Five JPPSS High Schools Appear in 2015 U.S. News National Rankings

adopsDigital2Five high schools in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) were honored by U.S. News & World Report recently when the news organization released its national rankings for the Best High Schools of 2015.

Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy, Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies, and Thomas Jefferson High School made the national rankings. Grand Isle High School and Riverdale High School were recognized nationally by the organization.

“This national honor is a product of the hard work and dedication shown each and every day at these schools,” said JPPSS Superintendent Isaac G. Joseph. “I’m so proud of these students, teachers, and staff members. They’ve set the bar high, and I know there are many other schools in our district that are building towards similar success.”

In the national rankings, Patrick F. Taylor ranked No. 92., Haynes Academy ranked No. 189, and Thomas Jefferson ranked No. 753.  Click here for a look at the complete national rankings.

In addition to the national honor for each of these schools, JPPSS has three of the top five high schools in Louisiana. The U.S. News state rankings placed Patrick F. Taylor No. 2, Haynes Academy No. 4, and Thomas Jefferson No. 5. Two of the state’s four gold medal schools are from JPPSS (Patrick F. Taylor and Haynes Academy), and Thomas Jefferson was one of the five Louisiana high schools to receive a silver medal designation. The medals indicate various levels of college readiness. In all, 6,517 schools in the nation received medals. Click here for a look at the complete state rankings.

The U.S. News & World Report rankings include data on more than 21,150 public high schools across 50 states and the District of Columbia. Click here for more information on the methodology used to judge schools for these prestigious rankings.