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Meet the JP Schools Students of the Year

The Jefferson Parish Public School System named its district winners for the Louisiana Department of Education’s 2019 Louisiana Student of the Year. The winners are: Airline Park Academy fifth grader Sriram Srigiri Haynes Academy eighth grader Kavia Mallik Haynes Academy twelfth grader Cecilia LaFosse “We are proud of the work these students have done to […]

Latest Cold & Flu Guidelines & Recommendations

Flu season is here once again. We all need to take special care of our health this time of year. JP Schools Health Services Director Daphne Walker shares some of the latest tips on how to avoid catching and spreading the flu.

Three JP Schools Nominated for National Blue Ribbon Award

The Louisiana Department of Education has nominated six public schools to receive 2019 National Blue Ribbon Schools awards, and half of them are from the Jefferson Parish Public School System. Haynes Academy, Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy, and Thomas Jefferson High are in the running for the prestigious honor. The National Blue Ribbon […]

“We’re in a fight for kids’ futures:” Dr. Brumley Pens Guest Column for The Advocate

Jefferson Parish Public School System Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley wrote a guest column for The New Orleans Advocate where he outlined the opportunity available to our district to take the lead in urban education and the obligation we have to serve the children of our parish. Click here to read his guest column for The New Orleans Advocate.

JP Schools Announces Principals of the Year

The Jefferson Parish Public School System named its district winners for the Louisiana Department of Education’s Principal of the Year. The following principals are now eligible to become the 2020 Louisiana Principal of the Year. St. Ville Elementary – Terrah Averette-Harrison Marrero Middle – Christina Conforto West Jefferson High – Vanessa Brown-Lewis “When it comes […]

Where You’ll Find JPPSS Students Marching This Mardi Gras Season

The students of the Jefferson Parish Public School System will do more than simply celebrate along the parade routes during Carnival season. Many of our school’s performance groups will take center stage participating in parades all over our area. This schedule highlights where our student groups will be during the 2019 Mardi Gras parades. If you […]

First Readings from the January 10, 2019 School Board Meeting

First Reading authored by Mr. North Move that the Jefferson Parish Public School Board approve the hiring of an accounting firm to conduct a forensic audit of the school system. The firm hired may not have any personal, professional, financial, or political affiliation or ties to a current school board member, superintendent, or chief financial […]

The Minutes in Minutes: January 10, 2019

“The Minutes in Minutes” is a new feature that highlights Jefferson Parish School Board meetings. To see everything that happened at the January 10, 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. […]

JP Schools Magnet & Academic Programs Showcase January 29 & 30

The Jefferson Parish Public School System has announced dates for its 2019 Magnet and Academic Programs Showcase. The showcase gives parents the opportunity to learn more about the choices available in JP schools prior to the annual magnet program application period. The meetings will take place Tuesday, January 29 at the JPPSS Administration Building (501 […]

JP Schools Closed Monday, January 21 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Schools and offices in the Jefferson Parish Public School System will be closed on Monday, January 21 to observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. JPPSS will resume its normal school and business hours on Tuesday, January 22. For a look at the entire 2018-19 school calendar, click here to visit our calendar page.