Fourteen JPPSS Students Named National Merit Semifinalists

Fourteen students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) have been named as semifinalists in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship program. The students are among approximately 16,000 semifinalists across the country who will compete for some 8,300 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be offered next spring. “We are extremely […]

Academies Make Newsweek’s List of America’s Best High Schools 2012

Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy, Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies, and Thomas Jefferson Academy for Advanced Studies all ranked in the top 400 of Newsweek’s best 1,000 public high schools in the nation.   Schools highlighted in the list are those that have demonstrated to be the most effective in producing college-ready graduates.  The rankings were based upon […]

Three JPPSS Schools In Newsweek’s 2012 “America’s Best High Schools”

Three schools in the Jefferson Parish Public School System earned top rankings in Newsweek magazine’s annual list of the top high schools in the country. Taylor Academy, Haynes Academy, and Thomas Jefferson High School received top rankings in Newsweek’s 2012 “America’s Best High Schools.”  This is the first time that all three schools were listed in […]

JPPSS Students Dominate Region 9 Science Fair

Students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System dominated the Region 9 Greater New Orleans Science and Engineering Fair held this month at the University of New Orleans by winning almost 70 awards out of a total 246 awards presented following the three-day exhibition. 44 students from eight different JPPSS schools won awards in the junior and […]

Three JPPSS Schools Are In The Final Four

Three schools in the Jefferson Parish Public School System are in the NCAA Men’s Final Four Tournament being held in New Orleans this year. Four schools, Fisher Middle School, Livaudais Middle School, Haynes Academy, and Ruppel Academy participated in the Final Four Middle School Madness Program that qualified three of the schools to travel to […]

Haynes Academy Student on Jeopardy

Haynes Academy student Injee Hong is competing the week of March 5 – 9 in the kids week segment of the Jeopardy television show which will broadcast later this summer. Hong is one of 15 students that were accepted by the TV show following an online test and in-person auditions in Houston. Hong, a 7th grader and honor […]

Haynes Academy Win State Championship of “We the People”

Haynes Academy’s AP Government class won the state championship for the We the People Competition on January 27, 2012 in Baton Rouge. We the People is a rigorous and in-depth study of the U. S. Constitution. Students are expected to show knowledge of the philosophy, history and contemporary ideals of the Constitution. Haynes Academy competed […]

Size Doesn’t Matter At Haynes Jeans Contest

The Student Council at Haynes Academy has ants in their pants as they try to collect the most jeans in just ten days in order to win a cash prize and a new pair of jeans for every student in the school. The Student Council is collecting jeans for the Jeans for Teens Drive which […]

JPPSS Students Awarded Posse Scholarships

Eight students from the Jefferson Parish Public School System have been awarded four-year, full tuition scholarships from The Posse Foundation, Inc. The students, known as Posse Scholars, are part of the inaugural group in New Orleans. “The Posse Foundation focuses on students who might have been overlooked by the traditional college selection process,” said Acting […]

Haynes Academy Student Achieves Top ACT Score

Haynes Academy student John Campos recently earned a top composite score of 36 on the ACT test. Campos, a senior at Haynes, was one of only 600 high school students in the U.S. to earn a composite score of 36 in 2011.  Nationally, while the actual number of students earning a composite score of 36 varies […]