Jefferson Parish Schools unveiled a new strategic plan that will set a progressive course for the largest public school system in Louisiana, its 50,000 students, and its 6,400 employees. Over a dozen of those 50,000 students helped district leadership present the plan during an unveiling at Grace King High. The plan was unanimously approved by the Jefferson Parish School Board on February 12.
The strategic plan is called 2024: The Future Our Kids Deserve (see attached). (You can also view the plan in Spanish (see attached), Vietnamese (see attached), and Arabic (see attached)). It outlines the district’s values, mission, capstones, goals, priorities, and plans for action. Among the goals set for 2024 are to make JP Schools an A-rated district, improve its graduation rate to 90%, and double the amount of Career and Technical Education credentials currently being earned by graduates.
2024 has been nearly a year in the making. It’s the product of hundreds of community meetings, in-depth analysis of district data, best practices in education, as well as visits to dozens of schools and hundreds of classrooms.
The unveiling was attended by state and local dignitaries, as well as leaders from schools, the district, and Jefferson Parish. Grace King High student Haleigh Lozano read a children’s storybook version of the plan to second graders from Hearst Elementary. Grace King High students then took turns presenting various aspects of the plan.
Jefferson Parish Schools is the largest and most diverse public school system in Louisiana and the 98th largest in the nation. Our system of 80 schools serve around 50,000 students on both sides of the Mississippi River. With approximately 6,400 employees, JP Schools is one of the largest employers in Jefferson Parish. Our district exists to provide the education our students deserve to succeed in life and make our world a better place.