Schools

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 “C” 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

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769.524.5330769.524.5330

C
ACCOUNTABILITY GRADE

5-8
GRADES

0
SCHOLARS

OUR SCHOOL LEADER

PATRICK EDMOND

Principal
Mississippi College
Email Mr. Edmond

FOR OUR FAMILIES

POLICIES & HANDBOOKS

INCLEMENT WEATHER
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.

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Download Distance Learning Addendum

Restart & Recovery Plan

FREE MEALS FOR SCHOLARS

The USDA has approved FREE school meals for ALL students for the 2021-2022 school year through the Seamless Summer Option (SSO).

This option maintains the nutrition standards of the standard school meal programs – including a strong emphasis on providing fruits and vegetables, milk, whole grains and sensible calorie levels. This option also provides flexibility for schools to further customize their meal service design to fit their local needs.

And Justice for All – USDA

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

CALENDAR & RESOURCES

Smilow Prep does not follow the same calendar as JPS.

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School Meals Menu

21-22 School Year Reopening Plan

OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

Patrick Edmond

Principal

Dr. Summer Graves

Assistant Principal

Ulessiah Johnson

Dean of Operations

Olivia Knight

Assistant Principal

Jourdan Montgomery

Dean of Students

Chariti Perkins

Dean of Students

Jackson State University
Email Ms. Perkins

Rasaan Powell

Director of Operations

Ebonie Ross

Director of Student Supports

Kendra Trotter

Assistant Principal

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?

Yes! 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.

FREE MEALS FOR SCHOLARS

The USDA has approved FREE school meals for ALL students for the 2021-2022 school year through the Seamless Summer Option (SSO).

This option maintains the nutrition standards of the standard school meal programs – including a strong emphasis on providing fruits and vegetables, milk, whole grains and sensible calorie levels. This option also provides flexibility for schools to further customize their meal service design to fit their local needs.

And Justice for All – USDA

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

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.