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St. Tammany Parish Public School Remains an “A” District

St. Tammany Parish Public School System prides itself in their student’s achievements both in education and everyday life. When reading about the district on their website it says that their mission is to provide “a caring environment for learning, a challenging and relevant curriculum, innovative instruction and solid student achievement. Constant commitment to improvement and to high performance has made the System a leader in the State of Louisiana, by all major standards of educational excellence.” No wonder the district scored a 104.1 in performance with an “A” and has only “A”, “B” and “C” schools according to the latest District Performance Scores released by the Louisiana Department of Education.

“Having a high district performance score affirms the work our educators are doing in the classrooms across our 55 schools to maintain achievement,” said Superintendent W. L. “Trey” Folse, III. The theme for this school year is Together STPPS. “As a School System we are working together to provide students with a quality education for college, career, or the military. I am pleased to see an “A” letter grade for the district, but we will always be about more than just test scores and letter grades. We are committed to living out our motto of serving the needs of Every Child, Every Day.”

St. Tammany District delivers and ensures that every student will become successful by providing a caring learning environment, a challenging curriculum and innovative instruction. The district has 39,0000 students that attend the district’s 55 schools. The school system employs approximately 5,740 employees making it the largest employer in the parish. There are over 100 clubs and organizations on school campuses and over 5,000 students participate in over 18 different sports in the districts’ athletic programs. In 2018, there were 2,419 that graduated and over $100 million dollars offered in scholarships.

Nineteen out of the fifty five schools held a letter grade “A” according to the 2017 School Performance Scores and Letter Grades. These schools are Folsom Elementary, Fontainebleau High, Lake Harbor Middle, Lakeshore High, Lancaster Elementary, Little Oak Middle, Madisonville Elementary, Magnolia Trace Elementary, Mandeville Elementary, Mandeville High, Mandeville Junior High, Mandeville Middle, Marigny Elementary, Monteleone Junior High, Northshore High, Pearl River High, Pontchartrain Elementary, Tchefuncte Middle and Woodlake Elementary.

Twenty six schools with a score between 83.8 to 99.7 were given a “B” grade. These school include Abita Springs Elementary, Abita Springs Middle, Alton Elementary, Bayou Lacombe Middle, Bayou Woods Elementary, Bonne Ecole Elementary, Boyet Junior High, Brock Elementary, Chahta-Ima Elementary, Clearwood Junior High, Covington Elementary, Covington High, Cypress Cove Elementary, Fifth Ward Junior High, Folsom Junior High, Fontainebleau Junior High, Honey Island Elementary, Lee Road Junior High, Lyon Elementary, Madisonville Junior High, Mayfield Elementary, Salmen High, Sixth Ward Elementary, Slidell High, Slidell Junior High and Whispering Forest Elementary.

The remaining schools which include Abney Early Childhood Center, Abney Elementary, Carolyn Park Middle, Creekside Junior High, Florida Avenue Elementary, Little Pearl Elementary, Pine View Middle, Pitcher Junior High, Riverside Elementary and St. Tammany Junior High all received a “C” grade.

Louisiana public school systems and schools are given a letter grade (A-F) every year which corresponded to the scale of school performance scores. The scale of school performance scores are based off of a calculation using student performance metrics, including but not limited to students’ state assessment scores.

School Board President Robin Mullett said, “This type of continued success is a team effort. We know that it takes everyone working together to achieve this accomplishment. On behalf of the School Board, I would like to thank our St. Tammany teachers, school employees, school and district administrators, students, parents and the entire community in this effort.”

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