Lafayette gets ‘B’ in latest edu grades

Lafayette Parish scores a B in the state Department of Education’s newly released report card on the state’s public schools. The districts 89.2 performance score for the 2014-15 school year is eight-tenths of a point below the LPSS’ score of 90 for the 2013-14 school year — holding steady in other words.

The district report card shows that eight elementary/middle schools and two high schools scored an A on their individual report cards. The greatest number of schools, 14 among elementary, middle and high schools, earned C grades.

Among Lafayette’s lowest-performing schools, JW Faulk Elementary made significant gains, rising from a 33.2 F to a 45.2 D grade. Northside High also showed improvement, climbing from a 48.8 F to a 51.1 D. However, NP Moss Prep dropped from 23.3 to 17.5, retaining its F grade. It is now the only school within the system with a grade of F.

The district report card shows Lafayette Parish still lagging behind the state and nation in both the percentage of students earning college and career credit and in the percentage of students who graduated high school in four years with a diploma. The national average for the latter percentage is 81 while Lafayette’s is 69 and the state’s is 75.

See the district report card and grades for individual schools by clicking here.