Lafayette Parish maintains B grade; see each schools new performance score

Lafayette Parish maintains \B\ grade; see each school\s new performance score

These St. Tammany schools earned an A with their performance scores

LOUISIANA – The 2018 Louisiana school reports cards are now out. You can view them now at louisianaschools.com.

The Louisiana Department of Education released the scores under its new rating system. State Superintendent John White says the system is more robust, making it harder to earn an A-rating.

The state released school and district performance scores Thursday (Nov. 8). The scores reflect a tougher formula the state is now using.

White says the new system makes students more competitive. Under the new system, school ratings are based on how much progress students make over a year. Graduation rates and college credit also play a role.

White says those school who have received an “F” for two or more years will have to be more aggressive in its approach to better performance. He says if improvements are not seen then the state will have to intervene.

Local school system officials were quick to point out St. Tammany would actually have earned another A – and even had a higher numerical score – under the old formula. Perhaps knowing the new scores might throw some parents and raise the ire of local school districts, the education departments data also includes what the newest scores and grades would have been under the old formula.

The following is a list of schools in Monroe/West Monroe area. The schools are split into high schools, middle schools, and elementary schools based on grade ranges. Schools with wider grade ranges may appear in more than one list. The highest ranked schools are listed first.

DOWNSVILLE COMMUNITY CHARTER SCHOOLPK (ages 3-4) – Grade 12 – Union ParishK-12 Letter Grade/SPSB / 78

The changing formula and its impact on school and district scores played a role in Tuesdays parish school board elections. Several candidates, particularly those challenging incumbents, charged that St. Tammanys rank amongst Louisiana school districts has slipped in recent years.

SHERROUSE SCHOOLKindergarten – Grade 12 – City of Monroe School DistrictK-12 Letter Grade/SPSF / 19.5

Overall, Louisianas public schools have a B average, the education department said. That grade was unchanged from the prior year, but the numerical score dropped from 86.8 in 2016-17, to 76.1 last year. If the old formula had been used, the state average would have risen to 93.

SOUTHSIDE ALTERNATIVE HIGH SCHOOLGrade 1 – Grade 12 – Office of Juvenile JusticeK-12 Letter Grade/SPSF / 13.1

Mandeville High School had the highest score of any St. Tammany school. Pontchartrain Elementary, Mandeville Junior High, Fontainebleau High, Northshore High, Pearl River High, Mandeville Elementary, Lakeshore High, Magnolia Trace and Marigny Elementary rounded out the top 10.

CLAIBORNE CHRISTIAN SCHOOLInfant (Under 1) – Grade 12 – Claiborne Christian SchoolK-12 Letter Grade/SPSNot Applicable

St. Tammany had earned As in recent years, including 2016-2017, but the state judged schools and districts last year using a more stringent set of metrics. Scores across the state dipped, data from the Louisiana Department of Education showed Thursday (Nov. 8).

NORTHEAST BAPTIST SCHOOLKindergarten-Grade 12 – Northeast Baptist SchoolK-12 Letter Grade/SPSNot Applicable

This year, 13 percent of schools statewide received an A, compared with 20 percent last year. Thirty-one percent of schools statewide received a B, 30 percent got a C, 14 percent got Ds and 12 percent earned failing grades.

PINECREST ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOLPK (ages 3-4) – Grade 8 – Ouachita ParishK-12 Letter Grade/SPSA / 91.8

Sanford argues that the district is much more than its rank or score. The district will continue to stress not just college prep, but also push to expand its offering of career-training programs.

ROBERT E. LEE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOLGrade 7 – Grade 8 – City of Monroe School DistrictK-12 Letter Grade/SPSB / 79.7

In a news release, schools Superintendent Trey Folse and School Board President Robin Mullett echoed much of what Sanford said, praising the districts teachers their dedication and hard work.

DOWNSVILLE COMMUNITY CHARTER SCHOOLPK (ages 3-4) – Grade 12 – Union ParishK-12 Letter Grade/SPSB / 78

The St. Tammany Parish public school district received a B for the 2017-2018 academic year under a new, tougher state scoring formula that puts the district in unfamiliar territory.

MARTIN LUTHER KING JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOLGrade 7 – Grade 8 – City of Monroe School DistrictK-12 Letter Grade/SPSD / 50.9

CARROLL JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOLGrade 7 – Grade 8 – City of Monroe School DistrictK-12 Letter Grade/SPSF / 45.5

St. Tammanys numerical score, on a scale of 150 points, was 85.2. Thats down from 104.1 in 2016-2017. Had the old formula been used, the district would have scored 105.7.

SHERROUSE SCHOOLKindergarten – Grade 12 – City of Monroe School DistrictK-12 Letter Grade/SPSF / 19.5

Were very happy to report we have no D or F schools, she said, adding that was awesome, considering the changes in the accountability formula.

SOUTHSIDE ALTERNATIVE HIGH SCHOOLGrade 1 – Grade 12 – Office of Juvenile JusticeK-12 Letter Grade/SPSF / 13.1

The scores released Thursday rank St. Tammany public schools 13th in the state and second in the metro New Orleans area behind Plaquemines Parish.

CLAIBORNE CHRISTIAN SCHOOLInfant (Under 1) – Grade 12 – Claiborne Christian SchoolK-12 Letter Grade/SPSNot Applicable

K-12 schools are beginning to step up to significantly higher expectations, Louisiana Education Superintendent John White stated.

NORTHEAST BAPTIST SCHOOLKindergarten – Grade 12 – Northeast Baptist SchoolK-12 Letter Grade/SPSNot Applicable

Nonetheless, Assistant St. Tammany Parish schools Superintendent Regina Sanford said the district is pleased with its performance.

PREVAILING FAITH CHRISTIAN ACADEMYPK (ages 3-4) – Grade 7 – Prevailing Faith Christian AcademyK-12 Letter Grade/SPSNot Applicable

PINECREST ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE SCHOOLPK (ages 3-4) – Grade 8 – Ouachita ParishK-12 Letter Grade/SPSA / 91.8

J.S. CLARK MAGNET ELEMENTARY SCHOOLPK (ages 3-4) – Grade 6 – City of Monroe School DistrictK-12 Letter Grade/SPSB / 82.5

DOWNSVILLE COMMUNITY CHARTER SCHOOLPK (ages 3-4) – Grade 12 – Union ParishK-12 Letter Grade/SPSB / 78

SALLIE HUMBLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLGrade 3 – Grade 6 – City of Monroe School DistrictK-12 Letter Grade/SPSB / 76.2

CYPRESS POINT ELEMENTARY SCHOOLPK (ages 3-4) – Grade 6 – City of Monroe School DistrictK-12 Letter Grade/SPSC / 64.5

NEW VISION LEARNING ACADEMYKindergarten – Grade 6 – New Vision Learning AcademyK-12 Letter Grade/SPSC / 63.2

CARVER ELEMENTARY SCHOOLPK (ages 3-4) – Grade 6 – City of Monroe School DistrictK-12 Letter Grade/SPSC / 62.1

MINNIE RUFFIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLPK (ages 3-4) – Grade 6 – City of Monroe School DistrictK-12 Letter Grade/SPSD / 54.6

THOMAS JEFFERSON ELEMENTARYGrade 3 – Grade 6 – City of Monroe School DistrictK-12 Letter Grade/SPSD / 54.4

BARKDULL FAULK ELEMENTARY SCHOOLPK (ages 3-4) – Grade 6 – City of Monroe School DistrictK-12 Letter Grade/SPSD / 53.7

BERG JONES ELEMENTARY SCHOOLPK (ages 3-4) – Grade 6 – City of Monroe School DistrictK-12 Letter Grade/SPSD / 52.1

ROY NEAL SHELLING, SR. ELEMENTARYPK (ages 3-4) – Grade 6 – City of Monroe School DistrictK-12 Letter Grade/SPSF / 48.5

MADISON JAMES FOSTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOLPK (ages 3-4) – Grade 6 – City of Monroe School DistrictK-12 Letter Grade/SPSF / 40.8

SHERROUSE SCHOOLKindergarten – Grade 12 – City of Monroe School DistrictK-12 Letter Grade/SPSF / 19.5

SOUTHSIDE ALTERNATIVE HIGH SCHOOLGrade 1 – Grade 12 – Office of Juvenile JusticeK-12 Letter Grade/SPSF / 13.1

CLAIBORNE CHRISTIAN SCHOOLInfant (Under 1) – Grade 12 – Claiborne Christian SchoolK-12 Letter Grade/SPSNot Applicable

NORTHEAST BAPTIST SCHOOLKindergarten – Grade 12 – Northeast Baptist SchoolK-12 Letter Grade/SPSNot Applicable

OUR LADY OF FATIMA SCHOOLPK (ages 3-4) – Grade 6 – Shreveport DioceseK-12 Letter Grade/SPSNot Applicable

PREVAILING FAITH CHRISTIAN ACADEMYPK (ages 3-4) – Grade 7 – Prevailing Faith Christian AcademyK-12 Letter Grade/SPSNot Applicable


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