Bossier School scores
Students and faculty from Apollo Elementary School join Bossier School District Superintendent D.C. Machen to announce the district's school performance scores Tuesday.
Three schools increased a letter grade, three were named Top Gains Schools and the district itself continued to improve, moving to a District Performance Score of 98.3; a high “B” and only 1.7 points away from an “A.” This places Bossier Schools among the top 12 districts across the state.
“We are very pleased by the continued growth and improvement being made at our individual schools and district level,” Bossier Schools Superintendent D.C. Machen said. “When you have School Performance Scores improving within a range that runs up to 10 or more points, you have to attribute this success to the collective effort and hard work of teachers, students, parents and community, each fulfilling their role to ensure our students are being provided every opportunity to achieve to their greatest potential.”
Apollo Elementary demonstrated significant improvement, being designated as the eighth Bossier Parish school to receive an A rating. This is in large part due to 100-percent of last year’s fourth graders at Apollo passing the LEAP. Haughton High School also moved up a letter grade to a B; and T.O. Rusheon Middle School increased to a C.
Schools receiving Top Gains distinction include Apollo, Legacy Elementary and Stockwell Place Elementary. Schools in Bossier Parish receiving this prestigious distinction over the past three years now number 22.
Bossier Schools improved in all assessment indices, including the K-8 assessments; the End of Course (EOC) index for 9th-12th; ACT scores and the graduation cohort rate index, which increased by eight points.
Also of interest, 29-percent of all 3rd-12th graders tested at Mastery level or above, which is reflective of a 2-percent gain across the district.
Machen noted, “Improving at the Mastery and Advanced levels clearly demonstrates that as the Bossier Parish School System continues to raise the bar within our schools, our students will consistently continue to exceed our expectations.”