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All JPPSS Schools and Offices will be Open Friday, January 5

Superintendent Joseph announced that all JPPSS schools and administrative offices will be open tomorrow, Friday, January 5th. An inspection of all heating systems was conducted today by the district’s Operations Department and school plant managers. All systems are in working order as of this afternoon. The National Weather Service is predicting a cold morning tomorrow […]

JPPSS Students Named Jobs for America’s Graduates State Officers

A pair of Jefferson Parish Public School System students have been selected to represent their peers on the state level. The Louisiana Department of Education named Higgins High student Zireia Jones and John Ehret High student Dajanique Wilson state officers in the Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) program. The high school seniors are both active […]

JPPSS Announces Principals of the Year

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) named its district winners for the Louisiana Department of Education’s Principal of the Year. The following principals are now eligible to become the 2019 Louisiana Principal of the Year. Principal of the Year winners are: Washington Elementary STEM School – Darlene Turnbull Chateau Estates School – Colleen Winkler […]

Birney Elementary, Livaudais Middle Named Dec. 2017 JPPSS Campuses of the Month

Congratulations to the staff members at Alice Birney Elementary and Livaudais Middle for being recognized as December 2017 JPPSS Campus of the Month. Birney Elementary won the honor for the East Bank. Livaudais Middle was honored for the West Bank. Each month a committee of five will select an East Bank and West Bank school and showcase […]

Thomas Jefferson High Named National Title I Distinguished School

The National Title I Association announced that Thomas Jefferson High School for Advanced Studies has been named a National Title I Distinguished School. Thomas Jefferson High is one of only two schools in Louisiana and around 100 nationally being recognized for exceptional student achievement in 2017. “It’s especially rewarding because I believe this distinction is […]

Keep Jefferson Parish Beautiful Brings Recycling to Bonnabel Magnet Academy High

The landscape at Bonnabel Magnet Academy High has changed as the Bruins installed over 100 recycling bins on their campus. Purchase of the bins was funded through an $8,511 Healthy Communities grant provided by Keep Louisiana Beautiful, the State’s premier anti-litter and community improvement organization. The grant proposal, written on behalf of Keep Jefferson Parish […]

Thomas Jefferson High Senior Wins Annual Finance Department Art Contest

A life-long passion continues to pay in a big way for a Thomas Jefferson High art student. Senior Kayla Johnson is the winner of the annual Jefferson Parish Public School System Finance Department art contest. Johnson’s artwork will appear on the cover of the school system’s annual financial report, which will be seen by leaders […]

“The Bright Side” Episode 3: Students Find Success in Classroom & Community

The Jefferson Parish Public School System is producing a new bi-monthly 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 […]

Metairie Academy, Terrytown Elementary Named Nov. 2017 JPPSS Campuses of the Month

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

Collins Elementarty & Strehle Elementary will be Open Tuesday, November 14

Collins Elementary and Strehle Elementary will reopen and resume their normal schedules on Tuesday, November 14. Strehle Elementary was closed today due to a fire in the main electrical panel at the school. Collins Elementary lost power today and students were transported to Marrero Middle.