Jefferson Parish Public Schools

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Jefferson Parish Public Schools is a school district based in Harvey in unincorporated Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, United States.[1][2] The district operates all district public schools in Jefferson Parish. As of 2014 it had 47,000 students, making it the largest public school system in the state.[3]

Academic performance[edit]

In October 2009, the release of annual school performance scores by the state revealed that Jefferson Parish's public school system posted its largest-ever increase in performance score, to 78.4, though the performance score remains significantly below the state average of 91.[4]

The Louisiana Department of Education stated in 2013 that the district had a performance rating of "B", giving it the 36th highest score of the school districts in the state.[5] This score applies to the 2012-2013 school year.[6] It made a "C" grade in 2012 and a "D" grade in 2011.[5]

By 2012 the district established a policy stating that if a principal does not reach academic goals in three years, the principal will be removed. In 2012 15 principals lost their jobs over this policy.[7]


K-12 schools[edit]

6-12 schools[edit]

Secondary schools[edit]

7-12 schools[edit]

6-12 schools[edit]


High schools[edit]

East Bank[edit]
West Bank[edit]

Alternative high schools, West Bank[edit]

Middle schools[edit]

East Bank[edit]
West Bank[edit]

Primary schools[edit]

Elementary schools[edit]

East Bank[edit]



West Bank[edit]




External links[edit]


  1. ^ Home page. Jefferson Parish Public Schools. Retrieved on December 23, 2009. "501 Manhattan Blvd | Harvey, Louisiana 70058"
  2. ^ "Harvey CDP, Louisiana." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on December 23, 2009.
  3. ^ Tan, Sarah. "What’s the upside to tough, new Common Core tests for schools? Throwing out those decade-old computers." The Times-Picayune. May 16, 2014. Retrieved on May 19, 2014.
  4. ^ The Times-Picayune Editorial Board. "Jefferson Parish schools make progress, but still have long way to go: an editorial." The Times-Picayune, October 15, 2009. Updated October 16, 2009.
  5. ^ a b "Jefferson parish public schools go up whole letter grade in new ranking." WVUE Fox 8. November 1, 2013. Retrieved on April 7, 2014.
  6. ^ Tan, Sarah. "Jefferson Parish public schools show improvement, receive B grade." The Times-Picayune. October 24, 2013. Retrieved on May 19, 2014.
  7. ^ Waller, Mark. "15 Jefferson Parish public school principals ousted under academic performance policy." The Times-Picayune. June 5, 2012. Updated June 6, 2012. Retrieved on May 19, 2014.