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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.

JPPSS Schools and Offices Closed for Winter Break December 22 – January 2

All JPPSS schools and administrative offices will be closed for winter break from Wednesday, December 22, 2016 to Monday, January 2, 2017. In addition, Tuesday, January 3 will be a records day for teachers, with no school for students. Please visit our calendar page for more information on the school calendar for the 2016-2017 school year. […]

Riviere Elementary, St. Ville Elementary Named JPPSS December Campuses of the Month

Congratulations to the staff members at Riviere Elementary and St. Ville Elementary for being recognized as December 2016 JPPSS Campus of the Month. Riviere Elementary won the honor for the East Bank. St. Ville Elementary was honored for the West Bank. Each month a committee of five will select an East Bank and West Bank school and showcase a […]

Two JPPSS Teachers Named Educators of the Year for Classroom Technology

The Louisiana Association of Computer Using Educators (LACUE) awarded its top honors to a pair of educators in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS). Bissonet Plaza Elementary Media Specialist and Technology Coordinator Christine Smith Dauterive is the Louisiana Leader of the Year.  Metairie Academy fourth grade teacher Claudia Suazo is the Louisiana Elementary Teacher of the […]

JPPSS Finance Department Uses its Annual Report to Showcase Student Artwork

One of the many talented students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) will soon have her work seen by leaders in the district and from across the state. East Jefferson High freshman Tailee Melara is the winner of the annual JPPSS Finance Department art contest. Melara’s artwork will appear on the cover of the school […]