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Haynes City Park Night for Friends and Family

On a recent evening, friends and family of the Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies took over Storyland at City Park enjoying rides, games, refreshments, and fun. The event, a fundraiser for the theater department, began three years ago and has grown to its current attendance of over 900 with proceeds going to support the next […]

JPPSS Advanced Study Academies among Top Schools in Louisiana

Advanced Study Academies (ASAs) in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) are among the top schools in Louisiana, according to 2013-14 school performance scores released by the Louisiana Department of Education yesterday. All eight of the district’s ASAs were ranked among the top 25 in the state, with five schools being ranked in the […]

Nine JPPSS Students Named 2015 National Achievement Semifinalists

To read about our National Merit Semifinalists, click here. Nine students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) have been named as semifinalists in the 2015 National Achievement Scholarship Program. Representing JPPSS as National Achievement semifinalists are students from Helen Cox High School, Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies, Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology […]

Thirteen JPPSS Students Named 2015 National Merit Semifinalists

To read the about our National Achievement Semifinalists, click here. Thirteen students in Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) have been named as semifinalists in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. In order to be considered for the program, students take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. To become a semifinalist, students must be […]

Students from Haynes, Thomas Jefferson, and Ehret Win Titles at National Academic Games

JPPSS students from Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies, Thomas Jefferson High School, and John Ehret High School won titles at this year’s National Academic Games Tournament, held in Knoxville, Tennessee from April 25-28. Among the individual and team awards won by the students, the Haynes middle and junior teams were in the top teams in […]

Haynes Academy Achieves National Ranking

Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies has been ranked number 20 of the 50 best middle schools by TheBestSchools.org. According to its website, TheBestSchools.org is a leading resource for prospective students seeking a college or university degree. The school was selected based on several weighted factors, including academic excellence, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) scores, […]

Eleven JPPSS Students Honored as National Merit, Achievement Finalists

Eight Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) students have been named 2014 National Merit Finalists, and three students have been named 2014 National Achievement Finalists. “Congratulations to these outstanding eleven students, along with their families, teachers, and school staff who have helped them excel as scholars and leaders,” said Superintendent Dr. James Meza, Jr. “These […]

JPPSS Names Students of the Year

Three students were recently surprised with a visit from Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) Superintendent Dr. James Meza Jr. because they were selected as the district’s students of the year. Elementary student of the year is Metairie Academy fifth grader Rishik Bethi. He has received the Superintendent’s Award, presented to students who earn straight […]

JPPSS Schools Win State Championships in Football, Cross Country

East Jefferson High School and Patrick F. Taylor Academy of Science of Technology both celebrated state championship wins last month. The East Jefferson Warriors made history by winning the Class 4A state championship game of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association State Farm Prep Classic on Saturday, December 14. Click here for more information and photos […]

Celebrating Home at Haynes

Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies held its annual International Food Festival last month to raise funds for the school’s clubs and activities. According to principal Karla Russo, the theme of this year’s festival was “Home is Where the Heart Is” and offered the opportunity to showcase the diversity at the school. “We have several countries […]