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JPPSS Awarded Millions to Address Student Mental Health

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) is being awarded $2.75 million to better serve the mental health needs of its students and families. The Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) announced the state is the recipient of a $9 million grant to expand mental health services to students to support health development and prevent youth violence. […]

JPPSS Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee Announces 2018-19 Meetings

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee (BPAC) has announced its meeting schedule for the 2018-19 school year. Click here to download our flyer, which includes dates and detailed information in English, Spanish, Arabic, and Vietnamese. BPAC will hold its first meeting on Tuesday, October 9. Each meeting will be held […]

Transformation Network Stories: Stella Worley Middle

“At struggling schools, we make students understand that it is worthy and worth doing a good job because you are going to be celebrated.” – Worley Middle Principal Michelle Biagas 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 […]

33 JPPSS Students Named National Merit Semifinalists

Thirty-three students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) have been named Semifinalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. Haynes Academy leads the way in JPPSS and the state. Their school record 24 National Merit Semifinalists is the most in Louisiana for a public school. Patrick F. Taylor Academy has a school record […]

Seven JPPSS Schools Recognized for Top Growth in Louisiana

The Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) acknowledged seven schools in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) for demonstrating strong student growth. The JPPSS top growth schools are: Haynes Academy, Keller Elementary, McDonogh 26 Elementary, Patrick F. Taylor Academy, Schneckenburger Elementary, St. Ville Elementary, and Washington Elementary. These schools were among 15 recognized by the […]

Message from Dr. Brumley: “School closure decisions…never easy”

Jefferson Parish Schools Family, I hope this finds you well. Thankfully, we were spared fromTropical Storm (TS) Gordon, realizing our neighbors in Mississippi are experiencing the brunt of impact and aftermath. We keep them in our thoughts and prayers. Unfortunately, we lost two days of instruction this week as our schools were closed on both […]

JPPSS Schools and Offices Closed September 5; Set to Reopen September 6

All Jefferson Parish Public School System schools and administration buildings will be closed Wednesday, September 5, 2018 due to the unknown overnight impact of Tropical Storm Gordon. JPPSS students and employees should not report to school or work on September 5. All JPPSS schools and administration buildings will reopen on their normal schedule Thursday, September […]

JPPSS Schools and Offices Closed Tuesday, September 4

All Jefferson Parish Public School System schools and administration buildings will be closed Tuesday, September 4, 2018 due to Tropical Storm Gordon. JPPSS students and employees should not report to school or work on Tuesday, Sept. 4. The safety of our students and employees is our top responsibility. While the weather early Tuesday morning would […]

Grand Isle School Closed Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Grand Isle School will be closed tomorrow, September 4, due to Tropical Storm Gordon and Grand Isle’s unique geographical circumstances. We will continue to monitor the weather along with local authorities and update the public on any further announcements.

Advanced Study Academies Application Period Closes October 26 at Noon

Please click here for informational flyer which includes Spanish, Vietnamese, and Arabic translations. The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) will hold a 2019-20 application period for its Advanced Study Academies (ASA) October 1 until noon on October 26, 2018. For the latest information and for detailed information on the application process, visit our ASA […]