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Louisiana Department of Education Releases Report Cards for High Schools
Today, the Louisiana Department of Education released school performance scores for Louisiana high schools with traditional grade configurations. Scores rose across all four indices used in the school performance score calculation (EOC scores, ACT, scores, the Graduation Index, and the Graduation rate). According to the LDOE officials, “The 2015 letter grades are at an all-time high because of improvements in student performance and greater representation of progress with low- achieving students in school performance.”
Here is an overview of how Lafayette Parish high schools faired.
The Early College Academy maintained it “A” status, earning 121.7 points, a gain of 5.4 points over last year. More specifically, Early College Academy students improved the following areas: End-of- Course exam scores, ACT scores, graduates earning dual enrollment credit, and the number of graduates earning a diploma in four years.
Lafayette High School moved from a “B” to an “A,” earning 100.4 points this year, a gain of 1.9 points over last year. Lafayette High School students made gains with ACT scores, scores of 3 or better on Advanced Placement exams and students who struggled academically. Lafayette High lost some ground on End-of-Course exams, but the percentage of students scoring “proficient” came in at 73%, a solid 10 points better than the state average. Lafayette High was also rated as “declining” in the number of graduates earning dual enrollment credit due in large part to the steady increase in the number of students taking Advanced Placement exams. Finally, Lafayette High saw a decline in the number of students graduating in four years with a diploma.
Comeaux High School moved from “B” to “C” status, earning 83.8 points, down 4.3 points from last year. Comeaux saw gains in End-of-Course scores and the number of graduates scoring a 3 or better on Advanced Placement exams and a decline in ACT scores and the number of students graduating in four years with a diploma.
Acadiana High School maintained its “C” rating, earning 71.3 points, down from 71.8 last year. Acadiana made gains on ACT scores, and the number of students with disabilities earning a score of “proficient” or better on End-of-Course exams. They lost ground, however, on overall End-of-Course exam scores, students scoring 3 or better on Advanced Placement exams, graduates earning dual enrollment credit, and students graduating in four years with a diploma.
Carencro High School maintained a “D” rating, earning 59.6 points, down 6.4 points from last year. Carencro improved the number of students earning “proficient” on End-of-Course exams, but held steady or declined in most other areas.
Northside High School moved from an “F” to a “D” rating, earning 51.1 points, up 2.3 points from last year. Northside improved End-of-Course exam scores and the number of students scoring 18 or
better on the ACT. Northside held steady on the number of students earning a 3 or higher on Advanced Placement tests and the number of students earning dual enrollment credit. They saw a decline in the number of students graduating in four years with a diploma.
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