• The Jefferson Parish School Board approved an amended version of the 2023 Infrastructure and Efficiency Plan on April 5, 2023. The vote came at the conclusion of a public school board meeting. An amendment was made to keep G.T. Woods Elementary open and not consolidate the school with Bissonet Plaza Elementary School and Tom Benson School. 

Approved 2023 Plan

  • New PK-8 School ⇒ WILL BE BUILT AT ⇒ Bunche Elementary Site

    Washington Elementary Students ⇒ WILL ATTEND ⇒ Bunche Elementary  

    New PK-8 School ⇒ WILL BE BUILT AT ⇒ St. Ville Elementary Site  

    St. Ville Elementary Students ⇒ WILL ATTEND ⇒ Woodmere Elementary    

    C.T. Janet Elementary ⇒ WILL EXPAND ⇒ to PK-8 School

    Butler Elementary Students ⇒ WILL ATTEND ⇒ Isaac Joseph Elementary and Truman School     

    Grace King High School Students ⇒ WILL ATTEND ⇒ Bonnabel High School and Riverdale High School  

    Gretna Middle School Students ⇒ WILL ATTEND ⇒ Livaudais Middle School and Marrero Middle School

    Helen Cox High School Students ⇒ WILL ATTEND ⇒ John Ehret High School and West Jefferson High School    

    Mildred Harris Elementary Students ⇒ WILL ATTEND ⇒ Cherbonnier Elementary and Emmett Gilbert Elementary        

    Haynes Academy ⇒ WILL RELOCATE TO ⇒ Grace King High Site 

    Thomas Jefferson Academy ⇒ WILL RELOCATE TO ⇒ Gretna Middle Site 

Frequently Asked Questions (Updated 5/25/2023)

  • What is the district doing with memorabilia from closing schools?

  • How is the district managing families’ transportation needs for next school year?

  • How is the district ensuring its buildings are ready to welcome our students with exceptionalities next school year?

  • What is being done to ease the transition for students with exceptionalities?

  • How will Jefferson Parish Schools provide extra support for impacted high schools next year?

  • My student is currently a Grace King High or Helen Cox High student. Will s/he get an unofficial diploma from their previous school? Will s/he be allowed to wear previous school colors for graduations?

  • Will the district reopen the Magnet School application window?

  • Will the district reopen the Jefferson Virtual High School application window?

  • Will the district reopen the 9th Grade High School Choice application?

  • How is the district handling the purchase of cheerleading, dance team, and other athletic uniforms?

  • What if my high school student already purchased a letter jacket and/or a class ring?

  • Under 9th Grade School Choice, can an 8th grade student choose a high school on the opposite side of the river?

  • Why did Jefferson Parish Schools choose to consolidate schools?

  • When will these changes take effect?

  • Will teachers lose their jobs under this plan?

  • May 12, 2023 Update

  • May 3, 2023 Update

  • April 24, 2023 Update

  • April 14, 2023 Update

  • March 31, 2023 Update

  • March 27, 2023 Update

  • March 13, 2023 Update

Reading Approved at February 2023 School Board Meeting

  • Amended and Approved Second Reading: Move that the plan be presented for Board approval at the April 5, 2023 Board meeting. A contract with Meyer Engineers, LTD. and MGT Consulting Group requires completion of their work, and presentation of a report after nine community meetings are held by March 31, 2023, addressing the above considerations, to the Superintendent, at a cost not to exceed $400,000.00 to be paid from general funds. (Approved Second Reading at February 1, 2023 meeting)  Click here to watch the Second Reading.  

    Original First Reading: Move that the Jefferson Parish Administration provide this Board with a revised "2023 Infrastructure and Efficiency Plan" informed by the following considerations: school consolidations to optimize occupancy and reduce operational costs, expansion of the Pk-8 model where appropriate, increase Early Childhood Education (ETC) seats where possible, expanded opportunities for Career and Technical Education (CTE) offerings, ensures greater efficiency in transportation costs, eliminating light loads and dead mileage as much as possible, creates future opportunities for purchasing/leasing of buses which includes establishing a site for overnight paring and maintenance, and any pervasive, urgent issues at any of our campuses. This plan is to be presented to the Board at the March 2023 meeting. (First Reading at January 4, 2023 meeting authored by Mr. Derrick Shepherd) 

Approved School Attendance Zone Maps