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Ruppel Academy Nationally Recognized for Outstanding Academic Performance

Ruppel Academy for Advanced Studies in Gretna has been named a National ESEA Distinguished School for outstanding academic performance. The Louisiana Department of Education selected Ruppel Academy to be recognized under the category for exceptional student performance. “The work taking place at Ruppel Academy deserves this national spotlight,” said JPPSS Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley. “The […]

New JP Schools Leadership Pipeline Develops Future Principals

Jefferson Parish Public Schools has launched a new program aimed at developing a deeper pool of leaders from within the district. Operation: LEAD is an aspiring leaders cohort for current JPPSS educators interested in becoming principals. It was created to build stronger leader pipelines for employees and to give the district a deeper bench of […]

$2.3 Million Grant Awarded to Young Audiences of Louisiana Boosts Arts Education at Six JP Schools

Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley and Young Audiences National Executive Director David Dik announced that six JPPSS schools are taking part in a new 4-year, $2.3 million grant awarded to Young Audiences of Louisiana (YALA) to create an arts-integrated educational model that advances student achievement. The six schools to benefit […]

John Ehret High Football Coach Speaks to QB Club Ahead of State Semifinal

The John Ehret High football team is one win away from the Class 5A state championship game and a trip to the Superdome. Standing in their way is top-seeded West Monroe High. The Patriots travel to West Monroe for the Class 5A semifinals Friday night. John Ehret High head coach Marcus Scott spoke to the […]

Jefferson Parish Early Childhood Collaborative Coordinated Funding Request Available for Public Comment

The Jefferson Early Childhood Collaborative invites the public to review and make comments on the Common Funding Application for the 2019-2020 school year. Comments will be accepted until 12:00 noon on Friday, November 30, 2018. All comments should be emailed to ecnetwork@jppss.k12.la.us. The Common Funding Request of the Jefferson Parish Early Childhood Collaborative Network was […]

Louisiana Department of Education Names 13 JPPSS Schools Equity Honorees

Thirteen schools in the Jefferson Parish Public School System have been named Equity Honorees by the Louisiana Department of Education. Equity Honorees performed in the 90th percentile or above for students with disabilities, economically disadvantaged students, and/or English learners. These schools also did not earn any Urgent Intervention Required labels for student groups and/or discipline. […]

ESL Parent Center Hosts Workshop on JPPSS Policies & Procedures

The Jefferson Parish Public School System Office of English Language Learners is offering a workshop on JPPSS policies and procedures. This free class will be offered December 7 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Paul Emenes Building at 822 S. Clearview Parkway in Harahan. We will talk about the policies established by state law, […]

Drinking Water Tested & Safe at JPPSS Schools; Media Report Claiming “Failed” Tests is Inaccurate

A recent media report incorrectly stated that a number of JPPSS schools “failed” tests for lead in water. Our district follows federal guidelines set by the Environmental Protection Agency for water quality. The report did not use these federal guidelines. It used recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics. JPPSS contracted with an independent environmental […]

Join Dr. Brumley’s Morning Coffee Chat or Evening Town Hall December 11 in Metairie & Jefferson

Jefferson Parish Public School System Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley will continue his conversations with educators and the community by hosting a morning coffee chat and an evening town hall on Tuesday, December 11 in Metairie and Jefferson. The coffee chat will take place at Pontiff Playground at 1521 Palm Street in Metairie from 8 to […]

Transformation Network Stories: Woodmere Elementary

From the teachers and students to the parents and cafeteria workers, everyone at Woodmere Elementary notices a difference in the school this year. In the spring of 2018, Jefferson Parish Public School System leaders created a Transformation Network designed to rapidly improve student outcomes in 10 of the district’s most challenged schools. Stronger results created […]