"Soaring High, Soaring To Do Our Best!" 

 Mission Statement

The mission of Oak Forest is to meet our students' individual needs in the manner that best maximizes their potential, utilizing technology in a Project-Based curriculum for life.  We provide a life-long education for every student enrolled.  Each student is challenged to develop essential skills, to acquire a knowledge base on which to become life-long learners and responsible citizens.  Oak Forest is committed to providing quality and equity in the distribution of resources to assure that all students are provided needed materials and services.  Continuous improvement is the hallmark of Oak Forest Elementary School.

Community Involvement

Our wonderful Partners in Education work closely with us during the school year
to promote academic and social achievement.  Our adopters are MS National Army Guard - 31st ROC, Bancorp South (McDowell Road and Byram Branch), Brothers and Sisters with Hope Inc. and TCL


The Jackson Public School District offers students a challenging, standards-based curriculum, based on the Mississippi Curriculum Frameworks and tightly aligned with national content standards and local, state, and national assessments. The JPS benchmarks and objectives represent what ALL students must know, and be able to do, in order to demonstrate proficiency within a specific grade level or course. These benchmarks and objectives are organized into pacing guides that reflect what teachers should teach and what students should master each nine-week term.

Accelerated Reading

Students choose their own books and read them at their own pace.  Both the student and the teacher get immediate, individualized, constructive feedback to direct ongoing reading practice.