All District and School Offices Closed May 27 for Memorial Day

All district and school offices in Jefferson Parish Schools will be closed Monday, May 27, 2019 for Memorial Day. The district will resume its normal summer vacation hours Tuesday, May 28. Early registration for 2019-20 will take place June 3-7. Click here to see the full JP Schools calendar.

Apply for our Remaining Advanced Study Academies Openings June 3-14

Jefferson Parish Schools will hold a second Advanced Study Academies application window from June 3-14. This two-week window is for ASAs that still have openings for the 2019-20 school year. Admission for 2019-20 has been completed for grades pre-k through 3. To see which schools have openings, visit or call 504-349-7792. This window is only […]

Ford Middle Renamed Emmett Gilbert School of Excellence at Ford

The Jefferson Parish School Board unanimously voted to change the name of Ford Middle to the Emmett Gilbert School of Excellence at Ford. The change will take effect for the 2019-20 school year when Ford Middle is converted into a PK-8 school, which will serve students in grades pre-kindergarten through eight. Ford Middle currently serves […]

The Minutes in Minutes: May 1, 2019

“The Minutes in Minutes” highlights Jefferson Parish School Board meetings. To see everything that happened at the May 1, 2019 school board meeting, watch the video above. You can click here to view the agenda from each meeting or click here for more information about the Jefferson Parish School Board. To learn how you can watch our board […]

First Readings from the May 1, 2019 JPSB Meeting

First Reading authored by Sandy Denapolis-Bosarge Move that the Jefferson Parish School Board approve a CEA with the City of Kenner for the lease of an enclosed area of the campus of Roosevelt Middle School formerly compromising a part of the Highway Park Playground for use as a Tot Lot and Splash Pad for the […]

JP Schools Appoints New Chief Student Support Officer

Jefferson Parish Schools exists to provide the education our students deserve to succeed in life and make our world a better place. To achieve this mission requires talented educators at all levels of the organization. JP Schools Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley has announced the appointment of Ajit “A.J.” Pethe as Chief Student Support Officer. Pethe […]

Graduation Rate Increases in Jefferson Parish Schools

The Louisiana Department of Education announced graduation outcomes for the Class of 2018 today and Jefferson Parish Schools’ graduation rate improved by 1.6%. The district’s 2018 cohort graduation rate is 73.4. That’s a jump from 71.8% the previous year. “This is an increase worth celebrating, as it means more students earned their high school diploma […]

JPSB Special Session Meeting: May 21, 2019

The Jefferson Parish School Board will meet in Special Session at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 in the Board Room of the Administration Building, 501 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, LA. Click here to view the agenda.

JP Schools Launches Strategic Plan for English Language Learners

Jefferson Parish Schools is adopting a new approach to educating its growing number of students who do not speak English as their first language. The district launched an English Language Learner (ELL) strategic plan that will go into effect for the 2019-20 school year. “We believe every child can learn at a high level and […]

Three JP Schools Students Win $20,000 Allstate Sugar Bowl Scholarships

West Jefferson High senior Tyruss Gayden, Thomas Jefferson High senior William Harper, and Higgins High senior Kenny-Khai Vo were announced as three of the four winners of $20,000 college scholarships from the Allstate Sugar Bowl. The three students received the news at the 2019 Awards Luncheon of the Allstate Sugar Bowl Chapter of the National […]