NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The Louisiana Department of Education has released this year's performance scores for 2017.
Each year, every public school in Louisiana receives a school performance score. The school performance score is reported on a scale from zero to 150 and communicates how well Louisiana schools are preparing students for the next grade level through student performance metrics, such as state assessment results, graduation rates and college credit attainment, according to LDE.
Results from the 2016-2017 year show Louisiana students are performing at higher levels than ever before.
Here are some statewide accomplishments:
- Fourth grade students achieved the highest growth in the nation in reading and the second highest in math on the most recent National Assessment of Educational Progress.
- The percent of students scoring Mastery and above on LEAP English language arts and math tests has increased 13 percent since 2013.
- Louisiana's ACT composite score has grown most of any southern state since 2014 and ranks 10th among states that test all students.
- More students graduated in 2016 than ever before.
- The number of students earning AP credit each year has increased 137 percent since 2012.
Here is a breakdown of the Metro area school districts that received A rankings in 2016-2017:
- Fisher Middle/High School
- Metairie Academy for Advanced Studies
- Riverdale High School
- Walter Schneckenburger Elementary School
- Chateau Estates Elementary School
- Patrick F. Taylor Science Technology Academy
- Thomas Jefferson High School for Advanced Studies
- Gretna No.2 Academy for Advanced Studies
- L.W. Ruppel Academy for Advanced Studies
- Marrero Academy for Advanced Studies
- Airline Park Academy for Advanced Studies
- Kenner Discover Health Sciences Academy
- Audubon Charter School
- Warren Easton Senior High School
- Benjamin Franklin High School
- Alice M. Harte Elementary Charter School
- Edward Hynes Charter School
- Edna Karr High School
- Lusher Charter School
- Lake Forest Elementary Charter School
Livingston Collegiate Academy.
No schools received an A
St. Tammany Parish
- Folsom Elementary School
- Little Oak Middle School
- Madisonville Elementary School
- Mandeville Elementary School
- Mandeville High School
- Mandeville Junior High School
- Mandeville Middle School
- Pearl River High School
- Bayou Woods Elementary School
- Northshore High School
- Woodlake Elementary
- Pontchartrain Elementary
- Tchefuncte Middle School
- Fontainebleau High School
- Magnolia Trace Elementary
- Lake Harbor Middle School
- L.P. Monteleone Junior High
- Marigny Elementary School
- Lake Shore High School
- Jospeh B. Lancaster Elementary School
St. Bernard Parish
- Chalmette High School
- Joseph J. Davies Elementary School
- J.B. Martin Middle School
- Norco Elementary School
- Hahnville High School
- Destrehan High School
No schools received an A
St. John the Baptist Parish
- John L. Ory Communicationss Magnet Elementary
- Belle Chasse High School
- Belle Chasse Middle School
- Belle Chasse Primary School
- Southeastern LA University Lab School
- Central Lafourche High School
- Chackbay Elementary School
- Galliano Elementary School
- South Larose Elementary School
- Lockport Lower Elementary School
- Lockport Upper Elementary School
- St. Charles Elementary
- Sixth Ward Middle School
- South Laforche High School
- Bayou Community Academy Charter School
- Bourg Elementary School
- H.L Bourgeois High School
- Broadmoor Elementary School
- Dularge Elementary School
- Montegut Middle School
- Mulberry Elementary School
- South Terrebonne High School
- Terrebonne High School
There were 272 schools statewide that received "D" or "F" grades for three consecutive years or saw a high school graduation rate less than 67 percent, and thus require "comprehensive intervention."
According to LDE, the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires the department to identify these persistently struggling schools and award school improvement dollars to school systems with strong, evidence-based plans for improving those sites
To see how your school performed, use LDE's search engine here.