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JPPSS Graduation Rate Increases to High of 71.9 Percent

The high school graduation rate for the class of 2014 in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) is 71.9 percent, according to recent data released by the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE). This figure is the highest graduation rate for the district in more than a decade, and represents an increase of 2.5 percentage […]

10 JPPSS Students Are National Merit Finalists; 6 Are National Achievement Finalists

Ten Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) students have been named 2015 National Merit Finalists, and six students are 2015 National Achievement Finalists. These students are now eligible to receive a National Merit or Achievement Scholarship, and recipients will be announced in the spring. “To be selected as a finalist for the National Merit and […]

JPPSS Announces Teachers of the Year and Principals of the Year

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) announced its honorees for the 2016 Louisiana Teacher of the Year and Principal of the Year programs, recognition programs run by the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) that honor the most exceptional educators from each local school system throughout the state. Named as the 2016 JPPSS Teachers of […]

Where You’ll Find JPPSS Students Marching This Mardi Gras Season

The students of the Jefferson Parish Public School System will do more than simply celebrate along the parade routes during Carnival season. Many of our school’s performance groups will take center stage participating in parades all over our area. This schedule highlights where our student groups will be during the 2015 Mardi Gras parades. Don’t see […]

JPPSS Students Awarded Full Tuition College Scholarships through The Posse Foundation

Eight students from the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) have been awarded four-year, full tuition scholarships from The Posse Foundation, including students from Helen Cox High School, Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies, L.W. Higgins High School, Riverdale High School, and Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy. “We are so excited that these eight […]

Nineteen JPPSS Teachers Awarded QSM Grants

Nineteen teachers from the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) have been awarded a grant from the Quality Science & Mathematics Grant Program (QSM). The QSM program was established by the Louisiana Legislature in the summer of 1992 for the purpose of providing materials and equipment to math and science public school teachers. The program, […]

Patrick Taylor Academy Teacher Honored as Regional Educator of the Year by LACUE

Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy teacher Kelly Maher was named Region I Educator of the Year by the Louisiana Association of Computer Using Educators (LACUE) at their recently held conference in New Orleans. The award recognizes educators for demonstrating outstanding teaching and learning through the use of classroom technology. In addition to teaching technology […]

Patrick Taylor Academy Math Teacher Wins Statewide Recognition

Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy teacher Angela Guthrie was recently honored with the 2014 Outstanding High School Teacher of Mathematics Award from the Louisiana Association of Teachers of Mathematics (LATM). Guthrie, who teaches pre-Algebra, Algebra I, and Geometry, began her teaching career at Taylor six years ago while simultaneously completing her master’s degree […]

JPPSS Advanced Study Academies among Top Schools in Louisiana

Advanced Study Academies (ASAs) in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) are among the top schools in Louisiana, according to 2013-14 school performance scores released by the Louisiana Department of Education yesterday. All eight of the district’s ASAs were ranked among the top 25 in the state, with five schools being ranked in the […]

Taylor Counselor Wins Multi-Level School Counselor of the Year Award

Jasmine Hernandez, guidance counselor at Patrick F. Taylor Science and technology Academy, has received the 2014 Multi-Level School Counselor of the Year award given by the Louisiana School Counselor Association. The award is given to recognize the counselor who has exhibited exceptional qualities and achieved outstanding results in a multi-grade level school.