Jefferson Davis Parish Schools

Students are touring the Gulf Island Shipyard
A flock of Snow Geese and Specks
Bus Training

Bus Training

Hard at Work for our Children

Hard at Work for our Children

Simply Louisiana

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French teacher reading to students
Simply Louisiana

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Computer Technicians, Brandon Kelley and Carl Legros Win Makerspace Challenge at LACUE Summit

Fair Ride
Students using chrome books in a classroom
LACUE Middle School Educator of the Year
Black Swallowtail butterfly enjoying  Zinnias
Students experiencing a Coushatta Pow Wow.

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An infographic showing gears that represent student achievement, RTI 2.0, Fiscal Responsibility, and Community Relations.
Sunset in a rice field
Two students helping each other
Sunset over a barn
Student looking at a computer screen
Simply Louisiana

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A student welding
Students showing thumbs up
Students are looking at a large auger
Roseate Spoonbill

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cathy smith
Cathy Smith

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Cypress knees in a local bayou.
An alligator approaching a pond.
Welsh High Administrators discussing teaching methods
Sharon Jackson

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Students are standing next to the Gulf Island Shipyards sign
Chromebook Winner
Honey Bees
A student working with small engines
Jennings Elementary teacher receives a new Chromebook
A view of a swamp
Rice Truck
Mrs.Gobert receiving an award
Chromebook Winner
Simply Louisiana

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D. Reed

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Students are touring the Gulf Island Shipyards

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Water lilies
Amy Gobert receiving the Volunteer of the Year Award
A student is practicing wiring in preparation for the Jefferson Davis Mechanics Contest.
A sunrise in Jefferson Davis Parish.
Nursing students are standing in the Jennings Lobby

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Simply Louisiana

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Teachers at a meeting
Wood storks next to crayfish traps
An egret perched on a stick in one of our bayous.
Mrs.Gobert teaching a lesson
Swim Meet - Conner
Conner Earns State Swim Titles
Swim League Awards - B. Conner
Conner - Freestyle Swim

News and Announcements

LaBouve Wins First Place in Braille Challenge

First place winner in apprentice class at Braille Challenge.

Congratulations to Jacob LaBouve, a Jefferson Davis Parish student, for winning first place in the apprentice class at the Braille Challenge! Jacob is pictured with his winning trophy and his teacher, Mrs. Megan Prejean. Great job, Jacob! What an awesome accomplishment!

Fontenot Named Overall Art Show Winner

1st place art show winner

Congratulations to Mason Fontenot, a Jefferson Davis Parish student, for being named first place overall winner for the Louisiana School for Visually Impaired (LSVI) art show! Mason is pictured with his winning art work and his teacher, Mrs. Megan Prejean, for which he received a $100 cash prize as overall winner. What a great accomplishment, Mason!

Learn To Drive The School Bus- Winter 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! Click the title to see the agenda.
January 23, 2019 through January 31, 2019

Superintendent's Message - 2018 District and School Performance

Jefferson Davis Parish school system continues to show overall district growth but earns a “B” in the new tougher state accountability grading system.  Although overall student performance for 2017-18 is better than when the district earned a grade score of an “A” for the 2016-17 year, the new grade system standards currently provide Jefferson Davis Parish with a district grade score of 83 which is a “B”.  Last year approximately 15 school districts across the state earned a district grade designation of “A” but this year only 4 School districts out of the 75 reported will score well enough to earn an A.

Students who used to earn 100 points for scoring “Basic” on state assessment tests in 2016/17 now earn only 80 points for the exact same performance.  “Mastery” performances that used to earn 125 points for the school district now only provide 100 points.  These reduced point totals make it much more difficult for schools and districts to achieve the same grades designations as before.

Even with the tougher state requirements, nine of 13 Jefferson Davis Parish schools actually improved their school achievement as compared to their previous year’s performance. Jennings Elementary and Lake Arthur Elementary displayed phenomenal overall growth, while Lake Arthur High displayed impressive gains.

Lacassine High School and Lake Arthur High Schools have been named Top Gains Schools for improving the percent of students that achieved beyond their projections.

Elton High, Hathaway, Jennings High, Lake Arthur Elementary and Lake Arthur High Schools were also identified as prestigious Equity Honorees.  This means that these schools out performed 90 percent of all schools across the state in all subgroup areas with no subgroups in need of “Urgent Intervention”.

Lake Arthur Elementary also was the only school to improve their grade designation in the tougher environment in which they went from a “C” grade to a “B “in the new accountability measures while most other schools maintained their grades.

Early Childhood Community Network scores continue to indicate that Jefferson Davis has one of the top Pre-K network programs in the state as they ranked second overall statewide.  Elton Elementary continues to have one of the highest pre-K performance in the state by achieving the fourth best state totals.

Flu Facts and the Dangers of HPV

On behalf of the Louisiana Office of Public Health Immunization program, the Department wants to share the Flu Facts Sheet and HPV Fact Sheet with parents. Both documents contain information regarding the dangers of the flu and HPV, how students, parents, and school staff can practice prevention, and the importance of vaccination.Please contact if there are any questions.

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Upcoming Events

ACT Testing Window
Date: 3/19/2019
PBT WorkKeys
Date: 3/19/2019
Finance Meeting
Date: 3/19/2019, 5 PM
Location: School Board Office
ACT Testing Window
Date: 3/20/2019
PBT WorkKeys
Date: 3/20/2019

District Spotlight

Brennon Conner Earns Two State Swim Titles
JDP Student Spotlight
 JHS Freshman Wins Two State Swim Titles and Sets New State Record
Congratulations to Jennings High School Freshman, Brennon Conner, son of Bryce and Candace Conner for earning two state titles in the Division III LHSAA State Swim Meet in Sulphur, LA, in November of 2018. Conner earned state titles in the 50-yard freestyle and the 100-yard freestyle events.  With a time of 46.92 in the 100-yard freestyle, Conner set a new state record in this event.  In addition, he holds the Southwest Louisiana Swim League Record in the 200-yard freestyle.  
Conner was awarded the Southwest LA Swim League All Team Award and the Southwest LA Swim League Sal Diesi Swimmer of the Year Award in addition to garnering two state titles as a Freshman swimmer.  This young man is quite deserving of these honors as he balances daily swim practices in Lafayette, LA, while maintaining academic excellence.  Hard work does indeed pay off, and this is only the beginning for this young man.  Shoot for the stars, Brennon Conner! Jeff Davis Parish is so proud of you!
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