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We Need Your Input: JPPSS Nov. 18 Millage Communications Survey

Take a few minutes to help us prepare for the next JPPSS millage. The JPPSS Communications Department created a brief survey about the various communications used to inform the public about the November 18 employee raise millage. Please share your open and honest feedback. These confidential responses will be used to improve future efforts. Click […]

Half Day for All JPPSS Students on Wednesday, December 20

All JPPSS middle and high school students (grades 6-12) will be dismissed early due to exams on Tuesday, December 19 and Wednesday, December 20. This includes students in grades 6-8 who attend PreK-8 and PreK-12 schools. Students in grades PreK-5 will also be dismissed early on Wednesday, December 20. Students in grades PreK-5 will follow […]

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 […]

“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.

Strehle Closed Monday, November 13th

The Jefferson Parish Public School System has announced that Catherine Strehle Elementary School in Avondale will be closed on Monday, November 13th due to a fire in the main electrical panel at the school. The situation is being evaluated and the district will announce any further closure of Strehle should it become necessary.

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 […]

Early Voting Now Open in the November 18 Election

You can now vote in the November 18 election. Early voting is open now through Saturday, November 11. Jefferson Parish residents will vote on a new millage to provide a pay increase for JPPSS teachers and support staff. You can learn more about this important vote by visiting jpschools.org/vote2017. Early voting is November 3-11 from […]

New Online Tool Helps Parents Understand School Performance, Info, & Offerings

The Louisiana Department of Education announced the creation of the Louisiana School Finder, an interactive online tool designed to help families more easily locate and evaluate schools and child care centers across the state. The tool, which hosts detailed information about each site’s offerings and academic performance, was unveiled November 7 with the release of […]

JPPSS Parent Advisory Council Meetings November 28 & 29

The Jefferson Parish Public School System Parent Advisory Council (PAC) is comprised of parents from schools across the district. This council provides an opportunity for school system administrators and parents to share information on a variety of educational topics, innovations, and best practices within the district. The next meeting for the West Bank PAC is […]