School Letter Grades

Since 1999, the state has issued School Performance Scores for public schools, which are based on student achievement data. To more clearly communicate the quality of schools to parents and the public, Louisiana adopted letter grades (A-F) based on School Performance Scores in 2010. All schools with sufficient data receive school performance scores.

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

  • Middle schools: 95 percent of the school grade is based on student achievement on annual assessments with the final 5 percent based on credits earned through the end of students’ 9th grade year.

  • High schools: Half of the school grade is based on student achievement (25 percent on the ACT and 25 percent on End-of-Course assessments). Half of the school grade is based on graduation (25 percent on the graduation index, which rewards achievements like Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate exam credit, and 25 percent on the cohort graduation rate).

2013 School Grades

This year, Louisiana simplified its grading scale. See below for a comparison of the new, simplified system and the old system and CLICK HERE to learn more about this transition.


2013 Scale

Additionally, school report card templates have been updated to provide a clearer, more concise summary of how a school is performing. CLICK HERE to view the new templates. 

Letter Grade

# of Schools

A

187

B

384

C

372

D

262

F

102

T

8


CLICK HERE to read about how tying school performance scores to student achievement has positively impacted Louisiana’s students.

Click here to view the 2013 school report cards.