• Natchitoches Junior High-Frankie Ray Jackson School

Natchitoches Junior High-Frankie Ray Jackson School

Kristie Irchirl, Principal

Message from Principal

On behalf of the staff at Natchitoches Junior High-Frankie Ray Jackson School, I am happy to welcome you to the 2019-2020 school year! We are looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure our children can achieve their highest potential. We recognize that in order to be successful in school, our children need support from both, home and school. We know a strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your child’s education. As partners, we share the responsibility for our children’s success and want you to know that we will do our very best to carry out our responsibilities. The middle years are a time for growth, challenge, and discovery. At NJH-FRJS, we encourage and prepare students to participate fully, to take calculated risks, to be self-advocates, and to create lasting memories and relationships with peers and staff. I am proud to be the principal of such an exciting and dynamic school.

The foundation for our students’ success is based on the partnership among students, staff, and parents. Active parent participation is essential to our success. Parents can check academic progress regularly via our student progress center and can access information about school events on our website. Teachers provide a nurturing environment in which young adolescents can learn, take risks, and thrive. Student work, in partnership with our parent community, has and will continue to support us to fulfill our school mission. Again, we are looking forward to working with each of you and your child/children this year. We believe that Together Everyone Achieves More. We are one team united for one common purpose – to educate our children. Our TEAM includes students, parents, teachers, and the community!

Kristie Irchirl, Principal
Natchitoches Junior High-Frankie Ray Jackson School


Natchitoches Junior High-FRJ School’s goal is to provide academic excellence and learning success for all students. In order to enable each child to maximize his/her potential, we are committed to meeting the needs of all of our learners and providing them with the highest quality education. Our efforts are directed at enhancing the intellectual, physical, emotional, moral, and social growth of each student. We commit ourselves to building an atmosphere that is safe, nurturing, and conducive to learning, so our students will develop the self-esteem, self-discipline, and skills necessary to continue individual growth and to become productive members of society.

Our school is open to the community we serve. We seek to maintain cooperation with parents, community groups, and neighboring universities. The quality of our program reflects the value that our parents and the community place on education.



Our school vision is to provide our students with a quality education that will allow them to excel both academically and socially throughout their educational career and life after graduation.



1. 4-H Club
2. Journalism Club
3. JAG (Jobs for America's Graduates)
4. Spirit Groups: NJH Cheer Squad, NJH Dance Line, NJH Pep Squad
5. Student Leadership 6. Band

1. Indian Basketball
2. Lady Indian Basketball
3. Indian Football
4. NJH-FRJ Track & Field
5. Lady Indian Softball
6. Indian Baseball

Strong Start 

strong start

Natchitoches Junior High - Frankie Ray Jackson is ready to welcome back our students for the 2020-2021 school year. Our primary goal this year is to ensure the safety of all students, faculty and staff. We have been hard at work to ensure our students and faculty have a strong start to this school year. Our school level Strong Start Plan outlines protective measures that will be taken throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check out our Strong Start plan for more information on everything to expect for the 2020-2021 school year.

NJH-FRJ Strong Start Plan 2020-2021

NJH-FRJ Strong Start Video 2020-2021

NJH-FRJ Virtual Open House 2020-2021

Are you interested in bettering Provencal Elementary/Jr. High and Natchitoches Parish Schools? If so, we are looking for you!! NPSB has created advisory councils for our parents, students and teachers to serve on and provide feedback on how to better the district as a whole!

If you are in 7th grade or above, you are eligible to apply for the Student Leadership Council!

If you are interested in being on one of the councils, please fill out an application and email it to Chynna Paris at Chynna.Paris@nat.k12.la.us.

Please refer to these resources for more information about the plans the Natchitoches Parish School Board has implemented to ensure a successful Strong Start for the 2020-2021 school year!

Administrative Staff

Akilah Issac
Assistant Principal
Candance Grayson
Pupil Appraisal
Charlotte Turner
Administrative Assistant
Davin White
Discipline Coordinator
Dr. Charles LaFollette
Jacquetta Tanner
Administrative Assistant



1621 Welch Street
71457 LA
United States

Phone: 318-238-0066

31.7789258, -93.0982763