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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. […]

JPPSS Advanced Study Academies among Top Schools in Louisiana

Advanced Study Academies (ASAs) in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) are among the top schools in Louisiana, according to 2013-14 school performance scores released by the Louisiana Department of Education yesterday. All eight of the district’s ASAs were ranked among the top 25 in the state, with five schools being ranked in the […]

Nine JPPSS Students Named 2015 National Achievement Semifinalists

To read about our National Merit Semifinalists, click here. Nine students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) have been named as semifinalists in the 2015 National Achievement Scholarship Program. Representing JPPSS as National Achievement semifinalists are students from Helen Cox High School, Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies, Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology […]

Thirteen JPPSS Students Named 2015 National Merit Semifinalists

To read the about our National Achievement Semifinalists, click here. Thirteen students in Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) have been named as semifinalists in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. In order to be considered for the program, students take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. To become a semifinalist, students must be […]

Thomas Jefferson Recognized in Two Newsweek Top High School Rankings

Newsweek has released two lists recognizing the top public school schools in the nation. Thomas Jefferson High School for Advanced Studies was ranked 152 on the magazine’s America’s Top High Schools 2014 list. In addition, Newsweek ranked Thomas Jefferson 42 on its 2014 “Beating the Odds: America’s Top High Schools for Low-Income Students” list, recognizing […]

Taylor and Thomas Jefferson Named Among Top US High Schools by the Daily Beast

The Daily Beast has ranked Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy and Thomas Jefferson High School for Advanced Studies on its 2014 Top High Schools list. Taylor was ranked at No. 49 and Thomas Jefferson was ranked No. 81 on the annual list. The Daily Beast created the list of top high schools by […]