Message from the Superintendent: April 2016

26020933550_094e184d17_zThe Jefferson Community Foundation recently released a report that showed further proof that the Jefferson Parish Public School System is continuing to head in the right direction.

Since the 2010-2011 school year, JPPSS has improved its district letter grade from a D to a B. The number of A and B schools in JPPSS has nearly tripled, while our number of D and F schools has fallen by more than 60%. We’ve also seen an increase in the percentage of students earning Basic or Above on the end of year assessments. Five years ago, JPPSS was ranked 51 among all Louisiana public districts. Now we’re 31…and climbing.

These improvements are a great tribute to the many talented people in our school system and in our community. We’ve made outstanding progress, but we still have a lot of work to do. As a public school district, we cannot do our work alone. We need community members and business partners to help put the “public” back in public education. I’m asking for your help as we work to push JPPSS into the top 5% of systems in our state. Our students deserve nothing less.

Warm Regards,

Isaac G. Joseph