Jefferson Davis Parish Schools

Cafeteria ladies serving breakfast.
Elementary students working in a computer lab.
Cypress knees in a local bayou.
A student writing his answer on an active board.
Students entering the school bus to go back home.
Students experiencing a Coushatta Pow Wow.
Students working in groups to complete their math homework.
Bus Training
Oak trees surrounding a driveway.
A father and daughter are walking to school.
Bus Training
Students watering a plant in their school's courtyard.
A Dr.Seuss bulletin board encouraging students to read.
An egret perched on a stick in one of our bayous.
Students playing dodgeball in their Physical Education class.
Young elementary students coloring.
A teacher using her active board to instruct her students.
Students reading in the school's courtyard.
A silhouette of farm equipment at sunset.
A student is using a tablet to assist her with her school work.
Egrets following a tractor in a rice field.
Elementary students eating breakfast in the cafeteria.
Students working with manipulatives.
A young girl putting up her book sack to prepare for the school day.
Students line up to form the letter A to show that their school earned an A on their school report card.
Birds flying over a field
A sunrise in Jefferson Davis Parish.
Students working collaboratively in groups.
Mrs.Rae Daigle is chosen as a semi-finalist for Louisiana State Principal of the Year.
Students working on a research project in a computer lab.
A teacher giving a student specialized instruction.
Various examples of student's drawing from art class.
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).

Roseate spoonbills in a crawfish pond.
Students lined up ready to enter a classroom.
Cafeteria workers preparing lunch.
Rice farming in Jefferson Davis Parish.
Principals participating in a monthly Principal Meeting.
A maintenance department employee met Britney Glaser at a recording of the KPLC morning show.
A young girl drawing a picture in art class.
A bulletin board containing various inspirational words.
An elementary student learning to read.
An alligator approaching a pond.
Jennings High administrator and teachers at the state Louisiana Association of Computer Using Educators (LACUE).

Jennings High participants at the LaCUE conference.

This is a graphic representation of the educational priorities of Jefferson Davis Parish school system.
A student drawing of an alligator.
A student is practicing wiring in preparation for the Jefferson Davis Mechanics Contest.
An elementary student is practicing her writing skills.
A teacher is teaching a French lesson to her students.
A school displaying their school spirit with a stingers up banner.
A tugboat passing through one of our local rivers.
Jennings High School

Jennings High School

Teachers and administrators are discussing future professional development.

PLC sign on door at Hathaway High School.

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

Students conducting a science experiement.

Lacassine High School FACS Department

Lacassine High Cottage

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

American Flag flying in the wind. 

Hathaway High School

Hathaway High School

Welsh-Roanoke Junior High School

Welsh-Roanoke School

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

Graphic showing the wheels that turn Student Achievement.

Fenton Elementary School

Fenton Elementary Sign

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

Demonstrating techniques to students.

Welsh High School

Welsh High School sign

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

Students helping with demo.

Jennings Elementary School

Jennings Elementary

Our state flower, a magnolia

Magnolia Blossom 

Lake Arthur High School

Lake Arthur High School

Fenton Elementary School

Fenton Elementary

West End Instructional Center

West End Instructional Center sign

Fenton Elementary School

Fenton Elementary

Welsh High School

Welsh Greyhounds

A bulletin board reminding students of good typing practices.

Keyboarding class bulletin board

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

Welding Class

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

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

Elton Elementary School

Elton Elementary Sign

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

Small Engines Class

Welsh Elementary School

Welsh Elementary Sign

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

Teaching with an interactive whiteboard.

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

Hathaway reception area.

James Ward Elementary School

James Ward sign

Lake Arthur High Logo

Lake Arthur High Seal

Teachers and administrators are discussing future professional development.

PLC meeting at Hathaway High

Elton Elementary School

Elton Elementary

High School students are taking a college class through videoconferencing.

Students participating in video conferencing. 

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

Buses lined up.

A typical scene of bales of hay and crawfish traps.

Hay field in Jeff Davis Parish

Elton High School

Elton High School

Students experiencing a Coushatta Pow Wow.

Coushatta tribal dress.

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

EOC (Fall Window)
Date: 12/13/2017
School Board Meeting
Date: 12/14/2017, 10 AM
Location: Jennings High School
Christmas Holiday
Date: 12/21/2017
Christmas Holiday
Date: 12/22/2017
Christmas Holiday
Date: 12/23/2017

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