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JPPSS Hosts Back to School Event August 5 at the Oakwood Center

The Jefferson Parish Public School System invites families to “Explore Our Services” during its special event at the Oakwood Center on Saturday, August 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. JPPSS staff will be at the mall to speak with parents and community members about back to school topics, as well as the many resources […]

JPPSS Pre-K Application Period Reopens for 2017-18

The third lottery for the Jefferson Parish Early Childhood Collaborative system was run on July 10. Eligible applications were placed in sites with open seats or put on waiting lists for sites that were full. Parents with applications run in the recent lottery must log in to their account at jeffersonchild.com and electronically claim their child’s placement […]

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JPPSS Graduation Rate Grows as More Students Earned Advanced Credentials

More students are graduating in the Jefferson Parish Public School System and more of those graduates are earning advanced credentials. The Louisiana Department of Education released its district and state graduation rates for the 2015-16 school year today. The high school graduation rate for the class of 2016 in the Jefferson Parish Public School System […]

JPPSS Offices Open, Student Activities & Classes Closed Thursday, June 22

All Jefferson Parish Public School System administrative offices will reopen on Thursday, June 22. All summer school classes, summer camps, Extended School Year (ESY) programs, driver’s education classes, and other student activities are still canceled through Thursday, June 22. For further updates, continue to visit jpschools.org, download our free mobile app, or follow the district […]

Kindergarten Students Switch to Purple Uniform Shirts Starting in 2017-18

The Jefferson Parish School Board approved a new policy that will impact all of the district’s kindergarten students starting next school year. Jefferson Parish Public School System kindergarten students will wear purple uniform shirts, regardless of their school’s color, beginning in 2017-18. This change will help school staff better identify kindergarten students and support the […]

Five More JPPSS Students Named National Merit Scholars

The number of 2017 National Merit Scholars from the Jefferson Parish Public School System continues to grow following the latest announcement of winners from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Five JPPSS students have been named college-sponsored Merit Scholarship recipients. Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy student Henry M. Hazlett and Haynes Academy students Parker […]

JPPSS Compliance Office Call Center Answers Your School Questions

Students may be out for summer vacation, but when it comes to assisting parents with questions about the upcoming school year…the Jefferson Parish Public School System is open for business The JPPSS Compliance Office Call Center is open and available to assist customers Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The phone number […]

May 26 is the Last Day of School for Students

Friday, May 26 is the last day of the 2016-17 school year.  The 2017-18 school year starts on August 10 for students in grades 1-12 and August 15 or 16 (depending on your school) for students in Pre-K and kindergarten. Here are some links to important information that you may find useful in the coming […]

Advanced Study Academies Application Window Extended to June 26