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Louisiana Department of Education Names 13 JPPSS Schools Equity Honorees

Thirteen schools in the Jefferson Parish Public School System have been named Equity Honorees by the Louisiana Department of Education.

Equity Honorees performed in the 90th percentile or above for students with disabilities, economically disadvantaged students, and/or English learners. These schools also did not earn any Urgent Intervention Required labels for student groups and/or discipline.

“It’s our mission to provide the absolute best education to all 50,000 students under our care, and the educators at these schools are setting examples of how that can be done,” said JPPSS Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley. “As we continue to implement best practices – and with an equity agenda in mind – results like these will be seen in more and more schools.”

Equity Honoree is a new distinction the state gives to excelling schools. In all, 191 schools received this honor.

“It feels great being recognized as an Equity Honoree. It shows the work we do to improve all of our students,” said Marie Riviere Elementary Principal John Starr. “We are especially blessed to see that our students with disabilities outperformed 99% of the similar students in the state, while our English Language Learners outperformed 82% of other language learners in the state.”

“I believe that all of the teachers and staff play an integral part in making a difference in the lives of each and every student,” said Paul J. Solis Elementary Principal Vicki Esquivel. “We strive to make a generational impact by addressing the needs of students both academically and socially. We motivate, teach standards, plan engaging lessons, assess students, reteach, remediate, make changes when appropriate and reward students for a job well done.”

The 2018 Equity Honorees in JPPSS are:

  • Airline Park Academy
  • Bridgedale Elementary
  • Chateau Estates School
  • Gretna No. 2 Academy
  • Harold Keller Elementary
  • Haynes Academy
  • Marie Riviere Elementary
  • Metairie Academy
  • Paul J. Solis Elementary
  • Ray St. Pierre Academy
  • Riverdale High
  • Ruppel Academy
  • Thomas Jefferson High