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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 […]

Take Our Stakeholder Survey About Strategic Plan Priorities

Over the last year, we’ve talked with and listened to students, families, employees, and community members about the future of Jefferson Parish Public Schools. Based on your feedback, we’ve drafted the following six priorities we believe reflect those important conversations and help us get better outcomes for all our students. As we’re finalizing our strategic […]

See the 2019-20 JP Schools Calendar

The Jefferson Parish School Board approved the 2019-20 academic calendar during its January 10 meeting. Click here to download the 2019-20 academic calendar The calendar meets all state requirements, maximizes the amount of uninterrupted instructional time, and provides teachers with the opportunity to grow through effective professional development. Some highlights include: Teachers start August 5. […]

Jefferson Parish School Board Swearing-In Ceremony Wednesday, January 9

The Jefferson Parish Public School System will hold a swearing-in ceremony for its nine board members on Wednesday, January 9 at 6 p.m. at the JPPSS Administration Building at 501 Manhattan Blvd. in Harvey. A Special Session meeting will follow the swearing-in ceremony. The school board will select its 2019 officers during the Special Session. The […]

2019-20 JP Schools Calendar Survey Open Until January 4

Top Growth Talk: JP Schools Principals’ Roundtable

Schools that make academic gains have at least three things in common: effective leadership, quality instructors, and high expectations for everyone in the building. Listen as JP Schools Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley sits down with principals from four of the district’s top growth schools. Washington Elementary Principal Darlene Turnbull, St. Ville Elementary Principal Terrah Averette-Harrison, […]