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Sixteen JPPSS Students Named 2016 National Merit Semifinalists

Sixteen high school seniors in the Jefferson Parish Public School System were named National Merit Semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Thirteen students from Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies, two from Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy, and one from Thomas Jefferson High were honored as Semifinalists. Each student is eligible for the approximately 7,400 National […]

JPS-TV Video: Principals Share Goals, Vision for their School Family

The first day of the 2015-2016 school year was extra special for 14 principals throughout the Jefferson Parish Public School System. For these instructional leaders, it marked the official beginning of their first school year as a principal. Hear from each of these educators as they introduce themselves and share their vision for the upcoming […]

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. […]

Three JPPSS Students Named National Merit Scholars

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation named three Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) students National Merit Scholars. Jessica Ding of Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies, Kayla Tarr of Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy, and Ryan Vedros of Thomas Jefferson High School earned the prestigious designation of Merit Scholar and will each be awarded a […]

JPPSS Graduation Rate Increases to High of 71.9 Percent

The high school graduation rate for the class of 2014 in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) is 71.9 percent, according to recent data released by the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE). This figure is the highest graduation rate for the district in more than a decade, and represents an increase of 2.5 percentage […]

Thomas Jefferson Students ‘Fake the Funk’ to Raise Some Real Money for Theater Program

Theater students at Thomas Jefferson High are using a type of performance art made famous by The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to raise money that will help renovate their stage. The Thomas Jefferson High International Thespian Society presents the inaugural Fake the Funk lip sync competition. The event takes place Friday, March 27, at 6:30 p.m. […]

Golf Scramble Benefits Thomas Jefferson High Athletics

Thomas Jefferson High is inviting community members to enjoy an afternoon of golf in order to benefit the school’s athletic department. The 7th Annual Thomas Jefferson High Golf Tournament will be held April 12 at the Timberland Country Club. This scramble/best ball format tournament is $100 per player/$400 per team, which includes a golf cart […]

10 JPPSS Students Are National Merit Finalists; 6 Are National Achievement Finalists

Ten Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) students have been named 2015 National Merit Finalists, and six students are 2015 National Achievement Finalists. These students are now eligible to receive a National Merit or Achievement Scholarship, and recipients will be announced in the spring. “To be selected as a finalist for the National Merit and […]