BATON ROUGE – The state’s first report cards with letter grades for school performance went out today, and they’re sure to have many parents frowning.
The Department of Education reported 44.1 percent of the state’s schools received either a “D” or an “F” rating for overall performance. Less than 30 percent of the state’s schools received an “A” or “B” rating.
The letter grades were added to help parents better understand at a glance how their children’s school is performing. The state had been using a 200-point scale and a five-star system, but the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education chose to add the letter scores.
Scores for the Schools in our viewing area are listed below:
Zachary (only one in the state)
Central Community Schools
West Baton Rouge
East Baton Rouge
Department of Education spokespeople also said more than 91 percent of the state’s schoos achieved gains in their scores.
To run a report on a school, visit the Department of Education’s website.