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Pointe Coupee Public Schools Rank #2 in Louisiana for Academic Growth

Pointe Coupee Public Schools Rank #2 in Louisiana for Academic Growth

Superintendent Lemoine honored the principals for the increase in school performance scores at the Board meeting held on Thursday, November 16, 2017. Pictured left to right: Superintendent Kevin Lemoine, Ms. Kim Canezaro (Valverda), Mr. Myron Brown (Upper Pointe Coupee), Ms. Stacey Gueho (Livonia High), Mr. Rob Howle (STEM), Ms. Marcie Cazayoux, and Ms. Natalie Aguillard (Rosenwald). Superintendent Lemoine honored the principals for the increase in school performance scores at the Board meeting held on Thursday, November 16, 2017. Pictured left to right: Superintendent Kevin Lemoine, Ms. Kim Canezaro (Valverda), Mr. Myron Brown (Upper Pointe Coupee), Ms. Stacey Gueho (Livonia High), Mr. Rob Howle (STEM), Ms. Marcie Cazayoux, and Ms. Natalie Aguillard (Rosenwald).

The 2017 School and District Performance Scores have been released, and Pointe Coupee Public Schools have much to celebrate. The District Performance Score (DPS) increased 12.4 points from 2016 to a 78.9 C, four points shy of “B” status. Only one other district in Louisiana experienced more growth than Pointe Coupee.The 2017 School and District Performance Scores have been released, and Pointe Coupee Public Schools have much to celebrate. The District Performance Score (DPS) increased 12.4 points from 2016 to a 78.9 C, four points shy of “B” status. Only one other district in Louisiana experienced more growth than Pointe Coupee.

District Performance Scores are calculated based on student achievement on statewide assessments (LEAP, LAA1, and EOC), ACT, graduation rate, and the number of graduates earning college credit and industry-based certifications prior to high school graduation. Pointe Coupee was one of only seven

districts in the state to improve their LEAP (3rd-8th grade statewide assessment) index and had the fourth highest overall LEAP growth in the state. 

The Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) has awarded two schools, Rosenwald Elementary and Valverda Elementary, with the prestigious “Top Gains” status, an honor only given to 7% of schools in 2017.

Rosenwald’s School Performance Score (SPS) increased 16.4 points to a 43.9 D. This is the first time Rosenwald has ever received the letter grade “D.”

Valverda’s SPS increased 20.5 points to a 95 B. Out of 1,267 schools in the state, Valverda ranked 9th in growth and Rosenwald ranked 21st.

Livonia High School’s ACT index increased 15.7 points which was the 10th highest increase in the state. Their SPS took a slight dip, 0.9 points, but the school remains a C.

Rougon Elementary, which was named a Top Gains school in 2016, managed to maintain their growth from the previous year and increase their SPS by 2.2 points to a 69.6 C.

Similar to Rougon, Upper Pointe Coupee Elementary has experienced steady growth over the past three years and has continued the upward trend. The school increased their SPS by 7.6 points to a 58.9 D.

STEM Magnet Academy of Pointe Coupee does not receive a state-issued performance score; however, they do receive a district-issued report card that uses the same metrics as LDOE. STEM increased its academic performance by 7.2 points and received a 95.1 B, less than 5 points from “A” status. Growth was calculated using 2015-2016 state assessment scores of students enrolled in STEM during the 2016-2017 school year. The school has also far surpassed state averages in ALL subject areas for students demonstrating mastery of grade-level content.