8600 Elm Grove Garden Drive

Baton Rouge, LA 70807

07:30 - 19:00

Monday to Friday


123 456 789


Goldsmith Hall

New York, NY 90210

07:30 - 19:00

Monday to Friday

About Us

A Maurice Haynes

The J.K. Haynes Charter Schools Incorporated was the vision of Baton Rouge attorney, businessman and educator, the late A. Maurice Haynes. As a pioneer of the charter school movement in Louisiana, he started the elementary school in 1997 with the goal of providing children with a comprehensive, quality education. He continued the legacy of his father, the late Dr. John Kermit Haynes, Sr., affectionately known as “J.K.”.

J.K. was a legendary civil rights leader, educator, and strong voice for equal educational opportunities for al children regardless of race.

His vision was to create model schools which would enhance the basic core curriculum and emphasize problem-solving and communication skills, while maintaining a child-centered environment. Mr. Haynes said he wanted to “produce self-confident thinkers and build leaders for tomorrow.”

His vision continues to grow as J.K. Haynes students strive academically and socially, ultimately leading to their success.

Our Vision

It is our belief that we should address the whole child; academically, socially, emotionally and physically. Annually, we revisit our belief to ensure that it promotes the continuous progression of our school’s mission and vision.

BUILDING LEADERS FOR TOMORROW is the purpose statement for our school. This statement fuels the belief that we can empower students to become innovative thinkers, problem solvers, and productive leaders in their communities.

Our Mission

Our mission is to encourage all students to “Strive for Excellence,” develop their creative abilities and individuality in a child- oriented learning environment which prepares them for college or a career. Our mission is displayed throughout the schools and repeated daily by the staff and students. Students are empowered through the words of our mission.