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Class of 2017 Valedictorians, Salutatorians Share Memories & Future Plans

Members of the Class of 2017 have wrapped up their time as students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System. Click through the videos below to hear what these remarkable young people have to say about their time in JPPSS and their plans for the future.

Teacher of the Year Banquet Honors Best in JPPSS

The Jefferson Parish Public School System recognized excellence in education during its annual Teacher of the Year Awards Ceremony Luncheon May 18 at The Four Columns in Harvey. The Teacher of the Year from every JPPSS school was honored during this event that was attended by Jefferson Parish School Board members, business and community stakeholders, […]

Listen to the Beautiful Student Music at 2017 Superintendent’s Band Fest

The Superintendent’s Large Ensemble Assessment Program Band Festival is an annual event featuring student bands from Jefferson Parish Public School System middle and high schools. Students perform in a festival environment that allows them to be scored by experienced judges. Along with the opportunity to play in front of an audience that includes many of […]

Five More JPPSS Students Named National Merit Scholars

The number of 2017 National Merit Scholars from the Jefferson Parish Public School System continues to grow following the latest announcement of winners from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Five JPPSS students have been named college-sponsored Merit Scholarship recipients. Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy student Henry M. Hazlett and Haynes Academy students Parker […]

Order Class of 2017 Graduation DVD, Watch Online, or View 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 2017. 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 […]

Three JPPSS Students Win $2500 National Merit Scholarships

Three Jefferson Parish Public School System students have been named National Merit $2500 Scholarship winners by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Alaa N. Malik and Allie Sigur from Haynes Academy and Stefan L. Suazo of Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy are three of the nation’s 2,500 Merit Scholar designees. They were chosen from […]

JPPSS High School Graduations Start May 13 for Class of 2017

The Jefferson Parish Public School System 2017 high school graduation schedule begins on Saturday, May 13 and concludes Sunday, May 28. A total of 13 JPPSS high schools will hold graduation ceremonies. Four graduations will be held at the Alario Center and eight will be held at the Pontchartrain Center. Grand Isle School will hold […]

U.S. News & World Report National Rankings Feature Four JPPSS High Schools

U.S. News & World Report released its 2017 Best High Schools rankings and four schools in the Jefferson Parish Public School System made the national list. Those schools are: • Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies: awarded a gold medal, ranked second in Louisiana and 114 nationally • Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy: awarded […]

Haynes Academy Student Wins Corporate-Sponsored National Merit Scholarship

A Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) student was among the honorees today when the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) released the names of the first group of winners in the 62nd annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Haynes Academy senior Ashton C. Edler is a corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarship winner. Edler, whose probable career field […]

Haynes Academy Sophomore Neel Mondal Scores Perfect ACT

Haynes Academy is known for academic success. This latest achievement, however, may set a new bar for this school that regularly ranks among the best public schools in the state and nation. Haynes Academy sophomore Neelambar “Neel” Mondal scored a perfect 36 on the ACT earlier this school year. In addition to acing the ACT, […]