Despite tougher grading system, Baton Rouge area still has 3 of the top 5 public school districts in state

Despite tougher grading system, Baton Rouge area still has 3 of the top 5 public school districts in state
Louisiana school performance scores: Search here for your schools score
The moment educators and parents have been waiting for statewide has arrived. The Louisiana Department of Education released the annual results for public schools on Thursday (Nov. 8). The results were released under Louisianas new accountability system, which now evaluates schools on how much progress their students have made over the course of a school year.

The new system still takes into account student performance metrics such as state test results, graduation rates and college credit attainment among the roughly 700,000 students attending public schools statewide. Additionally, Gov. John Bel Edwards signed legislation in April that requires the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to give schools two letter grades to show how they performed under the current and former formula.

Look up performance scores and letter grades in our searchable database below to see how your school fared during the 2017-18 school year.

Wilborn P. Nobles III is an education reporter based in New Orleans. He can be reached at wnobles@nola.com or on Twitter at @WilNobles.

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -The Louisiana Department of Education released annual performance grades for schools and districts across the state Thursday.

Each year, the state grades each public school on how well it is preparing students for the next grade level. This year, the Department of Education used a new formula in calculating each schools score and corresponding letter grade.

State officials say they are raising the bar for what it takes to earn an “A” grade and they are also evaluating schools on how much progress students make over the course of a year.


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