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Five JPPSS High Schools Appear on 2018 U.S. News & World Report Rankings

U.S. News & World Report released its 2018 Best High Schools rankings and five schools in the Jefferson Parish Public School System made the national list. Those schools are:

Haynes Academy: awarded a gold medal, ranked second in Louisiana and 102 nationally

Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy: awarded a gold medal, ranked fourth in Louisiana and 366 nationally

Thomas Jefferson High: awarded a silver medal, ranked eighth in Louisiana and 1824 nationally

Helen Cox High: awarded a bronze medal, nationally recognized

Riverdale High: awarded a bronze medal, nationally recognized

“This shows the high level of education available right here in Jefferson Parish Public Schools,” said JPPSS Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley. “Not only do our Advanced Study Academies rank among the best schools in the country, but two of our open enrollment high schools also received national recognition.”

The U.S. News rankings include data on more than 22,500 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Schools were awarded gold, silver, or bronze medals based on their performance on state assessments and how well they prepare students for college.