Mission & Vision

  • “WJHS is dedicated to preparing today’s scholars for tomorrow’s GREATNESS!!!”

    Mission

    West Jefferson High School's mission is to provide rigorous instruction through on-going collaboration with all stakeholders to successfully transition our students to higher education and/or careers. 

    Vision

    West Jefferson is a community of learners with a reputation for quality, academic, career, and co-curricular programs. WJHS will be a dynamic learning institution that promotes college and career readiness for all students. 

    About Us

    During the administration of Superintendent Lemuel W. Higgins, the Jefferson Parish School Board purchased the site on which West Jefferson High School now stands.

    In the fall of 1955, the doors of the West Bank’s first consolidated high school were officially opened. The first principal was Mr. Joseph J. Martina, and the first assistant principal was Ms. Lucile Cherbonnier. One thousand, two hundred students (1200), and forty-two (42) teachers attended. On May 26, 1956, the first graduating class of 283 received their diplomas on the stage of the school’s auditorium.

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    During the years that followed, inevitable changes occurred. As its student body and faculty grew in size, so did the West Jefferson facility. Extensive additions and renovations have made West Jefferson one of the largest high schools in the state.

    West Jefferson High School is located near the Harvey Canal on the west bank of the Mississippi. It  borders the West Bank Expressway and is just ten minutes from downtown New Orleans. Its students are drawn from nearby Gretna and Harvey neighborhoods.

     

     

     

Our Principal

  • Vanessa Brown-Lewis Vanessa Brown-Lewis

    Vanessa.Brown-Lewis@jpschools.org

    Our principal is Ms. Vanessa Brown-Lewis. She works very hard to maintain the rich heritage of West Jefferson High School and to guide our students and faculty towards achieving West Jeff’s goals of excellence and achievement for all.

Schedules

  • WJHS Bell Schedule 2020-2021

    2020-2021 WJHS Virtual/Hybrid Bell Schedule

    Monday-Thursday

     

    1st Period

    8:20-10:00

    2nd Period

    10:05-11:40

    4th Period

    11:45-1:55

    1st Lunch

    11:40-12:15 (9th Grade)

    2nd Lunch

    12:30-1:05  (10th & 11th Grades)

    3rd Lunch

    1:20-1:55    (12th Grade)

    5th Period

    2:00-3:35


    2020-2021 WJHS Virtual/Hybrid Bell Schedule (with Homeroom)

    Monday-Thursday

     

    3rd Period

    8:20-8:45

    1stPeriod

    8:50-10:20

    2nd Period

    10:25-11:55 

    4th Period

    12:00-2:00

     1st Lunch

     11:55-12:35 (9th Grade)

     2nd Lunch

    12:40-1:13 (10th & 11th Grades)

    3rd Lunch

    1:30- 2:00 (12th Grade)

    5th Period

    2:05-3:35


    2020-2021 Virtual Bell Schedule

    Fridays

     

    Academy Meetings

    8:15-9:15

    1st Period

    9:20-10:35

    2nd Period

    10:40-11:55

    Lunch

    12:00-12:50

    4th Period

    12: 55-2:15

    5th Period

    2:15-3:35

     

     

Our History