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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.

U.S. News & World Report National Rankings Feature Four JPPSS High Schools

U.S. News & World Report released its 2017 Best High Schools rankings and four schools in the Jefferson Parish Public School System made the national list. Those schools are: • Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies: awarded a gold medal, ranked second in Louisiana and 114 nationally • Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy: awarded […]

Four JPPSS Schools Appear in U.S. News National Rankings

Four high schools in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) were honored by U.S. News & World Report recently when the news organization released its national rankings for the Best High Schools of 2016. Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies, Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy, and Thomas Jefferson High School made the news organization’s […]

Eleven JPPSS Students Named National Merit Finalists

Eleven Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) students have been named 2016 National Merit Finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program. These students are now eligible to receive a National Merit Scholarship. Recipients will be announced in the spring. “Congratulations to each of these young people on receiving such a tremendous honor on the national […]

Patrick Taylor Academy Welcomes 23 Chinese Exchange Students

When Jefferson Parish Public School System Chief Academic Officer Debra Cooper reached out to Jamie Zapico about hosting Chinese exchange students at her school, it didn’t take long for the Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy principal to respond with an “Absolutely!” “We are a very diverse campus,” said Zapico. “Our students being able […]

Recycling Contest Latest Example of the Green Culture at Patrick Taylor Academy

The students of Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy separated themselves from the pack during their second year participating in the annual recycling contest held by Progressive Waste Solutions and the New Orleans Saints. The school had the highest diversion rate in this year’s contest, which asks local schools to divert as many items as possible away […]