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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 […]

Five JPPSS Students Awarded Posse Scholarships

Five students from the Jefferson Parish Public School System have been awarded four-year, full tuition scholarships from The Posse Foundation: Tuyet Dam of L.W. Higgins High School, Mohammed Elaasar of Haynes Academy, Peter Nguyen of Thomas Jefferson Magnet High School, Farhana Chaudhry and Gabriel Rodriguez – both of Bonnabel Magnet Academy. “The Posse Foundation focuses […]

Fourteen JPPSS Students Named National Merit Semifinalists

Fourteen students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) have been named as semifinalists in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship program. The students are among approximately 16,000 semifinalists across the country who will compete for some 8,300 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be offered next spring. “We are extremely […]

Academies Make Newsweek’s List of America’s Best High Schools 2012

Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy, Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies, and Thomas Jefferson Academy for Advanced Studies all ranked in the top 400 of Newsweek’s best 1,000 public high schools in the nation.   Schools highlighted in the list are those that have demonstrated to be the most effective in producing college-ready graduates.  The rankings were based upon […]

Three JPPSS Schools In Newsweek’s 2012 “America’s Best High Schools”

Three schools in the Jefferson Parish Public School System earned top rankings in Newsweek magazine’s annual list of the top high schools in the country. Taylor Academy, Haynes Academy, and Thomas Jefferson High School received top rankings in Newsweek’s 2012 “America’s Best High Schools.”  This is the first time that all three schools were listed in […]

JPPSS Students Dominate Region 9 Science Fair

Students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System dominated the Region 9 Greater New Orleans Science and Engineering Fair held this month at the University of New Orleans by winning almost 70 awards out of a total 246 awards presented following the three-day exhibition. 44 students from eight different JPPSS schools won awards in the junior and […]

JPPSS Students Awarded Posse Scholarships

Eight students from the Jefferson Parish Public School System have been awarded four-year, full tuition scholarships from The Posse Foundation, Inc. The students, known as Posse Scholars, are part of the inaugural group in New Orleans. “The Posse Foundation focuses on students who might have been overlooked by the traditional college selection process,” said Acting […]

Thomas Jefferson High School Student Awarded National Scholarship

Thomas Jefferson High School student Shauna Moore has received a prestigious QuestBridge Scholarship providing her with a four-year tuition scholarship including room and board for an estimated total of $240,000. Moore, who is a senior at Thomas Jefferson and attends the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA) won the award in the creative writing […]

Two Jefferson Public Schools Receive National Recognition For Healthy Schools

This year for the first time, two Jefferson Parish Public School System schools are being nationally recognized for their efforts to implement wellness programs and creating overall healthy school environments. Thomas Jefferson High School in Gretna and Bissonet Plaza Elementary School in Metairie were honored on June 13 by former President Bill Clinton, American Heart Association […]

Two Thomas Jefferson High School Students Named Advanced Placement Scholars

Two students from Thomas Jefferson High School have earned Advanced Placement (AP) Scholar Awards for their exceptional achievement on Advanced Placement examinations. Hoang Ho-Pham, a 2010 graduate who currently attends the University of Notre Dame, qualified for the AP Scholar with Honors Award by completing four or more AP exams with an average score of at 3.25 […]