Jan 14, 2010 11:34 AM by JThibodeaux

Two Vermilion Parish Schools Among "America's Best"

(Abbeville, LA) Deputy Superintendent of Education Ollie Tyler recently announced that Gueydan High School and Erath High School were included as two of the best high schools in America in the latest U.S. News and World Report.

Vermilion Parish School Board Superintendent Randy Schexnayder said, "We are extremely proud of these two Vermilion Parish high schools which were two of thirty-one other schools selected statewide. It just shows what a great job our teachers and support personnel are doing and how dedicated all of the education stakeholders of Vermilion Parish are to providing a quality education for our children."

U.S News and World Report evaluated 21,786 public schools throughout America, with 1,750 recognized for significantly outperforming the standards of the state where they were located. The most important factor considered is that the schools must serve the entire student population and not just those students that are planning to attend college. Superintendent Schexnayder added, "We have been very diligent in using available resources to attract qualified teachers, to provide them with excellent professional development activities and to implement programs to challenge all of our students. Finally, the students at these two schools are the real heroes. Even when several hurricanes devastated our parish schools in recent years, our young people have realized the importance of a good education and it's paid off with these two awards."



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