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Naturalization Ceremony Offers Living Civics Lesson for JPPSS Students

“People see America as a beacon of hope and that’s why they come here. It makes me proud of America.” – Helen Cox High student Waseem Thobata It was a living civic lesson that made a true impact on our students. These young people from Fisher Middle-High, Haynes Academy, and Helen Cox High attended a […]

JPPSS 2018 Regular Summer School Information

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) will offer Summer School for credit recovery, removal of deficiencies or new credit for students presently enrolled in grades 8-12. All course work will be online learning using PLATO Learning System. For questions concerning PLATO, please call your child’s school counselor during school hours. Students enrolled in grades […]

JPPSS Graduation Schedule for Class of 2018

Graduations for the Class of 2018 in the Jefferson Parish Public School System will take place May 12-23. Please see the list below for graduation dates for all our high schools. If you have questions, please contact your school. You can get contact information for all schools at this link. Eight JPPSS high schools will […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Class of 2017 Valedictorians, Salutatorians Share Memories & Future Plans

Members of the Class of 2017 have wrapped up their time as students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System. Click through the videos below to hear what these remarkable young people have to say about their time in JPPSS and their plans for the future.

Teacher of the Year Banquet Honors Best in JPPSS

The Jefferson Parish Public School System recognized excellence in education during its annual Teacher of the Year Awards Ceremony Luncheon May 18 at The Four Columns in Harvey. The Teacher of the Year from every JPPSS school was honored during this event that was attended by Jefferson Parish School Board members, business and community stakeholders, […]

Order Class of 2017 Graduation DVD, Watch Online, or View JPS-TV Replay

The Jefferson Parish Public School System television station offers more ways than ever to relive the commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2017. As always, DVDs can be ordered of each ceremony and each graduation will be cablecast on JPS-TV (Comcast Cable channel 8 or AT&T U-verse channel 99). Each of the graduation ceremonies are […]