DeSoto Parish Schools Earn “B”; Improve from 29th to 23rd on State Ranking

Dr. Cade Brumley, Superintendent of DeSoto Parish Schools
The Louisiana Department of Education recently released school and district grades, highlighting a decrease in failing schools, with 37% of Louisiana’s public schools earning grades of A or B in state’s performance ranking system. Also up across the state were graduation rates. The report also indicated that that 36% scored at the D or F level. Statewide, in 2013, the number of failing schools decreased from 12% to 8%. In DeSoto Parish, the school system received a district performance score of 89.3, earning a “B” letter grade. Out of 74 districts, the DeSoto Parish schools, which were previously ranked at number 29, moved up to 23rd in the state. They also achieved being ranked at 15th overall in growth.
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