Students and teachers are rising to the challenge.

Louisiana Believes starts with the premise that all students can achieve high expectations and master rigorous academic standards. If you believe all children can learn, then you must hold schools accountable for the performance of students.

Louisiana grades schools on a scale of A through F, just like students. Letter grades provide families and the public the information necessary to understand school performance. The grades are calculated based on student achievement, academic indicators and measures of career and college readiness, such Carnegie credits earned through 9th grade, graduation rates, and earning Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and Dual Enrollment. 

Expectations for Louisiana students will continue to rise. With the higher bar for success for all students, schools will have to work harder than ever to achieve high grades.