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ESL Parent Center Hosts Workshop on JPPSS Policies & Procedures

The Jefferson Parish Public School System Office of English Language Learners is offering a workshop on JPPSS policies and procedures. This free class will be offered December 7 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Paul Emenes Building at 822 S. Clearview Parkway in Harahan. We will talk about the policies established by state law, […]

Drinking Water Tested & Safe at JPPSS Schools; Media Report Claiming “Failed” Tests is Inaccurate

A recent media report incorrectly stated that a number of JPPSS schools “failed” tests for lead in water. Our district follows federal guidelines set by the Environmental Protection Agency for water quality. The report did not use these federal guidelines. It used recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics. JPPSS contracted with an independent environmental […]

Join Dr. Brumley’s Morning Coffee Chat or Evening Town Hall December 11 in Metairie & Jefferson

Jefferson Parish Public School System Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley will continue his conversations with educators and the community by hosting a morning coffee chat and an evening town hall on Tuesday, December 11 in Metairie and Jefferson. The coffee chat will take place at Pontiff Playground at 1521 Palm Street in Metairie from 8 to […]

First Readings from the November 15, 2018 School Board Meeting

First Reading authored by Ms. Denapolis-Bosarge Move to settle the Amzie Pigott case under terms to be discussed in executive session next month. First Reading authored by Ms. Bourgeois With the master strategic facilities plan approval that recommends enhanced career tech at Ehret and Bonnabel as well as a stand-alone career tech center, move that […]

Transformation Network Stories: Woodmere Elementary

From the teachers and students to the parents and cafeteria workers, everyone at Woodmere Elementary notices a difference in the school this year. In the spring of 2018, Jefferson Parish Public School System leaders created a Transformation Network designed to rapidly improve student outcomes in 10 of the district’s most challenged schools. Stronger results created […]

New Council Gives JPPSS Parents a Seat at the Table

A parent is a child’s first teacher, and Jefferson Parish Public School System Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley wants their guidance on important decisions that impact the district’s 50,000 students. The new Superintendent’s Parent Council held its first meeting on Friday, November 9. This council will build and strengthen family and school partnerships, which are essential […]

Message from Dr. Brumley: November 2018

The Louisiana Department of Education released district and school performance scores recently, and the results highlight what we already knew. We have schools and programs doing well, and we have others that need drastic improvement. As a district, the Jefferson Parish Public School System was assigned a letter grade of “C.” Our district performance score […]

JPPSS Schools and Offices Closed November 19-23 for Thanksgiving Break

All schools and buildings in the Jefferson Parish Public School System will be closed from November 19 through 23 for Thanksgiving Break. JPPSS schools and buildings will resume normal operating hours on Monday, November 26. Click here to download the entire 2018-19 JPPSS calendar. You can visit our calendar webpage by clicking here.

Louisiana Department of Education Releases School & District Performance Scores

School and district accountability results show mixed reviews for Jefferson Parish Public Schools based on scores released from the Louisiana Department of Education today. Louisiana’s new accountability formula is now more rigorous than in previous years. The LDOE assigned Jefferson Parish a letter grade of “C” with a District Performance Score (DPS) of 70.6, down […]

JPPSS Arts Students Honor Veterans with Portraits at National WWII Museum

  Combining a vibrant living history lesson with a pallet of patriotism, talented visual arts students from nine Jefferson Parish Public Schools have painted a series of current and former veterans’ portraits which will be on display in the US Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center at the National WWII Museum in New Orleans as part […]