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 with the final 5 percent 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 (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, the percentage of students graduating in four years).  Schools may also earn points for significant improvement with students who are academically behind.


School Report Cards

School report card templates have been updated to provide clearer, more concise information to families. Each report card provides information on the performance of students at the school.  Additionally, each report card provides comparisons to last year, the district, and the state.

>View the 2014 school performance scores<

>State Releases Comprehensive Report Cards on Student School Achievement<