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JP Schools Unveils New Strategic Plan “2024: The Future Our Kids Deserve”

Jefferson Parish Schools unveiled a new strategic plan that will set a progressive course for the largest public school system in Louisiana, its 50,000 students, and its 7,000 employees. Over a dozen of those 50,000 students helped JP Schools Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley present the plan during an unveiling at Grace King High. The plan […]

JP Schools “Posse Scholars” Earn Full Scholarships to Select Colleges & Universities

A record-tying number of students in Jefferson Parish Schools earned full scholarships to some of the nation’s top colleges and universities when the Posse Foundation announced its latest class of Posse Scholars. Seventeen students from JP Schools were awarded four-year, full tuition scholarships to select colleges and universities. The students are from six JP high […]

All JPPSS Schools Release Two-and-a-Half Hours Early February 13

The school day will end two-and-a-half hours early on Wednesday, February 13 at all Jefferson Parish Schools. This early release day gives our teachers time during the normal school day for planning and professional development. To see what time your school dismisses, click on one of the links below. Please contact your school with any questions. JPPSS […]

Jefferson Business Leaders Announce Support for May 4 Educator Pay Raise Millage

The Jefferson Chamber of Commerce and the Jefferson Business Council have both announced their support of the Jefferson Parish Public School System educator pay raise millage that will appear on the May 4 ballot. “As the largest school system in Louisiana and the 98th largest in America, we have a responsibility to invest in our […]

Transformation Network Stories: Roosevelt Middle

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 from thoughtful, strategic approaches are what the students, families, and communities deserve. These are their stories.

Meet the JP Schools Students of the Year

The Jefferson Parish Public School System named its district winners for the Louisiana Department of Education’s 2019 Louisiana Student of the Year. The winners are: Airline Park Academy fifth grader Sriram Srigiri Haynes Academy eighth grader Kavia Mallik Haynes Academy twelfth grader Cecilia LaFosse “We are proud of the work these students have done to […]

Three JP Schools Nominated for National Blue Ribbon Award

The Louisiana Department of Education has nominated six public schools to receive 2019 National Blue Ribbon Schools awards, and half of them are from the Jefferson Parish Public School System. Haynes Academy, Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy, and Thomas Jefferson High are in the running for the prestigious honor. The National Blue Ribbon […]

“We’re in a fight for kids’ futures:” Dr. Brumley Pens Guest Column for The Advocate

Jefferson Parish Public School System Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley wrote a guest column for The New Orleans Advocate where he outlined the opportunity available to our district to take the lead in urban education and the obligation we have to serve the children of our parish. Click here to read his guest column for The New Orleans Advocate.

JP Schools Announces Principals of the Year

The Jefferson Parish Public School System named its district winners for the Louisiana Department of Education’s Principal of the Year. The following principals are now eligible to become the 2020 Louisiana Principal of the Year. St. Ville Elementary – Terrah Averette-Harrison Marrero Middle – Christina Conforto West Jefferson High – Vanessa Brown-Lewis “When it comes […]

Where You’ll Find JPPSS Students Marching This Mardi Gras Season

The students of the Jefferson Parish Public School System will do more than simply celebrate along the parade routes during Carnival season. Many of our school’s performance groups will take center stage participating in parades all over our area. This schedule highlights where our student groups will be during the 2019 Mardi Gras parades. If you […]