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Graduation Rate Increases in Jefferson Parish Schools

The Louisiana Department of Education announced graduation outcomes for the Class of 2018 today and Jefferson Parish Schools’ graduation rate improved by 1.6%. The district’s 2018 cohort graduation rate is 73.4. That’s a jump from 71.8% the previous year. “This is an increase worth celebrating, as it means more students earned their high school diploma […]

JP Schools Launches Strategic Plan for English Language Learners

Jefferson Parish Schools is adopting a new approach to educating its growing number of students who do not speak English as their first language. The district launched an English Language Learner (ELL) strategic plan that will go into effect for the 2019-20 school year. “We believe every child can learn at a high level and […]

Four More JP Schools Students Named National Merit Scholars

Four Jefferson Parish Schools students have been named National Merit $2500 Scholarship winners by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Haynes Academy’s Cecilia LaFosse and Neelambar Mondal and Patrick F. Taylor Academy’s Tyler Barrios and Zoey Prado were chosen from a national talent pool of more than 15,000 Finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Haynes […]

Jefferson Parish Voters Say Yes to Educator Pay Raise Millage

Dear JP Schools Family, A strong public school system has the transformational power to not only move kids forward, but to lift up an entire community. Today the citizens of Jefferson Parish displayed their confidence in our direction – and in you – by approving a millage increase to provide pay raises for teachers and […]

Pre-K Application for 2019-20 School Year will Close on May 10th

Applications for the 2019-2020 school year can be submitted online at www.jeffersonchild.com. Families needing face-to-face assistance to submit an online application or to upload documents can come to any of the following locations: May 2 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. JP Schools Administration Building 501 Manhattan Blvd, Harvey, 70058 May 6 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. JP […]

2019-20 Early Registration Takes Place June 3-7

Early registration for the 2019-20 school year for all students (K-12) will take place June 3-7. This registration period is for students who are new to the Jefferson Parish Public School System. Students who are currently enrolled at a Jefferson Parish School do not need to complete early registration. Students can be registered during these […]

JP Schools Educators Named Semi-Finalists for Louisiana Principal & Teacher of the Year

St. Ville Elementary Principal Terrah Averette-Harrison and C.T. Janet Elementary teacher Jamie Staes are each one step closer to the state’s highest honor. Averette-Harrison and Staes were named semi-finalists for Louisiana Principal of the Year and Louisiana Teacher of the Year, respectively, when the Louisiana Department of Education announced the 2020 semi-finalists. All Teacher and […]

All JP Schools will Operate on a Half-Day Schedule April 18, 2019

Due to the threat of severe weather, all Jefferson Parish Schools will operate on a half-day schedule Thursday, April 18, 2019. The National Weather Service and local meteorologists are forecasting an enhanced risk of dangerous winds and strong tornadic activity Thursday, specifically around regular dismissal time for our schools. Thursday’s storm also brings the heightened […]

Three JP Schools Students Win Corporate-Sponsored National Merit Scholarships

Three Jefferson Parish Schools students were among the honorees today when the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) released the names of the first group of winners in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Haynes Academy seniors Julia Vedros and Luke Vedros and Patrick F. Taylor Academy senior Macy Laurent are corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarship […]

Celebrating Academic Success with “A” Lunch of Champions April 16 & 17

Jefferson Parish Schools will honor some of its highest performing students during the Superintendent’s “A” Lunch of Champions April 16 and 17 at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner. Both lunches will begin at 12:30 p.m. and end approximately at 2:30 p.m. Over 2,000 students will be honored at the annual event. Formerly a breakfast event […]