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Top Growth Talk: JP Schools Principals’ Roundtable

Schools that make academic gains have at least three things in common: effective leadership, quality instructors, and high expectations for everyone in the building. Listen as JP Schools Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley sits down with principals from four of the district’s top growth schools. Washington Elementary Principal Darlene Turnbull, St. Ville Elementary Principal Terrah Averette-Harrison, […]

Transformation Network Stories: Pitre Elementary

Everything that we do, everything that we implement is through the lens of “how will this impact our children.” – Pitre Elementary Principal Wesley Taylor 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 district’s most challenged schools. Stronger […]

The 128: JP Schools Recognizes Pastor J. Nelson Brown for Mentoring Students

The Jefferson Parish Public School System selected Pastor J. Nelson Brown as its latest honoree of a new recognition program that spotlights community partners. “The 128” recognizes key supporters of JPPSS. These individuals and groups are recognized for their efforts to positively support the system and impact children during the 128 hours a week kids […]

Transformation Network Stories: Woodmere Elementary

From the teachers and students to the parents and cafeteria workers, everyone at Woodmere Elementary notices a difference in the school this year. 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 district’s most challenged schools. Stronger results created […]

JPPSS Arts Students Honor Veterans with Portraits at National WWII Museum

  Combining a vibrant living history lesson with a pallet of patriotism, talented visual arts students from nine Jefferson Parish Public Schools have painted a series of current and former veterans’ portraits which will be on display in the US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center at the National WWII Museum in New Orleans as part […]

Learn Where to Find Your School’s Report Card and What It Means

It’s almost report card day, but not for students. The Louisiana Department of Education is releasing report cards for all our schools and district on November 8th. For families, this is an honest look at the academic status of your child’s school. For educators, the reports will highlight school strengths and areas for improvement. You […]

Watch New KaBOOM! Playground Come to Life at St. Ville Elementary

The students of St. Ville Elementary have a new playground thanks to the generosity of neighbors near and far. KaBOOM! built a kid-inspired playspace along with Target and plenty of dedicated volunteers.

Watch Our Newest JPPSS Student of the Year Videos

The Jefferson Parish Public School System named its district winners for the Louisiana Department of Education’s Student of the Year earlier this year. Learn what makes them so deserving by watching the videos below.

Watch Our Newest JPPSS Teacher of the Year Videos

The Jefferson Parish Public School System named its district winners for the Louisiana Department of Education’s Teacher of the Year earlier this year. Learn what makes them so deserving by watching the videos below.

“The Bright Side:” Teachers of the Year

The Jefferson Parish Public School System shines a light on the people, programs, and events making a difference in the district. Each episode of The Bright Side features exclusive stories, interviews, and fun extras. You can watch the show on Facebook, Vimeo, or JPS-TV (Cox cable channel 8/ AT&T U-verse channel 99). Here’s what you can see on this edition of The […]