POSTED: Sunday, September 8, 2013 - 12:00pm
UPDATED: Sunday, September 8, 2013 - 12:04pm
BATON ROUGE, LA — The Department of Education today released a list of schools across the state that had successful student outcomes and set a high bar for what students would learn during the school year.
The DOE released a list of schools with a high bar for excellence in classroom teaching and highlights schools that have made a similar commitment to setting a high bar for the progress students are expected to achieve.
Each of the schools on the list was in the state's top 10 percent for student improvement or overall achievement and at the same time had 20 percent fewer of its teachers score at the 'highly effective' level on the student learning target element of the Compass process. Student learning targets are goals for improvement set by teachers and principals at the beginning of the year. Teacher ratings then measure progress against those goals at the end of the year. The statewide average for highly effective student learning target scores per school was 58 percent.
"These schools show the great results that can be achieved when educators have high expectations for the students they teach," said State Superintendent John White. "By raising the bar for what children are expected to achieve academically, educators raised the bar for what they could achieve professionally, which is the goal of Compass."
Here is the list of schools:
District / School
City of Baker School District / Bakerfield Elementary School
East Baton Rouge Parish / Inspire Charter Academy (Natl. Heritage Acad.)
Type 2 Charter School / International School of Louisiana
Jefferson Parish / Helen Cox High School
Jefferson Parish / L. W. Ruppel Academy for Advanced Studies
Type 2 Charter School / New Orleans Military/Maritime Academy
Recovery School District / New Orleans Arthur Ashe Charter School
Recovery School District / New Orleans John Dibert Community School
Recovery School District / New Orleans Joseph S. Clark Preparatory High School
Recovery School District / New Orleans Martin Behrman Elementary School
Recovery School District / New Orleans McDonogh #32 Elementary School
Recovery School District / New Orleans McDonogh City Park Academy
Recovery School District / New Orleans O. Perry Walker Senior High School
Recovery School District / New Orleans Samuel J. Green Charter School
Recovery School District / New Orleans Success Preparatory Academy
Recovery School District / New Orleans Sylvanie Williams College Prep
Recovery School District / New Orleans William J. Fischer Elementary School
Tangipahoa Parish / Kentwood High Magnet School