Changes for Fall 2012
While the program and building will close, students will be reassigned to Gardner Elementary School or Henderson Academy, depending on the student’s address and grade level. Henderson Academy will be renamed Henderson-Jemison Academy. Mae C. Jemison Academy is ranked as one of the lowest performing 5 percent of state schools. The current enrollment is only 474 students in a building with capacity for 1,200. Among all DPS facilities, Mae C. Jemison is ranked as the 12th lowest with an immediate need for window and roof replacements totaling over $1.7 million. This transition will improve student learning and reduce administrative and operational costs to the district.