Louisiana School Perfomance Reports and the NEW Grading System

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Real Estate Agent with JTR Property Network at Keller Williams Realty Red River

Yesterday, the Louisiana Department of Education released the School Performance Scores for the state, and for the first time in was done with the same A-F system of grading that is used to evaluate students.  In the past the scores were given in the form of star ratings, using the scoring system below.

Performance Label

School Performance Score

Academically Unacceptable

Below 60.0 (Through 2010)
Below 65.0 (in 2011)
Below 75.0 (in 2012)

Academic Watch

60.0 - 74.9 (in 2010)
65.0 - 74.9 (in 2011)

One Star

60.0 - 79.9

Two Stars

80.0 - 99.9

Three Stars

100.0 - 119.9

Four Stars

120.0 - 139.9

Five Stars

140.0 and above

 

This system was confusing, and many have argued that does not accurately represent the conditions of the schools.  This ultimately resulted in the lack of much needed improvements our local schools require.  So, after the passage of a 2010 law the State has gone to the A-F grading system that we all are too familiar with stating, "Today is the beginning of an honest dialogue.  Today we start telling the truth.  Today is about transparency for our parents, schools and taxpayers".  Below is a table showing how our local schools performed this last year.

 

A

B

C

D

F

Benton

 

Benton High School (B)

Benton Elementary (C-)

 

Benton Middle School (C-)

 

The Remaining 10 schools in Bossier Parish received a “D”

 

Bossier City

W.T. Lewis Elementary (A+)

 

Legacy Elementary (A+)

 

Stockwell Elementary (A)

Airline High School (B-)

 

Apollo Elementary (B)

 

Bellaire Elementary (B)

 

Cope Middle School (B+)

 

Curtis Elementary (B-)

 

Elm Grove Middle School (B+)

 

Parkway High School (B-)

 

Sun City Elementary (B+)

Greenacres Middle School (C-)

 

Elm Grove Elementary ©

Charlotte Ann Mitchell Educational Center (F)

Haughton

 

 

Haughton Middle School (C-)

 

T.L. Rodes Elementary School (C)

 

Princeton Elementary (C+)

 

Shreveport

Caddo Magnet High (A)

 

Caddo Magnet Middle (A+)

 

Fairfield Magnet (A-)

 

Eden Gardens Fundamental Elementary (A+)

 

South Highlands Elementary School (A+)

Byrd High School (B-)

 

Captain Shreve High (B-)

 

Judson Fundamental Elementary (B-)

 

Oak Park Microsociety Elementary (B)

 

Riverside Elementary (B+)

 

Shreve Island Elementary (B)

 

A.C. Steere Elementary (B)

 

University Elementary School (B-)

 

The 44 remaining schools in the Shreveport area (Caddo Parish) received either a “D” or an “F”

 

There are more than 1300 schools in the State of Lousiana and out of them only 98 schools receive an “A” grade.  Out of those 98 schools, 10 of them were in Northwest Louisiana and eight of those are in our area!  To see the full School Report Cards by District and School, visit the Louisiana Department of Education Website.

 

>>>>>Original Press Release<<<<<

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