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JPPSS Graduation Rate Grows as More Students Earned Advanced Credentials

More students are graduating in the Jefferson Parish Public School System and more of those graduates are earning advanced credentials. The Louisiana Department of Education released its district and state graduation rates for the 2015-16 school year today. The high school graduation rate for the class of 2016 in the Jefferson Parish Public School System […]

JPPSS Offices Open, Student Activities & Classes Closed Thursday, June 22

All Jefferson Parish Public School System administrative offices will reopen on Thursday, June 22. All summer school classes, summer camps, Extended School Year (ESY) programs, driver’s education classes, and other student activities are still canceled through Thursday, June 22. For further updates, continue to visit jpschools.org, download our free mobile app, or follow the district […]

Kindergarten Students Switch to Purple Uniform Shirts Starting in 2017-18

The Jefferson Parish School Board approved a new policy that will impact all of the district’s kindergarten students starting next school year. Jefferson Parish Public School System kindergarten students will wear purple uniform shirts, regardless of their school’s color, beginning in 2017-18. This change will help school staff better identify kindergarten students and support the […]

Five More JPPSS Students Named National Merit Scholars

The number of 2017 National Merit Scholars from the Jefferson Parish Public School System continues to grow following the latest announcement of winners from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Five JPPSS students have been named college-sponsored Merit Scholarship recipients. Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy student Henry M. Hazlett and Haynes Academy students Parker […]

JPPSS Compliance Office Call Center Answers Your School Questions

Students may be out for summer vacation, but when it comes to assisting parents with questions about the upcoming school year…the Jefferson Parish Public School System is open for business The JPPSS Compliance Office Call Center is open and available to assist customers Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The phone number […]

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 […]

Advanced Study Academies Application Window Extended to June 26

   

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 […]

2017-18 New Student Registration Takes Place July 24-28

New student registration for the 2017-18 school year for all students (K-12) will take place July 24-28. This registration period is for students who are new to the Jefferson Parish Public School System. Students can be registered during these dates from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the school they will attend. To download the […]