St. Charles Parish schools rank second highest statewide in LEAP test scores

St. Charles Parish Public Schools students are not only making the grade in the basics, but the system itself ranked second only to Zachary Community Schools in students scoring “mastery” and above On combined English/language arts and math on LEAP Tests.

The system had 55 percent of students scoring “mastery” or above in these subjects, placing the district in the 97th percentile.

The Louisiana Department of Education released the statewide scores today (Aug. 4).

“This is significant because the state continues to increase expectations for students to achieve at the “mastery” and above level,” said System spokeswoman Stevie Crovetto.

Superintendent Felecia Gomez-Walker attributed the high ranking to School Board members’ leadership and teamwork, as well as teachers and administrators’ commitment “to our core business of teaching and learning.” She added “The trust and support from parents, families and the entire community have been earned over time. This makes St. Charles Parish a special place to live, work, and educate our children.”

Crovetto added, “By 2025, schools and districts must average ‘mastery’ performance to earn an ‘A’ rating” from the state Education Department.

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