Plenty to Get Excited About Following Discovery Days at Allen Ellender School

“I’ve seen an area where we can really lead in this state and in this nation.” JPPSS Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley Dr. Brumley had reason to be excited following his first Discovery Day of the 2018-19 school year. He spent the day in District 3 and at Allen Ellender School listening to students, parents, teachers, […]

JPPSS Schools and Offices Closed Tuesday, September 4

All Jefferson Parish Public School System schools and administration buildings will be closed Tuesday, September 4, 2018 due to Tropical Storm Gordon. JPPSS students and employees should not report to school or work on Tuesday, Sept. 4. The safety of our students and employees is our top responsibility. While the weather early Tuesday morning would […]

Latest District News, Emergency Announcements on JPPSS Mobile App

The latest news, information, and emergency announcements from the Jefferson Parish Public School System are available on your smartphone through our mobile app. Our app is available in the online iTunes and Google Play app stores for free. You can also keep up with JPPSS through Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  

Advanced Study Academies Application Period Closes October 26 at Noon

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 page. Applications are available here on the ASA page, at all JPPSS schools, […]

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 […]