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Patrick Taylor Academy Sophomore Scores Perfect ACT

Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy sophomore Christian Otero made the most of his first ACT. Otero scored a perfect 36 when he took the test this past February. “Christian came to us in sixth grade and I could tell then he was an exceptional student,” said Patrick Taylor Academy Principal Jamie Zapico. “He […]

Three JPPSS Students Win $2500 National Merit Scholarships

Three Jefferson Parish Public School System students have been named National Merit $2500 Scholarship winners by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Alaa N. Malik and Allie Sigur from Haynes Academy and Stefan L. Suazo of Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy are three of the nation’s 2,500 Merit Scholar designees. They were chosen from […]

JPPSS High School Graduations Start May 13 for Class of 2017

The Jefferson Parish Public School System 2017 high school graduation schedule begins on Saturday, May 13 and concludes Sunday, May 28. A total of 13 JPPSS high schools will hold graduation ceremonies. Four graduations will be held at the Alario Center and eight will be held at the Pontchartrain Center. Grand Isle School will hold […]

JPPSS Students Compete in Social Studies Fair

The Jefferson Parish Public School System Social Studies Fair was held recently at John Ehret High. The following students placed in their respective categories, with the top two winners in each category qualifying for the Louisiana State Social Studies Fair in Lake Charles on March 3, 2017. ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DIVISION Individual Sociology 1st – Aidan […]

Fifteen JPPSS Students Named National Merit Finalists

Fifteen students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) have been named 2017 National Merit Finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program. All 15 of this year’s National Merit Semifinalists from JPPSS advanced as finalists. “While we are extremely pleased to learn that all of the National Merit Semifinalists from Jefferson Parish have also […]

Record number of JPPSS Students Awarded Full Tuition College Scholarships through The Posse Foundation

Fifteen students from the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) have been awarded four-year, full tuition scholarships from The Posse Foundation, including students from Bonnabel Magnet Academy High, Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies, Helen Cox High, John Ehret High, L.W. Higgins High, Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy, Riverdale High, Thomas Jefferson High, and […]

Two JPPSS Teachers Named Educators of the Year for Classroom Technology

The Louisiana Association of Computer Using Educators (LACUE) awarded its top honors to a pair of educators in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS). Bissonet Plaza Elementary Media Specialist and Technology Coordinator Christine Smith Dauterive is the Louisiana Leader of the Year.  Metairie Academy fourth grade teacher Claudia Suazo is the Louisiana Elementary Teacher of the […]

Fifteen JPPSS Students Named 2017 National Merit Semifinalists

Fifteen students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) have been named Semifinalists in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program. “Congratulations to these remarkable students for achieving this national honor,” said JPPSS Superintendent Isaac G. Joseph. “Being named a Semifinalist is a tremendous accomplishment, and we wish them the best of luck as the selection […]

Order a Class of 2016 graduation DVD, watch online, or see the 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 2016. 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 […]

Videos, Photos Now Available for JPPSS “A” Breakfast of Champions

Over 1,600 students were 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 students and […]