Midtown Public Charter School
“We are very excited to partner with community members from and beyond the Midtown neighborhood of Jackson to provide holistic education to very special young people. We are grateful for the opportunity to provide a choice for parents. All schools might be great, but not all schools are great for all kids. We are proud of the impact we have been able to make and look forward to deepening our impact with close partnerships in the future.”Kevin Parkinson I Principal
Midtown Public Charter School is located in Jackson, Mississippi.
Midtown Partners was established in 1993 and is dedicated to supporting the social and economic revitalization of the Midtown neighborhood north of downtown Jackson. Opening a public charter school aligned with their commitment to education. Prior to opening Midtown Public Charter School, Midtown Partners provided educational opportunities to the community through Little Samaritan Montessori Center, a community-based preschool that still serves children today.
The passage of the charter school law in 2013 enabled Midtown Partners to apply for a school in Midtown to provide first-class education to the children in the neighborhood. Midtown Public Charter School believes education built on excellent teaching, and grounded in the development of character, self-efficacy, and critical thinking skills can be transformative for students.
When the school opened its doors in 2015, it was the second public charter school in Mississippi. Their original charter spanned grades five through eight. They have since expanded to serve fourth through eighth grade. Midtown provides small class sizes, free onsite after-school programming, art, coding, and Spanish, and has an intensive reading intervention program for Jackson students. They recently relocated just north of the Midtown neighborhood to account for the growing size of their school.
301 Adelle Street
Jackson, MS 39212
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Mississippi Public Charter Schools
There are eight operating charter schools located in three communities—Jackson, Clarksdale, and Greenwood—while two more communities—Natchez and Canton—are expected to have schools by 2023. Together, over 3,000 Mississippi children receive their public education in a public charter school.