Memphis City Schools


Mr. Roger Jones, Principal


Northwest Prep Academy

1266 Poplar Avenue

Memphis, Tennessee 38104

Main Office: 416-4400

School Fax: 416-4683

Roger Jones, Principal



July 30, 2018


Greetings Northwest Prep Academy Faculty:

I hope that you have had a relaxing summer, and that you have spent time with your family and friends.  My name is Roger F. Jones, and I am the principal of Northwest Prep Academy. I wanted to take this opportunity to welcome everyone before the start of the 2018-2019 school year. You are welcome to come by my office, call or email me at any time.

I come with a wealth of diverse professional experiences as a classroom teacher, baseball and basketball coach, instructional facilitator, assistant principal, and principal. As we embark upon a new year, many opportunities and challenges exist. This year our Shelby County School District continues with goals for Destination 2025 which focuses on 80% of seniors being college –or-career ready, 90% of students graduating on time, and 100% of college-or-career ready students enrolling in post-secondary opportunities.  Northwest Prep Academy will continue to improve on 6 Areas of Focus.  We will improve Reading Lexile levels for scholars, increase Mathematics Conceptual Understanding, improve Vocabulary and Writing Skills, increase Attendance, lower Suspensions, and increase Graduation Rate for all scholars.  NWPA will focus on Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).  Our scholars will need to have an average ACT composite of 21 by year 2020, and earn a post-secondary certificate, diploma, or degree.  We will continue to embrace CPR:  Courtesy, Professionalism, and Respect for all stakeholders.

Again, I am excited about the upcoming school year, and look forward to working with the entire Northwest Prep family to equip students to meet the rigorous goals of Destination 2025 and ESSA.  Thank you for your relentless commitment to excellence, and for all that you do to ensure that every scholar meets his or her potential.


Educationally yours,

Roger F. Jones, Principal

Northwest Prep Academy




Dr. Soya Moore , Assistant Principal


Ms. Andrea Herenton, PLC Coach


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