Lafourche Parish School District earns “A” rating on Louisiana Department of Education’s District Performance Score
Number of Students Scoring Mastery in English Language Arts and Math Doubles
Thibodaux, Louisiana – November 17, 2016 – Lafourche Parish School District today announced it earned an “A” rating from the Louisiana Department of Education’s District Performance Score. The district now ranks 13th in the state out of 73, a continued improvement in their ranking from 16th in 2015 and 19th in 2014.
“We are very proud of this rating,” said Dr. Jo Ann Matthews, Lafourche Superintendent. “Although school scores may fluctuate yearly, our success is a direct result of the commitment of our teachers, staff, students and parents – and their dedication to high academic standards and the pursuit of excellence.”
Since 1999, Louisiana has issued School Performance Scores for its public schools, based on student achievement data. The state adopted letter grades (A-F) to clearly communicate the quality of school performance to families and the public. Scores are based on a combination of assessment scores, credits earned and graduation performance depending on grade level. All schools with sufficient data receive school performance scores.
The Lafourche Parish School District earned a performance score of 102.2 this year, a 6.4 point increase from last year's score of 95.8. In addition, the district is now ranked sixth in the state for mastery growth, with an increase from 21to 42 percent. This includes doubling the number of students scoring mastery in English Language Arts and Math.
“These results demonstrate that with investment and focus, we can see significant gains,” added Julie Breaux, Lafourche Parish School Board President. “We cannot continue to do this without maintaining competitive salaries and providing our teachers and school staff with professional development and training.
About Lafourche Parish School District
Lafourche Parish Public Schools is a school district headquartered in Thibodaux, Louisiana.
The district serves all of Lafourche Parish, more than 15,000 students in 30 schools, with approximately 2,300 employees. For more information, visit Lafourche Parish.