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New JP Schools Leadership Pipeline Develops Future Principals

Jefferson Parish Public Schools has launched a new program aimed at developing a deeper pool of leaders from within the district. Operation: LEAD is an aspiring leaders cohort for current JPPSS educators interested in becoming principals. It was created to build stronger leader pipelines for employees and to give the district a deeper bench of […]

Dr. Brumley & West Jefferson High’s Ashleigh Laws Talk Teacher Excellence on WYES

“Why do we want to limit ourselves to the southeastern average? Let’s be above average…We need to pay teachers like the professionals they are.” Dr. Brumley offered insight on teacher pay and other ways we can retain and attract the best educators in Jefferson Parish during a live community forum on WYES. Dr. Brumley is […]

JPPSS Graduation Schedule for Class of 2018

Graduations for the Class of 2018 in the Jefferson Parish Public School System will take place May 12-23. Please see the list below for graduation dates for all our high schools. If you have questions, please contact your school. You can get contact information for all schools at this link. Eight JPPSS high schools will […]

JPPSS Voter Registration Week is April 30 to May 4

The Jefferson Parish School Board declared April 30 through May 4 as High School Voter Registration Week in the Jefferson Parish Public School System. JPPSS is partnering with the Jeremiah Group to conduct voter registration drives all week long in high schools across the district. The week kicked off with a drive at West Jefferson […]

JPPSS Students Shine at First Ever Candidate Forum

Jefferson Parish Sheriff candidates John Fortunato and Joe Lopinto were the ones on stage, but the students were the stars of the first ever candidate forum in the Jefferson Parish Public School System. High school students from across the district packed the JPPSS Administration Building Boardroom for The Students’ Candidate Forum. This student-led event was […]

Breakfast of Champions Student Photos and Videos Available Online

Around 2,000 students are being honored at the Jefferson Parish Public School System’s annual Superintendent’s “A” Breakfast of Champions. The events recognize outstanding academic accomplishments for students who have earned an “A” in each course taken and no lower than a “B” in honor courses taken during the first and second nine-weeks marking periods. Those […]

JPPSS Posse Scholars Earn Full Scholarships to Select Colleges & Universities

A record number of students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System earned full scholarships to some of the nation’s top colleges and universities when the Posse Foundation announced its latest class of Posse Scholars. Seventeen students from JPPSS were awarded four-year, full tuition scholarships to select colleges and universities. The students attend nine different […]

Jefferson Parish Teacher Named Top Educator by LACUE

Valerie Burton, West Jefferson High School’s Computer Applications Instructor, was deemed Louisiana’s Overall State Educator of the Year by the Louisiana’s Association of Computer Using Educators (LACUE). Burton earned the top honor at the LACUE conference held in November in New Orleans. Burton was first named LACUE’s Region One Secondary Educator of the Year before receiving […]

High School Football Kicks-off in JPPSS, Across Louisiana

The 2017 high school football season officially kicks-off this week with a full slate of games for teams in JPPSS and across the state of Louisiana. Below are the week one contests for JPPSS varsity teams. Please contact your school for location and start times. Thursday, August 31 Haynes Academy vs. Thomas Jefferson, 6:30 p.m. […]

Class of 2017 Valedictorians, Salutatorians Share Memories & Future Plans

Members of the Class of 2017 have wrapped up their time as students in the Jefferson Parish Public School System. Click through the videos below to hear what these remarkable young people have to say about their time in JPPSS and their plans for the future.