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First Day of School in Jefferson Parish is August 8

The first day of school for students in grades 1-12 is Thursday, August 8 in Jefferson Parish Schools. Students in kindergarten and pre-K start August 15 or 16. That date varies by school.

If you have any school-related questions, please contact your school office. Click here to find contact information for all our schools. JP Schools is currently operating a Compliance Office Call Center to help answer parent questions. The call center will be open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 504-365-5312 until Friday, August 2.

New student registration is currently taking place in JP Schools. Students can be registered weekdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the school they will attend. Registration will not take place on the first day of school, August 8.

Jefferson Parish Schools is the largest and most diverse public school system in Louisiana and the 98th largest in the nation. Our system of 82 schools serves around 50,000 students on both banks of the Mississippi River. With approximately 7,000 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.