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Jefferson Elementary, Woodland West Elementary Named December 2018 Campuses of the Month

Congratulations to the staff members at Jefferson Elementary and Woodland West Elementary for being recognized as December 2018 JPPSS Campus of the Month. Woodland West Elementary was honored for the West Bank. Jefferson Elementary won the honor for the East Bank. Each month a committee of five will select an East Bank and West Bank school […]

Join Dr. Brumley’s Morning Coffee Chat or Evening Town Hall January 24 in Kenner

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 Thursday, January 24 in Kenner. The coffee chat will take place at a location to be determined from 8 to 9 a.m. The town hall […]

Transformation Network Stories: Pitre Elementary

Everything that we do, everything that we implement is through the lens of “how will this impact our children.” – Pitre Elementary Principal Wesley Taylor 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 […]

The 128: JP Schools Recognizes Pastor J. Nelson Brown for Mentoring Students

The Jefferson Parish Public School System selected Pastor J. Nelson Brown as its latest honoree of a new recognition program that spotlights community partners. “The 128” recognizes key supporters of JPPSS. These individuals and groups are recognized for their efforts to positively support the system and impact children during the 128 hours a week kids […]

JP Schools Closed for Winter Break December 24 to January 4; Students Return January 8

All schools and administrative offices in the Jefferson Parish Public School System will be closed for winter break December 24 to January 4. Students return Tuesday, January 8. Monday, January 7 is a records day for teachers. Please visit our calendar page for more information on the school calendar for the 2018-19 school year.

All JP Schools Follow Early Release/Exam Schedules December 20 & 21

All schools in the Jefferson Parish Public School System will dismiss students early on Thursday, December 20 and Friday, December 21. All schools will follow their early release/exam days schedule. To see what time your school dismisses, click on one of the links below. Please contact your school with any questions. JPPSS REGULAR & EARLY/EXAM DISMISSAL TIMES […]

Dr. Brumley Gets Board Approval for Educator Pay Raise Plan; Measure Goes Before Voters in May

Jefferson Parish Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley’s plan to increase educator pay was approved by the Jefferson Parish School Board during tonight’s meeting. Three months ago, the board directed Dr. Brumley to develop a compensation plan for consideration. The measure is now turned over to the citizens of Jefferson Parish, who will vote on […]

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 […]