Oct 14, 2009 2:03 PM by sleonard
As measured by the state's accountability system, student achievement continues to improve in the Acadia Parish Public School System. Superintendent John E. Bourque stated, "Our schools and the district continue to improve which is a goal we all strive for. There is a concerted effort on our part to work as a team, and we are happy that we continue to make progress from one year to the next."
Data recently released by the Louisiana Department of Education indicates that Acadia's District Performance Score, based on student assessment, has improved 4.7 points from the previous school year increasing from a score of 87.0 to a score of 91.7. Acadia's public schools showed improvement in their performance labels. Ten schools earned a rating of 3 Stars (up from eight schools). Ten schools earned a rating of 2 Stars (down from eleven). Six schools received a 1 Star rating (down from seven schools). There were no Academically Unacceptable schools in the parish.
Superintendent Bourque reiterated, "We appreciate and commend the efforts of all stakeholders (students, parents, principals, faculty, staff, and the community, as well as, central office administrators and staff and the Acadia Parish School Board) and hope that we can continue to focus on what needs to be done to improve upon student achievement. We are succeeding because members of our Acadia Parish School Board are willing to make a financial investment in providing what is needed, and we must continue to look for and provide those resources that will enable our students to continue learning and experiencing success."
Information about the performance of our schools, the district, and the state can be viewed at the Louisiana Department of Education's web site, www.louisianaschools.net .