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West Bank Boil Advisor Still in Place, JP Schools Will Continue Providing Safe Drinking Water, Food

The Boil Water Advisory for the West Bank of Jefferson Parish (excluding the city of Gretna and Grand Isle) is still in place for February 20. All schools will operate on their normal schedule. Bottled water and safely prepared meals will be delivered to all impacted schools, water fountains shut off, and hand sanitizer placed […]

JP Schools Providing Safe Drinking Water, Food During West Bank Boil Water Advisory

Jefferson Parish Schools officials are providing safe drinking water to all our schools impacted by the boil water advisory for the West Bank of Jefferson Parish. Bottled water and safely prepared meals are being delivered to all impacted schools, water fountains have been shut off, and hand sanitizer is being placed in restrooms. The safety […]

JP Schools Unveils New Strategic Plan “2024: The Future Our Kids Deserve”

Jefferson Parish Schools unveiled a new strategic plan that will set a progressive course for the largest public school system in Louisiana, its 50,000 students, and its 7,000 employees. Over a dozen of those 50,000 students helped JP Schools Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley present the plan during an unveiling at Grace King High. The plan […]

All JPPSS Schools Release Two-and-a-Half Hours Early February 13

The school day will end two-and-a-half hours early on Wednesday, February 13 at all Jefferson Parish Schools. This early release day gives our teachers time during the normal school day for planning and professional development. To see what time your school dismisses, click on one of the links below. Please contact your school with any questions. JPPSS […]

Jefferson Business Leaders Announce Support for May 4 Educator Pay Raise Millage

The Jefferson Chamber of Commerce and the Jefferson Business Council have both announced their support of the Jefferson Parish Public School System educator pay raise millage that will appear on the May 4 ballot. “As the largest school system in Louisiana and the 98th largest in America, we have a responsibility to invest in our […]

Transformation Network Stories: Roosevelt Middle

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 district’s most challenged schools. Stronger results created from thoughtful, strategic approaches are what the students, families, and communities deserve. These are their stories.

“We’re in a fight for kids’ futures:” Dr. Brumley Pens Guest Column for The Advocate

Jefferson Parish Public School System Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley wrote a guest column for The New Orleans Advocate where he outlined the opportunity available to our district to take the lead in urban education and the obligation we have to serve the children of our parish. Click here to read his guest column for The New Orleans Advocate.

JP Schools Announces Principals of the Year

The Jefferson Parish Public School System named its district winners for the Louisiana Department of Education’s Principal of the Year. The following principals are now eligible to become the 2020 Louisiana Principal of the Year. St. Ville Elementary – Terrah Averette-Harrison Marrero Middle – Christina Conforto West Jefferson High – Vanessa Brown-Lewis “When it comes […]

JP Schools Closed Monday, January 21 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Schools and offices in the Jefferson Parish Public School System will be closed on Monday, January 21 to observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. JPPSS will resume its normal school and business hours on Tuesday, January 22. For a look at the entire 2018-19 school calendar, click here to visit our calendar page.

JP Schools Names Teachers of the Year

The Jefferson Parish Public School System named its district winners for the Louisiana Department of Education’s Teacher of the Year. The following teachers are now eligible to become the 2020 Louisiana Teacher of the Year. Teacher of the Year winners are: C.T. Janet Elementary – Jamie Staes Riverdale Middle – Kayla Allen Thomas Jefferson High […]