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2019-20 New Student Registration Opens July 17

Jefferson Parish Schools will open registration for the 2019-20 school year on July 17. The district is also currently operating a special call center to answer parent questions. This registration period is for students who are new to JP Schools and will attend kindergarten through 12th grade in 2019-20. Students can be registered weekdays from […]

School Board Votes to Name JP School After Late Saints & Pelicans Owner Tom Benson

The Jefferson Parish School Board unanimously voted to change the name of Roosevelt Middle to Tom Benson School. The school’s new colors will be black, gold, and blue. The new mascot will be the Bees. The change will take effect for the 2019-20 school year when Roosevelt Middle is converted into a PK-8 school, which […]

Graduation Rate Increases in Jefferson Parish Schools

The Louisiana Department of Education announced graduation outcomes for the Class of 2018 today and Jefferson Parish Schools’ graduation rate improved by 1.6%. The district’s 2018 cohort graduation rate is 73.4. That’s a jump from 71.8% the previous year. “This is an increase worth celebrating, as it means more students earned their high school diploma […]

Three JP Schools Students Win $20,000 Allstate Sugar Bowl Scholarships

West Jefferson High senior Tyruss Gayden, Thomas Jefferson High senior William Harper, and Higgins High senior Kenny-Khai Vo were announced as three of the four winners of $20,000 college scholarships from the Allstate Sugar Bowl. The three students received the news at the 2019 Awards Luncheon of the Allstate Sugar Bowl Chapter of the National […]

Four More JP Schools Students Named National Merit Scholars

Four Jefferson Parish Schools students have been named National Merit $2500 Scholarship winners by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Haynes Academy’s Cecilia LaFosse and Neelambar Mondal and Patrick F. Taylor Academy’s Tyler Barrios and Zoey Prado were chosen from a national talent pool of more than 15,000 Finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Haynes […]

All JP Schools will Operate on a Half-Day Schedule April 18, 2019

Due to the threat of severe weather, all Jefferson Parish Schools will operate on a half-day schedule Thursday, April 18, 2019. The National Weather Service and local meteorologists are forecasting an enhanced risk of dangerous winds and strong tornadic activity Thursday, specifically around regular dismissal time for our schools. Thursday’s storm also brings the heightened […]

Three JP Schools Students Win Corporate-Sponsored National Merit Scholarships

Three Jefferson Parish Schools students were among the honorees today when the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) released the names of the first group of winners in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Haynes Academy seniors Julia Vedros and Luke Vedros and Patrick F. Taylor Academy senior Macy Laurent are corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarship […]

Haynes Academy Senior Awarded National Honor Society Scholarship

The National Honor Society (NHS) announced that Manal Malik, a senior at Haynes Academy and member of the NHS, has been selected as an NHS Scholarship semifinalist. Malik was chosen from more than 11,000 applicants and will receive a $3,200 scholarship toward higher education. For nearly 100 years, NHS members have been making a difference […]

Celebrating Academic Success with “A” Lunch of Champions April 16 & 17

Jefferson Parish Schools will honor some of its highest performing students during the Superintendent’s “A” Lunch of Champions April 16 and 17 at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner. Both lunches will begin at 12:30 p.m. and end approximately at 2:30 p.m. Over 2,000 students will be honored at the annual event. Formerly a breakfast event […]

Rau for Art Foundation Awards Scholarships to Three JP Schools Students

Jefferson Parish Schools comprised more than half of the finalists and all of the winners in the annual Rau for Art Foundation’s scholarship competition. Riverdale High 11th grade student Kathy Nguyen took the top spot and earned a $7,500 scholarship. Fisher High 12th grade student Skylar Fazende won second place and earned a $3,000 scholarship. […]