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Academics, Arts, Engaged Culture Help Riverdale High Make the Grade

Riverdale High School art teacher Kimberly Robinson has fond memories of her first day on the job. “Riverdale is an amazing school,” said Robinson. “I will say this, my first day here, a student held the door open for me. And a lot of people have negative thoughts about teenagers, and when this child that […]

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 […]

Riverdale High Art Students Sweep Top Honors in Rodrigue Art Contest for Second Consecutive Year

Riverdale High School students swept first place honors at the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts Art Contest for the second year in a row. Kourtney Aultman won a $6,000 scholarship by placing first in the Senior Division. In the Junior Division, Nathan Vogel earned $1,250 cash for his first place finish. They were not […]

Four Riverdale High Students Named Finalists in Rodrigue Foundation Art Contest

The Riverdale High School art department is proving once again why it is one of the premiere programs in the region. Riverdale High students make up a fourth of all the finalists in the prestigious George Rodrigue Foundataion of the Arts annual art contest. Riverdale students Hope Gann and Nathan Vogel were named finalists in the junior […]

American Health Lawyers Association Beautifies Riverdale High School Based Health Center

The school based health center at Riverdale High School received some care of its own recently thanks to the generosity of lawyers from around the nation. The American Health Lawyers Association chose the health clinic for its yearly service project during the organization’s board of directors meeting in New Orleans recently.  

Riverdale High Student Council Honored at the State Level

Student leaders from Riverdale High School were recognized at the state level by the Louisiana Association of Student Councils. Kaori Keyser, Diana Taj, Robert Trahant, Het Patel, Aarshvi Patel, Victoria Guillie, Amanda Wilburn, Allissa Gros, Harold Dorado, and Oscar Perez represented Riverdale High at the 66th annual Louisiana Association of Student Council Convention in Pineville, Louisiana […]

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 2016 Mardi Gras parades. Don’t see […]

Riverdale High IB Open House Set for November 12

Riverdale High School is holding an open house for its International Baccalaureate program on Thursday, November 12. The event lasts from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Prospective students will be given a guided tour by Riverdale High’s current student ambassadors. Riverdale High is located at 240 Riverdale Drive in Jefferson. For more information, visit the Riverdale High […]

AdvancED Awards JPPSS for Latest Chapter in Long History of Accreditation

An international education accreditation organization celebrated the accomplishments of Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) teachers, students, and staff at the October meeting of the Jefferson Parish School Board (JPSB). AdvancED Louisiana Director Ray Poplus presented the board with a plaque commemorating JPPSS on the accreditation the system was awarded in June. The largest community […]

Winn-Dixie Awards Riverdale High Student for Role in Revitalizing Gulf Coast

Riverdale High School senior Alexis Stort shared the stage with individuals like Sally-Ann and Robin Roberts and organizations like the American Red Cross and United Way at the inaugural Winn-Dixie Resilience Awards. The Winn-Dixie Resilience Awards are for individuals who have made a significant contribution in the rebuilding, rebirth, and revitalization of the Gulf Coast […]