2018-19 Pre-Kindergarten Registration Closes May 10

Pre-kindergarten registration for the 2018-19 school year closes May 10th at midnight in Jefferson Parish. If you have any questions, please email Please click here for more information about the registration process and the JPPSS Pre-Kindergarten Department.

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ESL Parent Center Hosts Child Abuse Prevention Workshop March 6

The Jefferson Parish Public School System Office of English Language Learners ESL Parent Center invites parents to a special workshop aimed at preventing child abuse. The guest speaker will be CASA Advocate Trainer and certified Darkness to Light Facilitator Maria Cortes. The workshop will take place on March 6 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. […]

Black History Month Essay Contest Winner at Schneckenburger Elementary

Schneckenburger Elementary student Angelina Monroy is the fifth grade female winner of the Black History Month Essay Contest sponsored by the New Orleans Pelicans. Students were asked to write an essay answering the question: “What does Black History Month mean to you and how can you create history in your community?” As a winner of […]

View Our 2018-19 Academic Calendar

The Jefferson Parish School Board approved the 2018-19 academic calendar during its February 7 meeting. You can see the entire calendar by clicking here to visit our calendar page, or by downloading the calendar at the link below. 2018-19 JPPSS Academic Calendar The calendar meets all state requirements and maximizes the amount of uninterrupted instructional […]

JPPSS Announces Inclement Weather Make-Up Days

The Jefferson Parish School Board approved the district’s plan to make up the instructional minutes lost due to inclement weather. The school board approved the following changes to the 2017-18 calendar during its February 7 meeting. February 19 to May 15: Schools will add 10 minutes to the instructional day by taking time from a […]

JPPSS Schools and Offices Closed for Mardi Gras Break February 12-16

The Jefferson Parish Public School System will be closed for Mardi Gras Break Monday, February 12 through Friday, February 16, 2018. Schools and offices will reopen on Monday, February 19. Click here to see where our students will be marching during Mardi Gras season. Click here to see our entire calendar.

JPPSS Hosts 2018 Regional Career Expo February 23

Students from the Jefferson Parish Public School System, Plaquemines Parish School Board, St. Bernard Parish School District, and St. Charles Parish Public Schools will explore career opportunities at the 2018 Regional Career Expo February 23 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the UNO Lakefront Arena. Around 3,000 high school career and technical education (CTE) students […]

Louisiana Celebrates Literacy Week February 11-17

Governor John Bel Edwards has proclaimed Literacy Week in Louisiana February 11-17. Literacy Week is an opportunity to promote and recognize the importance of literacy in Louisiana and participate in programs, ceremonies, and activities targeted at giving children and young adults the gift, joy, and promise of reading. Earlier this school year, the Jefferson Parish Public […]

JPPSS Posse Scholars Earn Full Scholarships to Select Colleges & Universities

A record number of students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System earned full scholarships to some of the nation’s top colleges and universities when the Posse Foundation announced its latest class of Posse Scholars. Seventeen students from JPPSS were awarded four-year, full tuition scholarships to select colleges and universities. The students attend nine different […]