Academies Make Newsweek’s List of America’s Best High Schools 2012

Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy, Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies, and Thomas Jefferson Academy for Advanced Studies all ranked in the top 400 of Newsweek’s best 1,000 public high schools in the nation.   Schools highlighted in the list are those that have demonstrated to be the most effective in producing college-ready graduates.  The rankings were based upon […]

Three JPPSS Schools In Newsweek’s 2012 “America’s Best High Schools”

Three schools in the Jefferson Parish Public School System earned top rankings in Newsweek magazine’s annual list of the top high schools in the country. Taylor Academy, Haynes Academy, and Thomas Jefferson High School received top rankings in Newsweek’s 2012 “America’s Best High Schools.”  This is the first time that all three schools were listed in […]

JPPSS Students Dominate Region 9 Science Fair

Students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System dominated the Region 9 Greater New Orleans Science and Engineering Fair held this month at the University of New Orleans by winning almost 70 awards out of a total 246 awards presented following the three-day exhibition. 44 students from eight different JPPSS schools won awards in the junior and […]

JPPSS Students Awarded Posse Scholarships

Eight students from the Jefferson Parish Public School System have been awarded four-year, full tuition scholarships from The Posse Foundation, Inc. The students, known as Posse Scholars, are part of the inaugural group in New Orleans. “The Posse Foundation focuses on students who might have been overlooked by the traditional college selection process,” said Acting […]

Taylor Academy Wins 2011 TEAMS Award

Taylor Academy was one of three schools in the country to win the 2011 TEAMS Award for influencing student achievement. The TEAMS Award (Teachers and Media Specialists Influencing Student Achievement) was created to recognize the critical collaboration between teachers and media specialists in promoting learning and increasing student achievement. The schools were evaluated on four […]

Taylor Academy Student Named Gates Millennium Scholar

For the second consecutive year, a student at Patrick Taylor Academy has been named a Gates Millennium Scholar. Taylor Academy student Tichelle Porch received confirmation recently that she will be awarded the scholarship. Porch, a senior, was one out of 1,000 students that were awarded the scholarship this year.  More than 23,000 students across the country […]

Taylor Academy Librarian Honored As 2011 Library Media Specialist of the Year

Taylor Academy Librarian Elizabeth Kahn has been honored as the 2011 School Library Media Specialist of the Year by the Louisiana Association of School Librarians for the state Louisiana. In making the honor, the association remarked, “Ms. Kahn has demonstrated through action and philosophy a dedication to the mission and goals of the media specialist profession […]

Taylor Academy Awarded Blue Ribbon School for 2010

The Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy received its plaque and flag signifying its status as a National Blue Ribbon School during a ceremony in Washington D.C. on November 16. Principal Jaime Zapico, teacher Lisa Valance, and school board president Gene Katsanis accepted the awards. Taylor Academy was named a National Blue Ribbon school […]

Four JPPSS Schools Receive Grants from Laura Bush Foundation

Four schools in the Jefferson Parish Public School System were awarded grants from the Laura Bush Foundation that will be used to rebuild and stock the schools’ libraries this year. The four schools were part of a total of 23 schools from the Gulf Coast region that were awarded grants. Schneckenburger Elementary School, Harris Middle […]

Jefferson Public Schools Announce Student of the Year

The Jefferson Parish Public School System selected three students as Student of the Year and all were recognized by Superintendent Dr. Diane Roussel for their “excellent school efforts and their volunteer work in the community.” Metairie Academy fifth grader Injee Hong, Marrero Middle School eighth grader Ricky Tran, and Taylor Academy senior Nhu Ngoc Pham […]