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Student Spotlight - Niran Jackson
Check out our new Student Spotlight on Niran Jackson, a senior from St. James High School!
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Severe Weather Conditions - School Closure
Due to the potential for hazardous weather conditions, all St. James Parish Schools and offices will be closed tomorrow, April 10, 2024. According to the National Weather Service and the St. James Department of Emergency Preparedness, St. James Parish has an enhanced risk of high wind gusts, tornadoes, hail, and flash flooding. The closing of schools is never an easy decision, but as always, the safety of our students and staff is our top priority. Please continue to monitor the district website and social media channels for updates.
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Head Start
SJPS Head Start Round-Up
Attention: St. James Parish Schools HEAD START ROUND-UP will be on Wednesday, April 17 from 9am-2pm at the West Bank reception Hall!
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K-3 Literacy Testing
K-3 Literacy Testing
Students in Kindergarten through 3rd Grade will be testing throughout the window of Monday, April 8 through Tuesday, April 30.
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ACT Testing Wednesday, March 13
ACT Testing will take place on Wednesday, March 13. ​ All 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students including virtual students, will report to their homebase schools for testing. All 9th grade students and non-registered 12th grade students will remin at home for a virtual day of learning.
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Vacherie Elementary Delayed Start
Vacherie Elementary is experiencing a power outage due to an accident in the area; because of this, Vacherie Elementary will have a delayed start of school. School will begin at 10:00 am. Students may arrive at 9:30 am. Buses will start to pick up students at 9:00 am. The safety of students is most important. Please follow all district communication plans for updates.
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Boil Water Update-West Bank
Due to the St. James Parish boil water advisory on the west bank, tomorrow, February 21, all west bank schools will have bottled water on hand for students to drink and water available for cafeteria workers to prepare food for students. We anticipate the restoration of usable water during the school day tomorrow.
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Counseling Week
National School Counseling Week
St. James Parish School System would like to recognize all school counselors in honor of National School Counseling Week. SJPS counselors actively engaged in helping students examine their abilities, strengths, interests, and talents. They work in partnership with parents as they encounter the challenges of raising children in today’s society; focusing on positive ways to enhance students’ academic, career, and social/emotional development.
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SJPS School Update 1.16.24
St. James Parish Schools Operation Update
Due to the extremely cold temperatures and hard freeze warnings, St. James Parish Schools will be closed on Wednesday, January 17, 2024.
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Early Dismissal
Early Release Schedule
The safety of all employees and students is important to us. Inclement weather may cause unsafe road conditions for our buses and employees. Therefore, on Monday, January 8, 2024 all SJP Schools will operate under an early release schedule, and all after school activities are canceled.
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School Board Month 2024
National School Board Recognition Month
January is National School Board Recognition Month, and St. James Parish School System is honored to celebrate its school board members for their dedication and commitment to all students. Our school board members devote countless hours working to ensure all students have the opportunity to learn and grow. Thank you for all you do!
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School Applications Now Available
All Magnet, Montessori, and St. Louis Academy applications are now available on our website.
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one time stipend
SJP Schools Approved One-Time Supplemental Pay
St. James Parish School System recognizes the pivotal role that educators play in shaping the minds of the future. In a bold move to invest in the ongoing growth and efficiency of its staff, the SJP School Board has approved a one-time stipend for employee professional development. In collaboration with Shell Inc., St. James Parish School District full-time employees will receive a one-time payment of $600 pending completion of online professional development.
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SPS 2023
District SPS Scores Released
St. James Parish Schools’ 2023 District Performance Score (DPS) increased by 6.0 points, growing from 79.1 to 85.1. St. James Parish Schools earned a letter grade of “B” and ranks “Top 3 Most Improved School Systems” in the state of Louisiana.
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We're Going PL"A"CES!!!
The Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) released school and district performance scores today for schools. We are thrilled to extend heartfelt congratulations to Lutcher High School on becoming an “A” school.
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ST. James Parish Schools

Transportation Refresh: bus

St. James Parish Schools are refreshing transportation records for the 2024-2025 school year. Current bus routes will NOT be carried over into next school year.
All new and returning students, car and bus riders need to complete the google form at Transportation Refresh.

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