Liza Jackson maintains the high academic expectations which have proven successful since we opened in 2001. LJPS has been an A+ school each year, and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Our students benefit from a rigorous academic program based on both state and national academic standards.
The small-school atmosphere and developmentally-appropriate school environment nurtures our students while at the same time preparing them for the upper grades. Expectations for conduct and behavior ensure that all students learn in an orderly, secure, and welcoming environment.
LJPS maximizes student learning and academic achievement by concentrating all of its resources on individual student improvement. Teachers plan together daily in order to make effective cross-curricular connections. Extensive data analysis by the administration and by teachers drive the curriculum content each year.
Request for Student Records
Please forward request for student records to:
Liza Jackson Preparatory School
Records Custodian: Kaye McKinley
1123 Hospital Rd.
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
Kaye McKinley, Principal
Kaye McKinley holds a BS degree in Special Education K-12 and English K-12 from Texas Woman’s University and a Masters of Education in Educational Leadership from University of West Florida. Mrs. McKinley has been an educator for 37 years in the United States, Europe and Asia. Since arriving in Okaloosa County in 1993, she has been a Special Education teacher, General Education teacher, ESE staffing specialist, Director of ESE, Assistant Superintendent and Deputy Superintendent. She is married to Marv McKinley, retired USAF. They have five children who are all active duty and/or married to military members. They are the proud grandparents of 9 grandchildren. Mrs. McKinley was duly commissioned in 2010 as the Military Family Education Liaison for the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children for the state of Florida.
Ms. Leiah CORAINE,