PK-8 Transition Plan

The Jefferson Parish School Board recently passed 2024: The Future Our Kids Deserve. This plan provides our district with the guide we will use to provide our students with the education they deserve. We have set ambitious goals for positive student outcomes and drafted a framework to get us there. To achieve our goals, we must prioritize access, equity, and opportunity for our students and families.

As part of the plan, we committed to expanding the PK-8 model of school configuration. More of our students will be able to stay in same school from the time they enter school through their 8th grade year. Presently, our PK-8 schools have higher attendance rates and school performance scores than our traditional 6-8 middle schools. We also believe this will allow us to better serve families – many families currently leave our system after the 5th grade year.

On March 13, our school board unanimously approved a proposal for advancing the PK-8 model. Nine current JP Schools will transition to PK-8s for the 2019-20 school year. To see which schools are impacted and to learn more about the changes, click here to view the presentation. If your child is impacted, you should have received a message through our school messaging system and a letter mailed to your home.

The plan impacts Alexander Elementary, Audubon Elementary, Bissonet Elementary, Woods Elementary, Roosevelt Middle, T.H. Harris Middle, Adams Middle, Live Oak Elementary, Strehle Elementary, Cherbonnier Elementary, Miller Wall Elementary, Ford Middle, Worley Middle, Marrero Middle, Truman Middle, and Ellender Elementary. The new attendance zone maps can be viewed below.