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U.S. News & World Report National Rankings Feature Four JPPSS High Schools

U.S. News & World Report released its 2017 Best High Schools rankings and four schools in the Jefferson Parish Public School System made the national list. Those schools are:

• Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies: awarded a gold medal, ranked second in Louisiana and 114 nationally

• Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy: awarded a gold medal, ranked fourth in the state and 239 nationally

• Thomas Jefferson High: awarded a silver medal, ranked tenth in Louisiana and 2192 nationally

• Riverdale High: awarded a bronze medal, Nationally Recognized

“It’s an honor to see our schools receive this national recognition year after year ,” said JPPSS Superintendent Isaac G. Joseph. “Remarkable work is taking place at each of these schools to put our students on a path to success after graduation.”

The U.S. News rankings include data on more than 22,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Schools were awarded gold, silver, or bronze medals based on their performance on state assessments and how well they prepare students for college.