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Patrick Taylor Academy Named National Title I Distinguished School

ntidistinguishedThe National Title I Association has named Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy a National Title I Distinguished School for 2016-17. The Jefferson Parish Public School System Advanced Study Academy is one of only two schools in Louisiana to receive this prestigious honor.

“Congratulations to the students, teachers, administrators, and the entire Patrick Taylor Academy community,” said JPPSS Superintendent Isaac G. Joseph. “This is a tremendous honor that speaks to the remarkable work being done each day at this high achieving school.”

The National Title I Association has been selecting examples of superior Title I school programs for national recognition through the National Title I Distinguished Schools program since 1996. These schools demonstrate a wide array of strengths, including team approaches to teaching and learning, focused professional development opportunities for staff, individualized programs for student success and strong partnerships between the school, parents and the community. What makes National Title I Distinguished Schools’ stories especially powerful are the documented student achievement gains that have resulted from their innovations.

Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy consistently ranks as one of the top schools in the state. The National Blue Ribbon School is one of 13 JPPSS schools to receive an “A” on the most recent state report card, ranking third overall among Louisiana public schools. The school has been recognized nationally by Newsweek, U.S. News & World Report, and The Daily Beast.

Patrick Taylor Academy will be honored along with the other Distinguished Schools during the National Title I Conference February 22-25 in Long Beach, CA. Each state named two schools for this award.