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Videos, Photos Now Available for JPPSS “A” Breakfast of Champions

Over 1,600 students were honored at the Jefferson Parish Public School System’s annual Superintendent’s “A” Breakfast of Champions. The events recognize outstanding academic accomplishments for students who have earned an “A” in each course taken and no lower than a “B” in honor courses taken during the first and second nine-weeks marking periods. Those students and […]

JPPSS Students Deliver Meals, Well-Wishes Door-to-Door on Thanksgiving

A number of student from the Jefferson Parish Public School System volunteered part of their Thanksgiving to make the holiday more enjoyable for community members. Key Club members from West Jefferson High, Thomas Jefferson High, Helen Cox High, Fisher Middle-High, and Ehret High were among the more than 50 volunteers who participated in a Thanksgiving […]

JPPSS Graduation Rate Increases to High of 71.9 Percent

The high school graduation rate for the class of 2014 in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) is 71.9 percent, according to recent data released by the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE). This figure is the highest graduation rate for the district in more than a decade, and represents an increase of 2.5 percentage […]

Fisher High School’s Field of Dreams

If you build it, they will come. And that is what the Bourgeois family did for the Lady Gators softball team at Fisher High School. At the recent dedication of the field, Lafitte Mayor Timothy Kerner gave a passionate speech about Joe Bourgeois and his family. “I know what this family has been through,” he […]

JPPSS Names Students of the Year

Three students were recently surprised with a visit from Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) Superintendent Dr. James Meza Jr. because they were selected as the district’s students of the year. Elementary student of the year is Metairie Academy fifth grader Rishik Bethi. He has received the Superintendent’s Award, presented to students who earn straight […]

Celebrating Advanced Placement Students

In order to encourage more students to enroll in advanced placement classes, Grace King High School and Fisher High School held “academic pep rallies” on September 18 to highlight the Advanced Placement (AP) Initiative, which launched in three Jefferson Parish high schools this year. Advanced Placement courses offer college-level work and exams to high school […]

JPPSS Schools Named To Best In Nation List By U.S. News

Four Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) high schools were ranked nationally on the 2013 Best High Schools list, produced by U.S. News & World Report. To determine the 2013 rankings, U.S. News evaluated more than 21,000 public high schools in 49 states and the District of Columbia. Schools were awarded gold, silver or bronze […]

Three JPPSS Schools Are In The Final Four

Three schools in the Jefferson Parish Public School System are in the NCAA Men’s Final Four Tournament being held in New Orleans this year. Four schools, Fisher Middle School, Livaudais Middle School, Haynes Academy, and Ruppel Academy participated in the Final Four Middle School Madness Program that qualified three of the schools to travel to […]

Rando Named Louisiana’s 2011 Nurse of the Year

School Nurse Kathyrn Rando has been named Louisiana’s 2011 Nurse of the Year. Rando, who started in the Jefferson Parish Public School System in 1989, cares for regular and special education students at her three assigned schools of Fisher, Homedale, and Pittman.  This is the first time she has been honored as state Nurse of the […]