Compare 2019 New Orleans school ratings
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Compare 2019 New Orleans school ratings

Marta Jewson |
November 7, 2019

The Louisiana Department of Education released its annual school performance scores Wednesday.


The Louisiana Department of Education released its annual school performance scores Wednesday. The ratings are largely based on state standardized tests, students’ improvement year-to-year and, for high schools, graduation rates and ACT scores.  

The A through F letter grades help inform parents decision-making when it comes to evaluating public schools. The ratings also carry high-stakes consequences for individual charter schools in New Orleans as letter grades determine which charters remain open. 

Eight city schools received A’s and 11 earned B’s. But the vast majority of city schools earned a C or a D. Twenty-six earned a C and 24 received a D. 

Twelve schools got an F rating and four of those closed at the end of last school year. That means eight remain open this fall. Of the eight, only two are up for charter renewal. The district’s release states staff have already visited those schools. 

Many New Orleans school grades were brought up somewhat by a new formula adopted last year that incorporates year-over-year academic growth. Growth accounts for a quarter of an elementary school’s grade, 12.5 percent for high schools. The rest — called the assessment grade — is based on academic performance in a single year. 

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