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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 […]

Students from Haynes, Thomas Jefferson, and Ehret Win Titles at National Academic Games

JPPSS students from Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies, Thomas Jefferson High School, and John Ehret High School won titles at this year’s National Academic Games Tournament, held in Knoxville, Tennessee from April 25-28. Among the individual and team awards won by the students, the Haynes middle and junior teams were in the top teams in […]

Three JPPSS Schools Recognized by U.S. News & World Report’s Annual Best High Schools List

Three Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) high schools have been recognized by the U.S. News & World Report in their annual Best High Schools list, including Thomas Jefferson High School, which was named the number one public high school in Louisiana. U.S. News evaluated more than 19,400 public high schools in 50 states and […]

Eleven JPPSS Students Honored as National Merit, Achievement Finalists

Eight Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) students have been named 2014 National Merit Finalists, and three students have been named 2014 National Achievement Finalists. “Congratulations to these outstanding eleven students, along with their families, teachers, and school staff who have helped them excel as scholars and leaders,” said Superintendent Dr. James Meza, Jr. “These […]

Four JPPSS Students Designated Semifinalists in National Achievement Scholarship Program

Four seniors from the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) have been designated as semifinalists in the 50th annual National Achievement Scholarship Program. Tameka Aych and Paris Evans of Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy, along with Thomas Jefferson High School seniors Rayonna Cyprian and Terrence Robinson, will now have the opportunity to continue […]

JPPSS High Schools Named to Newsweek’s America’s Best High Schools List

Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies received the highest ranking among schools in Louisiana on the 2013 “America’s Best High Schools” list produced by Newsweek and The Daily Beast. “I want to congratulate the staff and students at Haynes on this tremendous national recognition,” said Superintendent Dr. James Meza, Jr. “Not only was Haynes ranked the […]