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Metairie Academy Talent Theater Production Teaches Students to Be a Friend

A group of talent theater students at Metairie Academy used their artistic skills to spread the word about their school’s welcoming culture. We Are All Friends is a student production aimed at raising awareness about bullying. Learn more about how this show came to be and watch it in its entirety above.

JPPSS Offices & Schools Closed July 3-4 to Observe Independence Day

All Jefferson Parish Public School System offices and schools will be closed on Monday, July 3 and Tuesday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. JPPSS will resume its regular schedule on Wednesday, July 5. Click here to visit the calendar page of this website. You can download the 2017-18 school calendar at this link. […]

Broadcast Program Gives East Jefferson High Students a Voice

While it may appear like your average high school theater production at first glance, Shrek: On Trial means much more to the students and educators who bring the show to life. East Jefferson High is one of ten Jefferson Parish Public Schools to offer a speech therapy communications broadcast program. Shrek: On Trial is the […]

JPPSS Students Celebrate 127th Annual John McDonogh Day

John McDonogh Day is Jefferson Parish’s oldest annual community event. It honors public school philanthropist John McDonogh. Students from McDonogh No. 26 Elementary helped celebrate this year’s 127th annual event. Click the link above to watch highlights from this special day.

Class of 2017 Valedictorians, Salutatorians Share Memories & Future Plans

Members of the Class of 2017 have wrapped up their time as students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System. Click through the videos below to hear what these remarkable young people have to say about their time in JPPSS and their plans for the future.

Jefferson Dollars for Scholars Awards 2017 College & Summer Camp Scholarships

Since it was founded in 1993, Jefferson Dollars for Scholars has awarded more than $20 million in scholarships to students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System. That number inched even higher as JDFS held its 2017 scholarship events. The JDFS 23rd Annual College Scholarship Awards Ceremony took place May 4. The 2017 Enrichment Camp […]

West Bank Rotary Club Names JPPSS Educator its Teacher of the Year

The Rotary Club of the West Bank honored Leo Kerner Elementary teacher Melanie Poché as its 2016-17 Teacher of the Year. The honor is part of the club’s vocational awards week, which also recognizes first responders. “We are basically recognizing people in our community who give of themselves for other people,” said Rotary Club of […]

JPPSS Graduation Rate Grows as More Students Earned Advanced Credentials

More students are graduating in the Jefferson Parish Public School System and more of those graduates are earning advanced credentials. The Louisiana Department of Education released its district and state graduation rates for the 2015-16 school year today. The high school graduation rate for the class of 2016 in the Jefferson Parish Public School System […]

Teacher of the Year Banquet Honors Best in JPPSS

The Jefferson Parish Public School System recognized excellence in education during its annual Teacher of the Year Awards Ceremony Luncheon May 18 at The Four Columns in Harvey. The Teacher of the Year from every JPPSS school was honored during this event that was attended by Jefferson Parish School Board members, business and community stakeholders, […]

JPSB Special Session Meeting: July 25-27, 2017

The Jefferson Parish School Board will meet in Special Session for its annual board retreat July 25-27. The meeting will be held at the Southern Hotel at 428 East Boston Street in Covington. The retreat will begin at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, July 25. Click here for view the agenda.