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 […]

All JPPSS Schools and Offices Closed for Labor Day Sept. 3

All schools and offices in the Jefferson Parish Public School System will be closed on Monday, September 3, 2018 to observe Labor Day. JPPSS will resume its normal schedule on Tuesday, September 4. For a look at the entire calendar, click here. For a downloadable version of our calendar, click here.

Students Receive LEAP Student Reports August 31

Greenlawn Terrace Elementary Math Teacher Named Presidential Award State Finalist

Greenlawn Terrace Elementary’s Troy Hobson is one step away from winning the nation’s highest honor for a K-12 math and science teacher. The fifth-grade math teacher has been selected as a Louisiana State Finalist for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) Program. Hobson is in his ninth year as a […]

JPPSS Offers Online Payment Service for Student Fees

Parents throughout the Jefferson Parish Public School System have an easier way to keep up with student fees. The district uses the online payment service MySchoolBucks. Parents at participating schools can pay fees, student purchases, and more with a debit card, credit card, or electronic check. To register: Go to and register for an […]

All JPPSS Schools Release Two-and-a-Half Hours Early August 29

The school day will end two-and-a-half hours early on Wednesday, August 29 at all Jefferson Parish Public School System schools. This early release day gives our teachers time during the normal school day for planning and professional development. JPPSS will also hold early release days for professional development on September 19, October 31, and February […]

Community Town Halls, Coffee Chats Part of 2018-19 Discovery Days Schedule

Jefferson Parish Public School System Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley will continue his conversations with educators and the community by hosting nine Discovery Days across the parish this school year. Discovery Days are a way for Dr. Brumley to stay connected with the communities he serves as superintendent of the largest school system in Louisiana. Each […]

Riviere Elementary Family Donates Love, Support to Baby Ellie

It was a first day back to school for teachers that speaks volumes of the culture at Riviere Elementary. Third grade teacher Lauren Landry organized an on-site blood donation for the 10-month-old daughter of her coworker and friend Kelly Hudson. The result was a special visit from the Ochsner Blood Bank, a waiting list of […]

Thousands of Additional Kids Benefit from Drop in Teacher Vacancies

Teacher vacancies plummeted in Jefferson Parish Public Schools thanks to a Quality from the Start initiative focused on placing a certified teacher in every classroom. JPPSS had 39 teacher vacancies to start this school year, down from 102 to open 2017-18. By cutting teacher vacancies more than half, around 2,000 additional students began the school […]