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JPPSS Finance Department Uses its Annual Report to Showcase Student Artwork

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. East Jefferson High freshman Tailee Melara is the winner of the annual JPPSS Finance Department art contest. Melara’s artwork will appear on the cover of the school […]

Patrick Taylor Academy Named National Title I Distinguished School

The National Title I Association has named Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy a National Title I Distinguished School for 2016-17. The Jefferson Parish Public School System Advanced Study Academy is one of only two schools in Louisiana to receive this prestigious honor. “Congratulations to the students, teachers, administrators, and the entire Patrick Taylor […]

Thibodeaux Elementary Students Show Thanks for Laughs, Lessons from First Responders

Thibodeaux Elementary and the Westwego Volunteer Fire Co. #1 helped teach students that, despite what they may have heard in the news lately, there are still plenty of good clowns. Watch the video above to learn more about a unique fire safety show and the special way Thibodeaux Elementary students gave back to these first […]

Clancy-Maggiore Elementary Celebrates Diversity and Togetherness

The newest National Blue Ribbon School in the Jefferson Parish Public School System turned a social studies lesson into a celebration of community. Clancy-Maggiore Elementary School for the Arts held a United Nations Day recently. Students studied countries from around the world, while also celebrating their own unique cultures.

Gretna No. 2 Academy Celebrates Veterans with Music and Comedy

The students of Gretna No. 2 Academy spanned the decades while celebrating members of our armed forces on Veterans Day. “A Tribute to the Armed Forces” combined music and comedy to pay respect to the men and women who serve our country. Click the video above to watch this always remarkable performance.

Students Get “One-on-One” Attention Through Professional Learning Communities

Professional Learning Communities allow teachers to work together across subjects and grade levels. This benefits students by providing them with a team of teachers who collaborate on the best ways to individualize lessons. Here at McDonogh No. 26 Elementary, teachers say PLCs are the equivalent of one-on-one instruction for every child. JPPSS held the third of […]

Louisiana Department of Education Releases 2015-16 District & School Performance Scores

The Jefferson Parish Public School System has received its 2015-16 District and School Performance scores and saw improvement in many areas including an increase of 1.7 points in the District Performance Score having not earned progress points. The District has two new A-rated non-select schools and has no traditional schools with a letter grade F. […]

All JPPSS Schools and Offices Closed November 21-25 for Thanksgiving Break

All schools and buildings in the Jefferson Parish Public School System will be closed from November 21 through 25 for Thanksgiving Break. JPPSS schools and buildings will observe normal operating hours on Monday, November 28. Click here to download the entire 2016-17 JPPSS calendar. You can visit our calendar webpage by clicking here.  

JPPSS Millage Renewal: Your Vote is Important on December 10

Three JPPSS Teachers Named Statewide Technology Educators of the Year

A trio of educators from the Jefferson Parish Public School System have earned statewide recognition for their use of classroom technology. The Louisiana Association of Computer Using Educators announced its 2016 Educators of the Year. Bissonet Plaza Elementary Media Specialist and Technology Coordinator Christine Smith Dauterive is the Region 1 Leader of the Year. Patrick F. Taylor […]