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Four JPPSS Schools Appear in U.S. News National Rankings

Untitled-1Four 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 2016.

Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies, Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy, and Thomas Jefferson High School made the news organization’s national rankings. Riverdale High School is recognized nationally.

In the national rankings, Haynes Academy ranks No. 123, Patrick Taylor Academy ranks No. 169 and Thomas Jefferson High ranks No. 814. Click here to see the complete national rankings.

Haynes Academy and Patrick Taylor are each designated as gold medal schools, Thomas Jefferson High is designated as a silver medal school, and Riverdale High is designated as a bronze medal school. Schools were awarded gold, silver or bronze medals based on their performance on state assessments, their graduation rates, and how well they prepare students for college.

In the Louisiana rankings, three of the state’s top five schools reside in JPPSS. Haynes Academy ranks No. 2, Patrick Taylor Academy ranks No. 3, and Thomas Jefferson High ranks No. 5. Click here to see the complete Louisiana rankings.

In other categories ranked by this latest U.S. News and World Report list:

Haynes Academy is the top magnet school in Louisiana and No. 30 in the nation. Patrick Taylor Academy is the No. 2 magnet school in Louisiana and No. 41 in the nation. Patrick Taylor also ranks No. 113 among all STEM schools in the nation. Thomas Jefferson High is the No. 3 magnet school in the state and No. 114 nationally.

The U.S. News rankings include data on more than 21,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Read the full methodology.