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JPPSS Announces Principal Selections for Schools Across District

The Jefferson Parish Public School System announced its new principals at schools throughout the district. Terrah Harrison-Averette – St. Ville Elementary School Terrah Harrison-Averette has been named principal of St. Ville Elementary School. She most recently served as academic dean at Terrytown Elementary. When defining her educational philosophy, Averette said that college and career readiness […]

Watch the 2015 High School Graduations on JPS-TV or Purchase Your Own DVD

Family members, teachers, and JPPSS students who are part of the Class of 2015 can relive a very special moment when JPS-TV airs this school year’s high school graduation ceremonies. The station can be seen on Cox cable channel 8 and AT&T U-verse channel 99. The airing times for each of the high school graduation […]

Five JPPSS High Schools Appear in 2015 U.S. News National Rankings

Five 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 2015. Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy, Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies, and Thomas Jefferson High School made the national rankings. […]

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 […]

Riverdale High JROTC Gives Back to the Community

The Riverdale High School Air Force Junior ROTC, led by senior aerospace science instructor Lt. Col. Jerry Brumfield, has made it a priority to give back to the community this holiday season. Last month, the JROTC led a school-wide food drive for the Thanksgiving holiday. The entire campus, including students, faculty, and staff, all came […]

Three JPPSS Schools Recognized by U.S. News & World Report’s Annual Best High Schools List

Three Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) high schools have been recognized by the U.S. News & World Report in their annual Best High Schools list, including Thomas Jefferson High School, which was named the number one public high school in Louisiana. U.S. News evaluated more than 19,400 public high schools in 50 states and […]

Ten JPPSS Students Awarded Full Tuition College Scholarships through the Posse Foundation

A record ten 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. “To have ten students from […]

Riverdale’s Donte Jackson named New Orleans Large Schools Player of the Week

JPPSS Students Sweep Rodrigue Foundation Art Contest

Three Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) students took top honors in the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts (GRFA) 2013 Scholarship Art Contest. Trinity Hartman, Thomas Jefferson High School, won first place and a $6000 scholarship, James Dupont, Riverdale High School, won second place and a $5500 scholarship, and Alex Hope Rosenzweig, Riverdale High […]

Riverdale Principal Named Region 1 High School Principal of the Year

Riverdale High School Principal Denise Carpenter is into the state competition for  Principal of the Year after making it through regional review. Carpenter was selected last month by other principals within the system to represent Jefferson Parish in the annual recognition. “Ms. Carpenter is an outstanding example of what public education can achieve,” said JPPSS Acting […]