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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 […]

JPPSS Posse Scholars Earn Full Scholarships to Select Colleges & Universities

A record number of students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System earned full scholarships to some of the nation’s top colleges and universities when the Posse Foundation announced its latest class of Posse Scholars. Seventeen students from JPPSS were awarded four-year, full tuition scholarships to select colleges and universities. The students attend nine different […]

Meet the JPPSS Teachers of the Year

The Jefferson Parish Public School System named its district winners for the Louisiana Department of Education’s Teacher of the Year. The following teachers are now eligible to become the 2019 Louisiana Teacher of the Year. C.T. Janet Elementary – Jessica Schwalb Haynes Academy – Traci Vedros John Ehret High – Samuel Kane “While these three […]

Haynes Academy Theatre Department Presents ‘The Wizard of Oz’

The Haynes Academy Theatre Department is preparing to take audiences down the yellow brick road this fall with its student production of The Wizard of Oz. This classic tale takes the East Jefferson High Auditorium stage November 15-19. Matinee performances for school groups will be held twice daily November 15-17. Public performances will take place […]

Ten JPPSS Students Named 2018 National Merit Semifinalists

Ten students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) have been named Semifinalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. “Congratulations to each of these students for being recognized among the very best in the nation,” said JPPSS Superintendent Isaac G. Joseph. “We are proud to have them represent Jefferson Parish and wish them […]

High School Football Kicks-off in JPPSS, Across Louisiana

The 2017 high school football season officially kicks-off this week with a full slate of games for teams in JPPSS and across the state of Louisiana. Below are the week one contests for JPPSS varsity teams. Please contact your school for location and start times. Thursday, August 31 Haynes Academy vs. Thomas Jefferson, 6:30 p.m. […]