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JPPSS High School Graduations Start May 13 for Class of 2017

The Jefferson Parish Public School System 2017 high school graduation schedule begins on Saturday, May 13 and concludes Sunday, May 28. A total of 13 JPPSS high schools will hold graduation ceremonies. Four graduations will be held at the Alario Center and eight will be held at the Pontchartrain Center. Grand Isle School will hold […]

U.S. News & World Report National Rankings Feature Four JPPSS High Schools

U.S. News & World Report released its 2017 Best High Schools rankings and four schools in the Jefferson Parish Public School System made the national list. Those schools are: • Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies: awarded a gold medal, ranked second in Louisiana and 114 nationally • Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy: awarded […]

JPPSS Students Almost One-Third of the Finalists in Rodrigue Art Contest

Jefferson Parish Public School System students comprise nearly one-third of the finalist in the prestigious George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts 2017 Scholarship Art Contest. Five JPPSS high school students were among the 16 finalists announced for the annual contest that will award $45,000 in college scholarships. The students are Fisher Middle-High senior Kristen Ronquille, […]

Nine of 10 Rau for Art Scholarship Finalists are from JPPSS

The Rau for Art Foundation recently announced the finalists for its annual scholarship competition, and the Jefferson Parish Public School System is well represented. Of this year’s 10 Rau for Art Scholarship Competition Finalists, nine are from JPPSS. Five students from Fisher Middle-High and two students each from Riverdale High and Thomas Jefferson High have […]

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 2017 Mardi Gras parades. Saturday, February 4 […]

JPPSS Announces Outstanding School Support Employees of the Year

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) named its Outstanding School Support Employees of the Year. The 2016-17 winners are Mildred Harris Elementary ESL paraprofessional Darlleny Santos, Marrero Middle accounts clerk Ariel Young, and Thomas Jefferson High plant manager Farrel Williamson, Jr. “It takes a multitude of professionals to build the right environment for student success,” […]

Record number of JPPSS Students Awarded Full Tuition College Scholarships through The Posse Foundation

Fifteen students from the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) have been awarded four-year, full tuition scholarships from The Posse Foundation, including students from Bonnabel Magnet Academy High, Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies, Helen Cox High, John Ehret High, L.W. Higgins High, Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy, Riverdale High, Thomas Jefferson High, and […]

Rau for Art Foundation awards grant to three JPPSS high schools

Art students at three Jefferson Parish Public School System high schools will have more means to express their creativity next school year. Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies, John Ehret High, and Thomas Jefferson High are three of seven area schools receiving Teacher’s Assistance Fund grants from the Rau for Art Foundation. “These are all wonderful […]

Order a Class of 2016 graduation DVD, watch online, or see the JPS-TV replay

The Jefferson Parish Public School System television station offers more ways than ever to relive the commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2016. As always, DVDs can be ordered of each ceremony and each graduation will be cablecast on JPS-TV (Comcast Cable channel 8 or AT&T U-verse channel 99). Each of the graduation ceremonies are […]

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 […]