Jefferson Davis Parish Schools

An egret perched on a stick in one of our bayous.
A young girl putting up her book sack to prepare for the school day.
A school displaying their school spirit with a stingers up banner.
Students lined up ready to enter a classroom.
Bus Training
This is a graphic representation of the educational priorities of Jefferson Davis Parish school system.
A maintenance department employee met Britney Glaser at a recording of the KPLC morning show.
Bus Training
Students working on a research project in a computer lab.
A young girl drawing a picture in art class.
Cafeteria workers preparing lunch.
Principals participating in a monthly Principal Meeting.
Students working in groups to complete their math homework.
A teacher using her active board to instruct her students.
Birds flying over a field
Students playing dodgeball in their Physical Education class.
A student is practicing wiring in preparation for the Jefferson Davis Mechanics Contest.
A silhouette of farm equipment at sunset.
Oak trees surrounding a driveway.
A father and daughter are walking to school.
An elementary student learning to read.
A teacher giving a student specialized instruction.
Mrs.Rae Daigle is chosen as a semi-finalist for Louisiana State Principal of the Year.
Jennings High administrator and teachers at the state Louisiana Association of Computer Using Educators (LACUE).

Jennings High participants at the LaCUE conference.

Students line up to form the letter A to show that their school earned an A on their school report card.
Young elementary students coloring.
Various examples of student's drawing from art class.
Elementary students eating breakfast in the cafeteria.
A student is using a tablet to assist her with her school work.
Lake Arthur High team presented at the state Louisiana Association of Computer Using Educators (LACUE).

Lake Arthur High team presented at the state Louisiana Association of Computer Using Educators (LACUE).

A sunrise in Jefferson Davis Parish.
Egrets following a tractor in a rice field.
Elementary students working in a computer lab.
A Dr.Seuss bulletin board encouraging students to read.
Cypress knees in a local bayou.
Students watering a plant in their school's courtyard.
Students entering the school bus to go back home.
An alligator approaching a pond.
Students experiencing a Coushatta Pow Wow.
Roseate spoonbills in a crawfish pond.
A bulletin board containing various inspirational words.
Students working with manipulatives.
A student drawing of an alligator.
Rice farming in Jefferson Davis Parish.
Students working collaboratively in groups.
Cafeteria ladies serving breakfast.
A student writing his answer on an active board.
A tugboat passing through one of our local rivers.
An elementary student is practicing her writing skills.
A teacher is teaching a French lesson to her students.
Students reading in the school's courtyard.
A bulletin board reminding students of good typing practices.

Keyboarding class bulletin board

A flag flying high at one of our Jefferson Davis schools.

American Flag flying in the wind. 

Hathaway High School

Hathaway High School

Welsh High School

Welsh High School sign

Students experiencing a Coushatta Pow Wow.

Coushatta tribal dress.

Lacassine High School FACS Department

Lacassine High Cottage

Elton High School

Elton High School

Fenton Elementary School

Fenton Elementary

Welsh-Roanoke Junior High School

Welsh-Roanoke School

High School students are taking a college class through videoconferencing.

Students participating in video conferencing. 

Fenton Elementary School

Fenton Elementary Sign

A kindergarten class is utilizing their active board to increase student engagement.

Teaching with an interactive whiteboard.

Buses are lined up ready to pick up students to bring them to school.

Buses lined up.

Mr.Roy Harris is reading to the students at Lake Arthur Elementary's Science Day.

Demonstrating techniques to students.

Elton Elementary School

Elton Elementary Sign

JDPSB participants take part in hands-on lab at LaCUE.

Jefferson Davis participates in hands-on workshops at LaCUE conference.

Fenton Elementary School

Fenton Elementary

Welsh Elementary School

Welsh Elementary Sign

Welsh High School

Welsh Greyhounds

Students participating in a science experiment at Lake Arthur Elementary's Science Day.

Students helping with demo.

Our state flower, a magnolia

Magnolia Blossom 

A typical scene of bales of hay and crawfish traps.

Hay field in Jeff Davis Parish

West End Instructional Center

West End Instructional Center sign

Teachers and administrators are discussing future professional development.

PLC meeting at Hathaway High

James Ward Elementary School

James Ward sign

School office personnel working diligently to keep the school running smoothly.

Hathaway reception area.

Students participating in a science experiment at Lake Arthur Elementary's Science Day

Students conducting a science experiement.

This is a graphic representation of the educational priorities of Jefferson Davis Parish school system.

Graphic showing the wheels that turn Student Achievement.

Elton Elementary School

Elton Elementary

A student is practicing his welding skills in preparation for the Jefferson Davis Mechanics Contest.

Welding Class

A student is working on a small engine in preparation for the Jefferson Davis Mechanics Contest.

Small Engines Class

Jennings High School

Jennings High School

Lake Arthur High School

Lake Arthur High School

Jennings Elementary School

Jennings Elementary

Lake Arthur High Logo

Lake Arthur High Seal

Teachers and administrators are discussing future professional development.

PLC sign on door at Hathaway High School.

News and Announcements

Winter School Bus Class

school bus

Jeff Davis Parish School Board will host a pre-service training and behind-the-wheel training for new substitute and activity bus drivers. The training will be held at the school board office on the dates below at 203 East Plaquemine in Jennings. Completing this course is required by DOE and Jeff Davis Parish for all persons who want to become a certified Louisiana bus driver. Please call Mrs. Lelia Arceneaux, Transportation Secretary, at 824-2003 if you are interested in participating in this course and she will give you the application and let you know the beginning steps. We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming training!!!

January 22- 29, 2017 5:30-8:30 PM each day

WEATHER UPDATE! SCHOOL CLOSURES

Due to unexpected changes in the weather and urging by local authorities to remain off of the roadways, Jefferson Davis schools will be closed today, Friday, December 8th. We apologize for any inconveniences for last minute changes. We continue to keep our students' safety and well-being in the forefront, as we cancel school for the day.

Important Message From The Superintendent

Due to the massive efforts of all Jefferson Davis Parish education stakeholders our district was able to show significant growth on the 2017 state assessments/evaluations. We have improved our state ranking to 15th best District Performance Score and for the first time we have achieved a district grade of an "A". Our district earned the fourth best growth rate in the state!! We also have 4 individual schools that improved a whole letter grade!! Congratulations to all faculty, staff and leadership positions who came together to achieve these wonderful result.

We believe that the massive efforts of the RTI 2.0 initiative and the commitment to a collective responsibility for student achievement played instrumental roles in our district improvement. These results confirm our beliefs about the current work being done and strengthen our resolve to maintain and enhance the course.

While we want to take some time to celebrate this result with all stakeholders, the bar for student achievement has already been raised for next year by the state and we have only scratched the surface of what we will achieve in the future.

Congratulations again for your stellar achievements and thank you for all the hard (yet very productive) work!

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Upcoming Events

Christmas Holiday
Date: 12/21/2017
Christmas Holiday
Date: 12/22/2017
Christmas Holiday
Date: 12/23/2017
Christmas Holiday
Date: 12/24/2017
Christmas Holiday
Date: 12/25/2017

District Spotlight

Elton Elementary receives the 2016-17 Excellence Honor Roll award for PreK classrooms.

Jeff Davis Parish Community Network ranked second in the state on the Early childhood 2016-17 Performance Profile.

The network includes Jeff Davis Parish Public Pre-K classrooms, Save the Children Head Start in Jennings and Elton, and Brite Beginnings of Jennings Child Care.

Brite Beginnings of Jennings was recognized by the State and Jeff Davis Parish for their performance of providing high quality care for our youngest learners with this 2016-17 Birth to Three Honor Roll.  Superintendent Kirk Credeur presented the award at the November School Board Meeting to Director and owner Stephanie Fontenot.
 
 Elton Elementary met the highest bar of early childhood quality as recognized on the 2016-17 Excellence Honor Roll for consistently providing exceptional teacher/child interactions.  The Pre-K classrooms at EES are ranked 4th out of 1500 sites in the state.  Superintendent Kirk Credeur presented the award at the November School Board Meeting to Pre-K Teachers Gretchen Bertand, Amber Deshotel, Principal David Harper, and Paraprofessional Nikki Miller