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Mission & Philosophy


Jennings Creek develops leaders that are innovative, culturally responsive, and willing to embrace change.


Inspire Learners, Empower Leaders

By the Numbers

Over 800

Students enrolled at JCES this year

Over 50

Nationalities represented by the student body

Over 25

Languages spoken by our student body


Of students are English Learners (ELs)


Students met or exceeded their yearly reading growth goal (2nd-6th grade)

Over 360,000

Minutes read on Amira last year


Students met or exceeded their yearly math growth goal (K-6th grade)


Of Students who are successful with Tier I behavior supports


Different clubs and extracurricular activities offered at JCES


Awards won by students and clubs last year


Student:Technology connection


Golden Apple recipients employed at JCES

Principal Message

Week At A Glance

Dear Jennings Creek Elementary Parents and Guardians,

I hope this message finds you well and enjoying a beautiful day. As we reflect on another wonderful week at Jennings Creek, I want to share some exciting updates and remind you of the integral role you play in our community's educational journey.

Celebrating Our Achievements: Lighthouse Review Highlights

This week was a testament to the dedication and hard work of everyone involved in our school community. During our recent Lighthouse Review, we received glowing feedback about our school's environment, both physically and emotionally. The reviewers praised our commitment to recognizing diversity, practicing inclusion, and fostering a positive social and emotional climate. It was especially rewarding to hear their commendations of our students' leadership abilities, behavior, and academic skills. Their observations reaffirm that our collective efforts are making a significant impact, and I am filled with pride and optimism as we await the final decision on our Lighthouse Status in the coming weeks.

Community Schools Meeting: A Unified Effort

The outpouring of support from our community partners at the recent Community Schools meeting was truly inspiring. Over 50 individuals gathered with the shared goal of enhancing the educational experience and future success of our students. This collaboration is a powerful reminder of the belief we all share: every student can thrive in school and life. Your involvement and support are crucial to bringing this vision to life.

Your Feedback and Engagement

Your feedback is invaluable to us, and we are committed to continuous improvement based on your insights. While we have seen growth in various areas, there remains ample opportunity for further development. Through open, honest, and respectful communication, we can foster a nurturing and supportive educational environment for our students.

Upcoming Events and Reminders

Next week promises to be eventful, with activities that enrich our students' educational experiences:


  • 1st Day of Read Across America Week


  • JCES FRC Advisory Council Meeting @ 4 pm in the Library


  • Kindergarten Cap and Gown Pictures starting @ 9 am
  • High Growth and Honor Roll Awards Assembly @ 2:30 pm (Friday Club Schedule)
  • FRC Family Movie Night @ 5:30 pm in the Gym


  • First Day of Women's History Month

Our commitment to academic excellence remains steadfast, with specific goals aimed at enhancing reading growth, maximizing classroom engagement, and ensuring comprehensive instruction across all subjects. We recognize the importance of meaningful assignments, feedback, and maintaining a conducive learning environment.

A Special Note on Ramadan

As we embrace the diversity within our school community, we look forward to acknowledging and celebrating Ramadan with those who observe this important time of reflection and renewal.

In closing, I want to express my deepest gratitude for your continued support and engagement. Together, we are creating an enriching and empowering educational experience for our children. Let's look forward to another week of learning, growth, and community spirit at Jennings Creek.

Cody Rich

Principal, Jennings Creek Elementary

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