Louisiana Department of Education Releases 2015-16 District & School Performance Scores

millage-imageThe Jefferson Parish Public School System has received its 2015-16 District and School Performance scores and saw improvement in many areas including an increase of 1.7 points in the District Performance Score having not earned progress points.

The District has two new A-rated non-select schools and has no traditional schools with a letter grade F. Eight of the state’s 22 highest scoring public schools are from JPPSS. Thirteen schools earned an A, while 14 earned a B. All high schools have a grade C or higher. Three schools received Top Gains recognition.

More than 46% of non-proficient students in grades 3 to 8 exceeded their expected score in English/Language Arts and 43% exceeded their expected score in math.

With additional emphasis on high school preparation, there was an increase of 18 points in the ACT Assessment Index, an increase in the Strength of Diploma, an increase in the Cohort Graduation Rate Index and an increase in the Cohort Graduation Rate.

“We are very encouraged with the growth we have seen throughout the district,” said Superintendent Isaac G. Joseph. “However, while losing a letter grade is disappointing, we continue to remain committed to providing a high quality education for all of our students.”

The reporting system does not fully reflect the gains made by many schools that are making great progress, particularly with low-achieving students, just as it does not grade schools based on expectations of full preparation for the workplace and college.

“Improved ratings in our schools are a result of improved learning outcomes for students, using nationally recognized measures of success,” said State Superintendent of Education John White. “At the same time, the ratings do not yet recognize progress being made with students who are starting at a lower level. They also do not yet provide students, parents, and educators a full picture of what it takes to be fully prepared for college or for a job. Just as we honor the successes reflected by today’s announcement, we must provide a more comprehensive picture of what it means to be a successful school.”

Parents, residents, and members of the public may now view the district and school performance scores through the Louisiana Department of Education or by clicking on the name of your school below. The LDOE also provides parent guides to help better explain the results found on these reports.