What We Do

  • The Jefferson Parish Schools magnet school program currently offers the following emphasis areas:

    • Arts Integration
    • Spanish Language Immersion
    • International Baccalaureate (IBO)
    • STEM

    The application window for 2019-2020 Magnet Program admissions closed at 3:00 pm on Friday, March 1, 2019.

    For more information and questions, please call the Admissions Office at (504) 349-7792.

    Families New to Jefferson Parish Schools

    Students who are current residents of Jefferson Parish, as demonstrated by a current proof of residency for the parent/legal guardian, and who did not attend any Jefferson Parish Public School during the previous (2018-2019) or current (2019-2020) school years may apply for remaining openings in Magnet Programs for the 2019-2020 school year until December 18, 2019.

    New to JPS Application – click below

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    Click here for Spanish New to JPS Application

    Click here for Vietnamese New to JPS Application

    Click here for Arabic New to JPS Application



    The comprehensive arts integration program is designed for students who have a strong interest in dance, drama, music, and art as well as for students who want a challenging academic experience. The curriculum is designed to incorporate the arts into the core classes to help deepen and broaden student understanding while adhering to the state mandated learning objectives and parish policies.

    • Lincoln Elementary School for the Arts
    • Clancy-Maggiore Elementary School for the Arts


    The French and Spanish immersion programs develop student proficiency in a second language while providing a foundation in fundamentals of language arts, mathematics, social studies, science, health, physical education and cultural arts programs. The program fosters an understanding of and an appreciation for Louisiana’s cultures and those of other areas and countries.

    • Boudreaux Elementary (Spanish)
    • Ellis Elementary (Spanish)


    IBO programs develop the whole student, helping students to grow intellectually, socially, aesthetically and culturally. They provide a broad and balanced education that includes science and the humanities, languages and mathematics, technology and the arts. They instill a sense of responsibility towards others and towards the environment. IBO programs also give students an awareness and understanding of their own culture and of other cultures, values and ways of life.

    • Shirley T. Johnson/Gretna Park Elementary. This school is currently in IB Candidate status.
    • Harahan Elementary. This school is currently in IB Candidate status.
    • Marrero Middle
    • Riverdale Middle
    • Ehret High
    • Riverdale High


    STEM schools are designed to provide a curriculum and learning experience which is based on educating students in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) — in an interdisciplinary and applied approach. There is an emphasis on engaging students in inquiry-based learning focused on solving real-world problems. Students are working productively as teams, using the engineering design process, and engaging in cross-curricular and project-based learning. Opportunities are provided to take STEM education beyond the classroom, to connect STEM learning to careers, to promote lifelong learning, and to create a STEM-educated workforce that can meet the demands of business in an increasingly complex and technology-driven economy.

    • Judge Lionel Collins Elementary 
    • Washington Elementary

    The Jefferson Parish Public School System does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, or national or ethnic origin in the creation or implementation of educational policies.