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All JPPSS Schools Release Two-and-a-Half Hours Early September 19

The school day will end two-and-a-half hours early on Wednesday, September 19 at all Jefferson Parish Public School System schools. This early release day gives our teachers time during the normal school day for planning and professional development. JPPSS will also hold early release days for professional development on October 31 and February 13. To […]

JPPSS Awarded Millions to Address Student Mental Health

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) is being awarded $2.75 million to better serve the mental health needs of its students and families. The Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) announced the state is the recipient of a $9 million grant to expand mental health services to students to support health development and prevent youth violence. […]

Transformation Network Stories: Stella Worley Middle

“At struggling schools, we make students understand that it is worthy and worth doing a good job because you are going to be celebrated.” – Worley Middle Principal Michelle Biagas 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 […]

33 JPPSS Students Named National Merit Semifinalists

Thirty-three students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) have been named Semifinalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. Haynes Academy leads the way in JPPSS and the state. Their school record 24 National Merit Semifinalists is the most in Louisiana for a public school. Patrick F. Taylor Academy has a school record […]

Seven JPPSS Schools Recognized for Top Growth in Louisiana

The Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) acknowledged seven schools in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) for demonstrating strong student growth. The JPPSS top growth schools are: Haynes Academy, Keller Elementary, McDonogh 26 Elementary, Patrick F. Taylor Academy, Schneckenburger Elementary, St. Ville Elementary, and Washington Elementary. These schools were among 15 recognized by the […]

50,000 Reasons Our Work Matters: Bridgedale Elementary’s Cody Williams

Message from Dr. Brumley: “School closure decisions…never easy”

Jefferson Parish Schools Family, I hope this finds you well. Thankfully, we were spared fromTropical Storm (TS) Gordon, realizing our neighbors in Mississippi are experiencing the brunt of impact and aftermath. We keep them in our thoughts and prayers. Unfortunately, we lost two days of instruction this week as our schools were closed on both […]

Dr. Brumley Visits Half-a-Dozen Campuses for First Day of School

“We have 50,000 reasons to get the first day of school absolutely correct here in Jefferson Parish Public Schools.” JPPSS Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley Dr. Brumley spent his first, first day of school as our superintendent with the people who matter most…our students and teachers. Follow along as he visited half a dozen campuses on […]

JPPSS Schools and Offices Closed September 5; Set to Reopen September 6

All Jefferson Parish Public School System schools and administration buildings will be closed Wednesday, September 5, 2018 due to the unknown overnight impact of Tropical Storm Gordon. JPPSS students and employees should not report to school or work on September 5. All JPPSS schools and administration buildings will reopen on their normal schedule Thursday, September […]

Plenty to Get Excited About Following Discovery Days at Allen Ellender School

“I’ve seen an area where we can really lead in this state and in this nation.” JPPSS Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley Dr. Brumley had reason to be excited following his first Discovery Day of the 2018-19 school year. He spent the day in District 3 and at Allen Ellender School listening to students, parents, teachers, […]