Jefferson Davis Parish Schools

News and Announcements

Gilbeaux Named State Semi-Finalist for Louisiana Principal of the Year

Congratulations to Mr. Wilbert Gilbeaux, Principal of Jennings High School, for being named as a state semi-finalist for Louisiana Principal of the Year. As pictured, Mr. Gilbeaux recently received a surprise visit from the 2018 Louisiana Teacher of the Year Kimberly Eckert representing Dream Teachers, who came by to recognize him for being a distinguished state semi-finalist for Louisiana Principal of the Year. What an honor this is for such a deserving Jeff Davis Parish Principal! Jeff Davis Parish is certainly proud of Mr. Gilbeaux for this distinguished accomplishment, and we wish him the best as he continues on his quest for Louisiana Principal of the Year!
Read More »

Learn To Drive The School Bus- Summer Class

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 June 3rd -7th from 8:00am to 12:00pm at 203 East Plaquemine in Jennings. Coming to this course is required by DOE and Jeff Davis Parish for all persons who want to become a certified Louisiana bus driver. Applicants must be at least 21, possess a high school diploma or GED and a valid driver's license, be able to pass a DOTD physical drug screen and criminal background check.
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!
Download File

LaBouve Wins First Place in 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!
Read More »

Fontenot Named Overall 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!
Read More »

Learn To Drive The School Bus- Winter Class

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
Read More »

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.
Read More »

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 michael.comeaux@la.gov if there are any questions.
Read More »