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 According to its website, 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 […]

Ten JPPSS Students Awarded Full Tuition College Scholarships through the Posse Foundation

A record ten students from the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) have been awarded four-year, full tuition scholarships from The Posse Foundation, including students from Helen Cox High School, Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies, L.W. Higgins High School, Riverdale High School, and Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy. “To have ten students from […]

Haynes Student Wins National Design Contest

Julia Vedros, a 7th grader at Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies, was the winner of a national leotard design contest sponsored by Under Armor, GK Elite, and USA Gymnastics. Her design features Grape Mystique and Lavender Ice Mystique fabrics with Brilliance Crystal and will be featured in a fashion show at the Gymnastics National Championship. […]

Two JPPSS Schools Named Blue Ribbon Schools

Two schools within the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) were named as 2013 National Blue Ribbon Schools today by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. Ella Dolhonde Elementary School and Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies were two of the six Louisiana schools honored. A total of 286 schools were recognized nationally. “Congratulations to the […]

Ten JPPSS Students Named 2014 National Merit Semifinalists

Ten students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) have been named as semifinalists in the 2014 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 the top scorers in their state. “We are very […]