Our Vision: Transforming Public Education, From the Grassroots Up

As an open access school, 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. Our goal is to 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.

Our Mission

Morris Jeff Community School offers an education that is a source of freedom and possibility for all students, permitting them to develop their talents fully, become contributing global citizens, and attain the foundation needed to excel at college, career, and beyond.