Bunche Elementary Students Take Control of Lessons with STEM

When Bunche Elementary reopened at the start of this school year, it did so with a strong emphasis on 21st century learning. Bunche Elementary is one of three schools to debut a STEM focus this school year. Teachers say students have already started to take control of their own learning through lessons that emphasize collaboration […]

STEM Focus Impacts More Than Science & Math at Collins Elementary

Collins Elementary became one of the newest STEM focused schools in the Jefferson Parish Public School System this school year. Students are not only engaging in their STEM classes, but the impact of these 21st century lessons is being felt in other subjects as well. Watch the video above to see how the emphasis on […]

STEM Focus Sets Washington Elementary Students on New Course

Washington Elementary became one of the newest schools in the Jefferson Parish Public School System to adopt a STEM focus (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) this school year. It has taken only months for teachers to see positive changes for students. Watch the video above to see how this 21st century approach to education is already […]

JPPSS Posse Scholars Earn Full Scholarships to Select Colleges & Universities

A record number of students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System 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 JPPSS were awarded four-year, full tuition scholarships to select colleges and universities. The students attend nine different […]

“The Bright Side:” STEM in JPPSS

The Jefferson Parish Public School System is producing a new 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 channel […]

Get to Know the JPPSS Students of the Year

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) named its district winners for the Louisiana Department of Education’s 2018 Louisiana Student of the Year. The winners are: • Airline Park Academy 5th grader Hannah Poynter • Haynes Academy 8th grader Anita Zahiri • John Ehret High 12th grader Jada Jones “Congratulations to our elementary, middle, and […]

Jefferson Parish Teacher Named Top Educator by LACUE

Valerie Burton, West Jefferson High School’s Computer Applications Instructor, was deemed Louisiana’s Overall State Educator of the Year by the Louisiana’s Association of Computer Using Educators (LACUE). Burton earned the top honor at the LACUE conference held in November in New Orleans. Burton was first named LACUE’s Region One Secondary Educator of the Year before receiving […]

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 2018 Mardi Gras parades. If you […]

JPPSS Debuts New Online Student Fee Payment Service

Parents throughout the Jefferson Parish Public School System now have an easier way to keep up with student fees. The district now 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 […]

Dolhonde Elementary, Grand Isle School Named Jan. 2018 JPPSS Campuses of the Month

Congratulations to the staff members at Dolhonde Elementary and Grand Isle School for being recognized as January 2018 JPPSS Campus of the Month. Dolhonde Elementary won the honor for the East Bank. Grand Isle School was honored for the West Bank. Each month a committee of five will select an East Bank and West Bank […]