44-percent of La. schools scored a failing performance score

CALCASIEU PARISH, LA (KPLC) - The Louisiana Department of Education released a report containing scores and letter grades for every school in the state, showing nearly half the schools receiving a letter grade of a "D" or failing.

The schools are improving compared to 2007 when close to 55-percent of the state's schools would have earned D's and F's. Today the number is at 44-percent.

Some of the schools and districts are improving, especially in SWLA. Parishes that placed on the state's District Honor Roll are Vernon Parish, Jeff Davis Parish and Allen Parish. All three of the SWLA Parish's scored a B-letter grade.

On the Top Ten Most Improved District list, Cameron Parish placed third with an 8.06-percent increase in its District Performance Scores from 2010 to 2011.

All parishes across SWLA ranked at the top of the list for overall District Performance.

-       Vernon Parish—B

-       Jeff Davis Parish—B

-       Allen Parish—B

-       Beauregard Parish—C

-       Calcasieu Parish—C

-       Cameron Parish—C

For more school performance scores visit the Department of Education website.

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