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Thomas Jefferson High Named National Title I Distinguished School

The National Title I Association announced that Thomas Jefferson High School for Advanced Studies has been named a National Title I Distinguished School. Thomas Jefferson High is one of only two schools in Louisiana and around 100 nationally being recognized for exceptional student achievement in 2017. “It’s especially rewarding because I believe this distinction is […]

Keep Jefferson Parish Beautiful Brings Recycling to Bonnabel Magnet Academy High

The landscape at Bonnabel Magnet Academy High has changed as the Bruins installed over 100 recycling bins on their campus. Purchase of the bins was funded through an $8,511 Healthy Communities grant provided by Keep Louisiana Beautiful, the State’s premier anti-litter and community improvement organization. The grant proposal, written on behalf of Keep Jefferson Parish […]

Thomas Jefferson High Senior Wins Annual Finance Department Art Contest

A life-long passion continues to pay in a big way for a Thomas Jefferson High art student. Senior Kayla Johnson is the winner of the annual Jefferson Parish Public School System Finance Department art contest. Johnson’s artwork will appear on the cover of the school system’s annual financial report, which will be seen by leaders […]

“The Bright Side” Episode 3: Students Find Success in Classroom & Community

The Jefferson Parish Public School System is producing a new bi-monthly show that shines a light on the people, programs, and events making a difference in the district. Each episode of The Bright Side will feature exclusive stories, interviews, and fun extras like JPPSS trivia. You can watch the show on Facebook, Vimeo, or JPS-TV (Cox cable channel 8/ AT&T U-verse […]

JPPSS Schools and Offices Closed November 20-24 for Thanksgiving Break

All schools and buildings in the Jefferson Parish Public School System will be closed from November 20 through 24 for Thanksgiving Break. JPPSS schools and buildings will observe normal operating hours on Monday, November 27. Click here to download the entire 2017-18 JPPSS calendar. You can visit our calendar webpage by clicking here.

Louisiana Department of Education Releases 2016-17 District & School Performance Scores

The Louisiana Department of Education released its 2016-17 District and School Performance Scores today. The Jefferson Parish Public School System improved in a number of areas including these five: Dropout Credit Accumulation Index, ACT assessment index, strength of diploma (Graduation Index), Cohort Graduation Rate Index and Cohort Graduation Rate. While the overall District Performance Score […]

Community Partners Invited to Participate in JPPSS Reading Movement

The Jefferson Parish Public School System is pleased to announce the launch of the reading initiative, “I Read! You Read! Together we all READ!” We know that early literacy is critical to the development of our students’ academic, emotional, and social growth. We are inviting community partners to team with our schools as we strive […]

JPPSS Hosts Parent Conferences Wednesday, November 1

The Jefferson Parish Public School System will hold parent conferences on Wednesday, November 1. Elementary and K-8 schools will hold parent conferences from 1-4 p.m. Middle and high schools will hold parent conferences from 4-7 p.m. Please contact your school for more information. This is the first scheduled parent conference day of the 2017-18 school […]

JPPSS Talent Visual Art Students on Display at Audubon Zoo November 11

The Jefferson Parish Public School System Talent Visual Arts is partnering with the Audubon Nature Institute to showcase our student artists. These young artists’ work will be showcased in an art show at the Audubon Zoo on Saturday, November 11, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Click on the video below to learn more about this always anticipated event. You can see […]

JPPSS Teacher and Employee Raises on the November 18 Ballot