Pierre Laclede Junior Career Academy

Achieving Excellence

Where to Find Us


    Lacelde 5821 Kennerly Ave.
    St. Louis, MO 63112
    Office 314-385-0546
    Fax 314-385-7294 or 314-244-1809
    Principal: Dr. DaMaris White
    Hours: 8:05am - 3:02pm
    Grades: PK-8 


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Principal's Corner

  • Welcome to the Pierre Laclede Jr. Career Academy!


    Dear Pierre Laclede Family,

    I want to officially welcome all of you to the 2017-2018 School Year! Summer has come and gone and we must now move forward with an exciting transition. I am extremely pleased to introduce and welcome all of you to Pierre Laclede Jr. Career Academy.    

    This electrifying journey allows for the continuation of a rich history; but moving in a new direction. As a Junior Career Academy, we will strive to ensure every student experiences intentional high levels of academic achievement in a positive, nurturing, and safe learning environment where diversity is valued, respected, and celebrated. 

    Pierre Laclede Junior Career Academy is committed to integrating social-emotional learning with purposeful, rigorous academics by changing the narrative to achieve a culture of college and career readiness.  There are many new programs that will be introduced this year that will allow our scholars to explore their skill-set and promote critical problem solving. 

    I am privileged to have the opportunity to return this school year as your Principal Leader and I feel honored to work with our highly qualified and dedicated staff, our wonderful scholars, and all of the supportive parents and community stakeholders.  The elementary years are critical times of development for students and families and I look forward in working with all of you to make this academic year successful. As a lifelong learner, I am committed to both supporting our students and families and fostering a love for learning. 

    Again, welcome to Pierre Laclede Jr. Career Academy – “Where we are Intentional about Changing the Narrative.”

    Yours in Education,

    Dr. White

School Data

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  • We enjoyed celebrating the young men of PLJCA this week with our Boys Rock Week!

    For more photos, see our album

    Boys Rock Luncheon

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  • We continued our celebration of student success with visits from the Bubble Bus and the Kona Ice Truck! What a fun day!


    Bubble Bus Kona Ice Truck

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  • Students celebrated the end of the year with a special visit from the Me 2 You Game Truck. We are so proud of all that they have achieved this school year!


    Sign  Students playing video games

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  • Officially kicking off the rest of MAP testing season with another MAP rally! We are so excited to wish our 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th graders well as they show what they know on the MAP test!!

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  • Kicking off the MAP testing window in style with a MAP rally! Our fifth graders rocked their science tests today, and we can't wait to see how well everyone else performs in the coming weeks!

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  • A special shout out to Ms. Francelle Barry for organizing our PLJCA Career Day! Students enjoyed learning all about different careers and asking lots of questions.

    Career Day banner Learning about careers

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  • Congratulations to Ms. Jyana Booker, our fourth published journalist in Academy Journalism. Jyana's story on Dr. Jason Purnell, "Researching ways to help young people, Jason Q. Purnell of For the Sake of All-through the eyes of a young person", can be found in the March 29, 2018 edition of the  St. Louis American or by clicking this link:

    Researching ways to help young people, Jason Q. Purnell of For the Sake of All – through the eyes of a young person

    Jyana poses with her article




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  • Congratulations to our very own Ms. Kelly Walsh for being named the SLPS Fine Arts Teacher of the Year! We are so proud of Ms. Walsh and all of her hard work!

    Celebrating Ms. Walsh

    Ms. Walsh Ms. Walsh and her parents Ms. Walsh with some of her students

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  • Students who had good attendance and behavior for 3rd Quarter spent one of their last days before Spring Break at Sports Fusion in Chesterfield!

    For more photos, check out our album! Sports Fusion Field Trip


    Mini Golf Obstacle Course Laser Tag Champions

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  • PLJCA principal, Dr. DaMaris White, has partnered with St. Louis American editor Chris King to start a boys' club at our school. Male students in 5th and 6th grade meet every Thursday afternoon with positive male role-models in the community. They learn about creativity, with the hope that the club will help mediate problems of fighting and disruptive behavior at school.

    Principal at Pierre Laclede Junior Career Academy tries creativity club to inspire boys

    Boys meet at a tree on the PLJCA playground

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