BATON ROUGE — Louisiana’s 2023 school performance scores for public schools across the state have been released.
Statewide school performance scores now exceed pre-pandemic levels following two consecutive years of growth, state education leaders said. Statewide, performance scores improved by 1.4 points to 78.5.
“Louisiana has faced unprecedented disruptions over the past few years and these scores are a testament to the efforts of so many people across our state,” said State Superintendent of Louisiana Dr. Cade Brumley. “I’m pleased to see our statewide performance score surpass pre-pandemic levels and clearly recognize work remains to accelerate future academic outcomes for students.”
The scores factor in a variety of student performance indicators, including standardized test scores, graduation rates, and ACT scores.
How local school districts performed
The Zachary Community School District scored the highest across the state and region with a score of 97.1. West Feliciana schools were a close second with a score of 95.8. Ascension Parish Schools were tied for third statewide with a score of 93.7. All three districts improved year over year.
The Central Community School District was the only other area school to crack the top 10 with a score of 92.4. Livingston Parish Schools just missed the top 10 with a “B” grade of 89.4, up from 88.5 the year before.
East Baton Rouge Parish Schools received a “C” with a score of 69.1, up from 66.5. West Baton Rouge was graded a “B” with a score of 81.7. East Feliciana was scored a “C” at 74.1 (down from 74.5), and Pointe Coupee also received a “C” at 65.8.
The City of Baker School District, Baton Rouge’s Recovery School District, and St. Helena Parish Schools were at the bottom of the state. Baker was graded a “D” with a score of 50.3 (up from “F” at 48.5). RSD also received a “D” with a score of 50.4 (up from “F” at 48.7), and St. Helena scored a “D” with a 54.2. St. Helena was exempt from scores in 2022 due to the impacts of Hurricane Ida.
Top Capital Area Performing Schools
These are the schools who scored the highest in the Baton Rouge area:
- Baton Rouge Magnet High – 128.1
- LSU Laboratory School – 118.8
- Westdale Heights Academic Magnet School – 117.7
- Live Oak High School – 116.3
- Mayfair Laboratory School – 113.6
- Liberty High School – 112
- Prairieville Middle School – 109.2
- Bullion Primary School – 107
- Dutchtown High School – 106.8
- St. Amant High School – 105.9
- West Feliciana High School – 105.9