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33 JPPSS Students Named National Merit Semifinalists

Thirty-three students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) have been named Semifinalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. Haynes Academy leads the way in JPPSS and the state. Their school record 24 National Merit Semifinalists is the most in Louisiana for a public school. Patrick F. Taylor Academy has a school record […]

Thomas Jefferon High School Student’s Artwork Displayed at U.S. Capitol

The artwork of a Jefferson Parish Public School System student will soon be on display at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Thomas Jefferson High School’s Truc Le won the 2018 Congressional Art Competition for Louisiana’s 2nd District, which is represented by Congressman Cedric Richmond. “I never thought I would have my art shown in […]

JPPSS Graduation Schedule for Class of 2018

Graduations for the Class of 2018 in the Jefferson Parish Public School System will take place May 12-23. Please see the list below for graduation dates for all our high schools. If you have questions, please contact your school. You can get contact information for all schools at this link. Eight JPPSS high schools will […]

Five JPPSS High Schools Appear on 2018 U.S. News & World Report Rankings

U.S. News & World Report released its 2018 Best High Schools rankings and five schools in the Jefferson Parish Public School System made the national list. Those schools are: • Haynes Academy: awarded a gold medal, ranked second in Louisiana and 102 nationally • Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy: awarded a gold medal, […]

Rau for Art Foundation Awards Scholarships to Two JPPSS Students

Jefferson Parish Public School System students comprised half of the finalists and two-thirds of the winners in the annual Rau for Art Foundation’s scholarship competition. John Ehret High’s Prince Bradley earned a $3,000 scholarship by finishing in second place with his piece titled “Diversity of Man.” Thomas Jefferson High’s Georgia Smith earned a $1,500 scholarship […]

JPPSS Students Shine at First Ever Candidate Forum

Jefferson Parish Sheriff candidates John Fortunato and Joe Lopinto were the ones on stage, but the students were the stars of the first ever candidate forum in the Jefferson Parish Public School System. High school students from across the district packed the JPPSS Administration Building Boardroom for The Students’ Candidate Forum. This student-led event was […]

Breakfast of Champions Student Photos and Videos Available Online

Around 2,000 students are being honored at the Jefferson Parish Public School System’s annual Superintendent’s “A” Breakfast of Champions. The events recognize outstanding academic accomplishments for students who have earned an “A” in each course taken and no lower than a “B” in honor courses taken during the first and second nine-weeks marking periods. Those […]

Meet the JPPSS Outstanding School Support Employees of the Year

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) named its Outstanding School Support Employees of the Year. The 2017-18 winners are C.T. Janet Elementary secretary Angela Diamond, Worley Middle paraprofessional Lula Hart, and Thomas Jefferson High cafeteria manager Mathilda Lepine. The Outstanding School Support Employee Awards Program is run by the Louisiana Department of Education and […]

JPPSS Posse Scholars Earn Full Scholarships to Select Colleges & Universities

A record number of students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System earned full scholarships to some of the nation’s top colleges and universities when the Posse Foundation announced its latest class of Posse Scholars. Seventeen students from JPPSS were awarded four-year, full tuition scholarships to select colleges and universities. The students attend nine different […]

JPPSS Announces Principals of the Year

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) named its district winners for the Louisiana Department of Education’s Principal of the Year. The following principals are now eligible to become the 2019 Louisiana Principal of the Year. Principal of the Year winners are: Washington Elementary STEM School – Darlene Turnbull Chateau Estates School – Colleen Winkler […]