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Riviere Elementary Students Explore Bucktown Culture Through Ogden Program

Over 250 students at Riviere Elementary got the chance to express their creativity while also celebrating the culture of the school’s Bucktown neighborhood. The school was selected to participate in the Ogden Museum of Southern Art’s residency program, Artist and Sense of Place. Students worked with a professional artists to create pieces that were then […]

Generous Community Donation Fuels Drive to Excellence at Cherbonnier/Rillieux Elementary

The Waggaman Community Foundation has awarded $10,000 to Cherbonnier/Rillieux Elementary. The generous donation is meant to enhance the educational experience for students inside the classroom and beyond. “Not only am I grateful for this donation as the school’s principal, I’m also truly appreciative as a member of the community,” said Cherbonnier/Rillieux Elementary Principal Cristin Menyweather. […]

Haynes Academy Student Wins Corporate-Sponsored National Merit Scholarship

A Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) student was among the honorees today when the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) released the names of the first group of winners in the 62nd annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Haynes Academy senior Ashton C. Edler is a corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarship winner. Edler, whose probable career field […]

Gretna No. 2 Academy’s Tamara Warner Named Semi-Finalist for Louisiana Principal of the Year

Gretna No. 2 Academy for Advanced Studies Principal Tamara Warner has been named one of the state’s top educational leaders. The Jefferson Parish Public School System Elementary Principal of the Year is among 24 of the 2018 Principal of the Year Semi-Finalists announced today by the Louisiana Department of Education. These educators are making exceptional gains […]

Millions of Reasons to Read at Marrero Academy

Marrero Academy students are participating in a free online reading challenge called Scholastic’s Read 100,000. Students read and log minutes on the website as they help their school achieve its reading goal.  Marrero Academy’s library slogan is “Reading is our super power!” The Marrero Mudbugs are the strongest super heroes in the nation, ranking as the number […]

Haynes Academy Sophomore Neel Mondal Scores Perfect ACT

Haynes Academy is known for academic success. This latest achievement, however, may set a new bar for this school that regularly ranks among the best public schools in the state and nation. Haynes Academy sophomore Neelambar “Neel” Mondal scored a perfect 36 on the ACT earlier this school year. In addition to acing the ACT, […]

Miller Wall Elementary and Riverdale High Named April 2017 Campuses of the Month

Congratulations to the staff members at Miller Wall Elementary and Riverdale High for being recognized as April 2017 JPPSS Campus of the Month. Riverdale High won the honor for the East Bank. Miller Wall Elementary was honored for the West Bank. Each month a committee of five will select an East Bank and West Bank school and […]

A Message from the Superintendent – Testing Begins on April 3rd

JPPSS Students Celebrate International Puppy Day

Bissonet Plaza Elementary hosted a dog agility show on International Puppy Day, with help from the Swamp Dog Agility Club of Greater New Orleans. Dogs of all age and sizes jumped, climbed, and sprinted as the students watched as part of a positive behavior interventions and supports (PBIS) reward. Bissonet Plaza physical education teacher Susan […]

Haynes Academy Junior Diensn Xing Aces ACT with a Perfect 36

Haynes Academy junior Diensn Xing scored a perfect 36 on the ACT recently. The accomplishment puts Xing in rare company, as less than one-tenth of one percent of students who take the ACT earn a top score. “I was pretty excited,” said Xing, who scored a 28 on the ACT when he last took it in seventh […]