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Home of "Spanntastic" Students and Staff
Pearl Spann Elementary School was built in 1958. It is located
in northeast  Jackson and is on the corner of Brecon Drive
and Ridgewood Road.
Spann houses approximately 400 students in grades K - 5. 
We have so much to offer your children and your family. 
Come let us "WOW" you!!!
 Upcoming Events  
May 12 - 16       MCT Testing
May 19 - 23       Second Semester District                                       Testing
May 20               Field Day
May 22               Kindergarten promotion
May 23               Last Day for Students 
                              (whole day)
                              5th Grade promotion
May 26               Memorial Day Holiday
May 28               Teachers Last Day

ActiveParent is a web-based application parents can use to keep track of students’ records. JPS parents with more than one student can access records for all of them with one account.

The goal of ActiveParent is to provide parents and guardians the ability to say their ABCs—check students’ Attendance, Behavior and Course Performance. ActiveParent provides student information as soon as it is entered into SAM (Student Administration Manager).

Overview of the ActiveParent Screen

Student information is organized by the following

 tabs in Active Parent:

  • News – News from the district and/or the student's school
  • Schedule – Student's current class schedule
  • Attendance – Student's attendance report
  • Gradebook – Student's term grades, daily grades, and homework assignments
  • Discipline – Student's discipline reports

Login to ActiveParent

Mandatory Dress Code
Parents may contact their child's principal if they have a dire financial need related to the purchase of uniforms or if they have other concerns.

Students in every JPS elementary school and middle school will be required to wear uniforms when school bells ring in August.

The JPS Board of Trustees has approved a mandatory dress code policy for all elementary and middle schools.

For more information, download the Why Uniforms? brochure.

Tops (shirts and blouses) must be navy blue or white:

  • Acceptable styles include golf-style shirts, Oxford or button-down dress shirts, turtlenecks, white blouses with Peter Pan collars, and crew neck shirts.
  • Long sleeves and short sleeves are both acceptable.
  • Sleeveless tops are not acceptable.
  • T-shirt undergarments are unacceptable as uniform top.
  • Tops must be tucked in bottoms.

Bottoms (pants, walking shorts, skirts, knee-length shorts, and jumpers) must be tan khaki or navy blue.

  • Acceptable pants styles include full-length dress pants, boot cut or straight-legged pants, cargo pants, straight-legged capri pants, cropped pants, and knee-length walking shorts.
  • Skirts, skorts, or jumpers must also be knee-length or longer.
  • Denim jeans, tight-fitting or baggy pants are NOT acceptable.
  • Belts must be worn and fitted at the waist on pants with belt loops.

For safety purposes, students in grades K-12 are required to tuck in shirts and blouses.


Elementary Schools (Grades Pre-K–5)

  • First offense: Letter of reminder (warning) sent to the parent/guardian from the principal with the requirement that it be signed and returned the following day.
  • Second offense: Telephone call by the principal to the parent/guardian.
  • Third offense: Parent/guardian will be required to attend a conference with the principal.
  • Fourth offense: 1 day suspension in ISS (in-school suspension). Students in non-compliance will be placed in the in-school suspension room until an appropriate uniform is obtained from home. If students are unable to obtain a uniform from home, they will remain in ISS (in-school suspension for the remainder of the day.
  • Fifth offense: 1-2 days at home or in-school suspension with the requirement that the parent/guardian return to school with the student and participate in a conference with the principal prior to the student's return to class.

 Home of the Bearcats!



Rotary Club Makes $430 Donation to Spann for Summer Reading Books

Rotary Club presents check to Spann
Rotary Club presents a check for more than $430 to Spann Elementary

Rotary Club of Jackson donated over $430 to Spann Elementary to fund Summer Reading books for its students. Participating in the presentation were (from left) LeAnne Brewer, President, Rotary Club of Jackson; Cathy Barnett, Summer Reading Coordinator, Spann Elementary; Nicole Menotti, Principal, Spann Elementary; Dina Owens, Assistant Principal, Spann Elementary; Jennifer Baker, Librarian, Spann Elementary; Marilyn Blackledge, Literacy Committee Chair, Rotary Club of Jackson.

Spann was able to purchase 788 books during the Scholastic Warehouse Book Sale the school hosted on May 6 and 7, 2014.

JPS Launches Online Registration Process
April 17, 2014 Public Schools (JPS) is going paperless for the first time with online registration. This initiative will make the whole process of getting a child registered in JPS easier on parents.

Registration for new students began on April 7, 2014, and will continue until May 30, 2014. A new student is any student entering a JPS school for the first time. This includes new pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, or first-time first grade students, as well as students coming from public and private schools within our outside of the state of Mississippi.

Registration for returning JPS students will not begin until July 14, 2014. Any student who attended a JPS school in 2013–2014 is a returning student.

Parents or guardians must make an initial visit to the school in their attendance zone to begin the online registration process. Parents can locate their child’s school attendance zone on the Online Registration page. Completing online registration requires access to a computer with a connection to the Internet. Computer labs are set up at each school for parents who do not have access to a computer.

Applications are also being accepted for prospective pre-kindergarten students now through April 30, 2014, at each of the school district’s 25 pre-K school sites. However, registration for pre-K students will not begin until after the application and screen process is complete. Parents and guardians may submit application(s) at only one school site in their attendance zone. These parents may also visit the Online Registration page for help finding an attendance zone. For more information, call (601) 960-4002.

First "Watch Dog" meeting
held at Spann was a huge

          Dr. Gray - Our guest speaker

             Mr. Herring and his boys                                Lathan and Landon

Congratulations to our 
former Spann Student
                We are very proud of you!

Students raise over
1,000 cans during our
"Cans of Love" fundraiser for
the Salvation Army

Spann awarded Mini Grants 

           (click to see full video)

Spann Elementary Principal Nicole Menotti welcomed the mini-grant "prize patrol" to the school August 22, 2013

Teachers at Spann Elementary received $18,514, the largest amount awarded to a single school. Fifth grade teacher Lois Crump and her team received more than $8,000 of that total. Their project puts emphasis on building vocabulary. Three other team projects were also funded at Spann for building.


Spann was named a PBIS Model Site