• Jackson Park Elementary School

Welcome to Jackson Park School

6 months ago

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to Jackson Park Elementary School.

We know you will find Jackson Park a warm and exciting place to attend school. We are committed to instructional excellence and will support the aspirations of teachers to provide each student a quality education.  Our purpose is to see that all students reach their full academic potential. The partnership between school and home is a critical one to make each child's education successful. We look forward to working as a team to further the academic and personal growth of each child.

About Jackson Park Elementary School

7 months ago

Jackson Park Elementary School serves students in kindergarten through the fifth grade in the School District of University City.

Sharing Italian Romanesque details with University City High School, Jackson Park Elementary School was designed by architects Hugo K. of Washington University and Wilber Tyson Trueblood. The school was named for the nearby park and opened in 1933 with small additions by architect William Ittner in 1952.

In 2009, the voters in University City approved a $53 million bond issue that included interior renovations and a new cafeteria, kitchen and gymnasium completed in 2011.

Jackson Park School earned the PBIS Bronze Award in 2006, 2007, 2014 and 2015.

School Mission
Jackson Park’s mission is “At JP...We Put Our Heart Into All We Do.”


JP GOTR Coach Amanda Elliott in the News!

4 months ago

Jackson Park Girls on the Run coach Amanda Elliott is interviewed by Fox Sports Midwest for a feature on the program. The crew visited Jackson Park and filmed part of practice in addition to doing the interview with Elliott. (Patricia Washington photo)

Jackson Park Girls on the Run is fortunate to have a coach as supportive and engaged as Amanda Elliott. Elliott, the wife of Blues goalie Brian Elliott, has been with the JP GOTR group off and on for the past three years. Elliott was featured in a recent program highlighting GOTR to support their fundraising efforts.

Girls on the Run St. Louis is a life-changing, nonprofit program for girls in the 3rd through 8th grade, a critical time in girls' self-development. The mission is to empower girls for a lifetime of healthy living. The innovative program uses interactive, self-esteem enhancing lessons that develop the whole girl - physically, mentally, emotionally and socially - while also training for a celebratory 5k event, which occurs at the end of the season. Girls are empowered with positive self-awareness and increased confidence; a sense of achievement by training for and completing a 5k; and giving back to their community through a service project each season. Girls experience confidence through accomplishment, becoming girls who can!

Click here for a link to the Fox Sports piece.


  • Dr. Seuss Day at JP
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  • Dr. Seuss Day at JP
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Contact Us

10 months ago

Jackson Park Elementary School
7400 Balson Avenue
University City, MO 63130

Office: 314-290-4451 

Principal: Rebecca O'Connell - email: roconnell@ucityschools.org
Secretary: Angela Crigler - email: acrigler@ucityschools.org

School day starts at 8:45 a.m. and ends at 3:35 p.m.
Early release time is 1:20 p.m.

Click here for school staff list with contact information.

Title I Status

9 months ago

Title I is a federal program that was enacted to ensure that all children have a fair, equal and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging state academic achievement standards and assessments. The Title I program primarily serves children in the areas of communication arts and mathematics. Jackson Park receives Title I funds for school wide assistance.

For more information about Title I, click here.



Attendance Matters! Campaign Kicks Off

4 months ago

The School District of University City has launched a new effort to boost attendance through the remainder of the year and provide a base for a year-round campaign starting with the 2016-17 school year.
"Attendance is a key aspect of our accreditation and strong attendance is essential to student learning," said Dr. Joylynn Pruitt, superintendent of schools. "We want our families to understand their role in helping students achieve maximum attendance."
The Attendance Matters! campaign is a parent-focused effort designed to help families understand the importance of regular school attendance. Research indicates that missing only two days per month negatively impacts student performance. Chronic absenteeism is defined as missing school two or more days per month.
The District has produced a series of awareness videos and printed material that will be shared with parents through a variety of channels the remainder of the 2015-16 school year. The full campaign launch is scheduled for Fall 2016.
Got Good News?
The Office of Communications and Community Outreach is always looking for GOOD NEWS about our students, staff and community partners. Click here to share your tip online at http://bit.ly/UC-GoodNewsTips. Photos or video may be emailed to communications@ucityschools.org.

For ideas and more information about news tips, go to bit.ly/UC-NewsTipsInfo.

Thank you for helping us transform the life of every student every day!

District Names Nancy Luebbers Teacher of the Year; Two Named Educational Support Persons of the Year

3 months ago

Nancy Luebbers, 5th grade teacher at Barbara C. Jordan Elementary School is congratulated on her Teacher of the Year award. From left are Elizabeth Gardner, Director of Instruction, Dr. Joylynn Pruitt, Superintendent, Luebbers, Principal Shenelle DuBose and Dr. Cathy Carlock Lorenz, Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources.

Nancy Luebbers, a 5th grade teacher at Barbara C. Jordan Elementary School has been selected as the 2016-17 Teacher of the Year for The School District of University City. Luebbers who will have the opportunity  to compete for the state Teacher of the Year title, was notified of her selection in a special surprise announcement at the school on April 5, 2016. 

"Nancy Luebbers is an instructional leader inside and outside of the classroom. Her students thrive in the positive learning environment that she creates, which fosters collaboration, mutual respect and thinking at high levels. Her colleagues benefit greatly from her as well because of her dedicated involvement in many building and District-level committees," said Elizabeth Gardner, Director of Instruction.

The District has also named the Educational Support Person of the Year (ESPOY) for 2016-17. This year, two superstar staff members will receive the award.  Barbara Dickerson, Administrative Secretary at Julia Goldstein Early Childhood Education Center and Terry Johnson, Building Aide at Pershing, Elementary School. Johnson has 14 years of service  in the District and Dickerson has 21 years of service.

ESPOY nominees included:

Portia House, Administrative Secretary at Flynn Park, 17 years of service

Claudette Scaife, Building aide at Flynn Park, 14 years of service

Evelyn Williams, Food Service Cook, Julia Goldstein, 20 years

Patricia Wilson, Nurse, Julia Goldstein, 20 years

Dickerson, Johnson and Luebbers will all be honored at the April 14, 2016 Board of Education meeting and again during the District's year-end Honorees & Retirees Reception.


Barbara Dickerson, center, is congratulated by Superintendent Joylynn Pruitt , immediate right and Crystal Cauley, Director of the Julia Goldstein Early Childhood Education Center, immediate left, on being named Educational Support Person of they Year.

Terry Johnson, back row center, is congratulated by Principal Herbert Buie on being named Educational Support Person of the Year. Johnson is a building aide at Pershing Elementary. Dr. Joylynn Pruitt, Superintendent, is to Johnson's immediate left. Also congratulating Johnson are from right, Dr. Cathy Carlock Lorenz, Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources and Elizabeth Gardner, Director of Instruction.

Luebbers named regional Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to 2016-17 University City Teacher of the Year, Nancy Luebbers of Barbara C. Jordan Elementary School, who has been named a St. Louis Regional Teacher of the Year and will apply for the state-level competition.
Join BCJ for Garden Dedication Ceremony...
The community and friends are invited to join us for "The Garden of Joy" naming and dedication ceremony at 10 a.m. on Thurs., June 30 at Barbara C. Jordan Elementary School, 1500 N. 82nd Blvd. in honor of retiring superintendent Dr. Joylynn Pruitt.

The newly-established vegetable garden will have 14 different varieties of vegetables and herbs planted in September. Produce will be shared within the school and community.
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