Bennett Elementary

Mission Statement

We will bring our community together to create a culture of academic excellence and workforce readiness.


We envision a community where all students become lifelong learners.

About Bennett School

Bennett School has been in existence for over 145 years, first opening its doors in 1869. The original building was replaced with a new structure in 1968. Bennett school serves approximately 425 students in kindergarten through fifth grades.   Bennett is tucked in a neighborhood setting near West Avenue, just south of the corner of Bennett and North Streets.


The curriculum at Bennett Elementary School is set forth by Jackson Public Schools and is aligned to the State of Michigan Standards and Benchmarks.  In addition to our self-contained K-5 classrooms, we offer multiple programs and resources for students with disabilities, including a Cognitively Impaired classroom, Hearing Impaired classroom, and resource room, plus speech, physical therapy, occupational therapy, teacher consultant, and social work services. 

 Of Special Interest:   

  • Highly qualified and certified teaching staff
  • Spanish, Technology, Music, and Physical Education “specials”
  • Computer labs with desktop computers, laptops and iPads  
  • Accelerated Reader Program with well-stocked book collection
  • Free hot breakfast program
  • Lunch program with varied healthy choices, including daily fruit and vegetable bar