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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
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  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Jefferson Parish Public Schools is a public school district located in Harvey, LA. It has 48,668 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 60% of students are at least proficient in math and 65% in reading.
About Jefferson Parish Public Schools...
Address
1901 Manhattan Suite A201
Harvey, LA 70058
Telephone
(504) 349-7600

Jefferson Parish Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
65%
Percent Proficient - Math
60%
Average Graduation Rate
72%
Average SAT
1300
165 responses
Average ACT
23
2,210 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
48,668
Free or Reduced Lunch
62%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$40,769
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.7%

Finances

Total Expenses
$586,409,000
Expenses Per Student
$11,351/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    55%
  • Support Services
    40%
  • Other
    5%

Jefferson Parish Public Schools Reviews

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I have been a student under Jefferson Parish Public Schools since before I entered high school and I must say that I am satisfied by the way the school system has functioned while I was attending one of their schools. I must say, however, that I wish there was a greater focus towards all the schools in the Parish rather than just the magnet schools specifically directed towards preparation for college and testing. Furthermore, it would be greatly appreciated if the school system would better reach out to the students themselves to create a better sense of community. Nonetheless, I have noticed positive changes that have occurred since the new superintendent was elected.
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Schools in JP are treated like jail rather than a place of learning. The resources that are given to students to succeed and go on to an institution of higher learned are little to none. Better college readiness programs are needed. Better security is needed. More encouragement is need. AND STOP PUTTING UNNECESSARY PRESSURE ON THE TEACHERS WHO ACTUALLY PUT IN AN EFFORT TO HELP! NOT ALL EDUCATORS IN JP ARE BAD! SOME ARE VERY EFFECTIVE. IT IS THE SCHOOL BOARD AND THE PARISH WHO NEEDS THE UPGRADES! they do not step foot into a school and yet want to make changes that make the schools worse. JP NEEDS TO CARE MORE ABOUT THE STUDENTS AND THEIR TEACHERS! also, its a lot of racism throughout the schools. Try to prepare minority students for the future rather than tear them down and make them feel like less than human.
My experience with Jefferson Parish schools has been great. I graduated from a Jefferson Parish Public School in 2010. Currently I am an employee of the Jefferson Parish Public School System where I have had the opportunity to share my experiences as a student and now as a Para Eductor. The teachers that I had in the past during my school years actually took pride in the passion for teaching their students and that’s where I gained my knowledge. However, somethings that can improve would be the curriculum they give now. Also the teachers pay because the teachers work so hard to teach this certain curriculum to the students to where it gives them a hard time. The teachers should be acknowledged more for their dedication and hard work they give to the students.