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Behind the Curtain: Haynes Academy Presents ‘Annie Jr.’

Go behind the scenes with the Haynes Academy Talented Theatre Program. It’s way more than just the performers on stage who make this student production happen.

Naturalization Ceremony Offers Living Civics Lesson for JPPSS Students

“People see America as a beacon of hope and that’s why they come here. It makes me proud of America.” – Helen Cox High student Waseem Thobata It was a living civic lesson that made a true impact on our students. These young people from Fisher Middle-High, Haynes Academy, and Helen Cox High attended a […]

33 JPPSS Students Named National Merit Semifinalists

Thirty-three students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) have been named Semifinalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. Haynes Academy leads the way in JPPSS and the state. Their school record 24 National Merit Semifinalists is the most in Louisiana for a public school. Patrick F. Taylor Academy has a school record […]

Seven JPPSS Schools Recognized for Top Growth in Louisiana

The Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) acknowledged seven schools in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) for demonstrating strong student growth. The JPPSS top growth schools are: Haynes Academy, Keller Elementary, McDonogh 26 Elementary, Patrick F. Taylor Academy, Schneckenburger Elementary, St. Ville Elementary, and Washington Elementary. These schools were among 15 recognized by the […]

Haynes Academy’s Emin Kazan Named College-Sponsored National Merit Scholar

Recent Haynes Academy graduate Emin Kazan is among a select group of students in the nation to be named a college-sponsored National Merit Scholar. The member of the Class of 2018 was among the approximately 550 winners announced today by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). These National Merit Scholarships are financed by colleges and […]

Six JPPSS Students Achieve a Perfect Score on the ACT

This year more than two million graduates took the ACT. Less than one-tenth of one percent of students had a perfect score. The Jefferson Parish Public School System had six students with a perfect score on the ACT this year. Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy student Jacob LeBlanc and Haynes Academy for Advanced […]

Haynes Academy Graduate Among Exclusive Group of Female Scientists

  Haynes Academy Class of 2018 graduate Nameera Islam is one of just seven students named a 2018 Emmy Noether Scholar by the Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation. Emmy Noether Scholars are a network of young female scientists from Louisiana and Mississippi who will continue to grow over the years to provide network and […]

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 […]

JPPSS Graduation Schedule for Class of 2018

Graduations for the Class of 2018 in the Jefferson Parish Public School System will take place May 12-23. Please see the list below for graduation dates for all our high schools. If you have questions, please contact your school. You can get contact information for all schools at this link. Eight JPPSS high schools will […]

Two JPPSS Students Win $2500 National Merit Scholarships

Two Jefferson Parish Public School System students have been named National Merit $2500 Scholarship winners by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Nameera N. Islam from Haynes Academy and Jacob A. LeBlanc of Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy are two of the nation’s 2,500 Merit Scholar designees. They were chosen from a talent pool […]