Oak Forest Elementary School is located at 1831 Smallwood Dr. in South Jackson within Hinds County. Oak Forest was erected in 1964 under the Board of Education Superintendent J. E. Aldridge. The school currently serves students in kindergarten through fifth grades.

Our School’s Motto

Soaring High, Soaring to Do Our Best!

Our School’s Mission

The mission of Oak Forest Elementary is to develop excellent students who are ready, respectful, responsible, and prepared to soar to infinity and beyond.

Our School’s Vision

Our vision is to become an “A+” leveled school that promotes academic and social excellence.


  • Tech Savvy Oak Forest Teacher Named 16 WAPT Teacher of the Week Dominic Dunham Oak Forest Elementary first grade teacher Dominic Dunham was named 16 WAPT's Outstanding Teacher of the Week for October 31, 2014. According to his nomination letter, Dunham ...
    Posted Nov 14, 2014, 1:15 PM by Georgette Keeler
  • JPS Seeks Volunteers to Read with Elementary Students  Jackson Public Schools Seeks Volunteers to Read with Elementary Students November 12, 2014 Looking for a way to make a difference in a child’s life? Why not volunteer to ...
    Posted Nov 13, 2014, 10:56 AM by Oakforest Web
  • Back-to-School Guide for Oak Forest Parents and Students The first day of school in Jackson Public Schools is Monday, August 18, 2014. This guide provides essential information for JPS parents and students. It includes:What's New? General ...
    Posted Aug 14, 2014, 10:32 AM by Oakforest Web
  • JPS Launches Online Registration Process Jackson Public Schools 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 ...
    Posted Aug 14, 2014, 9:13 AM by Oakforest Web
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