Jefferson Parish Public Schools

Jefferson Parish Public Schools


Are the kids getting a Mardi Gras Break?
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Come and join a social organization aim at getting the children, and teenagers involved with participating in this 2021 New Orleans Mardi Gras season.
Even though this is the 1st time New Orleans Mardi Gras has been cancelled this is another way to have kids of all ages to use their creativity by joining The 1st Annual 2021 Krewe Of Shoebox Floats.
Is the school board ever going to be proactive? Go virtual before we reach the breaking point. This is BEFORE the new strain that is 70% more contagious has taken hold! 
Your actions make a great case for alternative schooling.
You people have lost your minds concerning Ka’Mauri Harrison. This is the most ridiculous thing I’ve seen in a while. The child did not bring the BB gun to the school grounds and it was in his own home which is protected under the 2nd Amendment. Furthermore, it is a BB gun of all things!

If this is the lack of reasoning you are displaying then none of the school board members, especially Mark Morgan, deserve the seats they hold.

You don’t have the authority or the right to control what this child has in his own home. It’s none of your business.
Shame on JPPS! Issuing a suspension to a child for possessing a BB gun in his own home, then refusing to acknowledge your error and overturn the punishment. I really hope the lawyer his dad hired rakes you people over the coals.
At least this kid has learned what morons educational bureaucrats can be.
You should be ashamed as well as removed from your positions over your narrow-minded and overbearing treatment of Ka'Mauri.

Tar and feathers should be your wardrobe.

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Jefferson Parish Schools is the largest and most diverse public school system in Louisiana and the 98th largest in the nation. Our system of 80 schools serves over 50,000 students on both banks of the Mississippi River. With approximately 6,400 employees, JP Schools is one of the largest employers in Jefferson Parish. Our district exists to provide the education our students deserve to succeed in

Operating as usual


Jefferson Parish Schools is excited about our graduation dates for the Class of 2023. The state’s largest school system will begin commencement ceremonies May 13.

Sixteen schools in the district have a 2023 graduating class: Bonnabel High, East Jefferson High, Fisher Middle-High, Grace King High, Grand Isle School, Haynes Academy, Helen Cox High, Higgins High, JCFA Charter, Jefferson Virtual High. John Ehret High, Kenner Discovery Charter High, Patrick F. Taylor Academy, Riverdale High, Thomas Jefferson Academy, and West Jefferson High.

Photos from Jefferson Parish Public Schools's post 03/24/2023

The Louisiana Department of Education is excited to announce a new literacy program to get books directly mailed to eligible children’s homes. The READ program is a deliverable book program for PreK 4 through 5th-grade students who are below reading proficiency. Registration closes May 5 2023.

*The six-digit code is the 3 digit district code (026) followed by your school's three-digit state code. If you need your school’s three-digit state code please contact your child’s school.

Student Eligibility:
-All PreK4 students that scored below on the child’s WHE for literacy based on the Fall TSG Checkpoint
-All Kindergarten – 3rd grade students that scored below proficiency on the Fall 2022 Acadience
-All 4th -5th grade students that scored below Mastery on the Spring 2022 ELA LEAP assessment



Congratulations to Woodmere School for winning National Institute for Excellence in Teaching's School of Promise award for their progress, making them one of only two schools to win this award. We are proud of educators and students!


As a first year teacher, Chandra Brown has enjoyed her time teaching 6th and 7th grade science at J.D. Meisler Middle School . Growing up, she has always had a passion for teaching because it always felt very natural to her. Her favorite thing about teaching is when the students get excited to learn and participate in class activities.

To recognize women's history month, to Chandra Women’s History Month presents an opportunity for others to learn how far women have come. Women can be anything they want to be, and are not limited to certain careers, or titles, because women are just as equal as men are.


May this Ramadan bring love and happiness & prosperity to your life.


is embarking on its second year of STAR Academy. STAR Academy is an all-encompassing, all-inclusive acceleration program that engages students through hands-on, project based learning.

This program is centered on research-based strategies and innovative practices that are tailored to assist these particular groups of students who have historically struggled with learning loss.
Star Academy also includes a robust curriculum for science, math, English language arts, and social studies that meets or exceeds standardized-tested knowledge.

Eligible students have received letters from their schools. The extended application window is open until April 11, for interested parents to apply.


Congratulations to the Principal of the Year semifinalist, Dr. Monya Criddle from Ralph J. Bunche Elementary STEM School ! Dr. Criddle will represent Jefferson Parish at the state level at the 17th Annual Cecil J. Picard Educator Excellence Awards Gala.


As Support Staff of the Year at McDonogh26 Elementary School , Taniesha Brown is appreciative that her hard work as an Assistant Plant Manager is being recognized. Her staff would describe her as humble, hardworking, and joyful. Every day when she walks into her school, she always has a smile on her face because of the love she receives from the students.

The work Taniesha does is one of the reasons why our support staff are the backbone of our schools.

Photos from Jefferson Parish Public Schools's post 03/20/2023

Our community partners from Ochsner Health demonstrated and presented ways students can be a PAL with kids who have food allergies. The presentation consisted of what a food allergy is, who can have a food allergy, and how to help others with food allergies. Thank you Ochsner for your continuous support of .

Photos from Jefferson Parish Public Schools's post 03/19/2023

Help us celebrate the following schools on this week’s weekly roundup where we spotlight 10 who are doing extraordinary things with their social media!

Airline Park Academy, A. C. Alexander School , Allen Ellender School , Alice Birney Elementary School , Bissonet Plaza , Washington Elementary STEM School , West Jefferson High School , Woodland West School , Granville T. Woods Elementary School , J.J. Audubon School

Photos from Jefferson Parish Public Schools's post 03/18/2023

Congratulations to March’s School of the Month, C.T. Janet Elementary . C.T. Janet strives to be a school of academic excellence by preparing students to graduate in their appropriate academic pathway.

Principal Miles appreciates being recognized for the dedication and the hard work her staff and students have put into creating a positive environment. Take a peek inside this week’s to see why this school was chosen.

Photos from Jefferson Parish Public Schools's post 03/17/2023

At the Louisiana Regional Braille Challenge Competition, one of our students participated, placing 1st Place in the Apprentice Level.

The Braille Challenge is the only academic competition of its kind for students who are blind or visually impaired. The competition motivates students to practice and hone their braille literacy skills, which are essential to academic and employment success. You can visit the Braille Challenge website to learn more about this annual competition and event:

Photos from Jefferson Parish Public Schools's post 03/17/2023

Jefferson Summer Bridge is a program designed to provide students with additional opportunities for learning and growth in a fun learning environment. This free summer learning program is offered to students by Jefferson Parish Schools. Summer Bridge will provide students with accelerated learning in a camp-like setting.

Visit for more information.


7th grader Lillian Hollingsworth has always been passionate about STEM while being a student at Hazel Park/Hilda Knoff Elementary School . While being president of the 4H Club, she has brought her knowledge and passion to explore how to protect the wetlands and what she and her classmates can do to help save them. She hopes to one day become a nurse or a veterinarian because she loves animals and helping others.


Registration for Pre-K is now open until April 21st. All JP Schools Pre-K programs offer full-day programming, low student to teacher ratios, daily breakfast and lunch, bus transportation within attendance zone and services for students with disabilities.

Pre-K is registration is lottery-based and is NOT first-come, first-served. Publicly-funded programs prioritize enrollment for low-income children and children with identified disabilities. Pre-K4 applications will be prioritized for placement in the child’s attendance zone elementary school. Bus transportation will only be provided within the student’s school attendance zone.

For more information and to apply visit:

Photos from Jefferson Parish Public Schools's post 03/15/2023

For , we want to highlight J. Q. Adams Middle School Pathfinder Band which consists of 157 members, led by band director Nicole Lawnicki. The Adams Band gives three concerts a year in addition to participating in other community events. Students are encouraged to be self-driven, curious, and to be themselves.


Samantha Fullerton has been a Special education paraprofessional at Bridgedale Elementary School and she enjoys every minute of it. Watching her students grow from the first day of school till the last day is always rewarding to see. When her 5th graders leave, she wants them to know that she cares for them and that she will always be there for them.

The work Samantha does is one of the reasons why our support staff are the backbone of our schools.

Photos from Jefferson Parish Public Schools's post 03/13/2023

Today, the Louisiana Department of Education visited Woodmere School to see the extraordinary work the staff, teachers, and students have put in to be the LDOE’s Comeback Campus. Woodmere is one of 41 schools in the state to receive this award and the only . To learn more about Woodmere School, visit

Photos from Jefferson Parish Public Schools's post 03/12/2023

The West Jefferson High School Marching Buccaneers under the leadership of Eddie Williams, Jr. has more than doubled the West Jeff band within the last year. Additionally, the band is learning other music styles such as experience marching, symphonic jazz, and brass band music.

Photos from Jefferson Parish Public Schools's post 03/12/2023

To showcase great things happening in our schools, we are excited to continue with our weekly roundup! We highlight 10 that have been active and consistent with their social media. If you see your school, comment below. 👇

Rudolph Matas School ,McDonogh26 Elementary School , J.D. Meisler Middle School , Metairie Academy for Advanced Studies , Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy , Ella C. Pittman Elementary , Riverdale Rebels , Ruppel Academie Francaise , Paul J. Solis Elementary , Terrytown Elementary School


Daylight Saving Time begins tomorrow Sunday, March 12 at 2 am. Make sure to set your clocks forward an hour! ⏰

Photos from Jefferson Parish Public Schools's post 03/11/2023

Every year the Bruin Band participates in various honorable performances such as District Honor Concert and Jazz Ensembles, Loyola Wind Ensemble and Bourgeois Honor Band, and Southeastern University Concert Honor Band. The Bruin Band has also represented Kenner and Greater New Orleans in the Rose Bowl Parades, Macys’ Day Performance, and many Mardi Gras performances.

Photos from Jefferson Parish Public Schools's post 03/11/2023

Congratulations on March’s Campus of the Month, Hazel Park/Hilda Knoff Elementary School ! Principal Spadoni says his custodial staff works very hard every day. Their plant manager does a great job leading their team and they are excited to have a strong team at their school.


It's important we provide every member of the JP Schools family with the tools they need to stay connected with our district and their school. Connect to our student student progress center to keep up with your child's progress.

Our Student Progress Center provides the following to families:
-Monitor students grades, class assignments and transcripts
-Access students school attendance and financial obligations
-Stay updated with school calendar events
-Update students contact information

Parents can visit to access the JCampus Student Progress Center. Please contact your child's school for login information and assistance.


is embarking on its second year of STAR Academy. STAR Academy is an all-encompassing, all-inclusive acceleration program that engages students through hands-on, project based learning.

This program is centered on research-based strategies and innovative practices that are tailored to assist these particular groups of students who have historically struggled with learning loss.
Star Academy also includes a robust curriculum for science, math, English language arts, and social studies that meets or exceeds standardized-tested knowledge.

Eligible students have received letters from their schools. The application window is open from March 6 - March 27, for interested parents to apply.

Photos from Jefferson Parish Public Schools's post 03/09/2023

Jefferson Elementary School offers music classes to all K-4th grade students and the band for 5th-8th graders. Andrea Garces leads the Jaguar Band in multiple performances a year including a Winter and Spring concert, participating in pep rallies, sports games, and other school performances. They will be performing at the Superintendent’s Festival on March 30!


Being a teacher was a calling Arrielle Parker knew she had once she started her teaching career. As an 8th-grade math teacher at Marrero Middle School , her motivation is her love for her students because she has a duty to raise future generations and future educators.


Happy International Women’s Day! Today is the day to uphold women’s achievements, and to recognize their endless hard work.


Fisher Middle High School 9th grader Kaydence Leslie is very involved at her school with the student council, the dance team, talented art, and talented drama. Alongside her many extracurriculars, she is determined to do well in school to have many options in her future career. She hopes to one day become a mechanical engineer for NASA.

To celebrate Women’s History Month, Kaydence is proud to be a woman and represented during this month. She hopes she can share women’s history with others to showcase all the pioneers and show the value of women in society.


Happy to all social workers that are helping our children be their very best to help them succeed in and out of school. Tag a school social worker below to show your appreciation to them this month. 👇


Happy Women’s History Month! This year’s theme, according to the National Women's History Alliance, is “Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories.” This theme recognizes "women, past and present, who have been active in all forms of media and storytelling including print, radio, TV, stage, screen, blogs, podcasts, news, and social media."

Celebrate Women’s History Month by educating yourself and others about their contributions to our everyday lives.


To encourage more families to take advantage of the healthy choices available with school breakfast, this week celebrates National School Breakfast Week (NSBW) March 6-10, 2023. The NSBW campaign theme, "DIG IN to School Breakfast," reminds all families and communities healthy breakfast options are available at schools to provide an energizing start to the day for students.

Photos from Jefferson Parish Public Schools's post 03/05/2023

Happy weekly roundup day! We hope you are having a great weekend and want to make this weekend better by highlighting 10 who have been active on Facebook and Instagram.

Laureate Academy , Leo Kerner Elementary School , Harold Keller Elementary School , Joseph C. Moscona School , John Ehret High School , Jefferson Virtual High School , Jefferson RISE Charter School , Jefferson Elementary School , C.T. Janet Elementary , Helen Cox High School


Monica Wilson-Leary enjoys teaching her special education class. Every day is a great day at McDonogh26 Elementary School and she enjoys all her coworkers. She loves going to work and showing up for her students because if learn then they are able to be whatever they want to be and she can’t wait to see what they achieve.

Photos from Jefferson Parish Public Schools's post 03/04/2023

This week, Star Academy had a chance to visit Cuillier Career Center. Star Academy presented to future high school students the many opportunities they will have after middle school. The students learned about many fields of study available to them such as cosmetology, welding, carpentry, and coding.


Jefferson Parish Schools,

Meyer Engineering in conjunction with MGT Consulting will host a series of special town hall meetings for parents, community, and employees to learn about and help with the development of a facility optimization plan which determines how our schools move forward in the future. The school system began developing a facility optimization plan four years ago, and these series of meetings will update previous research. Meyer and MGT, who worked on the plan previously, will provide background materials and facilitate each meeting.

The meetings will be held Wednesday, March 8th through Saturday, March 11th. at nine schools across the parish. We value your opinion and appreciate your input in the decision making, as we move forward to continue making Jefferson Parish Schools great for our kids. These meetings are open to the public, and interpreters will be available.

Please see below for the schedule of meetings.

Wednesday, March 8th, 2023 from 6pm - 7pm

John Ehret High School, 4300 Patriot St, Marrero, LA 70072
J.D. Meisler Middle School, 3700 Cleary Ave, Metairie, LA 70002
Riverdale High School, 240 Riverdale Dr, Jefferson, LA 70121

Thursday, March 9th, 2023 from 6pm - 7pm

Helen Cox High School, 2200 Lapalco Blvd, Harvey, LA 70058
A.C. Alexander School, 600 W Esplanade Ave, Kenner, LA 70065
Thomas Jefferson High School, 17 Gretna Blvd. Gretna, LA 70053

Saturday, March 11th, 2023 from 10am - 11am

Emmett Gilbert School of Excellence at Ford, 435 S Jamie Blvd, Westwego, LA 70094
Washington Elementary School, 606 Clay St, Kenner, LA 70062
T.H. Harris Middle School, 911 Elise Ave, Metairie, LA 70003

MGT Consulting

Photos from Jefferson Parish Public Schools's post 03/03/2023

For Read Across America Day, Bissonet Plaza had some special friends visit from all over the district to recognize the value of literacy by reading to our students. Thank you to our community members who showed up today to celebrate the importance of reading.


Photos from Jefferson Parish Public Schools's post 03/03/2023

We invite you to participate as we host a virtual information session to share information about preschool registration and programs for the 2023‐2024 school year. This is an information only meeting. Applications for pre-kindergarten seats open in March 2023.

Note: Information about the Academies and Preschool Special Education will not be addressed.

For more information, please visit:

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Harvey, 70058

JCFA is Jefferson Parish's oldest charter high school. Students attend classes 9-12:30pm

475 Manhattan Boulevard
Harvey, 70058