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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 […]

Where You’ll Find JPPSS Students Marching this Mardi Gras Season

The students of the Jefferson Parish Public School System will do more than simply celebrate along the parade routes during Carnival season. Many of our school’s performance groups will take center stage participating in parades all over our area. This schedule highlights where our student groups will be during the 2016 Mardi Gras parades. Don’t see […]

Haynes Academy Ices the Competition, Earns Sucre Party & School “Dough”

Sitting on one end of the Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies field were tables of perfectly decorated Sucre cupcakes. About 75 yards away, Haynes Academy students were gathering for their much anticipated reward. The gates opened. What was once nearly 1,000 sweet treats dwindled, as the crowd of smiling middle and high school students grew. “Everybody’s been working […]

Haynes Academy Students Earn 23 National Merit Honors

The students of Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies continue to make this school and the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) proud. Along with boasting the most National Merit Semifinalists in JPPSS, Haynes Academy also has eight National Merit Commended Scholars and a pair of Hispanic National Merit Achievers. Haynes Academy’s 13 National Merit Semifinalists […]

Sixteen JPPSS Students Named 2016 National Merit Semifinalists

Sixteen high school seniors in the Jefferson Parish Public School System were named National Merit Semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Thirteen students from Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies, two from Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy, and one from Thomas Jefferson High were honored as Semifinalists. Each student is eligible for the approximately 7,400 National […]

Watch the 2015 High School Graduations on JPS-TV or Purchase Your Own DVD

Family members, teachers, and JPPSS students who are part of the Class of 2015 can relive a very special moment when JPS-TV airs this school year’s high school graduation ceremonies. The station can be seen on Cox cable channel 8 and AT&T U-verse channel 99. The airing times for each of the high school graduation […]

Five JPPSS High Schools Appear in 2015 U.S. News National Rankings

Five 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 2015. Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy, Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies, and Thomas Jefferson High School made the national rankings. […]

Three JPPSS Students Named National Merit Scholars

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation named three Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) students National Merit Scholars. Jessica Ding of Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies, Kayla Tarr of Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy, and Ryan Vedros of Thomas Jefferson High School earned the prestigious designation of Merit Scholar and will each be awarded a […]

JPPSS Graduation Rate Increases to High of 71.9 Percent

The high school graduation rate for the class of 2014 in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) is 71.9 percent, according to recent data released by the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE). This figure is the highest graduation rate for the district in more than a decade, and represents an increase of 2.5 percentage […]