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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 […]

Apply for Remaining Advanced Study Academies Openings June 12-23

The Jefferson Parish Public School System will hold a second Advanced Study Academies application window from June 12-23. This two week window is for our ASAs that still have openings for the 2017-18 school year. To see which schools have openings, click on one of the Summer 2017 Application Information links below. Admission for 2017-18 […]

JPPSS Now Accepting Applications for 2017-18 STEM Magnet Programs

Students in Jefferson Parish can now apply to be part of two new STEM schools. The Jefferson Parish Public School System is accepting applications for its STEM Magnet Program for the 2017-18 school year. The application window is open from May 16 to July 14. STEM schools are designed to provide a curriculum and learning […]

Bunche Elementary Attendance Zone Impact Public Hearing is Thursday, May 18

The Jefferson Parish School board will hold a public hearing on Thursday, May 18, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. The public hearing will be held at Bonnabel Magnet Academy High (2801 Bruin Drive in Kenner) in the board room. The board will consider a proposal outlining the attendance zone for Ralph J. Bunche Elementary School. Schools […]

JPPSS Announces 2017-18 Student Registration Dates, Including an Early Period for Kindergarten

The Jefferson Parish Public School System will hold early registration for the 2017-18 school year for kindergarten students. This registration period for kindergarten students only will take place May 30 through June 2 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the school the student will attend. Kindergarten students can also be registered during the normal […]

Three JPPSS Students Win $2500 National Merit Scholarships

Three Jefferson Parish Public School System students have been named National Merit $2500 Scholarship winners by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Alaa N. Malik and Allie Sigur from Haynes Academy and Stefan L. Suazo of Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy are three of the nation’s 2,500 Merit Scholar designees. They were chosen from […]

JPPSS High School Graduations Start May 13 for Class of 2017

The Jefferson Parish Public School System 2017 high school graduation schedule begins on Saturday, May 13 and concludes Sunday, May 28. A total of 13 JPPSS high schools will hold graduation ceremonies. Four graduations will be held at the Alario Center and eight will be held at the Pontchartrain Center. Grand Isle School will hold […]

U.S. News & World Report National Rankings Feature Four JPPSS High Schools

U.S. News & World Report released its 2017 Best High Schools rankings and four schools in the Jefferson Parish Public School System made the national list. Those schools are: • Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies: awarded a gold medal, ranked second in Louisiana and 114 nationally • Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy: awarded […]

Haynes Academy Student Wins Corporate-Sponsored National Merit Scholarship

A Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) student was among the honorees today when the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) released the names of the first group of winners in the 62nd annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Haynes Academy senior Ashton C. Edler is a corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarship winner. Edler, whose probable career field […]

Gretna No. 2 Academy’s Tamara Warner Named Semi-Finalist for Louisiana Principal of the Year

Gretna No. 2 Academy for Advanced Studies Principal Tamara Warner has been named one of the state’s top educational leaders. The Jefferson Parish Public School System Elementary Principal of the Year is among 24 of the 2018 Principal of the Year Semi-Finalists announced today by the Louisiana Department of Education. These educators are making exceptional gains […]