St. Mary Parish School District has received its yearly report card from the Louisiana Department of Education, maintaining a “B” grade for overall performance. The district’s 2023 Performance Score (DPS) increased slightly from the previous year, reaching 80.8 compared to 80.2. Among 70 reported school districts, St. Mary Parish ranked 33rd and scored higher than the state’s average of 78.5. The public can access the school report cards on the Louisiana School Finder website to see how well schools are preparing their students in various aspects.
This year’s report highlights include:
– The St. Mary Early Childhood Network achieved a high proficiency rating.
– West St. Mary High was recognized as one of the top growing schools with an increase of 12.2 School Performance Score (SPS) points, while 11 other schools also demonstrated growth.
– Eight schools were awarded Top Gains status for excellent student progress, receiving an “A” grade in that category.
– Four schools earned Opportunity Honoree status for outperforming 90% of other schools across different student groups without requiring intervention.
– Twelve schools were placed on the Honor Roll for achieving “A” or “B” grades in overall performance.
The St. Mary Parish School Board congratulates four schools that achieved an “A” grade and eight others that received a “B” on their performance scores. Six “C” rated schools are currently collaborating with the Louisiana Department of Education, district staff, and curriculum coaches to improve instructional strategies and accelerate future academic growth.
In a release sent out on Monday, Superintendent Buffy Fegenbush emphasized the importance of continued investment in state-approved instructional resources and support, as well as adjusting to meet heightened standards set by the Louisiana Department of Education over the next two years. She expressed gratitude towards students, parents, teachers, and administrators for their ongoing efforts toward academic excellence.