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Record number of JPPSS Students Awarded Full Tuition College Scholarships through The Posse Foundation

Fifteen students from the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) have been awarded four-year, full tuition scholarships from The Posse Foundation, including students from Bonnabel Magnet Academy High, Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies, Helen Cox High, John Ehret High, L.W. Higgins High, Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy, Riverdale High, Thomas Jefferson High, and […]

Haynes Academy’s Jeremy Lampo Receives Yale Educator Award

Veteran Jefferson Parish Public School System teacher Jeremy Lampo was honored by one of the nation’s elite universities recently. The Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies teacher has been recognized as a recipient of the 2016 Yale Educator Award by the Yale Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Lampo was nominated for the award by his former student who is […]

Fifteen JPPSS Students Named 2017 National Merit Semifinalists

Fifteen students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) have been named Semifinalists in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program. “Congratulations to these remarkable students for achieving this national honor,” said JPPSS Superintendent Isaac G. Joseph. “Being named a Semifinalist is a tremendous accomplishment, and we wish them the best of luck as the selection […]

Rau for Art Foundation awards grant to three JPPSS high schools

Art students at three Jefferson Parish Public School System high schools will have more means to express their creativity next school year. Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies, John Ehret High, and Thomas Jefferson High are three of seven area schools receiving Teacher’s Assistance Fund grants from the Rau for Art Foundation. “These are all wonderful […]

Order a Class of 2016 graduation DVD, watch online, or see the JPS-TV replay

The Jefferson Parish Public School System television station offers more ways than ever to relive the commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2016. As always, DVDs can be ordered of each ceremony and each graduation will be cablecast on JPS-TV (Comcast Cable channel 8 or AT&T U-verse channel 99). Each of the graduation ceremonies are […]

Four JPPSS Schools Appear in U.S. News National Rankings

Four high schools in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) were honored by U.S. News & World Report recently when the news organization released its national rankings for the Best High Schools of 2016. Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies, Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy, and Thomas Jefferson High School made the news organization’s […]

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 […]

Eleven JPPSS Students Named National Merit Finalists

Eleven Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) students have been named 2016 National Merit Finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program. These students are now eligible to receive a National Merit Scholarship. Recipients will be announced in the spring. “Congratulations to each of these young people on receiving such a tremendous honor on the national […]

Haynes Academy Wins First Place in State Social Studies Competition

Several district high schools participated in the Louisiana We the People competition held recently in Baton Rouge. Haynes Academy took home first place overall and will be traveling to the national event in Washington, D.C. Jefferson Parish Public School System was also represented by teams from Helen Cox and John Ehret, who received trophies for excellence in various categories.

JPPSS Awards Elementary, Middle, and High School Students of the Year

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) named its district winners for the Louisiana Department of Education’s 2016 Student of the Year. Keller Elementary fifth grader Samuel Korn, Haynes Academy eighth grader Prokkawn Majumdar, and Grace King High senior Maria Heredia received this prestigious honor. These three remarkable students are now eligible to become 2016 […]