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JPPSS Pre-K Application Period Reopens for 2017-18

The third lottery for the Jefferson Parish Early Childhood Collaborative system was run on July 10. Eligible applications were placed in sites with open seats or put on waiting lists for sites that were full. Parents with applications run in the recent lottery must log in to their account at jeffersonchild.com and electronically claim their child’s placement […]

Summer Classes at West Jeff High School Canceled

Summer classes have been canceled at West Jefferson High School for Monday, July 17th and will resume on Tuesday, July 18th due to an air conditioner malfunction. Students will be given the opportunity to make up any missed assignments. The school office will remain open and operational.

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JPPSS Offices & Schools Closed July 3-4 to Observe Independence Day

All Jefferson Parish Public School System offices and schools will be closed on Monday, July 3 and Tuesday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. JPPSS will resume its regular schedule on Wednesday, July 5. Click here to visit the calendar page of this website. You can download the 2017-18 school calendar at this link. […]

Broadcast Program Gives East Jefferson High Students a Voice

While it may appear like your average high school theater production at first glance, Shrek: On Trial means much more to the students and educators who bring the show to life. East Jefferson High is one of ten Jefferson Parish Public Schools to offer a speech therapy communications broadcast program. Shrek: On Trial is the […]

Class of 2017 Valedictorians, Salutatorians Share Memories & Future Plans

Members of the Class of 2017 have wrapped up their time as students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System. Click through the videos below to hear what these remarkable young people have to say about their time in JPPSS and their plans for the future.

Jefferson Dollars for Scholars Awards 2017 College & Summer Camp Scholarships

Since it was founded in 1993, Jefferson Dollars for Scholars has awarded more than $20 million in scholarships to students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System. That number inched even higher as JDFS held its 2017 scholarship events. The JDFS 23rd Annual College Scholarship Awards Ceremony took place May 4. The 2017 Enrichment Camp […]

JPPSS Graduation Rate Grows as More Students Earned Advanced Credentials

More students are graduating in the Jefferson Parish Public School System and more of those graduates are earning advanced credentials. The Louisiana Department of Education released its district and state graduation rates for the 2015-16 school year today. The high school graduation rate for the class of 2016 in the Jefferson Parish Public School System […]

JPPSS Offices Open, Student Activities & Classes Closed Thursday, June 22

All Jefferson Parish Public School System administrative offices will reopen on Thursday, June 22. All summer school classes, summer camps, Extended School Year (ESY) programs, driver’s education classes, and other student activities are still canceled through Thursday, June 22. For further updates, continue to visit jpschools.org, download our free mobile app, or follow the district […]

Kindergarten Students Switch to Purple Uniform Shirts Starting in 2017-18

The Jefferson Parish School Board approved a new policy that will impact all of the district’s kindergarten students starting next school year. Jefferson Parish Public School System kindergarten students will wear purple uniform shirts, regardless of their school’s color, beginning in 2017-18. This change will help school staff better identify kindergarten students and support the […]