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Superintendent's Message

Dear JP Schools Family, 

We have officially approached the end of the school year, and I am so thankful that we are able to celebrate in a normal setting. High school graduations are near, and I'm proud of the accomplishments that our students have made despite having to overcome the fluctuating circumstances of both the pandemic and Hurricane Ida.Their resilience and ability to prevail has built  character and will serve them well in future endeavors.

Furthermore, Jefferson Summer Bridge is soon to be back in session. This invaluable opportunity is a free summer learning program we offer to provide students with accelerated learning in a camp-like setting. Last year, students who were enrolled showed an average growth increase of 60% on assessments in English and language arts, and 70% of our students enrolled showed growth on math assessments. Students will not only be exposed to next year’s coursework, but they will engage in fun enrichment activities that cater to the whole child. 

I am so proud of all our school system has accomplished. The success of this school year would not have been possible without your support and our strong sense of community. Thank you for your continued dedication in sustaining our school system as we continue to move forward together. I look forward to the next school year and the great work that lies ahead. 


Dr. James Gray