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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 […]

JPPSS Names Students of the Year

Students from Harold Keller Elementary School, J.D. Meisler Middle School, and Thomas Jefferson High School have been named Students of the Year by the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS). The winners are: ·Gayoon Nam, 5th grade, Keller Elementary Daniel Lau, 8th grade, Meisler Middle Tram Nguyen, 12th grade, Thomas Jefferson High The three students […]

Young Artists from Thomas Jefferson and East Jefferson High Schools have Artwork Displayed at NOMA

Visitors to the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) likely found themselves admiring the works of Jefferson Parish Public Schools (JPPSS) students recently. Thomas Jefferson High senior SydniCherise Austin and East Jefferson High senior Catherine Urquhart were both honored in the 9-12 grade category of the NOMA Odyssey Student Art Contest and Exhibition. Austin took first […]

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 2015 Mardi Gras parades. Don’t see […]

Nineteen JPPSS Teachers Awarded QSM Grants

Nineteen teachers from the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) have been awarded a grant from the Quality Science & Mathematics Grant Program (QSM). The QSM program was established by the Louisiana Legislature in the summer of 1992 for the purpose of providing materials and equipment to math and science public school teachers. The program, […]

JPPSS Senior Achieves Perfect Score on the ACT

Thomas Jefferson High School senior Ryan Vedros has achieved a perfect score of 36 on the ACT college readiness test. The ACT consists of tests in English, mathematics, reading, and science. Each test is scored on a scale of 1 to 36, and a student’s composite score is the average of the four test scores. […]