ā€œCā€ and is the third best performing open enrollment middle school in Jackson Public Schools.

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WHAT SETS US APART

At Smilow Prep School, our mission is to ensure your scholar is on the path to college from the moment they step foot in our building. We will hold your scholar to high behavioral and academic expectations to help them be successful today and to prepare them for college and beyond. Additionally, we believe you are our partners in this work and as such, prioritize family engagement in order to build a safe and joyful environment in our schools.

LOCATION & HOURS

787 E. Northside Drive
Jackson, MS 39206

GET IN TOUCH

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769.524.5330769.524.5330

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OUR SCHOOL LEADER

LYNZIE SMITH

Principal
Bowdoin College
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FOR OUR FAMILIES

Policies & Forms

Smilow Prep does not follow the same inclement weather policy as JPS. In the event that school is cancelled or delayed due to weather, every family will receive a phone call. Current information will also be posted on our Facebook and office voicemail.

CALENDAR & EVENTS

Smilow Prep does not follow the same calendar as JPS.

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Download Core Student & Family Handbook

Download Middle School Handbook

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OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

Kemi Alara

Director of Operations - Smilow Campus

National Louis University
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Trish Dean

Director of Student Supports

University of Mississippi
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Allison Parshall

Assistant Principal

University of Texas Austin
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Chariti Perkins

Dean of Students

Jackson State University
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Rasaan Powell

Dean of Students

Alcorn State University
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Roger Reed

Dean of Operations

Jackson State University
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Lynzie Smith

Principal

Bowdoin College
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Deonte Washington

Dean of Operations

Jackson State University
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Patrick Edmond

Assistant Principal

Mississippi College
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Smilow Prep FAQs

How much does your school cost?

Nothing! Our school is free. The only cost we ask you to incur is the cost of your scholar’s uniform.

Does your school have sports?

es! Our school has sports for boys and girls including basketball, cheerleading, and track and field, as well as a host of after school activities.

Does your school offer free and reduced lunch?

Yes! Our school participates in the free and reduced lunch program.

Do you offer transportation?

Yes! While we do not bus door-to-door, we do have multiple bus stops located across the city.

Do you offer after school care?

No, but we do partner with organizations to ensure you have options for your scholar.