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Ten JPPSS Students Named 2018 National Merit Semifinalists

Ten students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) have been named Semifinalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. “Congratulations to each of these students for being recognized among the very best in the nation,” said JPPSS Superintendent Isaac G. Joseph. “We are proud to have them represent Jefferson Parish and wish them […]

JPPSS Launches Student Progress Center September 25

The Jefferson Parish Public School System is on schedule to debut its new student information system to parents. Starting September 25, parents of students in grades 1-12 can access their child’s school information through the Student Progress Center. Until this school year, parents accessed a program called Parent Portal to view student info. The Student […]

JPPSS Partners with Second Harvest Food Bank for Hurricane Harvey Drive

The Jefferson Parish Public School System is partnering with Second Harvest Food Bank to serve families impacted by Hurricane Harvey. “We saw such devastation in both Louisiana and Texas,” said JPPSS Superintendent Isaac G. Joseph. “I know so many people feel compelled to help. We were in their situation 12 years ago and many, including […]

JPPSS Welcomes Displaced Teachers, Support Staff, & Students

In the aftermath of the devastation of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, the Jefferson Parish Public School System understands the challenges families are facing during this most difficult time. The district has created a special application for evacuees who may be seeking immediate employment. To apply for a position, please follow the link: Hurricane Evacuee. […]

School Ends 2.5 Hours Early August 30 for Teacher Professional Development

We’ve all felt the life changing impact of a teacher. A high-quality educator can literally alter the course of a life. We want to create more of these moments for our students…and to do so we must invest in professional development for our teachers. Jefferson Parish Public Schools, like high-performing districts across the nation, practice […]

Register for JPPSS Adult Education Classes September 11-12

The Jefferson Parish Public School System Work Ready U Adult Education Program is offering free day and night classes. Registration takes place September 11 and 12. Classes begin September 13. Classes are offered in a variety of skills, including English as a Second Language, adult basic education, English literacy, family literacy, high school equivalency, career […]

JPPSS Students to Experience Monday’s Solar Eclipse

For the first time since all of our students and many of our teachers were born, the United States will experience a total eclipse of the sun. On Monday, August 21 the moon will pass between the Earth and the sun, totally or partially obscuring the view of the sun for the entire nation. The […]

JPPSS Teacher and Employee Raises Placed on the Nov. 18 Ballot

The Jefferson Parish School Board approved an action during its meeting on August 8 that will place teacher and employee raises on the November 18 ballot. Jefferson Parish citizens will vote on an 8.45 mill property tax to provide the pay raises. If approved by voters, all certified teachers in JPPSS would receive an annual […]

All JPPSS Students Can Wear Shorts Until October 6

All students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System can wear shorts to school through the beginning of October thanks to a vote during Tuesday night’s board meeting. The Jefferson Parish School Board approved an agenda item that alters the uniform policy for students in grades 6-12. Middle and high school students can wear knee-length […]

First Day of School is Thursday, August 10 for Students in Grades 1-12

The first day of school for students in grades 1-12 in the Jefferson Parish Public School System is Thursday, August 10. Students in pre-kindergarten and kindergarten will start on either August 15 or 16. This date varies by school. If you have school-related questions, please contact your school office. Click here to find contact information […]