U.S. Air Force Awards Highest Honor to Riverdale High JROTC

How did Lt. Col. Jerry Brumfield feel when his Riverdale High JROTC unit won the Air Force’s highest level of distinction? “Relieved,” said Lt. Col. Brumfield. That happens when standards are as high as they are for the RHS cadets. Riverdale High is one of 125 units nationwide to receive the 2017-18 Air Force JROTC […]

Helpful JPPSS Resources for the Summer Months

Thursday, May 24 is the last day of the 2017-18 school year.  The 2018-19 school year starts on August 9 for students in grades 1-12 and August 14 or 15 (depending on your school) for students in pre-K and kindergarten. Here are some links to important information that you may find useful in the coming […]

Dr. Brumley Headlines BGR ‘Breakfast Briefing’ May 31

The Bureau of Governmental Research is hosting a Breakfast Briefing with JPPSS Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley. This event will take place Thursday, May 31 at 8 a.m. at the Sheraton Metairie at 4 Galleria Blvd in Metairie. The Breakfast Briefing is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Please confirm your attendance […]

Haynes Academy Valedictorian Named U.S. Presidential Scholars Semifinalist

Diensen Xing has yet another accolade to add to his list of accomplishments. The recent Haynes Academy graduate is one of 630 semifinalists for the U.S. Presidential Scholars program. Semifinalists were selected from nearly 5,300 high school seniors across the nation. Xing is the current Haynes Academy Student of the Year and valedictorian for the […]

Watch the Dedication Ceremony for Ray St. Pierre Academy

The Jefferson Parish School Board voted to rename Marrero Academy to Ray St. Pierre Academy following the passing of the longtime educator and board member. A dedication ceremony was held for the newly named Ray St. Pierre Academy for Advanced Studies on May 8, 2018.

‘Senior Walk’ Inspires Next Generation of High School Students

A select group of Grace King High seniors donned their cap and gown a week early for a special event. The ‘Senior Walk’ is meant to leave an impression on Meisler Middle and Adams Middle students who will soon begin high school.

Johnson Gretna Park Elementary Builds Relationships, Repairs Conflicts Through Restorative Approaches

Shirley Johnson Gretna Park Elementary Principal Michelle Montagnino calls restorative approaches a “beautiful addition” to her school. This alternative approach to school discipline has caused a marked decrease in the number of student issues. See how this program is impacting this International Baccalaureate candidacy school and the many other campuses that use it in JPPSS.

Half Day for All JPPSS Students on Thursday, May 24

All JPPSS students will have a half day of school on Thursday, May 24, which will be the last day of school for the 2017-2018 school year. All schools will follow the EXAM schedule on May 24. To see what time your school dismisses during an EXAM schedule, click on one of the schedule links […]

Dr. Brumley’s 100-Day Plan Weekly Update: May 18

This is the fifth in a weekly series updating the public on the progress of Dr. Cade Brumley’s 100-day entry plan. To view his complete plan, click here. To view a table outlining his progress to date, click here. Dr. Brumley passed the 50-day mark this week in his 100-day plan. This week included a number of […]

Free Swimming Lessons Through Partnership with YMCA and JCF

Interested in free swim lessons for your child? A partnership between the YMCA, the Jefferson Community Foundation, and the Jefferson Parish Public School System will provide free swim lessons at Estelle and Truman schools this summer. If you are interested, please send an email to