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Ellis Elementary Named January 2020 JP Schools School of the Month

Congratulations to Ellis Elementary for being named the Jefferson Parish Schools January 2020 School of the Month.

Every month, JP Schools highlights academic excellence through its School of the Month program. The honor acknowledges schools that are implementing practices that generate positive student outcomes.

"This successful model fosters the committed relationships that we have with our families and community," Ellis Elementary Principal Lisa Kendrick said about Ellis being one of the original K-8s in JP Schools. "It gives us the opportunity to give students the chance to grow and learn in a nurturing setting with high behavioral and academic expectations."

Here are some of the ways Ellis Elementary is winning for kids.

  • The school maintained its "B" grade and increased its School Performance Score by 7.3 points.
  • The school was recognized as a Top Gains School by the Louisiana Department of Education.
  • Students are provided access to rigorous, high-quality curriculum.
  • The school has a learning environment that supports student safety and nurtures their overall development of the whole child.
  • The new administrative team has adapted to the implementation of a longstanding and successful immersion program. As a result, the team is able to provide support and feedback to those teachers to generate positive student outcomes.