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Vermilion Parish attains "A" letter grade, ranked #2 in state for school performance

Posted at 7:17 PM, Nov 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-07 01:04:00-05

Vermilion Parish School Board Superintendent Jerome Puyau spoke today after the Louisiana Department of Education released the 2018-2019 performance scores for schools and school districts.

Puyau announced that the Vermilion Parish School District, comprised of 20 schools, has attained an "A" letter grade, with a score of 92.8, and is ranked #2 out of 72 districts in the state.

Schools and districts are given a letter grade based on the following scale:

A = 90-150
B = 75-89.9
C= 60-74.9
D = 50-59.9
F = 0-49.9

There are 12 "A" rated schools in the parish, five "B" rated schools, three "C" rated schools, and no "D" or "F" rated schools. Eight schools in the parish moved up a letter grade.

Vermilion Parish was designated as a 2019 Outstanding School System by the state Department of Education and ranked 2nd in Top Growth.

Below are other achievements by Vermilion Parish for the 2019-2020 school year:

District K-8 Assessment Index - Ranked 10th in State of Louisiana

District K-8 Progress Index - Ranked 6th in State of Louisiana

District High School Assessment Index - Ranked 3rd in State of Louisiana

District High School Progress Index - Ranked 1st in the State of Louisiana

District Graduation Index - Strength of Diploma Ranked 3rd in State of Louisiana

Puyau credited teachers and employees for working together to achieve the high scores. He called the "coordinated effort from all VPSB employees" the reason students are experiencing a high level of success in the classroom.

"Our ratings make it clear that the district is moving in the right direction, and we will continue to provide the strong instructional program required to ensure student achievement."