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All JP Schools Follow Early Release/Exam Schedules December 20 & 21

All schools in the Jefferson Parish Public School System will dismiss students early on Thursday, December 20 and Friday, December 21. All schools will follow their early release/exam days schedule. To see what time your school dismisses, click on one of the links below. Please contact your school with any questions. JPPSS REGULAR & EARLY/EXAM DISMISSAL TIMES […]

Jefferson Dollars for Scholars Application Available Online

The Jefferson Dollars for Scholars application is only available online on the Students and Parents tab. A list of available scholarships is also posted. Registration is necessary so student can come back to the application to complete or edit it. Parents have a segment to complete. This is generated by applicant putting in parents’ email […]

Dr. Brumley Gets Board Approval for Educator Pay Raise Plan; Measure Goes Before Voters in May

Jefferson Parish Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley’s plan to increase educator pay was approved by the Jefferson Parish School Board during tonight’s meeting. Three months ago, the board directed Dr. Brumley to develop a compensation plan for consideration. The measure is now turned over to the citizens of Jefferson Parish, who will vote on […]

Ruppel Academy Nationally Recognized for Outstanding Academic Performance

Ruppel Academy for Advanced Studies in Gretna has been named a National ESEA Distinguished School for outstanding academic performance. The Louisiana Department of Education selected Ruppel Academy to be recognized under the category for exceptional student performance. “The work taking place at Ruppel Academy deserves this national spotlight,” said JPPSS Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley. “The […]

New JP Schools Leadership Pipeline Develops Future Principals

Jefferson Parish Public Schools has launched a new program aimed at developing a deeper pool of leaders from within the district. Operation: LEAD is an aspiring leaders cohort for current JPPSS educators interested in becoming principals. It was created to build stronger leader pipelines for employees and to give the district a deeper bench of […]

$2.3 Million Grant Awarded to Young Audiences of Louisiana Boosts Arts Education at Six JP Schools

Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley and Young Audiences National Executive Director David Dik announced that six JPPSS schools are taking part in a new 4-year, $2.3 million grant awarded to Young Audiences of Louisiana (YALA) to create an arts-integrated educational model that advances student achievement. The six schools to benefit […]

John Ehret High Junior Wins Annual Finance Department Art Contest

One of the many talented students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) will soon have her work seen by leaders in the district and from across the state. John Ehret High junior Liyah Wilson is the winner of the annual Jefferson Parish Public School System Finance Department art contest. Wilson’s artwork will appear on […]

John Ehret High Football Coach Speaks to QB Club Ahead of State Semifinal

The John Ehret High football team is one win away from the Class 5A state championship game and a trip to the Superdome. Standing in their way is top-seeded West Monroe High. The Patriots travel to West Monroe for the Class 5A semifinals Friday night. John Ehret High head coach Marcus Scott spoke to the […]

Louisiana Department of Education Names 13 JPPSS Schools Equity Honorees

Thirteen schools in the Jefferson Parish Public School System have been named Equity Honorees by the Louisiana Department of Education. Equity Honorees performed in the 90th percentile or above for students with disabilities, economically disadvantaged students, and/or English learners. These schools also did not earn any Urgent Intervention Required labels for student groups and/or discipline. […]

Drinking Water Tested & Safe at JPPSS Schools; Media Report Claiming “Failed” Tests is Inaccurate

A recent media report incorrectly stated that a number of JPPSS schools “failed” tests for lead in water. Our district follows federal guidelines set by the Environmental Protection Agency for water quality. The report did not use these federal guidelines. It used recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics. JPPSS contracted with an independent environmental […]