Eastside Elementary was named a National ESEA Distinguished School for the academic progress of its students over the past year Tuesday.
According to organizers, schools were selected by demonstrating a wide array of strengths, including team approaches to teaching and learning, focused professional development opportunities for staff, individualized programs for student success and strong partnerships between the school, parents, and the community.
We’re told the Louisiana Department of Education submitted Eastside Elementary as its single statewide selection for the honor in the elementary category.
“We are excited that our efforts, and the tremendous progress of our students, have gained the attention of state education leaders and now, the national administrators who oversee many of the federally funded programs in our schools,” Eastside Elementary Principal Kelly LaBauve said.
The National ESEA Distinguished School award was given to less than 100 schools through the country that have gained recognition for exceptional student achievement in 2018.