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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 […]

Five JPPSS High Schools Appear on 2018 U.S. News & World Report Rankings

U.S. News & World Report released its 2018 Best High Schools rankings and five schools in the Jefferson Parish Public School System made the national list. Those schools are: • Haynes Academy: awarded a gold medal, ranked second in Louisiana and 102 nationally • Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy: awarded a gold medal, […]

Haynes Academy Food and Music Festival Celebrates Diviersity

Haynes Academy brought back its International Food and Music Festival this school year. The popular event was organized by teachers, clubs, and school departments. Students and families got the chance to experience the tastes and sounds of the many different cultures that make up their school community.

JPPSS Students Shine at First Ever Candidate Forum

Jefferson Parish Sheriff candidates John Fortunato and Joe Lopinto were the ones on stage, but the students were the stars of the first ever candidate forum in the Jefferson Parish Public School System. High school students from across the district packed the JPPSS Administration Building Boardroom for The Students’ Candidate Forum. This student-led event was […]

Eight JPPSS Students Named National Merit Finalists

Eight students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System have been named National Merit Finalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. Representing JPPSS are six students from Haynes Academy and two from Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy. Haynes Academy Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy These high school seniors have the […]

Breakfast of Champions Student Photos and Videos Available Online

Around 2,000 students are being 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 […]