East Feliciana Public High Schools show academic growth

BATON ROUGE, La. (LOCAL 33) (FOX 44) - East Feliciana Public High Schools significantly improved their academic standing at the high school level.

According to the recently released State Department of Education accountability report, East Feliciana Public High Schools had the highest growth in the state for student performance on the ACT.

The report was released on Nov. 7 and showed that the East Feliciana Public School System received an 83.5 District Performance Score.

That score is a four points higher than the score awarded last year.

Two campuses with high school students in the District showed marked improvement , East Feliciana High and Slaughter Community Charter School.

East Feliciana High received a "B" rating with a School Performance Score of 87.3, which was 15.6 points better than their score from last year.

Slaughter Community Charter School is a K-12 combination school, saw their rating improve because of a 98.9 score.

That score was 11.5 points better than last year's score of 87.4.

Both schools received Top Gains recognition for exceeding the state's expected growth rate.

"We are pleased with the progress that we are making at our higher grade levels," Superintendent Carlos Sam said. "The growth we're seeing is a direct result of a district-wide effort to advance learning through better planning, instructional delivery, assessment and classroom management."

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