While not all school performance scores are in, Minden and North Webster high schools’ have been graded.
Minden High School’s score decreased. In the 2013-14 school year, the school received a “C,” or 72.5, and in 2014-15, the letter grade is the same, but the score decreased to a 71.1. North Webster High School has raised its score from a “C,” or 75.8 in 2013-14 to a “B,” or 86.2 in the 2014-15 school year.
Doyline and Lakeside High School’s scores have not yet been released.
Superintendent Dr. Dan Rawls says the reason Doyline and Lakeside scores are not in is because they are schools that house more grades than high school; however, he is proud of the scores released so far.
“We’re absolutely elated over North Webster High School going from a ‘C’ to a ‘B,’” Rawls said.
“We’re really, really happy with that. In the seven or eight judgment categories, they went up five of the seven, so they did really well. Minden was a variety; they went up in some (categories) and down in some. Overall, they’re about in the same place they were last year.”
Louisiana Department of Education officials say these report cards and letter grades, “indicate that schools made progress in every measure the state uses to assess high school quality: end-of-course tests, ACT, graduation rate and credentialing programs such as advanced placement courses and tests, dual enrollment courses and Jump Start courses and credentials.”
LDOE also reports that more schools progressed with low-achieving students due to increased reading and math scores with previously low achieving students and changes in BESE policy.
This year is the first of two years that are considered baseline years.
“It’s evident that all the hard work being done in our districts is paying off for our students,” state superintendent John White said. “Those efforts are leading to increased opportunities after high school in both college and the workplace for thousands of students.”
Rawls says scores for the other schools will be released in December.