Ida B. Wells Academic and Performing Arts Complex serves students in Jackson Public Schools in grades 4-12. We are proud to provide students with advanced programs in academics and the arts. Ida B. Wells Elementary School was named in honor of Ida B. Wells. Ms. Wells was born in 1862 in Holly Springs, Mississippi.

For over two decades, the Academic and Performing Arts Complex (APAC) of Jackson Public School District has been implementing and sustaining a vision that was developed in 1980. In 1981, APAC was begun with the aid of an Emergency School Aid Act (ESAA) Magnet Grant. The following mission statement was established in 1981 and remains in effect today:

The Academic and Performing Arts Complex seeks to provide excellence in art and academics by providing intensive training for academically talented students through the provision of a strong scholastic and specialty enrichment program.

Address: 1120 Riverside Dr, Jackson, MS 39202
Phone: (601) 960-5387