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JPPSS Schools and Offices Closed November 19-23 for Thanksgiving Break

All schools and buildings in the Jefferson Parish Public School System will be closed from November 19 through 23 for Thanksgiving Break. JPPSS schools and buildings will resume normal operating hours on Monday, November 26. Click here to download the entire 2018-19 JPPSS calendar. You can visit our calendar webpage by clicking here.

Louisiana Department of Education Releases School & District Performance Scores

School and district accountability results show mixed reviews for Jefferson Parish Public Schools based on scores released from the Louisiana Department of Education today. Louisiana’s new accountability formula is now more rigorous than in previous years. The LDOE assigned Jefferson Parish a letter grade of “C” with a District Performance Score (DPS) of 70.6, down […]

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 […]

Teacher & Staff Start Times Delayed November 1 Due to Weather Forecast

Due to forecasted severe weather by the National Weather Service during morning commute times, we will adhere to a delayed start time for our elementary/K-8 teachers and central office employees. Parent Teacher Conference times will remain as previously announced. Employees who report to Elementary /K-8 Schools will report at 9:30 a.m. Elementary/K-8 Parent Teacher Conference […]

Four JPPSS Schools Win Rau for Art Teacher Assistant Fund Grants

Four Jefferson Parish Public School System art programs are about to get an added boost thanks to the Rau for Art Foundation. Fisher Middle-High, Higgins High, John Ehret High, and Thomas Jefferson High have all been named winners of the 2018-19 Rau for Art Teacher’s Assistance Fund grants. These grants give high school art educators […]

Plenty of JPPSS Magic Onstage in JPAS Production of Peter Pan

If you’re a member of the Jefferson Parish Public School System family, you’re likely to see some familiar faces onstage and behind the scenes of the Jefferson Performing Arts Society’s production of the timeless Broadway classic Peter Pan. A number of JPPSS students and educators helped bring Peter Pan to life. JPAS Director of Marketing […]

Join Dr. Brumley’s Morning Coffee Chat or Evening Town Hall November 7 in Kenner & Metairie

Jefferson Parish Public School System Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley will continue his conversations with educators and the community by hosting a morning coffee chat and an evening town hall on Wednesday, November 7 in Kenner and Metairie. The coffee chat will take place at Girard Playground at 5300 Irving Street in Metairie from 8 to […]

JPPSS Schools & Offices Closed November 6 for Election Day

Schools and offices in the Jefferson Parish Public School System will be closed Tuesday, November 6 for Election Day. Teachers, students, and staff have the day off, but some of our schools will be used as polling locations. JPPSS schools and offices will resume normal operating hours on Wednesday, November 7. For a look at our […]

JPPSS Hosts Parent Conferences November 1

The Jefferson Parish Public School System will hold parent conferences on Thursday, 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 2018-19 school year. […]