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Ten JPPSS Schools Recognized As Higher Performing Schools

The National Center for Educational Achievement (NCEA) has named ten Jefferson Parish Public Schools to its 2012 Higher Performing Schools list in the state of Louisiana. NCEA, a division of ACT, Inc., is a not-for-profit organization that provides research-based solutions and expertise in higher performing schools, school improvement, and best practice research that lead to […]

Patrick Taylor Academy Receives College Readiness Recognition

Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy received the 2012 College Readiness Award from the Louisiana ACT Council for increasing the number of students taking the ACT Assessment over the past five years and significantly increasing their level of achievement and college readiness. Patrick Taylor is one of only 25 high schools in Louisiana honored […]

Fourteen JPPSS Students Named National Merit Semifinalists

Fourteen students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) have been named as semifinalists in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship program. The students are among approximately 16,000 semifinalists across the country who will compete for some 8,300 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be offered next spring. “We are extremely […]

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 […]