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JPPSS Students Named Jobs for America’s Graduates State Officers

A pair of Jefferson Parish Public School System students have been selected to represent their peers on the state level. The Louisiana Department of Education named Higgins High student Zireia Jones and John Ehret High student Dajanique Wilson state officers in the Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) program. The high school seniors are both active […]

JPPSS Announces Principals of the Year

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) named its district winners for the Louisiana Department of Education’s Principal of the Year. The following principals are now eligible to become the 2019 Louisiana Principal of the Year. Principal of the Year winners are: Washington Elementary STEM School – Darlene Turnbull Chateau Estates School – Colleen Winkler […]

Register for JPPSS Adult Education Classes January 3 & 4

The Jefferson Parish Public School System Work Ready U Adult Education Program is offering free day and night classes. Registration takes place January 3 and 4. Classes begin January 8. Classes are offered in a variety of skills, including English as a Second Language, adult basic education, English literacy, family literacy, high school equivalency, career […]

JPPSS Facilities Master Plan Community Meetings January 8-11

The Jefferson Parish Public School System wants your input as it builds for the future. The district will host a second round of community meetings for the public to consider renovation/build options to be included in the final JPPSS Facilities Master Plan. These meetings will be led by the education consulting group MGT. Each meeting […]

JPPSS Schools and Offices will be Open Friday, December 8, 2017

The Jefferson Parish Public School System will be open tomorrow, Friday, December 8, 2017. After several updates from the National Weather Service and the Jefferson Parish Emergency Management Department, it has been determined that the inclement weather is not predicted to negatively impact the south shore. We will operate on our normal schedule.

We Need Your Input: JPPSS Nov. 18 Millage Communications Survey

Take a few minutes to help us prepare for the next JPPSS millage. The JPPSS Communications Department created a brief survey about the various communications used to inform the public about the November 18 employee raise millage. Please share your open and honest feedback. These confidential responses will be used to improve future efforts. Click […]

Birney Elementary, Livaudais Middle Named Dec. 2017 JPPSS Campuses of the Month

Congratulations to the staff members at Alice Birney Elementary and Livaudais Middle for being recognized as December 2017 JPPSS Campus of the Month. Birney Elementary won the honor for the East Bank. Livaudais Middle was honored for the West Bank. Each month a committee of five will select an East Bank and West Bank school and showcase […]

JPPSS Schools and Offices Closed for Winter Break December 21 – January 2; Students Return January 4

All JPPSS schools and administrative offices will be closed for winter break from Thursday, December 21, 2017 to Tuesday, January 2, 2018. In addition, Wednesday, 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 2017-18 school year. Happy holidays!

Half Day for All JPPSS Students on Wednesday, December 20

All JPPSS middle and high school students (grades 6-12) will be dismissed early due to exams on Tuesday, December 19 and Wednesday, December 20. This includes students in grades 6-8 who attend PreK-8 and PreK-12 schools. Students in grades PreK-5 will also be dismissed early on Wednesday, December 20. Students in grades PreK-5 will follow […]

Thomas Jefferson High Senior Wins Annual Finance Department Art Contest

A life-long passion continues to pay in a big way for a Thomas Jefferson High art student. Senior Kayla Johnson is the winner of the annual Jefferson Parish Public School System Finance Department art contest. Johnson’s artwork will appear on the cover of the school system’s annual financial report, which will be seen by leaders […]