Counselor Wins Award

Jefferson Parish Public School System counselor, Dalia Chatelain, has been named the Multi-Level School Counselor of the Year by the Louisiana Counseling Association at their annual conference earlier this year. “I am honored by this award,” said Chatelain. “As an itinerant ESL (English Second Language) Bilingual Counselor, I have the privilege to observe all levels […]

Watch: Special Halloween Message from Merlin Meza

See below for a special Halloween message from Merlin Meza:

Tropical Storm Karen Information

UPDATE (Oct 6, 11:23 a.m.) — Grand Isle School will resume classes tomorrow, Monday, October 7, 2013, under normal operating hours, along with all other JPPSS schools and offices. UPDATE (Oct 4, 3:10 p.m.) — Violence Prevention Classes scheduled to be held tomorrow, Saturday October 5, at West Jefferson HS and Riverdale HS have been cancelled due to the […]

Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program

Announcing the launch of the 2014-2015 Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching (DA) Program Online Application for K-12 teachers! Eligible applicants: Primary and/or secondary classroom teacher Guidance counselor Curriculum specialist Curriculum head Talented and Gifted coordinator Special Education coordinator Media specialist/librarian You may be eligible to participate in a unique international professional development opportunity for 3-4 […]

Chevron’s Fuel Your School Program Provides Funding for Teachers

This fall, Chevron’s Fuel Your School program will support public education in St. Tammany, Orleans, Plaquemines, St Bernard, Lafourche, Terrebonne, Lafayette, Jefferson and Vermillion parishes by helping K-12 educators, receive funding for eligible classroom projects – ranging from pencils to microscope slides, and even live tarantulas for use with biology lessons – through, an […]

August Message from the Superintendent: Welcome Back!

Meet Our Newest Principals

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) has named 14 new principals for the 2013-2014 school year. “We are fortunate to welcome these leaders into new roles, and we are confident that we’ve again found the best candidates to continue our work of delivering high quality education that meets the needs of every student in […]

JPPSS Announces New Principal Appointments for 2013-2014 School Year

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) today announced new principal appointments for the 2013-14 school year. “We are excited to have these talented men and women bring their instructional expertise and experience in service of our students, families, and community,” said Superintendent Dr. James Meza, Jr. “We are confident that we have found the […]

2013 Test Score Results Demonstrate Continued Improvement in Jefferson Parish Public Schools

Newly released 2013 test scores for elementary and middle schools demonstrate continued improvements for the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS), with the overall percentage of students in grades 3 to 8 scoring basic and above increasing in all tested subjects. The district’s average percent of students scoring basic and above in 2013 increased to […]

JPPSS Announces Talent Management Strategy to Recruit and Retain Top Teachers

In order to strengthen its teaching ranks, the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) has developed a talent management strategy that focuses on recruiting, training, and retaining top teachers for the 2013-14 school year. “Our teachers are one of the most important factors in ensuring that children receive an education that will prepare them for […]