All District and School Offices Closed May 27 for Memorial Day

All district and school offices in Jefferson Parish Schools will be closed Monday, May 27, 2019 for Memorial Day. The district will resume its normal summer vacation hours Tuesday, May 28. Early registration for 2019-20 will take place June 3-7. Click here to see the full JP Schools calendar.

Apply for our Remaining Advanced Study Academies Openings June 3-14

Jefferson Parish Schools will hold a second Advanced Study Academies application window from June 3-14. This two-week window is for ASAs that still have openings for the 2019-20 school year. Admission for 2019-20 has been completed for grades pre-k through 3. To see which schools have openings, visit or call 504-349-7792. This window is only […]

Ford Middle Renamed Emmett Gilbert School of Excellence at Ford

The Jefferson Parish School Board unanimously voted to change the name of Ford Middle to the Emmett Gilbert School of Excellence at Ford. The change will take effect for the 2019-20 school year when Ford Middle is converted into a PK-8 school, which will serve students in grades pre-kindergarten through eight. Ford Middle currently serves […]

JP Schools Appoints New Chief Student Support Officer

Jefferson Parish Schools exists to provide the education our students deserve to succeed in life and make our world a better place. To achieve this mission requires talented educators at all levels of the organization. JP Schools Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley has announced the appointment of Ajit “A.J.” Pethe as Chief Student Support Officer. Pethe […]

Graduation Rate Increases in Jefferson Parish Schools

The Louisiana Department of Education announced graduation outcomes for the Class of 2018 today and Jefferson Parish Schools’ graduation rate improved by 1.6%. The district’s 2018 cohort graduation rate is 73.4. That’s a jump from 71.8% the previous year. “This is an increase worth celebrating, as it means more students earned their high school diploma […]

JP Schools Launches Strategic Plan for English Language Learners

Jefferson Parish Schools is adopting a new approach to educating its growing number of students who do not speak English as their first language. The district launched an English Language Learner (ELL) strategic plan that will go into effect for the 2019-20 school year. “We believe every child can learn at a high level and […]

Three JP Schools Students Win $20,000 Allstate Sugar Bowl Scholarships

West Jefferson High senior Tyruss Gayden, Thomas Jefferson High senior William Harper, and Higgins High senior Kenny-Khai Vo were announced as three of the four winners of $20,000 college scholarships from the Allstate Sugar Bowl. The three students received the news at the 2019 Awards Luncheon of the Allstate Sugar Bowl Chapter of the National […]

Four More JP Schools Students Named National Merit Scholars

Four Jefferson Parish Schools students have been named National Merit $2500 Scholarship winners by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Haynes Academy’s Cecilia LaFosse and Neelambar Mondal and Patrick F. Taylor Academy’s Tyler Barrios and Zoey Prado were chosen from a national talent pool of more than 15,000 Finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Haynes […]

Dandridge Town Hall Meetings Scheduled for May 13th & 20th

The meetings will take place May 13th at G. T. Woods Elementary and May 20th at Higgins High School. Both meetings will be from 6 to 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

Jefferson Parish Voters Say Yes to Educator Pay Raise Millage

Dear JP Schools Family, A strong public school system has the transformational power to not only move kids forward, but to lift up an entire community. Today the citizens of Jefferson Parish displayed their confidence in our direction – and in you – by approving a millage increase to provide pay raises for teachers and […]