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JPPSS Awarded Millions to Address Student Mental Health

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) is being awarded $2.75 million to better serve the mental health needs of its students and families. The Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) announced the state is the recipient of a $9 million grant to expand mental health services to students to support health development and prevent youth violence. […]

Seven JPPSS Schools Recognized for Top Growth in Louisiana

The Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) acknowledged seven schools in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) for demonstrating strong student growth. The JPPSS top growth schools are: Haynes Academy, Keller Elementary, McDonogh 26 Elementary, Patrick F. Taylor Academy, Schneckenburger Elementary, St. Ville Elementary, and Washington Elementary. These schools were among 15 recognized by the […]

Louisiana Department of Education Releases 2016-17 District & School Performance Scores

The Louisiana Department of Education released its 2016-17 District and School Performance Scores today. The Jefferson Parish Public School System improved in a number of areas including these five: Dropout Credit Accumulation Index, ACT assessment index, strength of diploma (Graduation Index), Cohort Graduation Rate Index and Cohort Graduation Rate. While the overall District Performance Score […]

New Online Tool Helps Parents Understand School Performance, Info, & Offerings

The Louisiana Department of Education announced the creation of the Louisiana School Finder, an interactive online tool designed to help families more easily locate and evaluate schools and child care centers across the state. The tool, which hosts detailed information about each site’s offerings and academic performance, was unveiled November 7 with the release of […]

Understand Your Child’s LEAP Scores with the State’s Parent Guide

On August 30, students who were in grades 3-8 during the 2016-17 school year received their LEAP student reports. These reports include an overall student assessment performance, a breakdown of student performance on specific skills, and a comparison of how your student’s performance relates to other students in the school, district, and state. The Louisiana Department […]

JPPSS Graduation Rate Grows as More Students Earned Advanced Credentials

More students are graduating in the Jefferson Parish Public School System and more of those graduates are earning advanced credentials. The Louisiana Department of Education released its district and state graduation rates for the 2015-16 school year today. The high school graduation rate for the class of 2016 in the Jefferson Parish Public School System […]

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 2017 Louisiana Student of the Year. Bissonet Plaza Elementary fifth grader Anthony Fisher, Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy eighth grader Myles Mackie, and Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy senior Stefan Suazo received this prestigious […]

Parent Guide to the Spring 2016 Student LEAP Results

In September, parents of students who were in grades 3-8 during the 2015-16 school year will receive LEAP student reports for English Language Arts and Mathematics. These reports will include an overall student assessment performance, a breakdown of student performance on specific skills, and a comparison of how your student’s performance relates to other students […]

Helen Cox High’s Mark Perry Named Semi-Finalist for Louisiana Principal of the Year

Helen Cox High School Principal Mark Perry has been named one of the state’s top education leaders. The Jefferson Parish Public School System High School Principal of the Year is among 24 of the 2017 Principal of the Year Semi-Finalists announced today by the Louisiana Department of Education. These educators are making exceptional gains with students, […]

Keller Elementary’s Samuel Korn Named Regional Finalist for Louisiana Student of the Year

A special year just got even more remarkable for Harold Keller Elementary fifth grade student Samuel Korn. The current JPPSS Elementary Student of the Year has been named a regional finalist for the Louisiana Department of Education’s annual Students of the Year competition. “Congratulations to each of these students for their impressive accomplishments, and for being […]