School Letter Grades

Since 1999, the state has issued School Performance Scores for public schools, which are based on student achievement data. To clearly communicate the quality of school performance to families and the public, Louisiana adopted letter grades (A-F). All schools with sufficient data receive school performance scores.

  • Elementary schools (K-6):

    • 100 percent of the school grade is based on student achievement on annual assessments in English language arts, math, science, and social studies

    Schools may also earn points for significant improvement with students who are academically behind.

  • Middle schools (7-8):

    • 95 percent of the school grade is based on student achievement on annual assessments
    • Five percent of the school grade is based on credits earned through the end of students’ 9th grade year.

    Schools may also earn points for significant improvement with students who are academically behind.

  • High schools (9-12): Half of the school grade is based on student achievement on state assessments and the other half on graduation performance.

    • 25 percent is attributed to student performance on the ACT or WorkKeys
    • 25 percent is attributed to student performance on End-of-Course assessments
    • 25 percent is attributed to the strength of diploma index, which rewards achievements like Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate exam credit
    • 25 percent is attributed to the cohort graduation rate, or the percentage of students who started 9th grade and graduated on-time within four years

Schools may also earn additional points for significant improvement with students who are academically behind. 


School Report Cards

Louisiana’s school report cards have been updated to provide clearer, more concise information to families. Each report card provides information on how well the school is preparing students for the next level of study. Additionally, each report card provides comparisons to the previous year, the school system, and the state.


>View the 2015 District and school performance scores<