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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is a K-8 school?

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    K-8s are neighborhood schools that serve students in grades kindergarten through 8th. Our 15 K-8s offer the highest curriculum in the state, enriching athletics and extracurricular activities, and a safe nurturing environment where students are prepared for high school and beyond. Click on the links under the "Our K-8 Schools" on this page to visit each school's website. There you will find contact information and can learn more about each school. 

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  • What's the benefit of attending a K-8?

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    Our neighborhood K-8 schools give families the opportunity to keep their child in a nurturing environment that's close to home from kindergarten to the 8th grade. Many families choose to leave our system after the 5th grade when their child would enter a traditional middle school. Not only have families told us they would stay with JP Schools if they could remain at their elementary school, but data shows a major benefit for kids. Students in the middle grades (6-8) at our K-8 schools perform 25 points higher on state assessments and attend school more often than their peers in our traditional middle schools.

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  • Do I have to live in that school's zone to attend a K-8?

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    Yes. Our K-8 schools are traditional neighborhood schools that serve Jefferson Parish students in kindergarten through 8th grade. You must live in the attendance zone of a K-8 school in order to attend. There is a "Find Your Attendance Zone" section on this page. 

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  • Where and when can I register during the early bird period?

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    The early bird registration period will be from Monday, February 3 until Friday, February 7. Registration will take place each day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the school your child will attend. To find your school zone, click on the corresponding link in our "Find Your Attendance Zone" section of this page. 

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  • What information do I need to register my child?

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    Please click here to visit our "Enroll in a School" page. There you will find downloadable versions of our registration forms as well as a list of documents that will be needed at the time of registration. 

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  • What's the benefit of registering early?

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    The early registration process allows families new to Jefferson Parish Schools to meet administrators, purchase uniforms, and to start receiving communications from their school.

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  • Can I register for pre-K during this early bird period?

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    No. While some of our K-8s do have pre-K students, registration for pre-K is handled separately. For more information about pre-K options in Jefferson Parish, visit our pre-K page or the Jefferson Parish Early Childhood Collaborative page

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  • Is this early bird period for current Jefferson Parish Schools students?

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    No. This early bird registration period is for students who will be new to Jefferson Parish Schools for the 2020-21 school year. 

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  • Are all schools in Jefferson Parish Schools holding registration during this early bird period?

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    No. This early bird registration period is only for the 15 K-8 schools in Jefferson Parish Schools. You can view a full list on this page under "Our K-8 Schools."

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  • Do K-8 schools offer athletics?

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    Yes. All of our middle school students in both traditional and K-8 schools have the opportunity to play competitive sports. Our middle school hub system offers sports like football, soccer, volleyball, baseball, softball, basketball, and cheerleading. 

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  • What if I still have questions?

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    If you have any further questions or need additional information, please contact your zoned school or our Compliance Office at 504-365-5312.

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