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Top Talent Teacher Cohort Applications

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) is now accepting applications for the district’s prestigious Early Decision Top Talent Teacher Cohort (T3 Cohort). This cohort will consist of a select group of highly effective educators who will go through an early selection process with the district. The cohort is designed to continue cultivating teacher quality […]

JPPSS Closed Monday, January 16 in Observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Schools and offices in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) will be closed on Monday, January 16 to observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. JPPSS will resume its normal school and business hours on Tuesday, January 17. For a look at the entire 2016-17 school calendar, click here to visit our calendar page.

JPPSS to Hold Magnet and Academics Programs Showcase on Feb. 1 and 2

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) has announced dates for its magnet, charter, career, and academic programs showcase for the 2017-18 school year. The meetings will take place on the following dates: Wednesday, February 1 | Riverdale High (240 Riverdale Drive in Jefferson) Thursday, February 2 | JPPSS Administration Building (501 Manhattan Blvd. in Harvey) The meetings for […]

Final Late Take-In Day of 2016-17 Scheduled Wednesday, January 25

Clancy-Maggiore Elementary, McDonogh No. 26 Elementary Named January 2017 Campuses of the Month

Congratulations to the staff members at Clancy-Maggiore Elementary School for the Arts and McDonogh No. 26 Elementary for being recognized as January 2017 JPPSS Campus of the Month. Clancy-Maggiore Elementary won the honor for the East Bank. McDonogh No. 26 Elementary was honored for the West Bank. Each month a committee of five will select an East Bank and West Bank […]

JPPSS Names Elementary, Middle, and High School Teachers of the Year

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) named its district winners for the Louisiana Department of Education’s 2018 Teacher of the Year. Harold Keller Elementary’s Doha Mosrie, Stella Worley Middle’s La Donna Smith, and Bonnabel Magnet Academy High’s Melissa Sallinger each received this prestigious honor. The three JPPSS educators are now eligible to become the […]

JPPSS Announces Elementary, Middle, and High School Principals of the Year

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) has named its district winners for the Louisiana Department of Education’s 2018 Principal of the Year. Gretna No. 2 Academy’s Tamara Warner, Rudolph Matas School’s Patricia Helmstetter, and Haynes Academy’s Karla Russo each received this prestigious honor. The three JPPSS educators are now eligible to become 2018 Louisiana […]

JPPSS Seeks High Quality Charter Operators for 2017 Charter Application Cycle

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) is now seeking charter applications from high quality operators to bring additional educational options to Jefferson Parish. The district invites charter operators who are interested in turning around existing schools, as well as establishing brand new schools, to submit applications for the 2017 application cycle. Through a continued […]

Record number of JPPSS Students Awarded Full Tuition College Scholarships through The Posse Foundation

Fifteen students from the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) have been awarded four-year, full tuition scholarships from The Posse Foundation, including students from Bonnabel Magnet Academy High, Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies, Helen Cox High, John Ehret High, L.W. Higgins High, Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy, Riverdale High, Thomas Jefferson High, and […]

Ellender School will be Closed on Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Ellender School will be closed on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 due to a water main break outside of the school. Only Ellender School administrators and custodial staff should report to school on Wednesday, December 21. Exams will be rescheduled when school resumes on Wednesday, January 4, 2017.