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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Jefferson Parish Public Schools is a public school district located in Harvey, LA. It has 48,254 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 61% of students are at least proficient in math and 64% in reading.
1901 Manhattan Suite A201
Harvey, LA 70058
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Jefferson Parish Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
64%
Percent Proficient - Math
61%
Average Graduation Rate
73%
Average SAT
1300
212 responses
Average ACT
23
2,614 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
48,254
Free or Reduced Lunch
62%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$66,352
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.7%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$11,957/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    55%
  • Support Services
    40%
  • Other
    5%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$41,176
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$975
National
$949
Median Home Value
$131,400
National
$184,700

Jefferson Parish Public Schools Reviews

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My experience in the Jefferson Parish Public School system throughout my elementary, middle, and high school career has been, to say the least, average. I would love to see more effort put into teaching fundamentals for not only Mathematics, English, Social Studies and Science, but for basic life skills as well. Communication, financial literacy, applying for jobs, and Nutrition are just a few topics I wish I would have learned about in-depth during my time spent in the JPPSS.
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What I like about JPPS is that the schools I have attended have been like homes to me. THe culture is very close and small so it does not matter what school you go to, you will most likely know someone. The school you do attend, you grow close with everyone there and it is like a family. If it wasn't for the system, my education would not be where it is today. However, what I would like to chnage is the nevironemnt and certain schools. There are other schools in the parish that I believe need attention. Fights shouldn;t be breaking out everyday, people should feel safe when going to the schhol. Students should not be failing. Every student needs attention not just honors students. I also believe that the parish has schools with a and B grades, then should not be any school whos rating is dropping, They are capable of help bringing about change. Also, school meals should be bettered as well.
I attend Haynes Academy which is one of the top academically performing schools in the district, however we have one of the oldest, worn-down campuses in the parish. Even though we have the highest test scores in the district we receive little funding from the state because we do not have many students who qualify for free of reduced lunch. Since I have been at Haynes there have been multiple fires due to old wires and air conditioning units, buildings infested with termites, and simply an old campus with little state of the art advancements. Haynes performs academically with or without a nice campus, so the parish and state do not deem it necessary to build up our campus.