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Three JPPSS Students Win $2500 National Merit Scholarships

Three Jefferson Parish Public School System students have been named National Merit $2500 Scholarship winners by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Alaa N. Malik and Allie Sigur from Haynes Academy and Stefan L. Suazo of Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy are three of the nation’s 2,500 Merit Scholar designees. They were chosen from […]

JPPSS High School Graduations Start May 13 for Class of 2017

The Jefferson Parish Public School System 2017 high school graduation schedule begins on Saturday, May 13 and concludes Sunday, May 28. A total of 13 JPPSS high schools will hold graduation ceremonies. Four graduations will be held at the Alario Center and eight will be held at the Pontchartrain Center. Grand Isle School will hold […]

Lt. Governor, Bayou Segnette Put JPPSS Artists on Display in New Cabins

The artwork of Jefferson Parish Public School System students will soon be on display for visitors from around the globe the enjoy. Sixteen students from six JPPSS high schools earned top prize in the Bayou Segnette art competition. The winning pieces by these young artists will be placed in the new rental cabins at Bayou Segnette […]

Alexander, Audubon Redistricting & Bunche Attendance Zone Public Hearings May 9

The Jefferson Parish School Board will hold two public hearings on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 to consider a redistricting proposal for Alexander Elementary and Audubon Elementary. The board will also consider a proposal outlining the attendance zone for Ralph J. Bunche Elementary, which will reopen for the 2017-18 school year. The public hearings will begin […]

Riviere Elementary Students Explore Bucktown Culture Through Ogden Program

Over 250 students at Riviere Elementary got the chance to express their creativity while also celebrating the culture of the school’s Bucktown neighborhood. The school was selected to participate in the Ogden Museum of Southern Art’s residency program, Artist and Sense of Place. Students worked with a professional artists to create pieces that were then […]

JPPSS Celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week May 1-5

Message from the Superintendent: May 2017

What makes a good teacher… What are the qualities needed to transform a classroom into a home and a school community into a family… Teacher Appreciation Week is May first through fifth. We honor teachers and celebrate the lasting contribution they make to all our lives. Thank you to all of our educators! You make […]

Celebrate Head Start Fundraiser Night with the Baby Cakes May 5

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo and support a great cause with the Jefferson Chamber, Jefferson Parish, and the New Orleans Baby Cakes! Bring the family for a night of baseball as those organizations recognize Head Start for its local programs. Head Start Fundraiser Night is Friday, May 5 at 7 p.m. when the Baby Cakes take on […]

Register for JPPSS Summer Arts Camp Now Through May 16

The Jefferson Parish Public School System and Title I offer a unique, three-week summer program for students in grades 2-7. Registration for the JPPSS Summer Arts Camp is open now through May 16. The JPPSS Summer Arts Camp will be available on both sides of the river from June 5-23.  The East Bank campus is […]

U.S. News & World Report National Rankings Feature Four JPPSS High Schools

U.S. News & World Report released its 2017 Best High Schools rankings and four schools in the Jefferson Parish Public School System made the national list. Those schools are: • Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies: awarded a gold medal, ranked second in Louisiana and 114 nationally • Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy: awarded […]