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Ruppel Academy Nationally Recognized for Outstanding Academic Performance

Ruppel Academy for Advanced Studies in Gretna has been named a National ESEA Distinguished School for outstanding academic performance. The Louisiana Department of Education selected Ruppel Academy to be recognized under the category for exceptional student performance. “The work taking place at Ruppel Academy deserves this national spotlight,” said JPPSS Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley. “The […]

New JP Schools Leadership Pipeline Develops Future Principals

Jefferson Parish Public Schools has launched a new program aimed at developing a deeper pool of leaders from within the district. Operation: LEAD is an aspiring leaders cohort for current JPPSS educators interested in becoming principals. It was created to build stronger leader pipelines for employees and to give the district a deeper bench of […]

$2.3 Million Grant Awarded to Young Audiences of Louisiana Boosts Arts Education at Six JP Schools

Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley and Young Audiences National Executive Director David Dik announced that six JPPSS schools are taking part in a new 4-year, $2.3 million grant awarded to Young Audiences of Louisiana (YALA) to create an arts-integrated educational model that advances student achievement. The six schools to benefit […]

Louisiana Department of Education Names 13 JPPSS Schools Equity Honorees

Thirteen schools in the Jefferson Parish Public School System have been named Equity Honorees by the Louisiana Department of Education. Equity Honorees performed in the 90th percentile or above for students with disabilities, economically disadvantaged students, and/or English learners. These schools also did not earn any Urgent Intervention Required labels for student groups and/or discipline. […]

Join Dr. Brumley’s Morning Coffee Chat or Evening Town Hall December 11 in Metairie & Jefferson

Jefferson Parish Public School System Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley will continue his conversations with educators and the community by hosting a morning coffee chat and an evening town hall on Tuesday, December 11 in Metairie and Jefferson. The coffee chat will take place at Pontiff Playground at 1521 Palm Street in Metairie from 8 to […]

Transformation Network Stories: Woodmere Elementary

From the teachers and students to the parents and cafeteria workers, everyone at Woodmere Elementary notices a difference in the school this year. In the spring of 2018, Jefferson Parish Public School System leaders created a Transformation Network designed to rapidly improve student outcomes in 10 of the district’s most challenged schools. Stronger results created […]

New Council Gives JPPSS Parents a Seat at the Table

A parent is a child’s first teacher, and Jefferson Parish Public School System Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley wants their guidance on important decisions that impact the district’s 50,000 students. The new Superintendent’s Parent Council held its first meeting on Friday, November 9. This council will build and strengthen family and school partnerships, which are essential […]

Message from Dr. Brumley: November 2018

The Louisiana Department of Education released district and school performance scores recently, and the results highlight what we already knew. We have schools and programs doing well, and we have others that need drastic improvement. As a district, the Jefferson Parish Public School System was assigned a letter grade of “C.” Our district performance score […]

JPPSS Schools and Offices Closed November 19-23 for Thanksgiving Break

All schools and buildings in the Jefferson Parish Public School System will be closed from November 19 through 23 for Thanksgiving Break. JPPSS schools and buildings will resume normal operating hours on Monday, November 26. Click here to download the entire 2018-19 JPPSS calendar. You can visit our calendar webpage by clicking here.

Louisiana Department of Education Releases School & District Performance Scores

School and district accountability results show mixed reviews for Jefferson Parish Public Schools based on scores released from the Louisiana Department of Education today. Louisiana’s new accountability formula is now more rigorous than in previous years. The LDOE assigned Jefferson Parish a letter grade of “C” with a District Performance Score (DPS) of 70.6, down […]