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JPPSS Names Elementary, Middle, and High School Teachers of the Year

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) named its district winners for the Louisiana Department of Education’s 2018 Teacher of the Year. Harold Keller Elementary’s Doha Mosrie, Stella Worley Middle’s La Donna Smith, and Bonnabel Magnet Academy High’s Melissa Sallinger each received this prestigious honor. The three JPPSS educators are now eligible to become the […]

JPPSS Announces Elementary, Middle, and High School Principals of the Year

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) has named its district winners for the Louisiana Department of Education’s 2018 Principal of the Year. Gretna No. 2 Academy’s Tamara Warner, Rudolph Matas School’s Patricia Helmstetter, and Haynes Academy’s Karla Russo each received this prestigious honor. The three JPPSS educators are now eligible to become 2018 Louisiana […]

January 7 Violence Prevention Program Classes Have Been Cancelled

The VPP (Violence Prevention Program) classes that were scheduled to take place Saturday, January 7, 2017 at West Jefferson High and Riverdale High have been cancelled due to the inclement weather forecast.

JPPSS Seeks High Quality Charter Operators for 2017 Charter Application Cycle

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) is now seeking charter applications from high quality operators to bring additional educational options to Jefferson Parish. The district invites charter operators who are interested in turning around existing schools, as well as establishing brand new schools, to submit applications for the 2017 application cycle. Through a continued […]

1/6/17: Strehle Elementary Students being Transferred to Ford Middle following Power Outage

A transformer blew near Catherine Strehle Elementary this morning, causing the school to lose power. Strehle Elementary students are being transferred by bus to Henry Ford Middle, which is located nearby at 435 S. Jamie Blvd. in Westwego, 70094. Students are safe and have been fed lunch. Parents of Strehle Elementary students who wish to […]

Message from the Superintendent: January 2017

Everyone in the Jefferson Parish Public School System would like to issue a heartfelt thank you to the residents of Jefferson Parish. Our 4 mill property tax renewal passed by an overwhelming margin on December 10. We are grateful for your support and will continue to be good stewards of your resources and trust. Many […]

Record number of JPPSS Students Awarded Full Tuition College Scholarships through The Posse Foundation

Fifteen students from the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) have been awarded four-year, full tuition scholarships from The Posse Foundation, including students from Bonnabel Magnet Academy High, Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies, Helen Cox High, John Ehret High, L.W. Higgins High, Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy, Riverdale High, Thomas Jefferson High, and […]

JPSB Facilities Committee and Regular Session Meeting: January 10, 2017

The Jefferson Parish School Board (JPSB) will hold a Facilities Committee and a Regular Session meeting on Tuesday, January 10 at the JPPSS Administration Building at 501 Manhattan Blvd. in Harvey. The Facilities Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m., followed by the Regular Session meeting at 6 p.m. The agenda can be viewed at this link. Most […]

Ellender School will be Closed on Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Ellender School will be closed on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 due to a water main break outside of the school. Only Ellender School administrators and custodial staff should report to school on Wednesday, December 21. Exams will be rescheduled when school resumes on Wednesday, January 4, 2017.

JPPSS Schools and Offices Closed for Winter Break December 22 – January 2

All JPPSS schools and administrative offices will be closed for winter break from Wednesday, December 22, 2016 to Monday, January 2, 2017. In addition, Tuesday, January 3 will be a records day for teachers, with no school for students. Please visit our calendar page for more information on the school calendar for the 2016-2017 school year. […]