Our Vision: Transforming Public Education, From the Grassroots Up
We are driven by two fundamental goals: building an institution of the highest academic caliber for our children and transforming public education in our City, and beyond.
Morris Jeff Community School embraces learners of all backgrounds and holds each student to the highest expectations. Students are provided with a deep, rich curriculum that engages them in inquiry, develops strong critical thinking skills, and challenges them to a new level of learning. We prepare students of Morris Jeff Community School to become lifelong learners.
But Morris Jeff Community School is not just about one school or one neighborhood.
We see ourselves as part of movement to transform public education in our country. Our school was imagined and built out of thousands of conversations, with parents, community members and professional educators. This grassroots approach to educational reform has created Morris Jeff as one of the most racially and economically diverse public schools in the history of New Orleans.
Morris Jeff Community School will offer an education that is a source of freedom and possibility for children, permitting them to develop their talents fully, become effective citizens in our democracy, and attain the foundation they need to excel at high school, college, and beyond.
The school is located at 2239 Poydras Street. In the next few years, a new, custom-built $19 million facility will be constructed in the Mid-City community as the permanent home for the school.