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Haynes Academy Junior Diensn Xing Aces ACT with a Perfect 36

Haynes Academy junior Diensn Xing scored a perfect 36 on the ACT recently. The accomplishment puts Xing in rare company, as less than one-tenth of one percent of students who take the ACT earn a top score. “I was pretty excited,” said Xing, who scored a 28 on the ACT when he last took it in seventh […]

Martin Marino’s 11th Annual Dance Challenge Takes the Stage April 5

More than 340 fifth grade students from 17 schools across the Jefferson Parish Public School System take to the dance floor April 5 for Martin Marino’s 11th Annual Dance Challenge. This free ballroom dance competition starts at 6 p.m. at the Pontchartrain Center at 4545 Williams Blvd. in Kenner. “We are so proud of all […]

JPPSS Releases Calendar for 2017-18 School Year

The Jefferson Parish School Board approved the 2017-18 academic calendar during its March meeting. Click here to download the 2017-18 calendar Teachers report for their first day on August 7, the first day for students in grades 1-12 is August 10, late take-in days have been switched to early release days (students will be dismissed […]

Breakfast of Champions Student Photos Available for Free Download & Social Sharing

Around 2,000 students are being honored at the Jefferson Parish Public School System’s annual Superintendent’s “A” Breakfast of Champions. The events recognize outstanding academic accomplishments for students who have earned an “A” in each course taken and no lower than a “B” in honor courses taken during the first and second nine-weeks marking periods. Those students and […]

Parents & Guardians Can Participate in our School Climate Survey

The School Climate Parent Survey is available for parents and guardians of students in JPPSS. This is an opportunity to help your child’s school by sharing your opinions. Your opinions are important, and the school is interested in hearing them. We are particularly interested in your thoughts on the school’s efforts to promote academic success […]

JPPSS Pre-K Registration for 2017-18 Now Open

  The initial deadline for applications in the Jefferson Parish Early Childhood Collaborative system was March 24 at midnight. Applications submitted by March 24 at midnight will be reviewed and all completed, submitted, and eligible applications will be included in the first lottery. We will not be assisting families to complete new applications or modify […]

Magnet Program Applications Now Available. Apply by 4 p.m. on April 7

The window to apply for the Jefferson Parish Public School System Magnet Programs for the 2017-18 school year is open now until 4 p.m. on Friday, April 7, 2017. Applications are available at the following links: English – Magnet Program Application Packet Arabic – Magnet Program Application Packet Spanish – Magnet Program Application Packet Vietnamese – Magnet […]

Fifteen JPPSS Students Named National Merit Finalists

Fifteen students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) have been named 2017 National Merit Finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program. All 15 of this year’s National Merit Semifinalists from JPPSS advanced as finalists. “While we are extremely pleased to learn that all of the National Merit Semifinalists from Jefferson Parish have also […]