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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 […]

JPPSS Students Big Winners At Science & Engineering Fair

Students from the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) participated in the Greater New Orleans Science and Engineering Fair (Region IX) held last month at The University of New Orleans. Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies was the big winner with 29 awards. Other winning schools included Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy, Thomas Jefferson […]

JPPSS Students Sweep Rodrigue Foundation Art Contest

Three Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) students took top honors in the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts (GRFA) 2013 Scholarship Art Contest. Trinity Hartman, Thomas Jefferson High School, won first place and a $6000 scholarship, James Dupont, Riverdale High School, won second place and a $5500 scholarship, and Alex Hope Rosenzweig, Riverdale High […]

Ten JPPSS Students Named National Merit Finalists

Ten Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) seniors have achieved finalist standing in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship awards program. “These ten extraordinary students were selected as finalists based on their excellent academic records, participation in school and community activities, and their outstanding leadership skills,” said Superintendent Dr. James Meza, Jr. “We are so proud […]