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  • Welcome to Mae Jemison 
    Mae Jemison will efficiently function as an learning environment that inspires our student population towards upward mobility through a wholistic approach to instruction. Our student population will be given the tools neccesary to effectively participate in our global economy as well as function as positive participants in their perspective communities. Go Rockets!

    What To Know About Mae Jemison School

    Enrollment: 459 students in K - 5th Grade

    Parent Participation: 96.4% of our parents/ guardians are involved in their students' education.

    Class Size: The average class size at Mae Jemison is 22 students.

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Principal's Corner




    Dear Mae Jemison Parents and Guardians,


    My name is Tiffany Burnett-Johnson, and I am excited and honored to join the Mae Jemison family as principal beginning July 1, 2020. Although all parents of registered students will receive an opening letter from me prior to school beginning in August, I wanted to take this opportunity to formally introduce myself to you as we are in the midst of unprecedented challenges and changes in our country. The COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the recent social unrest throughout our nation, have created heightened levels of anxiety for many people. The intention of this introductory letter is to begin the practice of open and continuous communication, which will remain consistent throughout my tenure, with all of my parents and guardians.

    I have spent my entire educational career with Prairie-Hills School District #144 as a teacher, an academic dean, an assistant principal, and principal at both Prairie-Hills Junior High School and at Highlands Elementary School. Although I have worked in various roles within our schools, my commitment has always been to provide a safe, secure, and healthy environment in which all of our students are provided rigorous instruction to help them achieve their full potential.

    Although this school year will be different due to the safety measures that will be implemented due to COVID-19, I will always be committed to developing relationships with my students, parents, and guardians. I believe that it is essential for families and school staff to work together and share responsibility for student success. I value family members’ expertise about their children, and I want to work with you to ensure that all of our children have a successful school year. Please feel free to contact me via email at or phone at (708)225-3636  if you have any comments, questions, or suggestions. You are a critical component to making Mae Jemison a successful school, and I thank you in advance for your continued dedication to our children and to our school.




    Tiffany Burnett-Johnson