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Fisher Middle-High, Kerner Elementary, & Grand Isle School to Reopen July 16

Fisher Middle-High, Kerner Elementary, and Grand Isle School will reopen and resume their normal summer schedules Tuesday, July 16. With the reopening of these three schools, all Jefferson Parish Schools and offices are now reopened and fully operational.

JP Schools Recognized with Four National School Communications Awards

The work Jefferson Parish Schools does to tell the stories of its students, teachers, and schools is being recognized on the national level. The JP Schools Strategy Department received four awards from the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA). JP Schools was recognized with a Golden Achievement Award for the work building stakeholder support to create […]

JP Finance Authority Launches Homeowner Grant for Teachers & Education Professionals

The Jefferson Parish Finance Authority (JPFA) celebrates National Homeownership Month this June by announcing the launch of Heroes to Homeowners, a new $2500 grant now available for all teachers, education professionals, and first responders, including but not limited to police and fire who wish to purchase a home in Jefferson Parish. The JPFA is proud […]

Summer Professional Development Opportunities Available for JP Schools Teachers

The school year may be over, but our educators are still hard at work getting better for their kids. Jefferson Parish Schools is offering a full calendar of professional development opportunities this summer for its teachers and school leaders. See below for a list of available courses for teachers. This list is current as of […]

JP Schools Family Deeply Saddened By The Passing of Isaac G. Joseph

Jefferson Parish Schools is deeply saddened by the passing of former superintendent and veteran educator Isaac G. Joseph. Joseph was the first African American superintendent of JP Schools. He led the district from 2015-2018. Joseph started his career in education in 1986 as a teacher for JP Schools. The experience he gained over the next […]

All District and School Offices Closed May 27 for Memorial Day

All district and school offices in Jefferson Parish Schools will be closed Monday, May 27, 2019 for Memorial Day. The district will resume its normal summer vacation hours Tuesday, May 28. Early registration for 2019-20 will take place June 3-7. Click here to see the full JP Schools calendar.

Jefferson Parish Voters Say Yes to Educator Pay Raise Millage

Dear JP Schools Family, A strong public school system has the transformational power to not only move kids forward, but to lift up an entire community. Today the citizens of Jefferson Parish displayed their confidence in our direction – and in you – by approving a millage increase to provide pay raises for teachers and […]

New Principal Appointment Announced for Harold Keller Elementary

Jefferson Parish Schools leadership has appointed Jessica Smith as the principal of Harold Keller Elementary for the 2019-20 school year. Current Keller Elementary Principal Barbara Hodgson has announced her retirement following this school year. Click here to see the full list of principals for 2019-20. Keller Elementary: Jessica Smith Jessica Smith is currently a school […]

All JP Schools will Operate on a Half-Day Schedule April 18, 2019

Due to the threat of severe weather, all Jefferson Parish Schools will operate on a half-day schedule Thursday, April 18, 2019. The National Weather Service and local meteorologists are forecasting an enhanced risk of dangerous winds and strong tornadic activity Thursday, specifically around regular dismissal time for our schools. Thursday’s storm also brings the heightened […]

JP Schools Employee Night with the New Orleans Pelicans

Jefferson Parish Night with the Pelicans will be held March 28 at 7 p.m. at the New Orleans Pelicans vs. the Sacramento Kings game in the Smoothie King Center. When you purchase a ticket to the game, you will receive a package which includes: Jrue Holiday jersey with each purchase of a lower level ticket ($79). Post-game photo […]