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Louisiana Department of Education Releases School & District Performance Scores

School and district accountability results show mixed reviews for Jefferson Parish Public Schools based on scores released from the Louisiana Department of Education today. Louisiana’s new accountability formula is now more rigorous than in previous years. The LDOE assigned Jefferson Parish a letter grade of “C” with a District Performance Score (DPS) of 70.6, down […]

JPPSS Arts Students Honor Veterans with Portraits at National WWII Museum

  Combining a vibrant living history lesson with a pallet of patriotism, talented visual arts students from nine Jefferson Parish Public Schools have painted a series of current and former veterans’ portraits which will be on display in the US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center at the National WWII Museum in New Orleans as part […]

Learn Where to Find Your School’s Report Card and What It Means

It’s almost report card day, but not for students. The Louisiana Department of Education is releasing report cards for all our schools and district on November 8th. For families, this is an honest look at the academic status of your child’s school. For educators, the reports will highlight school strengths and areas for improvement. You […]

Watch New KaBOOM! Playground Come to Life at St. Ville Elementary

The students of St. Ville Elementary have a new playground thanks to the generosity of neighbors near and far. KaBOOM! built a kid-inspired playspace along with Target and plenty of dedicated volunteers.

Teacher & Staff Start Times Delayed November 1 Due to Weather Forecast

Due to forecasted severe weather by the National Weather Service during morning commute times, we will adhere to a delayed start time for our elementary/K-8 teachers and central office employees. Parent Teacher Conference times will remain as previously announced. Employees who report to Elementary /K-8 Schools will report at 9:30 a.m. Elementary/K-8 Parent Teacher Conference […]

New Superintendent’s Teacher Council Enhances Educator Influence in JPPSS

Jefferson Parish Public School System teachers have a seat at the table thanks to Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley. The Superintendent’s Teacher Council held its first meeting recently. This new council provides district leaders with stronger teacher perspective. “Our teachers know better than anyone what their students need to be successful,” said Dr. Brumley. “If we […]

Dr. Brumley & West Jefferson High’s Ashleigh Laws Talk Teacher Excellence on WYES

“Why do we want to limit ourselves to the southeastern average? Let’s be above average…We need to pay teachers like the professionals they are.” Dr. Brumley offered insight on teacher pay and other ways we can retain and attract the best educators in Jefferson Parish during a live community forum on WYES. Dr. Brumley is […]

Four JPPSS Schools Win Rau for Art Teacher Assistant Fund Grants

Four Jefferson Parish Public School System art programs are about to get an added boost thanks to the Rau for Art Foundation. Fisher Middle-High, Higgins High, John Ehret High, and Thomas Jefferson High have all been named winners of the 2018-19 Rau for Art Teacher’s Assistance Fund grants. These grants give high school art educators […]

Join Dr. Brumley’s Morning Coffee Chat or Evening Town Hall November 7 in Kenner & Metairie

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 Wednesday, November 7 in Kenner and Metairie. The coffee chat will take place at Girard Playground at 5300 Irving Street in Metairie from 8 to […]

JPPSS Schools & Offices Closed November 6 for Election Day

Schools and offices in the Jefferson Parish Public School System will be closed Tuesday, November 6 for Election Day. Teachers, students, and staff have the day off, but some of our schools will be used as polling locations. JPPSS schools and offices will resume normal operating hours on Wednesday, November 7. For a look at our […]